GameStop Robber Gets 40 years in Prison

A former employee of a GameStop video game store in Hammond was sentenced to 40 years behind bars for robbing GameStop outlets in St. Tammany Parish last year.

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T9X693110d ago

I don't get it. This guy gets 40 years for pointing a gun at someones face and taking what they have. Yet the guy in jail next to him is serving 5-10 years for blowing someones face off, or something even worse along the lines of rape. The government is fucking retarded.

Mista T3110d ago

I agree 100%, child rapists, some murderers, don't get nearly as harsh a sentence. I'm not defending this guy and neither are you, but the sentence is too long

Blitzed3109d ago (Edited 3109d ago )

Not only are we not aware of what his past criminal record is but this is a total of 4, 10 year sentences, not one.

We should, by all means, be infuriated by lenient sentences given to child molesters and rapists etc., but that doesn't mean this guy should get less because he doesn't measure up! If you go around threatening to take innocent peoples lives with a box cutter or any weapon for that matter you should go to jail for a looooong time. With the amount of robberies this guy is suspected of committing he was well on his way to becoming a career criminal and I fit one am glad he's off the streets. He will receive no sympathy from me.

Or, you can think like EvilBlackCat and immediately start making excuses for him like its because 'he's black.' Yeah, it had nothing to do with him threatening to slice open innocent people for a few bucks. Just like it's the 'foriegn banks' fault the US economy is what it is. It had nothing to do with de-regulation and the fact the US banks were handing out ridiculously over-valued mortages to anyone who could sign their name!

radphil3109d ago

Blitz that doesn't excuse the system being messed up, nor is encouraging it along the way.

SilentNegotiator3109d ago (Edited 3109d ago )

Blitzed is right.

You guys are being unfairly judgmental, with very little info to analyze.
And BlackCat is being paranoid.

Baliw3109d ago

Like the ones who steal insane amounts of money. Less than 10 years and then they get out to enjoy the loot!

EvilBlackCat3109d ago (Edited 3109d ago )

Because he is... BLACK?

yeah i asked the question so what?

The foreign banks stole the US economy and i dont see anyone doing shit to them. I mean where are the tough guys now people?

big_silky3109d ago

Counting their ammo for when "the time" comes to do something about these banks and the government.

cyberwaffles3109d ago (Edited 3109d ago )

"The government is fucking retarded."

yep, our country loves splitting hairs without even realizing it. ultimately, it's the judges and peers who accentuate the mantra of how screwed up america's legal system is.

EDIT: @EvilBlackCat

LOL thats funny, but you're probably right.

Ri0tSquad3109d ago

He didn't even have a gun, just a box-cutter. Seems like they're trying to make an example out of him or something.

Bobby Kotex3109d ago

Most likely for multiple counts. It's 10 years minimum for armed robbery, so it looks like he got the minimum sentence.

psman0123109d ago

Oh yeah. THIS is ridiculous...

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Anime-Vixen3110d ago

♥ I would usually write a nice and cute line calling this guy a loser but I honestly don't know what to say right now. It really sad! He just threw his entire life away for games ♥

cyberwaffles3109d ago (Edited 3109d ago )

you're so right. 40 years of life for something that would probably only had kept him entertained for 40 minutes a play session. sad irony

EDIT: @Zuhk

lol i guess you could look at it that way.

George Sears3110d ago

I can't imagine his reaction when he heard the sentence. I agree that this is a bit cruel punishment regardless of what he did. Don't get me wrong though, I don't condone at all what he did but at the same time I believe they went a bit to steep with his sentence. He doesn't even look 30. It must suck to know that you are wasting 40 years doing absolutely nothing.

Its like reliving everything that you did in your lifetime thus far, and then some.

cyberwaffles3109d ago

let this be a listen to everyone to never second guess or judge our legal system. nowadays we can't anticipate the consequences of our actions and only expect a slap on the wrist.

CrzyFooL3109d ago

Is this the guy that wrote for that blog and had his mom go in and try to steal a game for him? No? Oh just some other random (insert racial slur here) who wanted some free shit from a world than has kept him down? :-p

ForROME3109d ago

LOL* nice, bubbles my man

fight4love3109d ago

Really stupid. He didn't even hurt anyone.

Baliw3109d ago

The people should write the sentences, not the judges.

cyberwaffles3109d ago

peers play a role into it too, actually.

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