There are now two men sitting in jail in New York for the theft of a $2,000 purse belonging to Kirsten Dunst. One of the men also had two trials before finally being sentenced to 4 years in jail. I would guess the State Of New York spent about $40,000 to try the guy twice. They will also spend another $160,000 on him while he is in jail. His partner in crime will also have $160,000 spent on him by the taxpayers of New York.
$360,000 is a lot of money to spend on two guys who stole one purse in a non-violent crime. Now, in this particular case I think the guys in jail are not some innocent victims. The first guy convicted is also probably a drug dealer and the second guy who had to be tried twice seems a little dangerous. I still am not sure whether the pair were invited or not invited into Kirsten Dunst's hotel room and if Kirsten did commit perjury when discussing her drug use she may be looking at some jail time too. It does blow my mind that if these two guys had been drunk off their ass and slammed into a car and done more than $2,000 damage but no injuries occurred that they probably would have received no jail time, but because they walked out of a hotel room with a purse they each get 4 years in jail.