What Made this Judge Overturn a 60 Year Sentence?

 

What we have in this video is a cross roads scenario. A man violates his probation after doing 2 years in prison and for that violation is sentenced to 60 years in prison. That's a lot of time for doing something like driving a car without a license. This gentleman had people willing to speak on his behalf though; to plead his case to the judge, people who put their own reputations on the line in the name of a second chance.

The judge admits that he had already given the man a second chance when he was a child offender and that he wasn't prepared to overturn the 60 year sentence UNTIL he heard the preacher speak, and saw how many people were willing to stand up for him. In the end, the sentence was suspended.

The saying is, "Screw me once, shame on you. Screw me twice, shame on me."

The judge wasn't going to take the blame for giving him a third chance, that blame is now on the community who promised to support this man and hold him accountable for his actions which included repeat burglary offenses. In an ideal world, they kept an eye on him. In a perfect world, he finally found an honest path and now makes his mama proud. I want that so much. I want a happy ending to every story. I want people to keep their promises. I send that energy out now, for this man and his family. I'm just gonna believe it to be true; this time.

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