I learned this morning that an acquaintance of mine is in a similar situation as Monty. Similar, but not the same. Where no person was physically hurt by Monty, someone was by this acquaintance. But, it appears that her sentence for the felony charge was ten years monitored probation, while his was ten years incarceration. That does not seem right to me. At. All.
Really, I'm quite angry about it. I know there are two sides to every story. I only have press releases and court records to go on for this acquaintance, so I only have that side of the story - the side that seems to be in the business of making things seem worse than they are. Still, two sides of the same crime and what feels like the lesser of the two gets the harsher sentence. I don't understand. And it makes me very mad.