Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Not Fluff

I know, RHM and Particleman. I'm not supposed to post on things that aren't fluff anymore. But this is just interesting.

Let's say you're a convicted sex offender. You're convicted of the crime and are sentenced. In determining the sentence, the court considers, among other factors, your height. In using that as part of the weighing process, the judge determines you shouldn't go to prison, but rather, you need only 10 years of probation.

The appeals court determined that this punishment was unfair; and I think I agree. I don't believe that a person who commits a crime that sends people to prison should get to avoid prison because he's short. This is not like a person who is terminally ill, or anything like that; it's a short person.

This guy was convicted of sexual assault of a child. He's at the bottom of the food chain in prison anyway. I doubt he's in any extra danger because he's only 5'1". Crazy.

3 comments:

Bellejar said...

On how many levels can a judge be wrong?

Hannelie said...

Weird, really weird!

Michelle said...

That's just ridiculous!