Considering the actual harm he was doing to society (virtually none) I think his sentence was egregious. I realize this isn't the state of the law currently, but the law is frequently wrong, and it's not until later, once it's changed that people start going "Wow, what the hell were we thinking, throwing people in jail for this stuff?"
Also, I spoke with Keith Kizer on the issue of his reffing for the NSAC in the future, and while he didn't give me a flat yes, he did say there was no need to kick a guy while he's down- I think he'll be back reffing as soon as he's out.
His helmet was stifling, it narrowed his vision. And he must see far. His shield was heavy. It threw him off balance. And his target is far away.