Since we’re talking about robberies and burglaries, why do you think they carry harsher sentences? Because robberies and burglaries go wrong and people are beaten, maimed or killed during the commission of those crimes at an alarming rate. That risk drives sentences designed to remove that risk from society for as long a period as possible. You can prey on your fellow citizens and then claim “racial terrorism”, especially when the vast majority of equally marginalized fellow travelers find their way without committing robberies or burglaries. Putting a gun in some clerk’s face for the hundred bucks in the register isn’t a cry for help, and compassion doesn’t preclude punishment for potentially violent crimes.