18-Year-Old Gets 18 Years In Prison For Harlem Shooting

18-Year-Old Gets 18 Years In Prison For Harlem Shooting Yesterday, a judge criticized a teen’s reckless shooting and sentenced him to 18 years in prison, even though his victim said he didn’t deserve the maximum sentence. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Edward McLaughlin, who “presides over many gang and gun-violence cases,” said, “It is startling that there are not more victims of the kind… given the idiocy of the rampant gun violence in Bed Stuy, Harlem, the lower East Side… To be in a gang and to get acquisition of a firearm doesn’t come with the ability to accurately use the thing.” [ more › ]

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