Vicky sent me this one. She said (emphasis added):
I thought this article was interesting.
I guess I could sort of see the source of the judge's logic, but still it's weird.
They were perfectly comfortable with giving him .5 years jail for helping to kill a girl. But writing about selling pot — they add on 7.5 years.
So does that mean writing about selling pot is 15 times worse than helping kill a girl? … So growing pot is almost as bad as helping kill a girl, but it is no where near as bad as writing about selling it.
Yes, this is all-too-typical of the American police state. Actually committing a crime isn't nearly as bad as thinking about it, and conspiring on paper. It's the thought that counts — moreso than the action. Can we say thoughtcrime?
(And yes, before anyone argues with me, I understand perfectly what conspiracy laws are.)