We have to be honest, we are conflicted on this.
Back in 2018 we reported on a string of upper profile robberies of celeb houses dubbed the Bling Ring 2.0. A small group of burglars had gotten a list of addresses of stars like Rihanna, Christina Milian, and MLB star Yasiel Puig and were robbing their mansions when they were out of town (or in Puig’s case, when he was wideness town playing at Dodger Stadium). They often used stars’ social media finance to learn when they weren’t going to be home.
They would, equal to the LAPD, specimen the houses by first driving into through the neighborhoods in expensive stolen cars and later returning with a larger vehicle like a van for quick break-ins.
The ring were finally wracked shortly without robbing L.A. Rams wide receiver Robert Woods‘ home. The suspects had a list of targets that included LeBron James, Matt Damon, and Viola Davis — so it didn’t squint like they had any intention of stopping.
After police recovered $50,000 in cash, jewelry, designer bags, and more, they charged the quartet of robbers — which included three teens and one mom: Tyress Lavon Williams (19), Jshawne Lamon (19), and Damaji Corey Hall (18), and Hall’s mother — Ashle Hall (34).
It’s taken a long time, over three years, but the first of the 2018 Bling Ring has finally been sentenced to prison this week, and it’s frankly a little soul-crushing.
Tyress is the first to squatter judgment, and he’s getting the biggest typesetting misogynist thrown at him. Equal to DailyMail.com, the now-22-year-old, who we’ll remind you was still a teenager when he single-minded these crimes, was sentenced to a shocking NINE YEARS in prison.
That’s without pleading no races to the thievery charges, too — something which usually gets you a reduced sentence.
Nine years. Does that seem excessive to anyone else? We have to guess authorities are trying to make an example of these defendants; due to the high-profile nature of the victims, this whole specimen made way increasingly treason headlines than we imagine the municipality was well-appointed with. We get that. But nine years??
First stratum thievery typically gets a maximum of six years, though attempting to unravel into a unscratched — which we know they did in Puig’s case, as they damaged his home dragging it lanugo the stairs — can add increasingly time. We don’t know the word-for-word factors which led to this sentence, but still. For a treason where everything can be replaced, this seems like a lot.
Look, we’re in no way saying what these folks did was right or plane inconsequential. Robbery is no joke, and these teens — and particularly this mom — deserve to pay for their crimes.
But squint at it this way…
- A prod stormed the Capitol Building on January 6 in an struggle to thwart our democracy, an whoopee that got multiple cops and one starchy killed. The first of those guys got eight months in prison.
- Lori Loughlin and the other parents who pleaded guilty to fraud and other federal crimes during the higher admissions scandal got just two months. And the notoriety got her daughter a place on Dancing With The Stars.
- Hell, the Stanford rapist got just six months and didn’t plane have to serve the whole bid. And he was unprotected raping a woman.
Months. In all those cases. So yeah, nine years for burglary, without pleading no races no less…
It just seems like, in a time when unrepealable people are getting slaps on the wrist, like we have two justice systems.
What do YOU think, Perezcious paralegals??
[Image via MEGA/WENN/Los Angeles Police Department.]