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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Exactly how is THIS case an example of that, or is this just a situation if you ignoring facts to push an agenda?

    By the looks of the facts in this it seems more of an example of the pitfalls of a legal system where the burden is on the prosecution. Without the mother or daughter testifying against him it seemed the legal case wasn't strong enough to justify anything greater than what he got.
    The problem with the legal system is generally the fact the DA is usually the best in the county, however some rich people have enough money to bring in their own attorneys that can give these DA's a run for their money, and of course your average Joe is forced to take the Public Defender because he cant afford an attorney, and generally Public Defenders have such a workload they cannot commit all their time to one case and generally their objective is to plead a man/woman out rather than fight to find them not guilty.

    That's the jest of our legal system - at least our criminal system.

    The judicial system isn't very fair but the problems exist in the system itself.

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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There are many instances where Libbo judges didn't even do that much. But, have the Libbos nutted up about it?

    It's quite sickening that the Libbo outrage over this is just because the dude is rich and not because he molested a little girl. Quite the telling commentary of the Libbos.
    Obviously progressives will always be mad when a rich white man doesn't go to jail for life over a parking ticket. However, we were also discussing another case - that whole "affluenza" case where that kid killed 3 of his friends and got off because apparently the kid believed "he was above the law because he was rich" - and ended up going to a psych ward instead of doing prison time.

    So the comments here are kinda mashed together between the two cases.

    But I agree - progressives generally would love to see the rich "hang" for j-walking.

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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Exactly how is THIS case an example of that, or is this just a situation if you ignoring facts to push an agenda?

    By the looks of the facts in this it seems more of an example of the pitfalls of a legal system where the burden is on the prosecution. Without the mother or daughter testifying against him it seemed the legal case wasn't strong enough to justify anything greater than what he got.
    From USA Today:

    In considering the sentence, Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz acknowledged that neither the girl nor her mother wanted a case brought against Johnson. Authorities only became aware of the allegations after the 59-year-old sought counseling at a clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he made an undisclosed comment that triggered a mandatory report. Billionaire pleads guilty to sexual assault

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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Obviously progressives will always be mad when a rich white man doesn't go to jail for life over a parking ticket. However, we were also discussing another case - that whole "affluenza" case where that kid killed 3 of his friends and got off because apparently the kid believed "he was above the law because he was rich" - and ended up going to a psych ward instead of doing prison time.

    So the comments here are kinda mashed together between the two cases.

    But I agree - progressives generally would love to see the rich "hang" for j-walking.
    The only reason the Libbos got all bent about the "affluenza" kid, as you pointed out, is because he's white and rich. If a non-rich kid, of any race, had killed someone while DUI the excuses would have been coming out of the woodwork.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    that is a normal sentence for fourth degree sexual assault. for example, in ohio the maximum for DUI is 6 months and the average sentence for a first time offender is THREE Days. So getting one third of the maximum sentence is actually a pretty stiff sentence for a first time offender



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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Exactly how is THIS case an example of that, or is this just a situation if you ignoring facts to push an agenda?

    By the looks of the facts in this it seems more of an example of the pitfalls of a legal system where the burden is on the prosecution. Without the mother or daughter testifying against him it seemed the legal case wasn't strong enough to justify anything greater than what he got.
    Obviously the prosecution had enough for a conviction.

    As an aside - what "agenda" do you think I'm pushing? That wealthy people get treated differently than non-wealthy people by the legal system? I'll let you in on a little secret, man: that's not an agenda, it's reality.

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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Yet another example on a long list of them that shows that there are 2 distinct legal systems: one for the rich & one for everyone else.
    nice rant but the fact remains-a poor guy charged with the same thing and uncooperative victim, is not going to get any more for what is essentially a minor offense. 4 months when a year is the max is pretty stiff given that in most states MI assault or DUI gets you a few days max



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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    nice rant but the fact remains-a poor guy charged with the same thing and uncooperative victim, is not going to get any more for what is essentially a minor offense. 4 months when a year is the max is pretty stiff given that in most states MI assault or DUI gets you a few days max
    Wasn't a rant.

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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Wasn't a rant.
    you seem to think he got off light for the crime he actually was convicted of. He did not



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    Re: Billionaire Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault Charge

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you seem to think he got off light for the crime he actually was convicted of. He did not
    Can you show me a case with the same charge & conviction with an average Joe? Yes? I'll concede that you're right.

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