Jun. 10th, 2011

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/us/10scotus.html

"Fleeing from the police in a car is a violent felony that can subject criminals to mandatory 15-year prison terms, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a 6-to-3 decision."

I guess they'd rather the criminal get a gun and shoot the police? It's going to be the same pointlessly long sentence either way if you tack on 15 years for getting into a police chase, and at least suicide by cop is easier on the courts...

Can we retroactively apply this decision to OJ Simpson? I could use another pointless celeb court case on TV.