They should have a specific sentence for BEING A DUMBASS. You know, maybe a couple of years doing scutwork on a farm somewhere. Nothing to fuck your life up, but something difficult that involves long hours.
I kind of like this.
2.5 to 5 years in prison and/or a $10k fine per Massachusetts state law for having a hoax device. Not to mention, he's going to be kissing any and all college career goodbye, no matter what he planned to do with it anyway.
That part is bullshit. Preventing someone from having their life back once they've paid their debt does what, again?
I think her point is that, fair or not, that will be the outcome. It's probably true. Even if MassArt won't give him the boot, it's not a cheap school (11k a semester, and that's for MA residents- it says he's from Wakefield), and I don't see him getting any government grants to cover that from this point on.
I didn't expect she was endorsing it. I was merely pointing out that the system is designed to recycle.
If he's convicted of a felony, he loses all eligibility for any federal financial aid. I don't think it's terribly fair, but this is what's going to happen. The system is designed to recycle, yes, but there's not a school in New England that's going to want to have him after this stunt. The kid's future is inevitably fucked. I've seen it happen to folks that did their time, worked their asses off and wanted to make amends, but nope.
If he really is mentally ill, I do hope he gets the help he needs, but for some reason, I'm seeing "DRAMA QUEEN" all over this.