The news of Anthony Weiner sentenced to twenty-one months is probably too much of an anomaly to deter other politicians.
The story of Anthony Weiner sentenced to “hard time” could be taken as proof that the system worked and that, in America, justice is dispensed impartially. But it is easy to be more cynical about what happened. I suspect most career Democrats will only learn not to publicly embarrass themselves so often that they alienate their friends in high places.
The New York Post reports, “Anthony Weiner gets hard time.”
Weiner, 53, had faced as much as 10 years in the slammer after pleading guilty in May to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor. The feds said Weiner, a former congressman from Brooklyn, began a two-month sexting session with the North Carolina teen shortly after she messaged him on Twitter in January 2016.
He pleaded for probation on the grounds that his online dalliance with the 15-year-old was due to his sick obsession with sexting strangers rather than an obsession with underage girls. The government had asked for two years in prison.
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