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19th Aug '16 7:28:11 AM MaulMachine
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*** There is also mounting pressure for Presidents to use this power to alleviate the sentences of non-violent criminals who were the victims of Mandatory Minimum sentencing laws, which to some voters seem over-harsh.
4th Aug '16 10:37:17 PM Premonition45
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* In ''Film/StarTrekTheSearchForSpock'', the TOS crew commits numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well he preferred that lower rank.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekTheSearchForSpock'', ''Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock'', the TOS crew commits numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well he preferred that lower rank.
2nd Aug '16 6:05:12 PM Premonition45
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* In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film series, the crew commit numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well he preferred that lower rank.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekTheSearchForSpock'', the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' film series, the TOS crew commit commits numerous crimes to help resurrect Spock such as forcibly stealing the decommissioned USS Enterprise, sabotaging the USS Excelsior, later destroying the Enterprise. To that, the whole idea of ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'' is to create an opportunity so spectacular for the crew to save Earth that they could get off easy for the above charges. As it is, the only punishment is a token one of Admiral Kirk being demoted to Captain again for insubordination, even as the authorities understand full well he preferred that lower rank.
19th Jun '16 8:23:17 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''{{Thunderbolts}}'', about villains becoming heroes. MACH-1, previously the Beetle, learns that for the Thunderbolts to be allowed to continue functioning, he must go to jail for a murder he committed. He does so willingly, and even sabotages a break-out attempt that would have included him. [[spoiler:He's eventually given expedited parole for helping save the world multiple times.]]
* Averted in the first run of MarvelComics ''ComicBook/NewWarriors''. After Vance Astrovik, AKA Marvel Boy, is convicted of [[spoiler:negligent homicide]], he [[SelfRestraint refuses to go along]] when his teammates try to break him out.

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* Subverted in ''{{Thunderbolts}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}}'', about villains becoming heroes. MACH-1, previously the Beetle, learns that for the Thunderbolts to be allowed to continue functioning, he must go to jail for a murder he committed. He does so willingly, and even sabotages a break-out attempt that would have included him. [[spoiler:He's eventually given expedited parole for helping save the world multiple times.]]
* Averted in the first run of MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics ''ComicBook/NewWarriors''. After Vance Astrovik, AKA Marvel Boy, is convicted of [[spoiler:negligent homicide]], he [[SelfRestraint refuses to go along]] when his teammates try to break him out.
23rd May '16 10:27:39 AM Josef5678
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This is the opposite of the "[[Series/{{Supernatural}} Go to Hell, Go Directly to Hell,]] DoNotPassGo, Do Not Collect $200" Card.

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This is the opposite of the "[[Series/{{Supernatural}} Go to Hell, Go Directly to Hell,]] DoNotPassGo, Do not pass Go, Do Not Collect $200" Card.
15th May '16 12:28:47 PM CobaltJacket
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* In the Information Security industry, it is common practice for "White Hat" (ie. good) security professionals to obtain a letter indemnifying them from legal repercussions, before discovering security vulnerabilities at that organization. Such a letter, called a "Get Out of Jail Free card," is obtained from the executives and attorneys at the organization which they are evaluating. This is more important if the professional in question is not an employee of the target organization.
4th May '16 1:06:25 AM EricW
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* From Fanfic/TheLittlePonyLegend:
** Despite the obvious issue of being a former terrorist with a laundry list of crimes under her belt, due to cooperating with the world leaders during the campaign end, [[spoiler: P'li]] is let out on probation as a guest of the Air Acolytes. She does face severe distrust in the process though, and does work on earning her keep from then on.
** Discussed again when Team Avatar and the Mane Six decide on what they should do with Starlight Glimmer. In the end, she's given one of two choices: either she goes to jail and serves her sentence, or get taken in under the care of the airbenders on Air Temple Island. By choosing to stay on Air Temple Island, she not only gets to redeem herself but also to make amends with her old friend Sunburst.
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22nd Mar '16 12:54:57 PM Jhonny
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* In the political discourse - particularly regarding the economic downturn after 2007, the term "Too big to Jail" has made the rounds. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment and that is all that needs to be said on that here]].
9th Mar '16 3:17:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DumbAndDumber'': Harry and Lloyd were about to be thrown at a volcano when Harry produced a "Get Out of Being Thrown At a Volcano Free" card. He was allowed to leave but Lloyd still needed rescuing.

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* ''DumbAndDumber'': ''WesternAnimation/DumbAndDumber'': Harry and Lloyd were about to be thrown at a volcano when Harry produced a "Get Out of Being Thrown At a Volcano Free" card. He was allowed to leave but Lloyd still needed rescuing.
12th Feb '16 12:44:30 PM erforce
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* At the end of ''{{Shooter}}'', [[spoiler: Swagger is set free by the Attorney General after the charge he was framed for, the assassination of an African archbishop, is proven false by the fact that the murder weapon could not have been used, thus he could not have fired it.]] This seems perfectly logical, but no one, not even the incognito BigBad who was sitting right next to the war council, seems to address the fact that Swagger killed a number of men and caused untold amounts of property damage between the beginning of the film and now in his quest for vengeance.

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* At the end of ''{{Shooter}}'', ''Film/{{Shooter}}'', [[spoiler: Swagger is set free by the Attorney General after the charge he was framed for, the assassination of an African archbishop, is proven false by the fact that the murder weapon could not have been used, thus he could not have fired it.]] This seems perfectly logical, but no one, not even the incognito BigBad who was sitting right next to the war council, seems to address the fact that Swagger killed a number of men and caused untold amounts of property damage between the beginning of the film and now in his quest for vengeance.
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