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TheBigSalami t1_j9zvs17 wrote

The judge said he could pay the $293,000 restitution in monthly installments of $200. Sounds like the judge wanted him held liable but didn't want to ruin his life over it.


notamentalpatient t1_ja17hgr wrote

It will take him a little over 122 years of payments to meet that total.


TheTaters t1_ja1dczi wrote

He'll have a reminder for the next 123 years that you shouldn't start forest fires...


RobsEvilTwin t1_ja285ae wrote

Judges sometimes shit me to tears. The point would to be ruin the arsonists life, otherwise it is not a punishment!


Seantwist9 t1_ja2w8nr wrote

Why is the only punishment to ruin someone’s life?


Koshekuta t1_ja39vhs wrote

I don’t know the details to the case but I do believe some people do not wish to live peacefully within society. Those people ideally should be exiled but we don’t do that so yeah if they are actively against societal norms and are seeking to cause harm then it is only retribution they should face.


Seantwist9 t1_ja3ahz4 wrote

I think we should rehabilitate them and not let them back until they’re ready, within reason. But in this case this guy was either sick or a dumbass he set a tree on fire to call for help


Lead_cloud t1_ja3x3gv wrote

This wasn't malicious arson, the dude is just an idiot. The punishment fits, I think


RobsEvilTwin t1_ja4kiv8 wrote

He lit a fire in bushland and then just walked away from it? Without realising he was endangering lives and property?


Lead_cloud t1_ja4o73j wrote

He's a dumbass that got himself lost, and lit a fire to try and make a "smoke signal" to get rescued, which naturally immediately got out of control because he's a dumbass.


RobsEvilTwin t1_ja4xwh0 wrote

Maybe I am overly sensitive to deliberately lit bushfires mate :D We have had some horrific ones that were deliberately lit.


Lead_cloud t1_ja4z9u4 wrote

Yeah, I remember watching coverage of those over the last couple of years, so I completely understand that


12altoids34 t1_ja79cg9 wrote

Are you sure they weren't caused by Jewish space lasers?


RobsEvilTwin t1_ja79rtr wrote

I think those only work in Dumbfuckistan mate :D

The formula is pretty simple. Warmer than usual winter, late wet season, equals a shit ton of dry fuel without the normal window for a winter burnoff.

Huge fuel supply, throw in lightning strikes, the occasional idiot with a cigarette, and a few arsonists and half the country is on fire.


12altoids34 t1_jaaydut wrote

I was intending to make a joke at the expense of Marjorie Taylor green. She's an idiot congresswoman we have in the united states. When California was having massive wildfires at one point she tried to blame them on Jewish space lasers. She was also a Q-anon follower. She's a complete nut job.