Idiot. I would have eaten that bacon.
Good, wonder when he’ll realize it wasn’t worth it.
Everyone's reporting that 15 years is ridiculous... but nobody serves a full sentence any more, and this guy will be no different. His lawyers will appeal, the sentence will be changed, parole will be reached sooner than expected, etc.
People support the death penalty because it's considered the ultimate deterrent, right? Same thing here. Harsh penalties for hate crimes are supposed to be in place to stop such behaviors... and yet (as with the death penalty) the punishments don't stop the most heinous acts in our society from being committed.
But it makes for a good show.
Certainly this thug will enjoy the bubba's sausage while behind bars, for a looong time.
Wow that is excessive. The murderer in San Fran walked free.
15 yrs? just attempting to show cause and stop any more of this happening again. Bacon ? Really a crime ?
A despicable crime that should be dealt with hashly but not this. Even the worst in this country are entitled to fair treatment under the law. I expect a sentence modification. His attorney has a right to such a hearing.
Vandalism is a crime, and vandalism with a 'hate-crime enhancement' should indeed warrant a longer sentence.But 15 years for this combination of crimes is excessive and unreasonable.
Not to worry - Trump's pardon will be coming down the pike as soon as Breitbart gives him the heads up.
Good! By leaving pork at the doorstep vandalism became a hate crime with much stiffer penalties. Hopefully he'll serve most of his sentence.
America's incarceration rate is 5-10 times that of other Western Democracies..."The land of the free and the home of the jailbirds". A country that incarcerates, per capita, more than the Soviet Union did at the height of the Gulags. According to the Sentencing Project there are 154,000 people incarcerated in Florida (101 in prison and 53 in jails) with a population of 20.6 million. Germany has 65,000 under sentence and in pre-trial detention with a population of 82 million. Where is safer with less crime, especially homicides? Under "truth in sentencing" (good policy never comes from sound bites or bumper-sticker slogans) he will have to serve 85% before any chance of any early release, for petty vandalism. In most countries that would be a fine and 30 days to be served on weekends.
How the hell can a guy get 15 years for vandalizing a building (even if it is a holy place) but a guy who is here undocumented (Jose Zarate) is found not guilty of murdering Kate Steinle? He should have at least gotten negligence or manslaughter convictions. Even if convicted by the feds for the new charges filed against him, the undocumented immigrant faces only 10 years in prison!
Guy who set a local mosque on fire got 20 years.He was ID'd thru surveillance video, too.
It's good to know that this person, who is consumed with hatred, will be removed from society BEFORE he can commit an assault or murder.
Another Trump voter out of commission for a while.
15 years ???????He would have got less had he driven a car into the people outside the mosque.