Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Anthony Weiner begins sentence for criminal behavior that really had indirect unintended consequences for all "the people"
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for a few instances of receiving or transmitting obscene images with a minor under 16, in early 2016. Some of the images had been transmitted with apps that normally delete images after viewing.
He will also have three years of supervised release and have to register as a sex offender. CNN
CNN ran the story Sept. 25 here.
The Huffington Post reported on Nov. 6 that he had reported to start his sentence at a federal “treatment center” in Massachusetts.
Weiner’s activities wound up leading to complications during the last two weeks of the 2016 regarding the discovery of emails from Hillary Clinton to his ex wife. Had this not happened. Hillary might have won the election.
So Weiner’s conduct had accidental consequences that affected many people. This is a true example of where criminal justice is for “the people” and not just one “victim”.