Posted 08 December 2003 - 10:11 PM
I’ve noticed that rape has been brought up as a brutal crime that should be worthy of Death Penalty. Well let’s look at the facts here: rape carries a 3-5 year sentence but rape with a weapon is 15-20 years. Instead of emphasizing the importance of Death Penalty, don’t you think that we should advocate a longer sentence for rape, it just sounds so absurd and makes me so furious, you can just tell that men are still dominating the law making business. Rape with a gun is 10 times the sentence of rape without a gun, does that mean that the poor woman received less damage without a gun held to her head than with? Isn’t it worse knowing that there are no weapons applied and you feel weak and are trembling to break free but can’t because of the overwhelming power of the man? This is just sick and retarded, to justify actions of some inhuman men that can’t get any action otherwise!!!!!!!! For God’s sake drug dealers serve longer sentences than rapists!
Now in terms of prison Vava, let’s see what you mentioned….
"That's 25 years of 3-meals a day, TV time, exercise everyday, free health-care and prescription drugs, cigarette allowance, conjugal visits, access to libraries, computers, internet, education by correspondence...."
It’s funny but you know what it sounds like to me? Communism, yes all of the things mentioned above. But you know what both of them have in common, the most important aspect for human existence without which you lose your individuality, your sense of purpose and live in constant fear, THAT IS LACK OF FREEDOM!!!
The trade off in that luxurious lifestyle, as you indirectly implied, is that 80% of the men that do get out or are there, develop insomnia, have constant horrifying flashbacks, catch deadly diseases and when they get out they have no use to the world and have very little chance of regaining their normal life back! Everything has 2 sides to it, if you see only one side you neglect the truth.
Please read this article.
CENTRAL PARK JOGGER CASE IS REOPENED AFTER NEW DNA EVIDENCE SHOWS FIVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND LATINO YOUTHS WHO WERE IMPRISONED FOR YEARS DID NOT COMMIT THE RAPE
Attorneys for the original defendants in the infamous central park jogger case held a press conference yesterday calling for a reversal of the convictions now that new evidence has emerged.
It was a case that rocked the city, inflaming racial tensions in New York and around the country. In April 1989 a young white jogger in Central Park was raped, beaten and left for dead. Five African-American and Latino teenagers were convicted. They served many years in jail; the last just got out of prison several weeks ago after thirteen years. At the time, the headlines screamed, ‘Wolf Pack’, ‘Wilding,’ ‘Teenagers singing wilding songs in prison.’
It may well have been a deciding factor in the New York State Legislature’s decision to re-establish the state’s death penalty. Shortly after the attack Donald Trump took out full paid ads in all the New York papers calling to “Bring Back the Death Penalty” and referring to the young defendants in the jogger case as good candidates for execution.
In news that was barely reported just this last January, convicted rapist Matias Reyes unexpectedly confessed to the crime. He said he did it alone. Several months later, DNA tests showed that Reyes “proved beyond question” that he raped the jogger, according to a law enforcement official quoted in the New York Times.