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Old 08-04-2022, 10:36 AM
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Default Griner sentenced to 9 years

How long will she spend in jail?

How long should she spend in jail?
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Old 08-04-2022, 11:00 AM
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What's worse, Russia sentencing her to 9 years for drug smuggling, or the U.S. releasing 2 Fentanyl smugglers after 2 days?
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Old 08-04-2022, 12:17 PM
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She should have watched " Midnight Express" before going.
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you got THAT right
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Well at least some good news today
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She brought it from home - where she got it -legally-. She made a stupid mistake, but the mistake wasn't having it. The mistake was bringing it with her to Russia.
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She brought it from home - where she got it -legally-. She made a stupid mistake, but the mistake wasn't having it. The mistake was bringing it with her to Russia.
Legally? Under what law was it legal, State law or Federal law? I don't think they disclosed what the THC content was. So, it could have been illegal under Federal law.
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How foolish to take it to Russia. She deserves what she got
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Brittney Griner trial: Verdict expected Thursday | AP News

Seems Draconian.
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Do the crime; do the time.
I do not believe she had the intent required. She had said she put those into her luggage by mistake. Brittney Griner situation explained: WNBA star sentenced to nine years in Russian prison - CBSSports.com

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A day before Griner testified, her defense team focused their angle on how cannabis has a medicinal use. However, they still emphasized that Griner had no criminal intent and accidentally put it in her luggage while packing in a rush. That explanation may not have much bearing in Russian court, however, as Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova reportedly said the legalization of cannabis in the U.S. has no impact on Russia laws.
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Do the crime; do the time.
Yep, unless the crime occurs in some municipalities and jurisdictions…. You may be out scot-free.
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I do not believe she had the intent required. She had said she put those into her luggage by mistake.
Do you really believe that it was a mistake? Putting something in your luggage is a conscious decision. I don’t think I have ever packed something by mistake but I have forgotten to pack some items. If I were the Russian judge, I would be upset that she lied to the court!
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Although she exercised very poor judgment bringing that stuff to Russia, she is getting a really raw deal. That being said, it’s a very bad idea to exchange the merchant of death for her release. Doing that sends a strong message to Putin that he can keep snatching up American travelers and exchange them for his criminal thugs.
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Although she exercised very poor judgment bringing that stuff to Russia, she is getting a really raw deal. That being said, it’s a very bad idea to exchange the merchant of death for her release. Doing that sends a strong message to Putin that he can keep snatching up American travelers and exchange them for his criminal thugs.
Raw deal? She traveled to a country that enforces their laws. Remember when the USA used to do that! Here’s a person that continued to protest the “National Anthem” by keeling, yet she wants this Nation to bring here home. Her ignorance by bringing the drug, or stupidity by not considering that when she packed her luggage, will not be overlooked in many countries that choose to enforce their laws.
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