2-6 years for 7 cents

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Teen, 15, robs 73-year-old man of 7 cents, gets 2-6 years in prison, felony record

By Casey Glynn








(Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
(CBS/AP) SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A 15-year-old Syracuse boy will now spend the next two to six years in juvenile detention and the rest of his life as a felon. It was all for a robbery that earned him only pocket change.
Anthony Stewart was found guilty of first-degree robbery earlier this month for beating and kicking a 73-year-old man and robbing him of seven cents. Prosecutors say the victim was on his way to a store last December when the two teenagers ran up from behind, knocked him into a snow bank, then kicked and punched him. The two teens had handguns, which Stewart later admitted were BB guns, prosecutors said.
Onondaga County Judge William Walsh rejected a defense lawyer's request to treat Anthony Stewart, of West Onondaga Street, as a youthful offender, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard. Treating Stewart as a youthful offender would have removed the felony conviction from his record and seal the case file.
Walsh said he might have ruled differently if Stewart had pleaded guilty, as his 16-year-old co-defendant Skyler Ninham did, the Post-Standard reports. The 15-year-old reportedly denied his involvement despite the fact that Ninham and the 73-year-old robbery victim identified Stewart as a participant in the crime.
Earlier this month, Walsh sentenced Ninham, who was also convicted of first-degree robbery, as a youthful offender up to four years in state prison.
Stewart's lawyer, Laurin Haddad, said that she was disappointed by Walsh's decision to deny youthful-offender treatment, the Standard-Post reports.
"For seven cents, now you're making someone a felon for the rest of his life," she said.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20099378-504083.html

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If you're willing to jump a 73 year old man when you're 15, you're probably just as likely to do it at the age of 18.

Stewart's lawyer, Laurin Haddad, said that she was disappointed by Walsh's decision to deny youthful-offender treatment, the Standard-Post reports.
"For seven cents, now you're making someone a felon for the rest of his life," she said.
Right. What he did was no different than someone taking the change out of the give a penny, take a penny dish. :really?:
 

Rash Rendering

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Who gives a fuck how much money the old codger had on him? If the guy had $1000.07 on him, the savage would have taken that. Lock his ass up and make him work for his 7c a day.
 

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We really need to blame society for these poor misguided kids. They are not to blame. It's whitey thats to blame for denying these youths a decent opportunity in life. Maybe they dont know their BabyDaddy? Maybe they dropped out of school? These poor kids needed to eat. Are we to deny them 7 cents worth of bread to eat? We should be giving them more than 7 cents to help them along in life. That old man was on his way out anyway and a far greater strain on society.
 

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Exactly. It wasn't how much he got out of it, it was the intent
It wasn't even so much the intent as it was the method. They beat the shit out of him and used firearms (or at least the threat of a firearm) in the robbery. They aren't going to jail because of stealing 7 cents, they're going to jail because of assault & battery and armed robbery. If they had stolen it out of the cup holder of some car it would be a lot different.
 

Norm Stansfield

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The 7cents makes it more despicable, because it's just mindless violence. If it was ten million dollars, the violence would've at least served a purpose other than just savagery.

Someone might've even made a movie glorifying the robbery, without coming across like complete assholes.
 

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Tired of these no respecting punk assses...lets start beating thier assses for no reason...see how they like it ...Respect your elders ...and pull your pants up prison bitch...
 

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It wasn't even so much the intent as it was the method. They beat the shit out of him and used firearms (or at least the threat of a firearm) in the robbery. They aren't going to jail because of stealing 7 cents, they're going to jail because of assault & battery and armed robbery. If they had stolen it out of the cup holder of some car it would be a lot different.
That's what I mean. They didn't know ahead of time that he only had seven cents, they were going to rob him regardless and they were doing it armed with the intent to make the person think they had real guns and the violence that occured during it. The amount stolen was after the fact.

I don't know what the record for the judge is, on handing out punishment for cases like this, but the felon kid got rooked by his lawyer. The judge said, "Fuck you, you're not going to man up to it, you're a felon now".

"Thanks, Laurin"
 

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Hey at least he didn't get life in Alcatraz...

 

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Robbery is a crime whether they are able to steal anything or not
 

Owenay

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Hey at least he didn't get life in Alcatraz...

 

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Stewart's lawyer, Laurin Haddad, said that she was disappointed by Walsh's decision to deny youthful-offender treatment, the Standard-Post reports.
"For seven cents, now you're making someone a felon for the rest of his life," she said.
No, you're making them a felon for felony assault. As luck would have it, your dumb client just happened to commit that crime for a whopping 7 cent haul.
 

CougarHunter

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The robbery clearance rate is around 26%. So the average criminal is getting away with it 3 out of 4 times.
 

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We really need to blame society for these poor misguided kids. They are not to blame. It's whitey thats to blame for denying these youths a decent opportunity in life. Maybe they dont know their BabyDaddy? Maybe they dropped out of school? These poor kids needed to eat. Are we to deny them 7 cents worth of bread to eat? We should be giving them more than 7 cents to help them along in life. That old man was on his way out anyway and a far greater strain on society.
It's confirmed, you are a faggot and a liberal, whiny one at that.