The longest prison sentence in the world was 141,078 years for running a Thai pyramid scheme.
A woman in 2013 falsely claimed that a man raped her, putting him in prison for four years. Her punishment? 2 months in jail. She was even allowed to serve her sentence on weekends.
In 2008, a woman’s 4 year old child was struck and killed by a drunk driver while they were crossing the street. Because she hadn’t been in a crosswalk, the police charged the woman for 2nd degree vehicular homicide, and jaywalking. The driver was later found by police and admitted to driving under the influence of alcohol and pain killers when the accident took place. Also, he was also blind in one eye. On top of it, he had a prior record of serious convictions; including two hit-and-runs in the past. He was set free after serving only six months of his five-year sentence.
The murder rate in Honduras is so high that some cities have had to start offering a program for free funerals. There is a violent death in Honduras every 74 minutes.
The woman who falsely accused Duke Lacrosse players of raping her is currently in prison for murdering her boyfriend in 2013.
In 1991, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s son killed 2 people while driving. He was only ticketed for improper lane usage & fined $15.
A Mexican man who accidentally killed his cousin while drunk was sentenced to death by being buried with alive with the cousin whom he had killed.
White on black murders make up 4% of all homicides in the US. Black on white murders make up 8%.
A kid was shot with a crossbow in San Diego after him and his friend were throwing rocks at passing cars.
In 2010, a Colorado money manager maimed a cyclist in a hit-and-run. He escaped felony charges by arguing that the smell of his new Mercedes-Benz had aggravated his sleep apnea, which briefly knocked him out.