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  •  If you will... (0+ / 0-)

    just assure me you don't in any way shape or form have any authority over the justice system I will be able to sleep tonight. Despite your protestations to the contrary I care about the victim. I also am concerned about the perpetrators. Regardless of your wishes they will be out and free in society when they become adults.  It seems like every attempt to insure they don't offend in this manor again is a win.
    The victim and the perpetrator are separate issues. Now that the horrific deed is done in no way does punishment serve the victim. If the perpetrator can understand what they did wrong and why it is wrong perhaps they don't need to be incarcerated for their adult life, as you seem to be advocating for.

    This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

    by Tonedevil on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 11:23:50 PM PDT

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    •  I'll never have authority in the justice sytem. (0+ / 0-)

      I think your concern for the perpetrators is admirable but equally disgusting. They're sex offenders. Giving them a warning isn't what you do to people like that. They don't deserve to be "out and free in society". I don't think so. Their punishment is so light that I think they'll take it for granted. It tends to happen with sex offenders.

       Don't you think the victim would be happier knowing her rapists got punished? Instead they're getting a light punishment, one that is resulting in death threats to the victim.

       We'll see though. If they never does this again, then okay I see your point. That doesn't absolve them in any way though. It shouldn't.

       I still say they should be incarcerated for a nice chunk of their lives, but if juvenile detention somehow changes them for the better (which I doubt), then fine.

       

    •  Here's A Win For You (1+ / 0-)
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      It seems like every attempt to insure they don't offend in this manor again is a win.
      Well, then, we need to get the laws reformed so that perps like this are kept behind bars for a time appropriate to the severity of their offense. When they get out, presbyopia and creaky joints ought to inhibit their search and pursuit of further victims.

      Sorry, but your misguided sympathy is just reinforcing the stereotype of liberals as soft-hearted and softer-headed nitwits.

      On the Internet, nobody knows if you're a dog... but everybody knows if you're a jackass.

      by stevemb on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:50:58 AM PDT

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