Wednesday, October 8, 2008

With A Face Like This


You don't commit crimes, because you're going to be passed around the prison block like the last bottle of ketchup. From TheSmokingGun:

A Tennessee man has been indicted for hacking into the e-mail account of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. . .

If convicted of the felony charge, Kernell, an economics major at the University of Tennessee, faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.



Really, the son of a legislator should know better.

7 comments:

Pat said...

If he is guilty of the crime, I hope he does get the maximum penalty. I have zero tolerance and sympathy for people who illegally hack into someone's private accounts. He's not a child either, so he shouldn't be entitled to a lesser sentence

Audrey B said...

Prison rape is a serious issue, and NOT something to laugh about.

Patrick said...

Audrey, it is a serious issue, but I think it brings up an important problem. Namely, young, spoiled children of privilege who think they will never have to answer for their transgressions. They fail to see the consequences of their actions and do not consider where the road they chosoe to travel will lead them.

Audrey B said...

I think he should be punished for his transgressions, not raped.

Jamie said...

Audrey, obviously I don't think he should be raped, either. But he should be made fun of. Lighten up. Sheesh.

Audrey B said...

I'm sorry I'm such a fuddy-duddy, I just don't like the double-standard that says men being raped is funny, bout women being raped is not.

Pat said...

Audrey, I appreciate your dislike of a double standard here. I agree that no one should be raped, even in prison. But you know what, people shouldn't have their private accounts hacked into as well.

I also suppose that this thug wouldn't want to be assaulted in prison. But then again, he had little regard for others' rights, I question how much regard he has for his own. If he does, then he should have damn well thought about it before he committed his own egregious acts.

I'm against the death penalty, but I would almost reserve it for those who hack illegally, and/or intentionally send out viruses/worms with the intention to disrupt. These are real vicious scum. Of course, it doesn't justify someone else committing a crime against him either.