Free Barry Bonds!

Well, technically, Barry Bonds is free. Sort of. Despite prosecutors seeking 15 months in prison for the perjury obstruction of justice charge Bonds faced, baseball’s home run king gets 30 days of house arrest and two years probation with an additional 250 hours of community service.

Leaving the legalese to the lawyer who wrote the linked post, let me say lying in court is bad. Evading direct questions to cover your ass (in a non-Fifth Amendment way) also bad.

Spending tens of millions of government dollars to catch a liar in something approximating a kangaroo court is bad, too. Are the streets safer? Is the impressionable youth hearing a loud and clear message for the first time? Hopefully. Don’t lie in court, it is bad. Very bad. Much worse than steroids, I assure you.