You Spray, You Pay
A judge in Corpus Christi, Texas, has sentenced 18 year-old Sebastian Perez to 8 years in prison with no chance of parole. The teen was charged with multiple counts of vandalism for tagging local businesses, causing around $7,300 worth of damage. He admitted to a spray-painting spree that lasted from March to August. He gave a tearful plea to 148th District Judge Marisela Saldaña for probation. Instead she had handed down the maximum two years in state jail on each count and stacked the sentences.
Are you kidding me? I understand the judge probably wanted to make an example of him, but 8 years in prison for under $8,000 worth of damage? Way to ruin his life! Why not make him clean up everything he did, and hell, make him clean up half the city! The 8 years he spends in prison will most likely turn him TOWARDS crime, not away from it!
Hopefully his family will be able to file an appeal because I don’t see a decision like this holding up.