Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quick Poll

I had a lengthy debate with some friends today about whether Plaxico Burress' sentence was the right result or not. (If you aren't familiar with the case, here's some background).

Settle a score for us and vote:

How do you feel about Plaxico Burress' two year sentence?
Just right
Too short
Too long free polls


Anonymous said...

Its nice to see there are still a few states that are unlike Florida in which the legislators dont bend over and take it up the ass from the NRA and actually pass strict and sensible laws against possessing firearms.

South Ocean said...

Two words -- Donte Stallworth.

Two years for shooting yourself, versus 30 days in jail for DUI man 2?

Something's not right somewhere!

Rumpole said...

Too short. Guns kill tens of thousands of people. He knew he was wrong. I have clients facing three and ten year min mans (and in florida since the gun was discharged he would be facing a 20 yr min man, or perhaps life since someone was shot).

I have no sympathy for him.

And before people go nuts- Yes, I am not sure he would be facing the 10-20-life statute- because I am not sure it applies to CCF and other than culpable negligence, which is a misdemeanor, I am not sure of what Plex would be charged with in Florida.

Anonymous said...

My knowledge of the case is admittedly less than complete. However, I my understanding is as follows:

Did he hurt another? NO. Did he intend to hurt another? NO. Did he have any prior felony convictions? NO.

The guy shot himself. Isn't that penalty enough? LOL. Seriously though, two years in the can seems excessive.

David Oscar Markus said...

Aren’t we overstating things a bit, Rumpy? The only thing he’s guilty of is not having a icense. If he spent the hour it takes to get a license, then none if this would matter – even if he had accidentally shot someone else instead of himself. In other words, possession of the gun wasn’t
illegal but possession without a license was illegal. If you failed to renew your driver’s
license and then illegally drove your car to a nightclub, got into an accident and broke your leg, should you get 2 years in jail?

Anonymous said...

I think carrying a gun necessarily means you have the intent to hurt another. Perhaps by necessity or in self defense, you still have that intent.

Do you want your kids partying in a club where a guy has a gun and could start shooting (even in self-defense) and possibly harm some innocent? The laws are there as preventative measures and are serious.

Fake Serpico said...

He is lucky I didn't run into him.

Real Anonymous said...

LET THIS BE A LESSON TO YOU turd anonymous posters!

" If you can't say anything nice ...

A brunette beauty anonymously slimed model Liskula Cohen -- creating a blog called "Skanks in NYC," whose sole purpose was to blast the cover girl -- because the blogger believed Cohen had badmouthed her to her boyfriend, sources told The Post.

But there's no question who's the classier lady.

Cohen said she's willing to let bygones be bygones -- despite being the victim of now-unmasked blogger Rosemary Port's smears.

Early yesterday, Cohen slapped her frenemy with a $3 million lawsuit for "defamation in the form of libel and intentional emotional distress," for calling her such names as "ho," "hag" and "skank."

But Cohen last night told her lawyer, Steven Wagner, to drop the action.

"This is about forgiveness," Cohen said. "It adds nothing to my life to hurt hers. I wish her happiness."

Cohen learned Port's identity earlier this week after a Manhattan judge ordered Google -- the blog's host -- to hand over the blogger's identifying information for a defamation suit.

That suit named Port -- an unemployed 29-year-old Florida native -- as the anonymous blogger who had turned Cohen's life upside down with the hateful, and now shuttered, Web site.

Port countered yesterday by hiring hotshot Manhattan lawyer Sal Strazzullo, who said his client doesn't regret the blog -- "she regrets the court's decision" that her identity should be revealed.

"I'm shocked that my right to privacy has been tampered with," Port said in a statement.

Strazzullo said Port is "very scared" her name is now public, and "confused" about how a judge could let that happen. "This doesn't happen to people every day."

Sources close to Port said she had gotten along with Cohen, whom she had met at events around town over the past few years. Port became hurt and angry when she was told the model had been talking smack about her to the blogger's on-again, off-again boyfriend, Daniel Dimin.

Cohen allegedly told Dimin that Port was hanging out with an unsavory crowd, a source said.

Soon afterward, in August 2008, Port took to her computer and set up "Skanks in NYC," posting unflattering pictures of Cohen and writing that she was "a psychotic, lying, whoring . . . skank." It was taken down in March after Cohen sued Google and the anonymous blogger, demanding to know the site creator's identity.

Cohen denied the trash-talking allegations and said she didn't know what set Port off.

"Maybe something did happen between her and Liskula, but I don't think so. Rosemary is just this way," a former friend of Port's said. "She does this to a lot of people in her life. She has spread rumors about me."

Port, who sources said used to work as a telemarketer and a nightclub hostess and promoter, was mum as she left her Lower East Side apartment with Dimin and got into a Town Car yesterday morning. Her promoter boyfriend was a bit more chatty, calling a Post photographer a "scumbag" and telling a reporter, "You wish you had my life," before telling Port, "Good job," for keeping quiet.

Strazzullo, Port's lawyer, said he plans to pursue all her legal options against Google -- and could take the case all the way to the US Supreme Court."

Anonymous said...

Markus they dont hand out ccf licenses to anyone and everyone like they do in this state run by retarded inbred rednecks. it is illegal to possess a firearm in new york and only a small select few people are able to get ccf licenses and they have to show a special reason as to why they need guns. this is not like failing to renew a dl becuase in NY not any idiot can carry a gun