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A man who said he robbed a downtown Shreveport bank because he was out of a job and hungry has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for first-degree robbery.

Roy Brown, 54, of Audrey Lane, pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court to robbing the Capital One bank in December 2007.

Brown admitted walking up to a teller with one of his hands under his jacket and telling her it was a "stickup." The teller handed the man three stacks of bills and he took a single $100 bill, told her he was homeless and left, police said.

Brown surrendered to police the next day, telling them his mother didn't raise him that way.

Police let him sober up and interviewed him two days later. Police said Brown told them he needed money to stay in a downtown detox center, had nowhere to stay and was hungry -- so he walked up the street and robbed the bank.


http://www.ktbs.com/news/Man-who-took-one-bill-and-handed-rest-back-to-bank-teller-gets-15-year-sentence-23655/

In other news, AIG executive gets 4 years for $500 million fraud.
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#2
This is some bull****.

I feel bad for the hobo. (from one hobo to another)
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#3
He is no longer homeless, you should change the title.
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#4
That's a really sad story. The only way i justify theft is feeding yourself and that's just what the man was doing. 15 years isn't even fair, but he did rob a bank, not just a liquor store or something.
#6
What's there more to say about desperation? The guy turned himself in, and seems to have some morals, so let him off with a couple of months or something.

On the other hand, for a homeless person prison isn;t all that bad considering all the services you get*


*Save for the potential cell rape
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He is no longer homeless, you should change the title.

lmfao

he'd probably rather be in jail anyways, atleast he will always have food, place to sleep, clean shave.. weights to work out with, TV

sounds better than being homeless right now
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It's bollocks nothing more to say.
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#10
Wouldn't be too surprised if he did it on purpose (although it doesn't sound like it.)
I mean, he was on the streets. Now he has a place to sleep and meals every day. 15 years is unfair, though.
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#11
this sounds like Les Miserables to anyone else?

Jean Valjean, stealing a loaf of bread.. getting 19 years?
helping to cause a revolution against the french?
saving the life of the detective that time and time tried to put him behind bars...

anyone?


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#12
hell, id love that. if i were poor id try to get in county jail, tho thats less time. at least its free food.
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#13
I don't understand. Not only did he only take $100, but he turned himself in AND pleaded guilty. 15 years? What the **** is that ****? Maybe 1.
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this sounds like Les Miserables to anyone else?

Jean Valjean, stealing a loaf of bread.. getting 19 years?
helping to cause a revolution against the french?
saving the life of the detective that time and time tried to put him behind bars...

anyone?


..oh im sad...


Les Miserables is all fun and interesting until you have to read the original book in French.
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Ta replète panse d'helminthes blancs nourrie,
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Quote by elliott FTW
this sounds like Les Miserables to anyone else?

Jean Valjean, stealing a loaf of bread.. getting 19 years?
helping to cause a revolution against the french?
saving the life of the detective that time and time tried to put him behind bars...

anyone?


..oh im sad...

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#16
15 years for a 100 dollars, and CEOs who commit tax fraud of millions get nothing?

damn the justice system!

poor hobo
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#19
That's such bs, the man couldn't feed himself!

$100 isn't going to hurt the bank and it gives him food for a couple weeks. I'm disgusted that he got 15 years and some AIG executive only gets four for a much larger crime because he has money.
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#20
He didn't deserve that.
Truth be told, that's a great man, if nothing, despite robbing a bank, he did something beautiful and i find it awesome that there are still honest and good people in this world.

At least now he has a place to sleep and food.
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Wow wth? It's not like someone was harmed or anything and it was 100 bucks!
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lmfao

he'd probably rather be in jail anyways, atleast he will always have food, place to sleep, clean shave.. weights to work out with, TV

sounds better than being homeless right now


Yeah man, especially if he was somewhere as cold as Canada this time of year. I personally would rather be locked up with steady meals than freezing my ass off in a cardboard box.
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#27
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He didn't deserve that.
Truth be told, that's a great man, if nothing, despite robbing a bank, he did something beautiful and i find it awesome that there are still honest and good people in this world.

At least now he has a place to sleep and food.


A massively flawed initial sentiment
He did nothing beautiful
You can't consider it beautiful if it requires doing something abhorrent first
And whatever his motives, robbery is bad mmkay, he knew that himself, he didn't do something beautiful, he did something through guilt

Nonetheless the punishment far from suits the crime
But don't idolize the man, he did something wrong, however he then acted, don't ignore that initial fact (again, not matter his reasoning, although I do feel for him, there's got to be a better way to go about it, if not it still doesn't mean he didn't commit a crime)
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What's there more to say about desperation? The guy turned himself in, and seems to have some morals, so let him off with a couple of months or something.

On the other hand, for a homeless person prison isn;t all that bad considering all the services you get*


*Save for the potential cell rape



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A massively flawed initial sentiment
He did nothing beautiful
You can't consider it beautiful if it requires doing something abhorrent first
And whatever his motives, robbery is bad mmkay, he knew that himself, he didn't do something beautiful, he did something through guilt

Nonetheless the punishment far from suits the crime
But don't idolize the man, he did something wrong, however he then acted, don't ignore that initial fact (again, not matter his reasoning, although I do feel for him, there's got to be a better way to go about it, if not it still doesn't mean he didn't commit a crime)

Beautiful the fact that he turned himself in after that, i mean.
I know he did a crime, but the fact he then turned himself in from the guilt, confessed everything was a pretty awesome thing to do, and proves the guy was kind of heart, just... well extreme circumstances bring out the worst in people.
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#30
The article was too short to give me much of an opinion of the matter, but if it is true and that is the only thing he did, then it's ridiculous
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Wow... I certainly don't hear that often.


It would make a good folk song though. "My mother didn't raise me like this" would make an especially good line. Too bad I've not developed any song writing skills yet.
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Beautiful the fact that he turned himself in after that, i mean.
I know he did a crime, but the fact he then turned himself in from the guilt, confessed everything was a pretty awesome thing to do, and proves the guy was kind of heart, just... well extreme circumstances bring out the worst in people.


Which is exactly what I mean
It was an act driven by guilt
To me no guilt-driven action can be considered beautiful
For the same reason no good deed expecting a reward can be considered a good deed, it's the act of a mercenary
To do something through guilt isn't heroic, beautiful, amazing etc

But I'm ever the cynic
I don't mean to argue, I just personally feel it can't be a beautiful thing to do, a murderer confessing his crime would never be considered in the same light, even if he did it through self-defence (i.e had a 'righteous' reasoning to do so, not that I believe taking any life can be justified really)
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The article was too short to give me much of an opinion of the matter, but if it is true and that is the only thing he did, then it's ridiculous

Apparently he had some prior convictions.

I'm just posting it to give an example of scale with the AIG CEO
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Which is exactly what I mean
It was an act driven by guilt
To me no guilt-driven action can be considered beautiful
For the same reason no good deed expecting a reward can be considered a good deed, it's the act of a mercenary
To do something through guilt isn't heroic, beautiful, amazing etc

But I'm ever the cynic
I don't mean to argue, I just personally feel it can't be a beautiful thing to do, a murderer confessing his crime would never be considered in the same light, even if he did it through self-defence (i.e had a 'righteous' reasoning to do so, not that I believe taking any life can be justified really)

I feel what you're saying.
But to me, the fact that he turned himself in out of guilt, means how desperate he was before, i mean, you know you've hit rock bottom when you have to rob a bank to get food.
The fact that he couldn't bear the guilt of what he'd done, means that he was good of heart, but, just like i said, extreme circumstances bring out the worst in people.
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#35
For everyone saying at least he's in PRISON now with food and a roof, have you ever been to jail? Or PRISON?
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I feel what you're saying.
But to me, the fact that he turned himself in out of guilt, means how desperate he was before, i mean, you know you've hit rock bottom when you have to rob a bank to get food.
The fact that he couldn't bear the guilt of what he'd done, means that he was good of heart, but, just like i said, extreme circumstances bring out the worst in people.




I'll leave our discussion where it lies, it's detracting from the thread, or it will be if we continue
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He didn't deserve that.
Truth be told, that's a great man, if nothing, despite robbing a bank, he did something beautiful and i find it awesome that there are still honest and good people in this world.

At least now he has a place to sleep and food.


Yea, he's probably better off in prison really.

I want to do something about this though, it's ****ing ridiculous.
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For everyone saying at least he's in PRISON now with food and a roof, have you ever been to jail? Or PRISON?

have you ever been homeless?
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#39
Why are you people feeling sorry for him? I'd say that was jackpot. He's got a house for the next 15 years.
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He is no longer homeless, you should change the title.



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