Thursday, June 01, 2006
Short people get no respect, and neither do the laws sometimes
http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/05/26/judge.flap.ap/index.html (fixed link) and I was absolutely speechless for about 5 minutes! I mean really, you don't have to goto jail if you're very short in Nebraska? WTF? You know it's really bad when the All Criminals Love Us doesn't even have a comment on it.
The judge's reasoning confounded Amy Miller, legal director for the Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
"I have never heard of anything like this before," she said.
Seems the guy was tall enough to have sexual contact with a 12 year old over the span of months but is too short to goto jail, I'm still speechless. That is even more brillant judicial manipulation then the chewbacca defense! The more I think about this the more I want to know how tall the judge is, and can we send him to jail instead of this pervert. Maybe this paragon of judicial intelligence should allow this guy to spend his probation living with the judge? Everyone should feel free to state their disgust with this judge and drop her a line.