[h=1]Man Who Drugged, Raped Wife On Video Gets 8 Years Home Detention[/h]
Should it matter that a rape victim was married to the accused?
No.... Rape is rape!!
He should have been locked up!!!!!
What's with judges and rape sentences lately?
Rapist Gets Light Sentence Because Judge Says 14-Year-Old 'Wasn't The Victim She Claimed To Be'
This stuff just drives me batty. This is not even a case where there is even a question on whether there was guilt involved since the @%@#$ guy recorded it on video.
The 14 yr old case was another disgusting round of sentencing. This whole mentality feeding in of "she asked for it" is gross.
That's a crazy sentence! If he'd done that to anyone else, he'd be in prison for years. If she doesn't consent then it's rape, and she can't consent when she's been drugged and/or is asleep. Being married to her doesn't change that, should never change that.
Another judge in the Sir Young case tightened up his probation requirements. Judge imposes new terms in Texas rape case - Houston Chronicle
Protesters Demand Answers After Rich Man Avoids Any Jail Time For 7th DUI Conviction | ThinkProgress
“The judge has said at some point that he’s an important businessman in the community, and it wouldn’t be fair for him (and) his employees would suffer if he went to real jail,” said Sam Miller in an interview with local station KOMO News. “And my question is, what about the people that might suffer if he kills somebody?”
Ever since his arrest, Goodman has been the recipient of relatively lenient punishment from the court system. His bail was initially set at $75,000, which he paid. Though his request to leave the state for a trip to Las Vegas was denied, Judge Dixon did grant Goodman permission to fly to New York City for the Super Bowl just barely a month after his arrest. Goodman’s lawyer told the judge that his client had “what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see his hometown team play in the Super Bowl.”
It is all getting so ridiculous! We really need to overhaul the justice system and the concept of "blind justice."
I'm curious -- do you (general you) have faith in our current justice system? What do you believe is driving these type of (imho) insane sentencing? More - what do you believe is the solution? Term limits?
I think this sentencing is gross.
I still hold faith in the justice system but it is inconsistent. Some rulings are way too lenient and some are much harder than need be.
Race, gender, status in community still are factors in sentencing and it's not right.