Charges reduced in plea bargain: WTF?

Vann was convicted in 2009 of raping a woman in his Austin, Texas, apartment. He was released from prison last year and moved back to Indiana. Before that conviction, he served a year in prison in Indiana after he grabbed a Gary woman in a chokehold in 2004, doused her with gasoline and threatened to set her on fire.

In both cases, the charges against Vann were reduced in plea bargains, and Texas officials deemed him a low risk for violence.

Convicted of rape…. choked… douse with gasoline …. threaten to set on fire …..released from prison ….. deemed low risk for violence

1.  Prosecutors clearing cases by offering and accepting plea deals.  Ya’ want to have good numbers to move up the career ladder.

2. Prisons overcrowd with drug offenders.

via PilotOnline.com: national & world News for Hampton Roads, Va., from The Virginian-Pilot.

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