Tuesday Linkfest: The Liberal Court System Sentences

Two stories to illustrate the loonacy of the still liberally controlled court system. To start with

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Jeffrey Alan Rothschild, 59, also known as Jeffrey Zahler, has been sentenced to 102 months in prison in connection with a scheme to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of more than $100,000 in relief funds intended for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor of the District of Columbia announced today.

Rothschild, who has no fixed address, received his sentence earlier today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia before the Honorable Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. In August 2006, Rothschild pleaded guilty to three counts of information charging bank fraud, mail fraud and money laundering from September to December 2005.

That would be 8 1/2 years well deserved years. Rothschild was a scam artist.

Now, how about this

BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Christopher M. Wodrich, 25, of Shelby, N.Y., was sentenced to five years in prison and placed on lifetime supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa, in connection with his guilty plea in August 2006 to using an interstate facility to attempt to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual conduct, U.S. Attorney Terrance P. Flynn of the Western District of New York announced today.

5 years for attempting to engage a minor in a sexual relationship. That's it. 5 years. Of course, he is going to get the stuffing kicked out of him in prison, as child predators are not treated will in the clink. Too bad.

This is nothing new. While some child predators get the sentences they deserve, others get extremely lenient sentences. Remember Cheyenne County District Judge Kristine Cecava, who sentenced Richard Thompson to 10 years of therapy, rather then prison, because Thompson was short? He was only guilty of two counts of child sexual assualt.

Searching the 'Net, there are many examples of crazy sentencing. But, this is what an activist court does. Impose their feelings on the sentences, rather then the law. Using their pulpits to force their viewpoints, which revolve around coddling the convicted, rather then standing up for the victims, and the law. Rehabilitation, which, doesn't seem to work to well. They hate incarcerating people. Just sad.

I believe we should have corporal punishment, along with some of the other punishments that were available when the Constitution was written. Some lashes would sure be a deterent. How about sticking someone in the stocks, and hard labor? No TV, no working out in the yard, no easy time. I do not mean actual torture devices, just some implements that will make the perp remember.

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