Caroline Giuliani's Shoplifting Sentence: One Day of Community Service
Caroline Giuliani, Harvard student and daughter of Rudy Giuliani, will be sentenced to one day of community service for stealing $100 of makeup from Sephora. If she stays out of trouble for six months, the charge will be dismissed and she won't have a permanent record. New York prosecutors say she is not receiving special treatment, that's the standard punishment for such offenses.
It's interesting that a gram of cocaine, which also costs about $100, is a felony in many states and may result a prison sentence. Even federally, while a misdemeanor, it carries a penalty of up to a year in prison. Stealing involves a third party victim. Why should a gram of cocaine carry a greater penalty than stealing? This is just another example of our misguided drug policy.
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