Punishment doesnt work?
Well, if you ever want to rape children, the place to go is Burlington, VT. That is where a “judge” handed out a sixty day sentence to a man who repeatedly raped a seven year old girl because, “I don’t believe that punishment works.”
Burlington, Vermont -- January 4, 2005Of course he believes in rehabilitation. It has worked so well before in so many cases. That’s why there are no repeat child molesters. There’s always my plan, however. Rope. Tree. Molester. Some assembly required. That he’d even consider giving a child molester less than life in prison is unconscionable, giving out a sixty day sentence should be grounds for being disbarred, thrown off the bench, and then forced to watch his loved ones violated.
There was outrage Wednesday when a Vermont judge handed out a 60-day jail sentence to a man who raped a little girl many,many times over a four-year span starting when she was seven. The judge said he no longer believes in punishment and is more concerned about rehabilitation.
But it keeps going.
Prosecutors argued that confessed child-rapist Mark Hulett, 34, of Williston deserved at least eight years behind bars for repeatedly raping a littler girl countless times starting when she was seven.
But Judge Edward Cashman disagreed explaining that he no longer believes that punishment works.
"The one message I want to get through is that anger doesn't solve anything. It just corrodes your soul," said Judge Edward Cashman speaking to a packed Burlington courtroom. Most of the on-lookers were related to a young girl who was repeatedly raped by Mark Hulett who was in court to be sentenced.
Anger doesn’t solve anything. Nope, don’t be angry at the man who REPEATEDLY FUCKED A SEVEN YEAR OLD GIRL. That’s not going to solve anything, you’re right. However, calmly and dispassionately slicing his throat, and letting him bleed to death in the courtroom, in my humble opinion, will.
The sex abuse started when the girl was seven and ended when she was ten. Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of eight to twenty years in prison, in part, as punishment.
"Punishment is a valid purpose," Chittenden Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Andreson argued to Judge Edward Cashman.
"The state recognizes that the court may not agree or subscribe to that method of sentencing but the state does. The state thinks that it is a very important factor for the court to consider," Andreson added.
But Judge Cashman explained that he is more concerned that Hulett receive sex offender treatment as rehabilitation. But under Department of Corrections classification, Hulett is considered a low-risk for re-offense so he does not qualify for in-prison treatment.So the judge sentenced him to just 60 days in prison and then Hulett must complete sex treatment when he gets out or face a possible life sentence.
Oooh! Oooh! I have an idea for sex offender treatment. Skin them alive. Let the fuckers die in as much agony as humanly possible. Find ways to keep them alive while they are being tortured, so that the pain can last longer. This guy raped the girl over the course of three years? Great. We’ll torture him for three years, and then execute him. And you know what? He’d still be getting off light. Imagine what’s in store for this little girl:
- Probable drug addiction, as she struggles to cope with the world.
- A history of abusive relationships. Frequently, abused children have feelings of worthlessness that they play out for the rest of their lives.
- A lifetime of psychotherapy, probably at the expense of the state. It won’t do any good, since these scars will be too deep ever to heal.
Well, it does keep the child rapists in prison and away from children, but, hey, that’s not a convenient bonus. Here’s a thought, judge dickwad – execute the fuckers, and you’ll see exactly zero percent recidivism. None. You can’t beat that.
Judge Cashman also also revealed that he once handed down stiff sentences when he first got on the bench 25 years ago, but he no longer believes in punishment.
"I discovered it accomplishes nothing of value;it doesn't make anything
better;it costs us a lot of money; we create a lot of expectation, and we feed
on anger,"Cashman explained to the people in the court.
All I know is that if she kills him when he gets out, I hope I’m on her jury. Not guilty. No way, no how, and I’ll keep the jury there as long as need be. Not guilty.
The sentence outraged the victim's family who asked not to be identified.
"I don't like it," the victim's mother,in tears, told Channel 3. "He should pay for what he did to my baby and stop it here. She's not even home with me and he can be home for all this time, and do what he did in my house," she added.
Hulett -- who had been out on bail-- was taken away to start his sentence immediately.
And you wonder why I think we need to start killing judges.