I'm happy that the criminal Tom DeLay was sentenced to three years in prison. I'm angry that the judge then let him out while he appeals. Once again, if you are rich & white, you can manipulate our justice system. DeLay may be free for years, according to the prosecutors. That is just not fair & it is not justice. He should begin serving his 3 year sentence right now, just like a normal person, or a poor person, or a person of color.
Senior Judge Pat Priest sentenced him to the three-year term on the conspiracy charge. He also sentenced him to five years in prison on the money laundering charge but allowed DeLay to accept 10 years of probation instead of more prison time.
DeLay was immediately taken into custody, but Priest granted a request from his attorneys that he be released on a $10,000 bond pending appeal once he is processed at the county jail. Prosecutors said it could mean DeLay will be free for months or even years as his appeal makes it through the Texas court system.
I sure hope that I get the choice of 10 years of probation instead of more prison time. That vaunted Texas hard-ass justice is apparently just for black & Latinos. I wonder if the judge spent time in a hot tub, smoking cigars & sipping the finest whiskey with DeLay, the bug killer. Sadly, I wonder how many lives DeLay ruined by the power he wielded. My emphasis.