Battlepanda: Criminal justice


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Criminal justice

He is seventeen. She is fifteen. Ten years on an aggrevated child molestation rap for consensual oral sex? It strikes Volokh as "unduly harsh."

His fellow conservative "moderate" Dan Riehl however isn't afraid to call 'em like he sees 'em:
The other boys had the sense to take a deal, Wilson declined. Isn't it a bit disingenuous to stand on principle when underneath that principle lies the using of a young girl by six guys all at least two years older than she? He deserves the ten years for stupidity, if not the original crime.

Meanwhile, the judge (and the prosecutor, to some extent) agrees that the sentence does not fit the crime. However, he is bound by mandatory sentencing laws. Did I mention that this case took place in Georgia?