Posts Tagged ‘sex assault’

Should convicted rapists automatically go to jail?

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

The answer seems obvious. Someone who is convicted of rape, should go to jail.

But should that happen in every case?

If a judge decides that jail is not an appropriate punishment in a particular case, should he or she have to give reasons to support that decision?

And if that judge picks the wrong words to support that decision, should he or she be removed from the bench?

It’s a topic that’s central to a firestorm of media activity in Canada and abroad that began with a judges controversial comments in the sentencing portion of a criminal trial.

Now protesters are calling for the judges removal from the court.

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Would you admit to being a sex offender if you really didn’t do it?

Monday, February 14th, 2011

What would you do to get out of jail?

Would you admit to committing a crime you didn’t commit?

What if you had a loved one waiting on the outside for you? Someone who loved you for you, and believed in your innocence?

Once in a while I read a story that blows my mind. This one involves a Texan who spend 30 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.

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