So Plaxico Burress got sentenced for 2 year in prison for carrying an unlicensed fire arm. As you would probably know the whole thing is about an incident that happened last year where Plax, at a nightclub accidently shot himself in the leg. The blogs and gossip sites ate the shit up until it got serious. Today he was sentenced.
According to TMZ things got quite emotional as the sentence was affirmed. Plax had to say goodbye to his wife and little son, hugging them both and eventually tearing up. The rest of the family in the courtroom also began crying.
The ordeal is unfortunately ironic. The guy gets put in jail for shooting himself. Of course the sentence revolves around the unlicnesed firearm but you've already got people like Al Sharpton and the NY Giants publicly stating their feelings of remorse and discontent with the outcome. In my opinion the sentence reflects a rebuke of the celebrities get off easy ideology and also a emphasis of the crime to publicly show the consequences of carrying unregistered guns. In that sense the sentence was smart.
However it does come at the expense of a man who has to live those consequences. There's probably a lot of other types of "criminals" that deserve jail time like this but didn't get it (cough CB cough). And there's also the point that relatively minor incidents like this (in the context) congest our federal prison system.
Yeah he commited a crime but the guy shot himself. Thats punishment and justice too. However someone needs to be an example 'what ya get when you carry unregistered guns.' I dunno though because he'll probably get parole pretty early in my opinion.
For Plax and T.I before him, good luck bros.