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  • #46
    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
    Griner convicted, sentenced to nine years in prison with time served.

    https://www.breitbart.com/sports/202...-years-prison/
    Nine years seems a bit rough...
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    • #47
      Originally posted by seer View Post

      Nine years seems a bit rough...
      Perhaps by our judicial standards, but it seems to be a pretty typical sentence in Russia for Griner's crime.

      In 2019, an Israeli woman was caught with nine grams of marijuana and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.

      https://reason.com/2019/10/11/russia...-grams-of-pot/

      And just a month ago, in June 2022, a US citizen working as an English teacher in Russia was sentenced to 14 years for 17g of marijuana which he claimed was for medicinal use (of course he's not a WNBA basketball player, so he's not getting the same press coverage as Griner).

      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61849579

      Russia apparently takes this sort of thing very seriously.
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      • #48
        Originally posted by seer View Post

        Nine years seems a bit rough...
        It certainly is, especially for simple possession of a plant extract, but in perspective, our own country has some absurd sentences including for marijuana purchase or possession, especially if it's your "third strike". So we don't have much to stand on.

        Like.... life in prison for stealing some hedge clippers (this guy managed to get parole after 2 decades).
        https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...arole-n1243757

        Life in prison for stealing 20 bucks and a pack of cigarettes.
        https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...051-story.html

        Or life in prison for buying weed. https://www.cnn.com/2014/09/02/opini...-life-sentence
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        • #49
          Maybe they'll let her out early if she promises to become a Russian citizen and plays on their Olympic basketball team.
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          • #50
            After the conviction Putin is indicating he is open to a prisoner swap.

            Russian foreign minister Lavrov says Kremlin ‘ready to discuss’ Griner prisoner swap

            Meanwhile there are an estimated 40,000 Americans locked up here for non-violent marijuana-offenses -- many in states where it is now legal. Even if you figure that 90% were for trafficking-related offenses, that still leaves 4000 behind bars for doing essentially what Griner did.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
              After the conviction Putin is indicating he is open to a prisoner swap.

              Russian foreign minister Lavrov says Kremlin ‘ready to discuss’ Griner prisoner swap

              Meanwhile there are an estimated 40,000 Americans locked up here for non-violent marijuana-offenses -- many in states where it is now legal. Even if you figure that 90% were for trafficking-related offenses, that still leaves 4000 behind bars for doing essentially what Griner did.
              There's also the teacher I mentioned earlier, sentenced by Russia in June of this year to 14 years for committing the same crime as Giner. I doubt Joe is going to do anything for him.
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              Than a fool in the eyes of God


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              • #52
                Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                There's also the teacher I mentioned earlier, sentenced by Russia in June of this year to 14 years for committing the same crime as Giner. I doubt Joe is going to do anything for him.
                A second American has been brought up as supposedly being part of any deal, but I'm not sure who.

                ETA: Paul Whelan
                Last edited by rogue06; 08-06-2022, 06:02 AM.

                I'm always still in trouble again

                "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
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                • #53

                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                  "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                    There's also the teacher I mentioned earlier, sentenced by Russia in June of this year to 14 years for committing the same crime as Giner. I doubt Joe is going to do anything for him.

                    Mark Fogel from Oakmont in the Pittsburgh area. 17g of medical marijuana prescribed for back pain. Sentenced to 14 years of hard labor.

                    Middle-aged non-famous white guy, so not interesting to the media.

                    Edit to add: LJ did a segment with his sister. She's speaking cautiously, but it sounds like the Admin. is spinning on their collective thumbs. Sounds like Mark is not doing well. They have very little communication with him.
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