New Orleans man faces 20 years for stealing $30 in candy

Jacobia Grimes, an African American male from Louisiana, was just caught shoplifting about thirty dollars worth of candy bars at a Dollar General Store. Because he was caught shoplifting before, from places like Rite-Aid and Blockbuster Video – always for less than 500 dollars worth of items – the District Attorney in the case has decided to charge Grimes with felony theft. And now, he is facing 20 years to life behind bars. Twenty years of his life, for some candy. The Resident discusses. Follow The Resident at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident

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