Twitter hated Paul Manafort’s sentence


So Paul Manafort was convicted of assorted fraud and sentenced to 47 months in prison the other day, and my newsfeed filled up with tweets and retweets like this:

And this:

And this:

The general sentiment, at least at first, was that Manafort got off easy, not that these other people got over-sentenced. And a lot of these tweeters are supposedly for criminal justice reform or other checks on power — that Daily Beast article, for instance, doesn’t portray Fate Vincent Winslow’s life sentence as appropriate.

It took hours for some criminal-justice reformers to point out to their peers that wishing injustice on your political enemies is a bad look for them, even if it is a Trump minion this time.

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