Answer: When you're up before Judge Carol Hagen:
A career criminal with more than 100 offences has again walked free from court, despite getting a 'last chance' from the same judge two years ago.And yes, if that name seems familiar, you're right. She's featured on this blog before.
And if she continues in this vein, she almost certainly will again:
She told Spaulding: ‘You present me with a real problem Sundee Spaulding. You commit offence after offence and always there is some excuse on your part.
‘The question for me is do I send you to prison or not. I am persuaded that it is in the interests of justice that I do not activate that suspended sentence.
‘It seems to me to offer the best chance at this point in time to dissuade you from committing further criminal offences.
‘I’m giving you a final chance. If any of these conditions I impose are breached you are going to prison for 12 months.
‘This is a real opportunity.’Yes, you read that right - the best chance to prevent her committing further crimes is to not punish her for this one.
One's a useless waste of state funding and oxygen, the other's the defendant.