Burying the lede

The headline makes it sound funny. It almost certainly wasn’t.

 Police suspect Eddie Lee Lee, 50, entered an Exxon-related store, threatened a man’s life with the “bladed instrument” and took $5 of Modelo and Miller beer, an arrest warrant states.

He wasn’t just “stealing beer.” He was threatening to murder someone with a deadly weapon in order to effect a robbery. Not the same thing.


You can see that he’s already been convicted of the crime. It looks like he pleaded down his “Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon” to “Common Law Robbery,” and received a maximum sentence of 17 months in prison.

And you wonder why we have so much crime. Do you think you or I would be treated so kindly by the “Justice System”?

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