Thursday, November 18, 2004


Just to put this in perspective, the presumptive sentence in Minnesota for Crim Sex One (first degree criminal sexual conduct; forcible, penetrative rape) is 86 MONTHS. That comes nowhere near 55 years.

Yep. The guy who sells you drugs with a gun in the room will go to jail for longer than the guy who rapes you with a gun to your head. Because according to the US Attorney, it's the "purveyor of poison" for whom posessing a gun indicates intent to kill.

(The link requires registration or bugmenot. But do read it, as it gives many more examples of disproportionate sentencing.)


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