Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Let the punishment fit the crime

What would be the appropriate penalty for this crime?

"I don't recall a time where we recovered this many snow blowers," Capt. Michael Young said.

Police said one person would break into a residential garage, steal a snow blower and then sell it to another person for $50. That person would then sell it to another resident for $200-$300.

The suspects, who have a criminal past, remain in custody. Charges are pending at the district attorney’s office.

Any punishment that does not involve time on the chain gang in the dead of winter shoveling snow is no justice at all.