In case you have been sleeping under a rock, here’s a review. Two years ago, Howard’s Rock at Clemson — named after football Hall of Famer Frank Howard — was vandalized. The culprit, Micah Rogers, was arrested and charged with misdemeanors.
According to Rogers’ attorney, the damage was assessed at $10,000 and the charges were then upgraded to larceny and malicious injury.
Rogers is set for court on July 20th 2015 in which he faces twenty years.Twenty years for a rock sounds more like a murder charge. Ten years is the usual sentence for criminals who face for larceny of $10,000 or more in South Carolina.
We should all be law abiding citizens, but in an instance where we aren’t and decide to break a piece of a rock on a pedestal should we really spend 20 years of our life in prison? Replacing/fixing the rock would be justice enough, unless this is the same rock Jesus asked Moses to speak to and he decided to strike.
In that case, off with his head.
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