a reply to: queenofswords
At her age I think she should know better but also at her age this sentence is likely far too harsh since it will ruin her entire life which she is
only just starting and to sentence her that long in my opinion - an opinion shared by much of the developed world - would make that state a criminal
in our eye's for it's lack of humanity.
That said what she did was utterly disgusting and of course little kid's and people with weakened immune system's may be the one's to suffer from any
bacteria she may have left upon that food product.
Now as to a suitable sentence, community service and a lifetime ban on going into that food chain as well as a name and shame policy should be in
place - unless it is a serial offence and/or she can be shown to have a contagious disease as then this is not simply food tampering but also a random
assault on other members of the public.
That said and despite my own reservation's about how stark this sentence may be I believe that if the Judge uses proper discretion a balance between
a message to other's that would do likewise AND being fair to the girl given how young she is may still be struck.
As for the boyfriend as an older adult - hopefully not too much older I never did like cradle snatchers - he really should have known better but how
much can he be held responsible for the actions of another, if she is technically a juvenile and he is technically an adult an argument can be drawn
that he was acting as her guardian (though obviously he was not) and is therefore in part responsible for her action's.
I believe this was a child acting badly and irresponsibly - unless malign intent can be shown and proven - and as such she should be treated as a
delinquent, named and shamed and forced to do some community work as well as be educated as her action show's a distinct lack of empathy but could
also be indicative of a lack of education and hatred of society stemming from a potentially disadvantaged childhood, these factors should be taken
into account but sorry to say as an outsider the US does not have a good track record on good and fair justice - at least in the developed western
world though it is still miles better than the third world, about as much better than south american justice as Canadian justice is better than it
By the way I live in the north west of England and there used to be, still is an ice cream factory that used to be called Fredrick's dairy's in the
town of Skelmersdale that supplies many supermarkets with frozen food's like Ice Cream, I have heard many people - different people whom used to work
there telling me a few horror tales such as idiot's spitting phlegm into the vat's while there supervisors had there back's turned and the site had a
bad reputation, in our country what they did if they had been caught would be classed as gross misconduct and they would be dismissed likely without a
police investigation, I have bought treat's myself and found such thing's as finger nails in them.
Another site in that same town called Talona Pizza's since also name changed other story's about the factory made Pizza's (also for supermarket's)
falling off the conveyor and simply being picked up and put back on.
I must stress I never saw this with my eye's so this is what we call third hand information but from sources I truly believed and knew worked there
in those factory's, one worked under me when he came to work at a car part's factory were I was then a line manager.
Best bet make your own or check that the company you are buying from take's it's quality control standard's highly enough to not always go to the
cheapest supplier for it's good's.
She's a very bad girl and need's re-educating but not having her entire life taken from her and being ruined by some overzealous idiot out to make a
case for themselves - that said if she has a disease and did this to harm others then perhaps she does deserve to be locked up.
As for the name and shame despite her young age I stand by that as the girl does need to learn a lesson, what better way than to become a pariah for
a few years though the last thing I would want to see is the kid then go and kill herself or be assaulted by some rather more angry people over the
issue of her vile act, vile but not as vile as a child abusing politician whom then get's away with it and with stitching up the person that tried to
bring them to justice as has happened over here in the UK recently.
edit on 6-7-2019 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)