And people wonder why I take care when typing… Two young criminals from the US, Luke Rance (19) and Brandon Kerrison (21), have been caught by the police when attempting to sell their product. Interestingly, their selling spot was located next to the public library – look what all those books do to people. When searching through Rance’s living place, police have found 1.5 thousand dollars worth of drugs. That is a relatively small amount, but U.S law is hard on drug dealers, so normally the two would receive a considerable sentence nevertheless. Normally.
Judge David Hale, when searching for evidence against the two young men, have went through the texts that they sent to one another as well as other people. He found that both men have took care to write their messages in proper English, using correct grammar and ortography – ”perfect grammar and punctuation”, as he supposedly said, much better than that of the usual drug dealer. This, along with the fact that both men show signs of some culture and views for the future, with one of them studying construction and the other being a beginning actor, had the judge decide to go lenient on them, commanding a very lenient sentence of a hundred hours of unpaid social work and, in Kerrison’s case, participating in a resocialisation program.
The moral of the story is that you can get away with some things if you are a promising human being.