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December 23, 2015

Making a space for the airing of sentencing grievances this Festivus

Images (12)Among the many ways I reveal (to myself) my age and geeky nature is by still getting strangely jazzed when I realize it is Festivus.  I suppose if I was a hard-core geek, I would make a serious effort to honor all the faux-holiday's grand traditions,   But, lacking the energy for anything more than this silly post, I have decided to make my lasy post today a place and a space for anyone eager engage in the Festivus tradition of airing grievances particularly focused on sentencing.  (As this news item highlights, Senator Rand Paul is using Twitter today to air Festivus grievances against his GOP Prez rivals.)

I readily could rattle off a wide range of sentencing grievances against the likes of Prez Obama and Congress for their tepid efforts on federal sentencing reform to date, or against the Supreme Court for failing to take up an array of Fifth, SIxth and Eighth Amendment sentencing issues that I think merit their attention, or against many of the Prez candidates (and their media inquisitors) for being unwilling (or perhaps unable) to engage seriously with an array of criminal justice reform topics, or even against some advocacy groups and media outlets for continuing to place so much emphasis on death penalty developments when there are so many more criminal justiuce issues that are so much more consequential for so many more people and yet receives so much less attention.  More often than not, though, I find spending too much time on grievances make me grumpy and achieves little more.  So I won't bother to vent at length here.

That said, I learn a lot (and perhaps get some misery-loves-company comfort) from hearing about others'  sentencing grievances.  Consequently, with this as my last post on a warm Festivus day in Ohio, I welcome and encourage any and all readers eager to air their sentencing grievances to go for it in the comment here.

December 23, 2015 at 03:31 PM | Permalink


I went to the cathouse in Amsterdam on a street just off Damrak. The greeter told me right off the bat that I was limited to a choice of just the grade two gals. My sentence was for one year. If I was a good boy I could gravitate up a level. I am from Planet Remulak and they know it. Equal strokes for equal folks. My grievance.

Posted by: Beldar | Dec 23, 2015 3:43:41 PM

My grievances will arise when President Trump takes office. He will want more people in prison not less.

Posted by: Liberty1st | Dec 23, 2015 4:53:54 PM

My grievances; how to start, #1 - the people have ignored their common sense and right from wrong and fail to recognize incompetence. #2 - truthfulness is no longer a priority with the incompetence & corruption in America. The values of our American forefathers have been removed by our education department. #3 - the people of America have bowed to "political correctness" which is not correct at all. #4 - the people are being manipulated and the true organic laws are being hidden from the public. Codes, rules, and regulations were created to control our commercial entities/agency's for the care of the people (OATH of Office). #5 - who cares? I could go on and on ...

Posted by: LC in Texas | Dec 24, 2015 12:30:38 PM

Why is it that drug charges, from 6 lortab pills, can get more jail time than murder?

Posted by: TDH | Dec 27, 2015 8:00:39 PM

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