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The Dona Ana County Jail would not comment, but officials said they do have plans to appeal the jury's decision.
Originally posted by SweetKarma
reply to post by type0civ
I would have to say perhaps you are correct, but victimless? If you are on a public road while intoxicated or distracted from the job at hand, ie:driving, you can very well make someone else your unwilling victim. No disrespect intended.
I do however understand where you are coming from in that perhaps I'm being a bit judgemental. You are right- I have no right what so ever for judging him. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!
Originally posted by sweetnlow
He wont get the money because they don't have the money, but i think to make it even he should have them throw everyone connected into solitary and the victim gets to run the jail for 2 years with a full salary
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by SweetKarma
But the system worked didn't it? He got a settlement.
The day this happens to a US citizen without justice, then we worry.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
I could maybe see this happening in a large, overcrowded jail, but Dona Ana County (home of White Sands and Las Cruces) is a tiny little place with a small population. There is no excuse for denying this man representation, a fair and speedy trial, and access to basic human needs such as grooming, bathing, and medical / dental care.
How many other prisoners are still locked away with no trial and are denied access to legal help and basic necessities? I'll bet it happens more than what our government would like to admit.
Originally posted by batgirl
For the people who think they would gladly go through what he did for the cash settlement, I would think again. Two years in solitary would be mental hell. He is not the same man and never will be again.