Skip to comments.A clerical error meant state 'forgot' to send this man to prison for 13 years
Posted on 04/12/2014 5:59:38 PM PDT by kiryandil
The Missouri Department of Corrections discovered, upon preparing to release a prisoner who had served a 13-year sentence in July 2013, that the prisoner had never been incarcerated and promptly sent him to prison.
In the intervening 13 years since his 1999 arrest, Cornealious 'Mike' Anderson III, 36, has transformed his life, becoming a master carpenter, starting his own business and marrying and having children.
In July last year, as he and his youngest daughter slept in the St Louis home he built for his family, a SWAT team outfitted in tactical gear and helmets swarmed the house, arresting the terrified father of four and delivering him to the Missouri Department of Corrections, where he's been ever since.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
The victim of the BB gun armed robbery contacted the local news rag after he read about the case, and feels that the "hardened criminal" (/s) shouldn't go to jail.
But what does he know - he's just a silly peasant.
America's Law/Prison Complex: It's About Rehabilitation, Unless It's About Showing Crimnels And Other Peasants Who's Boss.
But not Lois Lerner, or Eric Holder, or Charlie Rangel, or IRS agents, or BLM agents, or Jon Corzine, or many, many others of our Royal .Gov Types.
This ex-criminal has been a productive citizen. The state of Missouri bungled this. Too late to jail him now. Give him 5 years probation
Plus how is robbery with a BB gun an armed robbery?
No doubt the Governor of Missouri gets to feel very good about himself when he issues a pardon.
Dang! The Gear Queers missed a chance to flash-bang the little girl to death.
No justice in this.
Don't question the judgment of your Royal Betters, peasant dennisw.
Seriously the government missed its chance.
They would have been wise to sweep this mistake under the rug. If the guy was truly a menace and dangerous the victim would have been alerting the authorities 15 years ago.
Their utter incompetence is on such display now. Not smart.
But I have little confidence that the right thing will be done.
Sounds to me they accidentally sentenced him to home confinement. Sentence served.
Hey, if we let guys like this walk, just think of all the prison guards and parole officers that would be out of a job...
The governor is able to issue a pardon, isn’t he?
But, in the USSA, there is no political upside to issuing pardons. So they are rare now.
The main reason I hated Romney’s guts was that he boasted of never issuing one of those wimpy pardons while governor. Tough guy. Meanwhile, Gerald Amirault was rotting away innocent, and everybody knew it. If you’re not familiar with that case, don’t Google it. You’ll get sick.
The vicious 900-pound retarded troll that is the government doesn't like to admit mistakes.
See "Cliven Bundy" and his pals in the BLM.
Oh, and don't forget the cowpoop-eating tortoises...
Did he shoot his eye out?
I’m ready to ban SWAT teams. This is effing ridiculous.
Tacticool-wearing Gear Queers...
Well the guy will do the time now as he should. Whether it’s a mistake by some prison official or some stupid EO that allows illegal aliens to run free for a period ... the fact they built decent lives doesn’t erase what they did. whether the sentence itself was fair and just is a separate matter. But if a mistake is made and a prisoner or illegal alien is allowed to remain free for a period of time that doesn’t count as time served.
SWAT needs excuses to terrorize citizens. Put them in jail until they grow up.
No, not really, just broke a lens in his glasses. However he did beat the shit out of the local bully. Very good job.
Refresh my memory - how many years did Bill Clinton serve in prison for the much more serious crime of perjuring himself in front of Federal Judge Susan Webber Wright?
Granted, Clinton didn't have a BB gun...
Did the perp want the victim to believe it was a real gun?
If the victim believed it was a real gun, he experienced an armed robbery.
With the IRS, the BLM, and now this, governmental overkill has clearly become standard operating procedure.
I am really growing tired of SWAT team outfitted in tactical gear and helmets. I know government likes to spend money but this is totally unnecessary.
It is quite a ‘shock’ that he hasn’t received a pResidential pardon.
Except that the LEO who said this is an idiot. Why not just have him pay restitution to the victim. Or let the state handle it for a 20% cut?
I've come to realize that there's "peasant law" and "Law for the Royals, and their gunthugs".
Well, unless it's not...
This kind of criminal is what the justice system wants to jail. They improve the working conditions for the system.
Now I get it - this is what SWAT teams are for.
Post of the day!
So because Clinton didn’t go to jail no one goes to jail? I see.
Thanks! I never win anything.
The law is the law. Let him serve his time. No freebies.
This here is the digs of the Supreme Court of the US of A:
What say you & me round up a couple of diamond wheel grinders and some scaffolding, and fix that little problem?
On second thought, maybe not. They'd probably get all prickly about the renovations...
You got a diamond wheel grinder, too?
Oh, I forgot to specify. You taking about Clinton, or Cornealious?
The pardon power is much too rarely used, and when it is used, it is generally for the wrong reasons.
Due process is part of the Constitution. The state had it’s chance. Now thirteen years after the fact you don’t lock a hard working family man with kids up for a robbery with a BB gun. I’m signing the online petition.
Remember when Clinton pardoned that guy named Rich.
How many million dollars did he owe the federal government?
He was never ‘rehabilitated’ but his wife gave millions to Clinton’s campaign.
There is a justice system for some but for most of us there is none.
"The Gear Queers"...first time I've heard that that term. However, it sounds very descriptive of a group of macho men and all their camo and/or black toys and "scary looking weapons".
Well, I just Googled the term. It looks like it is in widespread use.
Learn something new every day.
Double the sentence to 26 years.
You avoid the time, you do double time.
Well, it is MO, and they still boast of HST.
Except that he doesn’t seem to have made any effort to avoid the time. The government was entitled to 13 years—but the next 13, not any random 13 they decided upon.
Agreed-inspired by your own comment, I signed too.
Any weapon, real or fake, used in a robbery turns it into an “armed robbery” because the victim(s) don’t know if it is real or not, and could suffer psychological harm or even death (heart attack).
In this case, the guy should be put on probation and be sent out to speak to children about how a stupid criminal act could ruin his life and that of his family.
Might as well get something good out of this case. Might even save a life down the road.
I wouldn't be too sure about that. There is a statute of limitations. If the man remained available to the authorities in the proper jurisdiction and they failed to imprison the convict due to no fault of the convict, a good attorney may indeed argue the time was actually served with or without incarceration and the authorities may be barred from putting the convict in further jeopardy of incarceration by the statute of limitations.
My first thought was that if he is reformed, why didn't he own up to his crime? Part of being responsible is... actually being responsible for your actions. Responsible people don't shirk their debts. Failing to appear (another crime) and calling foul when finally caught doesn't sound responsible to me.
Plus how is robbery with a BB gun an armed robbery?
In many, and possibly most states, pointing any gun, even a fake gun, is armed robbery. Just saying that you have a gun is also armed robbery. If you choose to use a weapon or say that you are using a weapon to commit a crime, your victim is not in a position to determine the legitimacy of the threat. Thus, you've used the threat of force in your crime.
Best suggestion: Don't point any weapon in anyone's face, and if you know you have a jail sentence, know that they'll eventually catch up with you if you walk away from your punishment.
The same way a half-eaten Pop-Tart can be reason for expulsion from school?
On the flip side, the act, even with a fake weapon, causes the same dynamics as if the gun were real. The only upside to a BB gun vs. a real gun is that it's unlikely that you will kill someone in the commission.
Since nobody was hurt way back then, and he seems to have turned his life around, I'm all for super-leniency and allowing him to keep tending to his business and family.
He didn't fail to appear. Read the article.
"and calling foul when finally caught doesn't sound responsible to me."
I'm pretty sure that it's people with common sense that are calling foul. Perhaps yours rolled under the desk. Did you check? It should scare you that the evil government clowns have no common sense. I know it scares Cliven Bundy...
and if you know you have a jail sentence, know that they'll eventually catch up with you if you walk away from your punishment.
OK - once again, he didn't walk away from his punishment. Did you read some article written by the evil clown prosecutor for St. Charles County, the one with no common sense?
All I know is that if I am in a similar situation.... I am not going to around reminding the “justice system” I should be in jail for 13 years. No on here is stupid enough to do this.
I would do same as this man did. Get back to work and to my life done out in the open. If the “justice system” forgets about me this is their business, not mine. This is their line of work and they do every day so they should be good at it.