Another example of our terrific justice system

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by hapaboy, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Man arrested for 226th time; Nebraska record safe

    Tuesday, August 15, 2006; Posted: 5:38 p.m. EDT (21:38 GMT)

    LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) -- Kevin Holder's rap sheet is 43 pages long, dating back to 1980, and he just got another entry -- his 226th arrest.

    Police say they caught him Sunday morning after a brief chase and found burglar tools in his possession.

    "He's very well-known to Lincoln police officers," Police Chief Tom Casady said.

    Holder's convictions include criminal mischief, marijuana possession, violation of a protection order, assault, resisting arrest, assault on an officer, possession of cocaine. Many were misdemeanors, but he also has been sentenced to at least three prison terms for felonies, including a four-year stretch starting in 1996.

    "Your average Nebraskan thinks after a prisoner has committed a certain number of crimes (he or she) will be put away for a long period of time. That doesn't happen," Casady said.

    Lancaster County Attorney Gary Lacey said Holder was charged Tuesday with felony possession of burglar tools, and prosecutors will urge a judge to treat Holder as a habitual criminal. With another felony conviction, that could result in a sentence of up to 60 years. Holder remained behind bars Tuesday afternoon.

    Holder's list of arrests doesn't come close to setting a record for Lincoln-Lancaster County. He's only No. 40, police spokeswoman Katherine Finnell said Tuesday.

    A number of people have more than 500 arrests in Lincoln, a city of 226,000 people. The record is held by Edward Rooks, who died in 2004, with 652 arrests.

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/08/15/226th.arrest.ap/index.html
     
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    "Your average Nebraskan thinks after a prisoner has committed a certain number of crimes (he or she) will be put away for a long period of time. That doesn't happen," Casady said."


    Ummm......a prisoner, by definition......
    would be........................

    uh, you see where im going with this.:cool: