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Justice not served.
Posted by me on January 15, 2004 02:48 PM | Permalink
Too Bad the football players weren't NYC Cops. Then they would be doing serious hard time for their sodomy crime.
January 15, 2004 03:28 PM
I know it doesn't sound like it, but those were pretty stiff sentences for first-time juvenile offenders. At least they won't be back in school for a while, if ever.
I was surprised though that they weren't tried as adults, given the heinous nature of their crimes.
January 15, 2004 04:30 PM
Love the C=64 banner. And you even have a disk drive... no memory catridge, though. Can't have everything.
January 15, 2004 08:30 PM
I am appalled that those fuck-heads didn't get worse. Appalled.
January 15, 2004 10:54 PM
On a positive note, it appears that most people polled agree with you. On the poll anyways.
Yes- It is strong enough (307 responses)
No- They all should have been sent to juvenile facilities (385 responses)
No- They should have been charged as adults (1989 responses)
Unsure (72 responses)
January 16, 2004 11:37 AM
After reading the Mepham decision, I checked out an editorial/opinion piece on the sidebar. Interestingly enough, the piece (which can be found here) brings up the point that the coaches (at the very least) had a duty to pay attention to what was going on, and to keep this from happening.
I'd be interested to know if anything further happens from the criminal side against the coaches and administrative staff at the school. I'm taking it as a given at this point that there will be civil actions to follow.
January 16, 2004 02:25 PM
"I know it doesn't sound like it, but those were pretty stiff sentences for first-time juvenile offenders. At least they won't be back in school for a while, if ever."
Oh yeah, Rita, that's a real stiff sentence. As juveniles, their records are eventually sealed. It's as if they never committed the crimes. Honestly, what is wrong with people who don't have a problem with this?
Rita, if your kid were one of the victims, would you call this a pretty stiff sentence? The only way this would be a stiff sentence is if the three scumbags were first beaten to a bloody pulp before the "sentence" was handed down.
The judge, the scumbags and all their supporters would do a great service to humanity if they all walked into the Atlantic Ocean and drowned like lemmings.
January 16, 2004 05:12 PM