Talking Points

May 29, 2006

The “Short Rule of Law” for Sex-Offenders

Filed under: Talking Points memo — talkingpoints @ 2:18 pm

Being short gets you special treatment as a sex-offender – that’s the subject of today’s Talking Points memo.

Richard W. Thompson, convicted of two felony charges of sexual assault of a 12-year old girl, faced 10 years behind bars.  But Christine Sucava, Nebraska District Judge, ruled that Thompson will serve 10 years probation.  Why? because at 5’1 – ‘he is too small to survive in state prison.’

Thompson will be monitored for the first four months.  That’s a tough break.

And he must not be alone with minors – he can’t date, or live with a woman who has a minor child.  And while he is at home, while he is on probation, he must get rid of his pornography.

Well,  predictably the sentence has outraged crime victim groups, and the State Attorney has vowed to appeal.  Even the local ACLU Director was confounded, because short people are not a constitutionally protected group.

And despite the judges overwhelming concern and compassion for the criminally short, a state prison spokesman said that short inmates are already in the system, and besides “there are protections available for inmates who feel threaten because their shrimps.”

Now, the Judge has defenders though.  Joe Magaino, the secretary of the ‘National Organization of Short Statue of Adults’, stands with the judges rulings.  “I’m assuming a short inmate would have a much more difficult time than a large inmate,” he said. “It’s good to see someone is looking out for somebody who is a short person.”

Yea?  Well, let me ask, who is looking out for somebody who is the victim!?  I’m going to save my compassion for the 12-year old.  Seems to me that this insane ruling has sold her a little short.

And that's the memo.

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1 Comment »

  1. Judge Sucava should be yanked off the bench and disbared. How can a 12 year old defend themselves against someone who has sexually asulted them if not by the laws of this country. How tall are you Judge Sucava? How would you like being raped by some one shorter than you and gets a 10 year probation because he just might get hurt in jail? He didn’t think about his victium’s age or how tall she was. Since when did short or tall make the difference? Rape is rape.
    That’s should be the “Outrage of the Year”.

    Comment by Shirley — May 29, 2006 @ 3:29 pm | Reply


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