November 15, 2007

Barry Bonds Indicted

Barry Bonds has been indicted on five counts of perjury and obstruction of justice.
If convicted on all five counts, baseball's home run king could go to prison for up to 30 years. Bonds is scheduled to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge James on Dec. 7

I've read all about how unpleasant the man is and know how dangerous steroids are for adults and twice more for children. But 30 years? Give me a break. Actually, rather, give him a break. Societal problems like this are not cured by destroying people's lives and neither should a small set of people bear the burden of punishment.

Why not be creative. Sometimes, when master hackers are caught, they are offered security jobs to prevent future hackers... why not sentence Bonds to be the drug czar for professional sports. He is uniquely unsuited for such a position, which will make it all the more painful for him and all the more powerful for kids.

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