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Is Life for Rubashkin Overkill?

Posted by Glezele Vayne on June 25, 2010

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by Edwin Black

Investigative journalist and author Edwin Black says Sholom Rubashkin’s sentence is completely disproportionate, and backs it up with the facts of the case.

Originally, some people said they wouldn’t mind if kosher butcher Sholom Rubashkin got life in prison and rot behind bars until he dies. Yesterday, June 22, 2010, their wish was fulfilled by U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade in a northern Iowa courtroom. Under the stiff sentence, Rubashkin rots in jail essentially until he dies, a 27 year sentence supplemented by five years of probation to the 51-year man—and then he pays $27 million in restitution. Judge Reade’s sentence exceeded even the government’s request of 25 years. Now many people are outraged at the harsh treatment being meted out to Rubashkin and ask in disbelief, “What’s going on?” Read the rest of this entry »

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