Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Today's WTF News

Okay, I'm starting to hit the news wall, and it's only morning. A man in Kansas is about to go to jail for statutory rape. That's not the bizarre part. The bizarre part is that he's married to his victim; he's 22, she's 14. And both their parents are in favor of the marriage because they have a 5-month-old daughter.

In addition to the support of the parents for this guy, there are also state residents who think the Attorney General ought to go after "real" criminals. Sorry, what part of sex between a grown man or grown woman and a teenager isn't a crime? Didn't Mary Kay Letourneau go to jail for her relationship with a 14-yer-old? Why shouldn't this guy go to jail -- because he's a present father? If he's such a stand-up guy, why didn't he ABSTAIN from having sex with a 14-year-old, no matter how persuasive she may have been, or mature she may have seemed? And, if he's such a non-criminal, or pseudo-criminal, since there's such a clarion call for catching "real" criminals, why didn't he wear a condom?

I really need to stop reading the news. It's sending my blood pressure way up.

1 Comments:

Anonymous OB from BlackBlogz.com said...

I'm not up for allowing pervs to bone minors in the slightest - but shouldn't each case be treated individually? Extenuating circumstances right? Considering the baby's going to have no financial support of the dad goes to jail eh? Community service and a summary conviction would seem more fitting.

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