Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Yeah, that sounds like justice

A new highlight in the history of American jurisprudence, but one example of how Missoula County, Montana dispensed justice between the genders.
...federal officials said, when one mother asked a county attorney why an adolescent boy who assaulted her 5-year-old daughter had only received two years of community service, the attorney responded, "boys will be boys."
And assholes will be assholes.
Federal investigators added that Missoula prosecutors had failed to pursue "nearly every case" where a mentally or physically disabled woman claimed sexual assault, "even in cases where there was evidence such as a confession or incriminating statements by the perpetrator."
Baugh generated outrage in August after sentencing high school teacher Stacey Dean Rambold to 15 years in prison with all but one month suspended. Rambold had pleaded guilty to one count of sexual intercourse without consent and had been kicked out of a sexual offender treatment program for breaking rules.During the hearing, Baugh blamed Rambold’s 14-year-old victim, who committed suicide before the case went to trial.
Apparently, it should be renamed "Free Pass County, Montana".

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]

1 comment:

StonyPillow said...

Under the threat of a possible federal civil rights lawsuit, the letter urged the county attorney to meet with Justice Department officials to reach an agreement to reform his policies.

Let us negotiate or I shall be forced to sue. Looks like the DOJ will engage in the fish slapping dance with these clowns. Yet another profile in courage from A. Mitchell Holder and his boss.