1. There’s no way El Chapo will get out. It’s the USA. They’re sending him to ADX Florence. He’s gonna die in there
2. Why should we free the owner and operator of a black market? Just because the site used bitcoin? I’m really curious, I’d like to know the details of why he deserves to be released. Was he wrongfully convicted?
I mean…maybe they both should be in jail…just a thought…
What am I missing here, you guys are just blindly libertarian or what?
Dude creates eBay for heroin and you’re surprised he’s in jail?
That list looks like a list of people that cooperated with police and got off easy because of it, and the head of the whole thing got what he deserved.
I don’t think this looks like Ross should have a more lenient sentence, but everyone else should have had a harsher one.
I can only guess it must be because they gave information that helped them convict Ross, or find him or both, as well as tip themmoff to all sorts of other things for the operation.
That would let law enforcement put a bigger sent in their operations, rather than just put one guy in jail, and have him replaced immediately.
I don’t get why people are surprised he is in prison?
**Judge:** For stealing that car, 50 years! For raping that woman, 100 years! For carrying a knife, 75 years! For running from the police, 20 years!
**Defendant:** But your honor, I can’t do that much time!
**Judge:** Do what you can, son, do what you can.
US law doesn’t care that you won’t be able to do the time. It is pretty binary in that each crime carries a sentence and each sentence is expected to be served. Each prisoner is expected to do what he can. No need to serve it all.
Not sure if it’s true, but I once heard that in San Quentin and Folsom, prisoners who died before finishing their sentence were buried in the prison graveyard until their sentence had expired, only then was their body given to their family. Not sure if that was true or not.
Everyone on that list got way leas time because they all cooperated against Ross.. also the government wanted to make an example out of ross. This was the first time the government felt really stupid and also powerless for a long time against the drug trade. It also didnt help that ross was extremely arrogant til the end, acting like he did nothing wrong and would win his case
El Chapo isn’t stupid as Ulbricht. He let his attorneys do their jobs in a hopeless situation.
making an example of someone is the opposite of a fair trial
Blakey boy was the SNITCH.
Because they only needed to prove enough to keep el chapo in prison until he dies.
With Ross they wanted to come down hard on people doing crimes over the internet trying to be anonymous. So they wanted to charge everything they could and test it all in court.
Their sentences are effectively the same, as they both will die in prison.
There is some major glaring flaws in the judicial system, this is simply a microcosm
The boss of the gulf cartel also only got like 20 years or so. So it would not be surprising. I guess its pretty hard to actual prove all the crimes.
Let’s not celebrate a guy who ordered hits on people, ok?
So you’re saying Blake Benthall is a snitch?
Remember when Bitcoin was a neat way to order pizza?
Lmfao blake got out without a problem.
He got the big government SHAFT, his sentence is ridiculous..
Wonder how they caught these guys on the dark web? Surely that would have been very difficult? Anyone know?
Colesterol might kill him
That young man never touched the sold drugs, why did he get more time than drug dealers?
Why is this guy held at the same building as terrorists and mass murders? I get it they are “separate ” buildings but what the fuck.
Are there any merits to claims that he hired a hitman to kill FriendlyChemist, someone on silkroad who said they would leak personal info on thousands of silkroad users unless paid 500k. I’ve never seen this discussed in our weekly Ross posts.
Double life is already ridiculous, but hey, why not add another 40 years for good measure? Just in case.
Chapo should be hanged. Ross’s crimes weren’t serious enough to warrant that type of punishment though so I’m glad he’s just in jail.
Clearly the only other way to win is to get Ross to become immortal.
El Chapo is also 61 years old. He’ll most likely die in prison even if the court is incredibly lenient.
What the hell? I JUST let it out!
None of them should have any time, the war on drugs is a failure. Like, the whole world knows, who’s the US trying to fool?
You can sign Ross’s petition for clemency at [FreeRoss.org/petition](https://change.org/p/freerosspetition-we-seek-potus-s-clemency-for-ross-ulbricht-serving-double-life-for-a-website-realdonaldtrump-free-ross).
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