Patterico's Pontifications


17-Year-Old Gets Eight Years in State Prison for Threat

Filed under: Crime,General — Patterico @ 4:52 pm

From the Houston Chronicle:

A 17-year-old who phoned his rival high school on a school bus and threatened to open fire on students has been sentenced to eight years in state prison.

Holy bajolies.

The article doesn’t say whether the kid had a record. But, unless his record contains a past incident of actually shooting people — and there is no hint this is true — this sounds like a wildly excessive sentence.

Barack Obama’s Friends

Filed under: 2008 Election,General,Humor — Patterico @ 4:06 pm

From our friends at The Nose on Your Face, an entertaining new sitcom starring Barack Obama:

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