Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

January 5, 2006

Liberals Protect Women and Children?

Filed under: — Different River @ 7:00 pm

Clayton Cramer points to a report on a judge who sentenced a serial child rapist to 60 days (not years! days!) for repeatedly raping a girl for four years starting when she was seven years old.

The judge said he no longer believes in punishment and is more concerned about rehabilitation.

Prosecutors argued that confessed child-rapist Mark Hulett, 34, of Williston deserved at least eight years behind bars for repeatedly raping a littler girl countless times starting when she was seven.

But Judge Edward Cashman disagreed explaining that he no longer believes that punishment works.

“The one message I want to get through is that anger doesn’t solve anything. It just corrodes your soul,” said Judge Edward Cashman speaking to a packed Burlington courtroom. Most of the on-lookers were related to a young girl who was repeatedly raped by Mark Hulett who was in court to be sentenced.

The sex abuse started when the girl was seven and ended when she was ten. Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of eight to twenty years in prison, in part, as punishment.

Judge Cashman also also revealed that he once handed down stiff sentences when he first got on the bench 25 years ago, but he no longer believes in punishment.

“I discovered it accomplishes nothing of value; it doesn’t make anything better; it costs us a lot of money; we create a lot of expectation, and we feed on anger,”Cashman explained to the people in the court.

Right — so this liberal judge wants to let a serial child rapist out on the street in two months just so he can save a few bucks?

And they accuse conservatives of trying to “balance the budget on the backs of the poor”! Liberals think it’s better to balance the budget on the vaginas of little girls?
Are they nuts?

(Well, maybe: Michael Savage titles his book Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.)

One Response to “Liberals Protect Women and Children?”

  1. chris Says:

    Please express your outrage to:
    Edward J Cashman
    29 Lamoille St
    Essex Junction, VT 05452-3729
    (802) 872-0615

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