Gang Leader From Mexico Gets Life Term
1) What was the crime?
The gang leader, Arturo Gallegos Castrellón,He ordered hundreds of killings as cartels battled over control of Ciudad Juárez. He was arrested eight months after the consulate killings and was extradited to the United States in 2012. A federal jury in El Paso convicted him of murder, drug trafficking and money laundering in February.
2) What was the sentence? (make sure the article has a sentence, do not include articles where the person has not been sentenced yet! I will not give you credit if there is no sentence given!)
Sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his role in ordering the 2010 murders of three people associated with the United States Consulate in Ciudad Juárez, killings that rattled both sides of the border as drug violence engulfed the city.
3) In your opinion, what was the main goal of the sentence? (Hint: You learned 5 goals of punishment)
The main reason was to protect public from the person and his crul gang/hitman. It was public safety issue plus with drug trafficking which comes to public health.
It was Incapacitation, to Remove the offender from society,Restrict their freedom,Then they can’t commit more crimes
4) Define determinate and indeterminate sentences. Was the sentence a determinate or indeterminate sentence? How can you tell?
The sentence was determinate and it gives a set period of time that the offender has to serve – lifetime and it does not focus on rehabilitation and instead focuses on getting offenders off the streets for a longer period of time .which in this case he is going to be a lifer!
5) In your opinion, was this sentence just? Give reasons to support your opinion from what you learned in the lectures and readings.
I do not believe it was not just,even though I do not like capital punishment , because when you order to kill hundreds of people , it means you think life is not worthy thing, in that case capital punishment could be...