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Crime deemed "stupid," criminals remained free

John Diedrich and Ryan H of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report that a pair of criminals who robbed a 17-year-old at gunpoint avoided incarceration because "neither the judge nor the prosecutor appears to have considered the crime or their past records to be serious, according to transcripts of the sentencing. Rather than a brazen holdup that threatened Stewart's life, they referred to the crime as 'silly' and 'stupid.'" Less than a year later, one of them had killed someone.

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