A forum for Princeton residents to express opinions about local and national issues
Question of the Week: "What are your thoughts on the sentencing Martha Stewart received?
"I would say that the punishment fits the crime. She lied to federal investigators and obstructed the investigative process, and she definitely deserves to spend a little time in jail and I think that is appropriate. People need to be incentivized to tell the truth to federal investigators, and there needs to be real repercussions to force people to do so."
Kent Hogshaire, Stanworth Lane
"Compared to a lot of other people who have abused positions of corporate responsibility, I don't think that she should have been indicted at all and she got a pretty light sentence which is the most that she should have received."
Gary Snyder, Copper Vail Court
"I think she was a woman who was taken advantage of."
Louise Orchard, Butternut Row
"I guess, if she really did something wrong as she was judged, then she deserves punishment just like the average everyday person. She should not get out of it just because of her name and fame. If she deserves it, she should get her due judgment."
Jill Good, Emmonds Drive
"I don't think she should have lied, but I think that she did the wrong thing, and I wish she had apologized when she was sentenced. But I think that they went after her a lot harder than they would have your average woman."
Suzanne Gilligan, Primrose Circle