Many people are up in arms about Britney Griner receiving a nine year jail sentence for smuggling marijuana into Russia. The most numerous claim I have seen is that the sentence is out of line with the crime she committed, or that the sentence was politically motivated. That is immaterial, as the nine year sentence was not out of line with what other people in Russia have received for the same crime.
Griner also complained in court that no one read her her Miranda rights. That is just class A stupidity. A person has no rights in Russia, and even if they did, Miranda is a US court decision under US law and wouldn’t apply in Russia. Griner is supposedly a college graduate, even though I could find no mention of her major. Every article I could find only talked about her accomplishments as a college athlete and not as a scholar. With her applying logic like this, it had to be a degree in something inane and easy so that she could qualify for sports.
What makes her claimed defense under Miranda even worse is that the MSM then ran with that, claiming that this raised “procedural questions about her arrest.”
All of those defenses became moot when she pled guilty. Admitting guilt would mean that she was going to face the full wrath of the court. A court, I would add, that she denigrated in the press every chance she got. I am sure that they were not inclined to go easy on her after that.
People need to understand that the rest of the world isn’t the United States. These morons take a knee to protest the US, claiming that it is fundamentally unjust without stopping to consider what the rest of the world is like. You think 9 years for drug smuggling is harsh?
Do you remember the teenager who got caned in Singapore back in 1994 because he stole some traffic signs and vandalized 18 cars? Americans thought that was harsh, but sentence was carried out.
Speaking of Iran, it is one of the ten countries that officially allow executions for being homosexual. There are other countries that executed homosexuals, but it is unofficially carried out. Saudi Arabia has executed people for that offense as recently as three years ago.
Try going to North Korea and saying that Kim Jong-Il was lying when he claimed to have played golf once, where he got 5 holes in one, and finished with a 34 before he declared that the game was too easy and resolved never to play again. You will get life in prison if you are lucky.
Go to China and protest against the government. Take a knee during the Chinese National Anthem before declaring that the government is oppressing you. See what happens.
So Griner, who spent years taking a knee during the National Anthem because she believed that the US was unjustly treating blacks, has an all new perspective on what justice means. Or she should, but I am betting that this self important knucklehead hasn’t learned a thing from all of this.
Well, she has nine years to think about it.