Martin Shkreli is the delusional, sociopathic, privileged dick hole also knows as the “Pharma Bro” who screwed over (probably douchebag) investors and drastically raised the price of the life-saving drug Daraprim. Today he was sentenced to seven years in prison for securities fraud relating to his former hedge fund. AKA he’s a theft, but through abstract means that are less compelling than a visual of someone running out of a store with a wad of cash.
I understand that there are downsides to the death penalty and I can’t say that I’m wildly passionate about it. But. Does Martin Shkreli really have to live? Here’s what his lawyer had to say about the adult thirty-four-year-old’s conviction:
I’m old enough to be his father. There are times I want to hug him … There are times when I want to punch him in the face. [He] may have some degree of social awkwardness, [but is] an interesting man with great potential.
This isn’t an application for a competitive pre-school. This is real life, real peoples’ money, and a real douchebag. And also, does he have to live? Let us know how you would have sentenced Shkreli in the comments.
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