September 5, 2013
Once again we take time off from the Lighter Side of Life to ask the all-important question:
What the HELL is the matter with you people????
Compare the sentences for the following two crimes:
From the Idaho Statesman September 2, 2013
N. Idaho Man Convicted of Abuse Slated for Release
SANDPOINT, Idaho — A northern Idaho man convicted of molesting a child in Bonner County over a four-year period may soon be released on probation after serving only months in a prison treatment program.
The Bonner Daily Bee reported Roy Lewis Baldwin received a five-year to 25-year prison term when he was sentenced in February.
At the time, however, 1st District Judge John T. Mitchell retained jurisdiction, meaning he could be released earlier if he successfully completed a prison rehabilitation program.
Last week, Mitchell ordered Baldwin released on probation, pending a polygraph and psychosexual evaluation.
He's currently being held in Bonner County Jail in Sandpoint.
Prosecutors say Baldwin, who is 67, sexually abused a Bonner County girl from 2008 to 2012 when she was between the ages of 6 and 10.
Idaho Statesman, September 5, 2013
Man Gets at Least 12 Years for Kidnapping Boy
Orofino—A former Lewiston man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping the 6-year-old and holding him at knifepoint while demanding a ride into Orofino has been sentenced. The Lewiston Tribune reports 2nd District Judge Michael J. Griffin sentenced Roger D. Ehler, 57, on Tuesday to up to 20 years in prison, with 12 fixed.
And let’s not forget the Montana judge who sentenced a teacher to 30 days in jail for having sexual relations with a 14-year-old student because the victim was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation as the teacher was.” Prosecutors are protesting the sentence.
I’m not actually an activist, but I would like to slap a few people.