Friday, January 06, 2006

Vermont is safe haven for pedophiles

Someone call Michael Jackson, Roman Polanski, and Mel Reynolds.

A liberal judicial activist in Vermont (big surprise there) recently sentenced a child rapist to a whopping sixty...days. From WND:
Claiming he no longer believes in punishment, a Vermont judge issued a 60-day sentence to a man who confessed to repeatedly raping a girl over a four-year period, beginning when she was 7 years old.

Judge Edward Cashman disagreed with prosecutors who thought Mark Hulett, 34, of Williston, Vt., deserved eight to 20 years in prison, reported WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vt.

Cashman said he's more concerned now about rehabilitation.

"The one message I want to get through is that anger doesn't solve anything. It just corrodes your soul," Cashman told a packed Burlington courtroom made up mostly of people related to the victim.

Prior to the decision, Chittenden Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Andreson argued punishment "is a valid purpose."

"The state recognizes that the court may not agree or subscribe to that method of sentencing but the state does," she said, according to the Burlington TV station. "The state thinks that it is a very important factor for the court to consider."
The court did not consider all. No, instead the judge told the family to just get over it. Water under the bridge. No use crying over spilt milk...or stolen innocence. To hell with the victim and her family! After all, the judge's own words indicate with whom his sympathies lie...and it's not a little girl whose family hungered for justice.

So, maybe Vermont will open up its doors to pedophiles nationwide. If you don't live in Vermont, maybe this is a good thing: after all, maybe now pedophiles will flock to the Green Mountain State and get the hell out of our states! For Vermonters, my condolences...but he's your judge, and therefore, your problem. Contact your state legislators if you have a problem with Cashman.

Anyone besides me see why it's important not to let the left get a hold of the judiciary in this country?