The Hypocrisy of the New York City Legal System.

jesse lombardoContributor IAugust 20, 2009

On August 20th, Plaxico Burress enters a plea deal that will have him serve two years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for September 22, 2009.

How can this be? How can a man with no intentions of actually hurting another person be punished like this when other people who were charged with the same offense with intentions of killing another human being get off?

This is an old fashion hanging. Are the streets of NY safer now that Plaxico is behind bars? 

Absolutely not!

This is the outcome of the mayor sticking his nose where it doesn't belong. Why prosecute to the full extent of the law for Plaxico? Why not put the cape on for real criminals?

In 2008, there were 48,430 violent crimes arrests in NYC for murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Did you see the mayor on national TV promising the full extent of the law for any of those crimes? 

You think that he would have saved that showboating for a MURDER. No get Burress because he is in the public eye. 

Criminals all over must be laughing out loud.

This whole thing is a joke. Two years for a mistake? I cannot believe it. There is no way that I would have gotten one day in jail for the same crime.

I know Plaxico broke the law; I really do, but 2 years? 

That is ridiculous.

I know what the tree huggers will say: “you break the law you pay.” I understand that but hold true for everyone.

Don’t kick Plaxico when he is down because he is famous. There is no need for two years of prison for this situation. He wasn’t on a mission to kill someone. He was trying to protect himself from people that these laws were written for; criminals.

Look at it like this:  let’s say that you and I got speeding tickets. They were issued by the same cop, on the same street, and for the same exact speed. Our court dates are for the same day.

I go up to the judge and he tells me that my fine is $100. I pay my fine and am done.  Then you go up to that same judge and he tells you that your fine is $10,000. 

What would you say then?  Would you say “I broke the law I have to pay”?

Hell no you wouldn’t. You would be outraged. You would ask the judge “Why do you have to pay $10,000 when someone else only had to pay $100?

He broke the law and should be punished but this is absurd. For the people that are happy with this decision, your judgment day will come as well.