Twenty-one months for planting tulips

The headline screams "Chickamauga park vandal sentenced to 21 months in prison." The meth addict in question, along with his nephew, was digging for bullets. If he had brought tulip bulbs with him and planted them in the holes dug maybe the court would have shown some leniency. Experience the horror of his wicked deeds:
Crawford and Clay are both accused of removing and damaging bullets and other archaeological resources within the historic Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Fort Oglethorpe — a site, Murphy pointed out, that had seen "one of the most important and far-reaching battles of the Civil War."
He would have gotten a less stiff sentence for a less important battlefield? For community service, let him dig the foundations of the homes going in at Shepherdstown battlefield. He could keep the bullets and the developers would get their earth moved. That would be a win-win, wouldn't it?

But it's too late, the sentence has been decided. Swept up in the drama of Justice, the accused speaks:
"I didn’t think I was doing it to hurt the American people. But if I did, I’m sorry," he said when asked if he wanted to address the judge Friday.
He damaged an old bullet. A bullet representing The People.

If we didn't know what he'd been smoking, we'd ask, "What's he been smoking?"

And what's with this $11,579.19 in restitution? This account says sentencing was on the light side.

We have some federal attorneys and judges with horrible judgement, terrible ethics, and salaried time weighing heavy on their hands.