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'Tonight, You're Home,' Wife Tells Pardoned Man

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by KenH, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    'Tonight, You're Home,' Wife Tells Pardoned Man

    By GEOFF FOX and JEROME R. STOCKFISCH The Tampa Tribune
    Published: Sep 21, 2007

    HUDSON - The relief on Richard Paey's face was obvious Thursday evening as he was helped from a government vehicle in the driveway of a home he had not seen in more than three years.

    Amid family, neighbors and a small group of media, the 48-year-old spoke softly. "In the immortal words of Dorothy, 'There's no place like home.'
    "Freedom is really everything, probably more than life itself," he said. "This is a sign that America is a great country. The system goofed up, but we're willing to address that."

    His wife, Linda Paey, hugged him and stepped back, smiling wide.
    "This morning we were scared to death," she said. "Tonight, you're home."

    - www.tbo.com/news/nationworld/MGB6UFD6U6F.html#content
  2. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member
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    Oct 14, 2004
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    This illustrates the fallacy of a "mandatory" length of sentence based on an arbitrarily established benchmark for a crime.

    It eliminates any consideration of mitigating circumstances.

    It appears that indeed a miscarriage of justice has been corrected.
    #2 carpro, Sep 24, 2007
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  3. Dagwood

    Dagwood New Member

    Sep 2, 2007
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    This story, fortunately, has a good ending. The only problem might be, what does this man do now to control his pain? He could be arrested again any time the police desire. Seems like the law needs to be changed to accommodate someone in this position.
  4. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

    May 16, 2005
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    The drug laws in this nation are worthless and backward. Those who need drugs should have them. The "War on Drugs" is even less successful than the "War on Terror" or the "War on Poverty". Seems if we declare war on some issue, it helps no one and causes more trouble than it is fighting.