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originally posted by: skunkape23
I'll be surprised if he lasts a month in prison.
Child rapists don't fare well in the big house.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
Just reading what you said after the quoted text was disturbing as all hell.
I can't even begin to comment on the actual quote. Jesus Christ, "your honor."
originally posted by: Xtrozero
I'm just glad I do not have girls...
I would be in jail a long time if this happened on one of mine, and happily accept my fate.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Anyafaj
This....this I do not understand.
The work had been DONE already! The guilty party had been sentenced, and incarcerated! Unless some kind of evidence came forward to somehow exonerate the bastard of any criminal behaviour what so ever, the charge, the conviction, and the sentence, should have stood as they damned well were! What is the judge trying to achieve here? Surely the ends of justice are not served by this turnaround?
And as for the idea that he did not harm the child.... What? Pardon? Care to run that one by me again? Obviously my under developed cranium leaves me incapable of spotting the no doubt STERLING leap of logic which allowed the judge to come to THAT conclusion!
Can you imagine being the child's parents right now? Can you imagine being one of the investigating officers? The poor bastards. Police officers, for all that some of them are full on nut bars, have one of the toughest jobs you can imagine. Not only are they at risk of being shot on the job, or seriously injured, but they see the colon and terminating sphincter of humanity on a daily basis. The ones who investigated and collated the evidence for this case, must have been exposed to concepts, thought patterns, and an unfolding picture of physical evidence which would have been enough to make a person vomit through their nostrils, and weep for the victim.
I wonder, do the police believe that no harm was done?
I wonder whether the child in question, believes that no harm was done, and whether they will still believe that later on in their life, when things which seem natural to everyone else, seem somehow and inexplicably terrifying?
I will tell you what I believe. I believe that the first duty of any society worth a damn, is to defend its youngest and weakest, with the most robust, most steadfast, most unflinching and awesome fury. I believe that those who commit violence, whether that be rape or physical abuse of other kinds, against children, should be permanently removed from society. I believe that anyone who acts to water down societies response to these sorts of crime should be arrested and charged with reckless endangerment of children. I believe that it is high time that the judiciary learned that their job, just as the job of any public servant, is to do as the people expect, and NO person expects those who commit acts like these to get a lighter sentence.
This is the most ridiculous erosion of justice that I have read of for a good long while. Absolutely disgraceful.