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    At least he was convicted. The country will be safe for the next three months. Let's try to look on the bright side, here.

    I doubt they'll really let him go. Someone would do something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    At least he was convicted. The country will be safe for the next three months. Let's try to look on the bright side, here.


    Now he gets to be on sex offender registries and some bleeding heart can protest the unfairness of that.
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    See, I think a plea bargain is sensible when trying to get a conviction on a bigger criminal, when dealing with someone convicted of a petty crime.

    Considering there was one guilty party, who confessed to the crime, and due to the nature of the crime, a plea is just an abuse of the system.

    The mother first met Earls in 2007. She said she felt uneasy about him watching her children and tried to look up his past on the Internet. She found only “something minor” and a protective order involving a former wife.

    What she didn’t find were his convictions for shooting a man in 1982, or stabbing a woman in nearby Weleetka nearly 13 years later. She also didn’t discover that Earls had been in prison for six-plus years.
    So he is a repeat violent offender with a prior stint in prison to boot.

    Doesn't sound like Oklahoma has a three strikes law?
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    It's a shame that it isn't more of a case by case system, I can see where it could go wrong like that, but in this case I can only see how it would have gone the right way.

    It's hard really to find the right thing to say right now because stories like this always upset me and make me emotional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Okay, I'm pissed about what happened and think something needs to be fixed.

    However, as a side issue:


    What's the deal with the right-wing talk show hosts?

    They scream at "activist" judges who "reinterpret the law as they see fit."
    Now they're screaming because the judge himself is pissed but won't change the law to suit his fancy.
    You know, I'm getting sort of sick of political stances where it's "Please don't interfere with the law... unless of course it fits with my ideology."

    In any case... obviously the law needs changed.
    Darn good point. Feelers, the bunch of them!

    On a more serious note, I'd like "off with his balls" to be reintroduced as a potential sentence.

    The judge seems to suggest that he was bound by the rules within which the case had to be considered. What is the next course of action - can this be appealed?

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    The judge should receive the other 19 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Okay, I'm pissed about what happened and think something needs to be fixed.

    However, as a side issue:


    What's the deal with the right-wing talk show hosts?

    They scream at "activist" judges who "reinterpret the law as they see fit."
    Now they're screaming because the judge himself is pissed but won't change the law to suit his fancy.
    You know, I'm getting sort of sick of political stances where it's "Please don't interfere with the law... unless of course it fits with my ideology."

    In any case... obviously the law needs changed.
    the travesty wasn't that the judge didn't use personal bias when determining the sentence, it was that the judge forced the girl to testify in front of the guy who raped her which understandably created a poor environment for questioning her as a witness.

    the alternative was to have her questioning done via video or something like that. i'm not a lawyer, that's just what i remember from reading about it.
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    I read this then I went WTF!

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    WTF?
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    Does what the mother has to say about this sound suspect to anyone?
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