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Postal Worker Stole 9,700 Pieces Of Mail - And Avoided Jail

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Posted 03/08/2019   10:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cjpalermo1964 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Don,
I respect your perspective. However, regarding: "I cannot imagine being a victim and being told, 'sorry we are releasing this felon because we do not have prison space'." --this happens regularly although mainly at the state level. A judge can impose a sentence of X years, the defendant is committed to the prison, and the prison authorities then decide on their own that early release in the form of change of conditions is appropriate based on space or the nature of the offense. Once the person enters the prison system the judge and prosecutor do not control the length of time that is actually served and various credits, supervised release programs or rehabilitation facilities can be used to get the person out of the "hard" prison much earlier than the judge or prosecutor intended.
Chris
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Posted 03/08/2019   10:46 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Chris,
Understood.
I would like to see the victims have more influence in both the plea and early release arrangements (I realize that they can make impact statements but I think more influence than just statements would be beneficial.) Turning criminals back onto the street can have awful results. Victims or their families can take justice into their own hands or the criminals often become repeat offenders. I guess folks would need to start ramping up suing the state when this happens so that the states finally understand the false economy of the situation.
Don

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Posted 03/08/2019   1:33 pm  Show Profile Check wheelman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wheelman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This thread seems to be totally off philatelic discussion so-
Does not surprise me that this decision came from a Massachusetts judge. Glad I no longer live there.
Freedoms lost? How about starting with Religious Freedoms where our country started?
Let me preface this rant with " I have respect for anyone's religious preference and practice including mine Muslims, Hindus, Buddhist, Catholics and any one of the others I didn't type. Also the right to no religion at all"
Try praying or reading the bible in school (unless you are Muslim), Is the pledge of allegiance even recited in school any more, teaching religion in school unless it is the Koran, placing a manger scene on a public ground, erecting the Ten Commandments in a public place. The police came to my house when I lived in Mass and told me I needed to remove a 18" by 24" sign from my lawn with the ten commandments as it was illegal even though it was my private property.
I could keep going but likely am already in enough trouble.
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Posted 03/08/2019   1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wheelman - I completely agree with your take on Massachusetts. I live here as a conservative. Enough said. I will be leaving soon. It is unbearable because not all views are tolerated unless they are liberal. The religious display thing is a great example of intolerance of other peoples beliefs and views from people that claim to be inclusive. How ironic. Back to my stamps.
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Posted 03/08/2019   1:49 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Blimey. Who knew that the Koch Brothers were stamp collectors?
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Posted 03/08/2019   2:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This turned into a political thread.
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Posted 03/13/2019   2:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampman2002 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


This is getting interesting....
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Posted 03/13/2019   10:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BattleshipRB23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I hope at least Megan saved some nice stamps and cancellations that could be given to children or a local stamp club :-p... very sad though as she literally stole from thousands :-(
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Posted 03/14/2019   10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add eligies to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
federal Crime, Federal Court, Federal Judge not a Massachusetts State Judge. I am as perplexed with the outcome as the next person. Must be some underlying issues we are not aware of.
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Posted 03/18/2019   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a web site showing the number of packages stolen in France in direct...

https://www.planetoscope.com/Crimin...a-poste.html
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Posted 03/19/2019   4:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Brad905 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I remember a time as a kid, when the postal service was sacrosanct. Even kids knew that opening up someone else's mail was a gross infraction. Mail was inviable, almost sacred.

Seems that this is no longer the case among the younger generations.
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