Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Judge orders teen charged for starting Eagle Creek Fire to pay $36.6M in restitution

quote [ HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A Hood River County Circuit Court judge ordered the teen responsible for starting the Eagle Creek Fire to pay more than $36.6 million in restitution to cover the damage caused by the fire. ]

I get the reasoning behind it, and I don't necessarily disagree, but at some point it feels like execution would be a more humane punishment.
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[by Bruceski@1:47amGMT]


Bruceski said @ 2:10am GMT on 22nd May [Score:2]
Turns out that since he's a juvenile, any remaining fees can be expunged after ten years. So there's that, at least.
perezoso said @ 4:15am GMT on 22nd May
Yeah, given that can presumably be 'gotten off for good behavior' in a decade or so, I really don't see a huge problem here. There was a burn ban. It was some pretty nice public land (not to mention a town as well). Let the judgment at least semi-reflect the damage. He'll likely be 'free' by the time he's 30 ...
arrowhen said @ 2:40am GMT on 22nd May
Oh good, I was afraid the judge would go soft because of his age and only order him to pay a mere couple of million.
rezties said @ 3:55am GMT on 22nd May
May as well go for an even billion. No -- two trillion; sometimes you gotta treat yoself, you know?

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