Man to serve 162 years in prison for first offense
Quartavious Davis is still shocked by what happened to him in a US federal court two months ago.
"My first offence, and they gave me all this time," said Davis, a pudgy African American with dreadlocks who spoke at the Federal Detention Centre in Miami. "Might just as well say I'm dead."
Davis was convicted of participating in a string of armed robberies in the Miami area in 2010. His accomplices testified against him, saying he carried a gun during their crimes and discharged it at a dog that chased them after one of their burglaries. But Davis was not convicted of hurting anyone physically, including the dog.Somewhere out there a tiny violin is playing for this man.
"Just as the Supreme Court recently held that the Constitution bars taking away all discretion from judges in sentencing juveniles to life imprisonment for committing murder," said the lawyer, Jacqueline Shapiro, "so also is it cruel and extreme to allow unfettered prosecutorial discretion to force a sentencing judge to impose a life sentence on a teenage first offender convicted of lesser charges".An eighteen year old adult who repeated his "first offense" six more times.
When he was arrested on December 23, 2010, Davis was an unemployed high school dropout living with an aunt in Goulds, Florida, a poor, predominantly black neighbourhood south of Miami.
expert testimonyat his trial, Davis suffers from a learning disability and bipolar disorder.
At the time of his arrest, he says he was living on $US674 a month in Social Security disability payments and hoping to get back into school to learn a trade.Yeah, the drug trade maybe.
Actually this is one of the few times where it has been proven that there is justice in the system. "I ain't going to never" is a double negative by the way, you lowlife piece of shit. It's just too bad his worthless existence will be a continuous drain on the prison system; a bullet would be cheaper.
I only wish that more worthless criminal dirt bags would suffer similarly for their abject idiocy, irresponsibility, and lawless behavior.
Rot for life, shithead.