Florida justice: 25 years for taking your medication

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Pekelo, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    This is the American justice system at its best:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maia-szalavitz/cruel-and-unusual-25-yea_b_35781.html

    "In a mind-boggling act of sadistic legal legal buck-passing the Florida District Court of Appeals upheld a 25 year mandatory minimum sentence for a Florida man convicted of "drug trafficking" for possessing his own pain medication."

    "To add to the exquisite ironies of the case, the reason Paey qualified for such a lengthy sentence was due largely to his possession of acetaminophen (Tylenol), not opioids."

    His best hope is clemency now, not turning over the case... His doctor was blackmailed by the feds...