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    Student who shot classmate to graduate, no jail time

    About 500 students will graduate this weekend from Atlanta's prestigious Morehouse College. One person who won't be there is Rashad Johnson, shot three times by a fellow student. But the shooter will receive his diploma -- part of a plea deal that spared him up to 20 years in prison.
    Joshua Brandon Norris was given a plea deal that avoided jail time and mandated he stay in college.




    It's a puzzling case that raises a huge question: How can this be?




    Even Atlanta's chief district attorney, Paul Howard, is outraged by the generous plea deal, an offer that was made by a prosecutor under his command.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/14/...ice/index.html
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    An absolute miscarriage of justice, IMO.
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    Maybe attending a "prestigious" school = money and contacts in the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmMomma View Post

    An absolute miscarriage of justice, IMO.
    100 percent agree. I was glad to see the prosecutor who did this is no longer working in the DA's office.

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    That is just bizarre. How did that Pros sneak that plea by the boss Pros? I really hate plea bargains. The only reason they are offered is so the state can avoid paying for a trial. The victim is the one who gets screwed in a plea deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladybass0711 View Post
    About 500 students will graduate this weekend from Atlanta's prestigious Morehouse College. One person who won't be there is Rashad Johnson, shot three times by a fellow student. But the shooter will receive his diploma -- part of a plea deal that spared him up to 20 years in prison.
    Joshua Brandon Norris was given a plea deal that avoided jail time and mandated he stay in college.




    It's a puzzling case that raises a huge question: How can this be?




    Even Atlanta's chief district attorney, Paul Howard, is outraged by the generous plea deal, an offer that was made by a prosecutor under his command.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/05/14/...ice/index.html

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