Bittersweet in my opinion

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Posted by Ballpark Frank ( on 08:41:05 01/20/17

In Reply to: a little jail, a little money posted by Hoot


Thanks for the news/link. I believe the punishment is disproportionate to the crime. Just like the commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence, I fear that such a light consequence will just encourage others to engage in the behavior. I can't believe their attorney had the temerity to claim that they were trying to encourage people to visit their national parks!!!! Sure, go to Yellowstone, and flout any number of rules, some for resource protection, some for visitor safety, and some for both. These clowns not only walked off the boardwalk on bacteria mats. They flew drones and rode bikes off the road. I wonder what other behaviors they engaged in that they were not charged with, due to lack of evidence. They are lucky they didn't appear in front of "Judge Ballpark"! I can't help but wonder what they did in Death Valley, Mesa Verde, and Zion.


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