Too good for jail

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May 17th, 2017 at 9:06:18 PM permalink
rxwine
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Don't let a pretty face fool you.

(or at least take precautions -- wear stab resistant clothing)
No one has ever proven I am not God.
May 17th, 2017 at 9:21:24 PM permalink
rxwine
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I haven't totally made up my mind on drugs & alcohol and acts of violence.

Personally, I never reacted violently, but I've seen friends and others out of control in that way. An old friend of mine completely destroyed the inside of his (now ex) girlfriend's house with his bare hands. Even tore the furniture apart. I wasn't there, but I saw the aftermath.

Though there are now special drugs (slang/bath salts?) that seem to have a propensity for completely deranged behavior, I'm talking about the more ordinary kind.

He was drinking Btw.
No one has ever proven I am not God.
May 18th, 2017 at 6:54:30 AM permalink
JimRockford
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Quote: Pacomartin
An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend could be spared jail because she has ‘extraordinary’ talent .

Why didn't that work for Paris Hilton?
May 18th, 2017 at 12:49:44 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Paris Hilton ain't got nothin'.
May 18th, 2017 at 4:30:10 PM permalink
DJTeddyBear
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Quote: Nareed
Bread knife as in the flat, short, blunt knife placed with bread servings?
That's a butter knife.
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May 18th, 2017 at 5:17:25 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: DJTeddyBear
That's a butter knife.
Yeah, guess so, but how accurate are reporters on the police beat in Oxford? I've seen two depictions of the knife in the media, each markedly different from the other, so I have no idea of the truth of the matter.
May 19th, 2017 at 2:42:35 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Evenbob
Crime of passion, first offense. She should walk. The boyfriend probably had it coming.
All true statements but the essential point in the UK press and in TwitterSpace is that an identical situation involving a black defendant would result in a custodial sentence. She is young, white and photogenic with money to hire a good lawyer rather than an appointed counsel.
Its similar to the Stanford student who raped a drunk women behind a dumpster. Do you ruin someone's life because of a "one-off" event that appears to be grossly contrary to their normal character?

It should perhaps be noted that Oxford has agreed to accept her back despite the violent incident.
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