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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Outrageous Sentence for Child Rapist

There was outrage Wednesday when a Vermont judge handed out a 60-day jail sentence to a man who raped a little girl many,many times over a four-year span starting when she was seven.
60 DAYS? Can you even call that a sentence?

Read it all here. Hat tip Michelle Malkin.

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.

Then Judge Edward Cashman needs to get another job.

The judge told the courtroom that "anger doesn't solve anything." Punishment is not about anger -- at least not on the part of the judge, who is supposed to dish it out. Sure, the family is angry, which is why they don't get to decide how much time the guy does. And it's why we have judges -- to be impartial, not letting their personal feelings cloud their decisions -- to carry out the laws of the state when it comes to matters of law.

Personally, I think a little punishment is in order for Judge Cashman. Perhaps he should take the child-rapist into his own home and test out his preference for rehabilitation on his own family, if he really believes that's the way to go.

Judge, you are a disgrace to the bench, a thorn in the side of those you are charged with serving, and an embarassment to a country where law and order are held in high esteem.

As seen @ Michelle Malkin
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