You just described greed.
You just described greed.
Why not just follow another country’s laws while in their borders? Is it really that hard?
Why not show support a fellow American who is imprisoned by unjust laws? Is it really that hard?
Anyone who thinks she received a fair trial is either delusional or ignorant.
You may see the law as unjust, but alot of people dont.
and most importantly, Russia doesnt.
Why - because they have laws at their borders like every other country does? Is Singapore a joke of a nation? Thailand? Malaysia? Their rules regarding bringing prohibited substances through their borders are even harsher than Russia's. The only way this would be a joke or a farce is if these laws and regulations were not known to travellers and they were arbitrarily sprung on Griner, except I have heard or read nothing to support that. Yes vape cartridges seem like a ridiculous thing to be imprisoned for - but that's because we live in America where you can buy weed like any other consumer good now in many states. But again back to the underlying principal, Russia, no matter how much we hate Putin, the ideologies of that place, the war on Ukraine erc, has a right to set the law on their patch of land. End of story.
What is a joke, farce? Let's be honest here - Griner thought she was above the law. She thought she could do what she wanted and get away with it. She has played there 8 years - not a chance in hell she didn't know the law and yet she chose to try and circumvent it. I mean she has nothing to complain about and you can all thumbs down me all you want this is the reality. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean you are right and I tell you who cares the least about that - the Russian Federation.
It’s precisely because she was never going to get a fair trial that she should have been more careful.
I don’t go to Iran and start yelling “God bless America” because I know it won’t work out well for me.
i am not going to support an “American” who only wants to praise the US when it suits her
Again, it is illegal to flee North Korea, punishable by death. Why not just follow the laws?
Nobody said she shouldn't be punished. They are saying this entire trial is a farce. And CBD oil is in no way drug smuggling. She is being targeted because she is American.
If speeding was punishable by 9 years in prison, and you accidentally went 1 over the limit, I doubt you'd say "I should have just followed the law. take me away, I deserve justice." CBD oil is about as dangerous as going 1 over the speed limit.
Again, you must use your brain just a tiny bit to realize that CBD oil does not equal 9 years in prison.
Theres a reason many countries have harsh drug laws, and secure borders.
We have neither and we’re paying a huge price for that.
look what drugs are doing to the United States? Its destroying many communities and has destroyed many communities just in the last few years alone.
look where the drugs are coming from?
China to mexico , across the border.
Your repeated use of North Korea makes no sense here. If I go to North Korea as a non citizen and break their laws, I expect to be punished accordingly. I don’t get a free pass just because their laws suck.
If the punishment for speeding was having my right foot lopped off, and I got caught speeding, I couldn’t complain about the punishment.
Work to change laws instead of breaking them; makes life easier.
It does in Russai.
How difficult is that for you to comprehend?
Dumb bítch got 9 years lol
For having a joke of a law and judicial system ‘a enforcement of it.
why the quotes on "American" ?
Do you think praising America at all times is prerequisite for being an American? You do realize how stupid that is, right? How Un-American?
One thing is certain: If America was only made up of people like you, we wouldn't even have a country. You would have been a Crown Loyalists without a doubt.
My point is that you would absolutely complain about the punishment. And again, everyone with common sense here is simply saying that 9 years is a joke. She is targeted because she is American. You won't agree with that, because you think that because she is a woke fool, that she deserves an unjust punishment.
Your only logic is "it's the law." And people are saying "yes, it is the law, and the punishment has been exaggerated because she is American. She is an idiot, but even an idiot deserves a fair punishment."
Because when you continually crap on America and make a huge portion of your salary overseas you are no countryman of mine.
I think understanding what this country was built on and respectfully trying to implement the changes you desire makes you American. Being a weed smoking baby that constantly plays identity political makes you an “American”
Idc if Donald trump, Barack Obama, or the pope get arrested with weed in Russia. My level of sympathy remains the same: zero.
You also keep using the word “unjust.” Maybe it is by your standards but I love harsh sentences for drugs of any kind.
According to this, she made 6x her American salary playing in Russia. Good for her. Genuinely. She wanted to work extra hard and get paid accordingly. She's a great capitalist. Why she wanted to earn more is 100% her own business and no one else's. You'd think she could afford better Russian lawyers though... both to warn her of local drug laws and fight her charges more effectively. But again, Biden will spring her and offer up something comically out of proportion, the way Obama gave up five major Taliban terrorists in exchange for that traitor Bowe Bergdahl.
Normally I would agree. But this isn't a harsh sentence, it's insanity. It's beyond insanity.
Regardless of what AOC may teach you, hating on America isn't cool. And this sentence(not the verdict) is purely hating on America. You and Griner are actually the same.
Because she hates America? That's why I won't support her. She criticizes America but sure wants our help in coming back here. She can rot there for all I care.
No. I don't think Brittney should spend one second in jail over weed. This is 100% political by Putin. It's sad for her and her family.
However, hopefully the woke left will now find some redeeming qualities in America. She now has 9 years to grow the f*ck up. Maybe read some books.