Eight Years For Bill White
Bill White has been sentenced to eight years in Roanoke, Virginia for the "crime" of sending his ex-wife an irate e-mail over money, an e-mail actually sent by the federal government's star witness who was apparently in the physical presence of United States Marshals at the time.
The sentence will run consecutive to his other sentences, which means effectively Bill is now looking at something like eleven to twelve more years in prison.
The 90-year-old judge, James C. Turk, then made the following comment, according to the Roanoke Times:
"Then, Turk expressed what he described as a significant concern with the prosecution.
“I think the government is trying to prosecute you for your beliefs, largely for your beliefs,” Turk told White. “If you hadn’t been Bill White, prosecution would have been in state court.”Turk said authorities probably would have processed in juvenile and domestic relations court a matter like White’s involving somebody else. But, continuing the point, Turk told White he’s virtually a public figure and the general public disagrees with his views."
So the judge openly admits it's a political prosecution, and then sentences him anyway.
There is no justice in this land.