Here’s another example of a judge who is worried more about the rapist than he is about the victim in the case of the Palmer High School student who raped 2 girls, and is getting no significant punishment at all. David Becker will not spend one second in jail and will not have to register as a sex offender because the judge wants him to be able to enjoy the college experience. <click here to read the article>
Let’s not forget the disastrous, ruling in the Brock Turner case. He was caught sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster, and when confronted he tried to run away. He was sentenced to only 6 months prison time, and ended up serving only 3 months of that 6 month prison time. <click here to read one of the articles> I have written two posts about this case. You can read these posts here: Part 1 and Part 2.
In the two cases of David Becker and Brock Turner, their supporters sight their accomplishments in their sports fields as a testament of their character. I don’t know how a person’s athletic success determines whether or not a person is capable of a crime, or should mean they shouldn’t have to face real consequences for criminal actions. Their supporters worry how actual consequences to the criminal acts they have committed will effect the future of these two guys. I don’t understand how people can ignore the life time effects victims will have to face due to no fault of their own, but because of a choice someone else made. The one who makes the choice to violate another does not face more nor harsher life altering effects than the victim. It’s high time the justice system stops acting as though the rapist’s life is harmed more than the victim.
Yes, the rapist’s life is altered and changed; however, they are the only ones responsible for that change. They were the ones who made the choice to violate another person, and as such they should face those consequences. People and Judges need to stop acting as though a predator and rapist doesn’t make the choice to violate another as though it’s just some mysterious thing that magically happens; which makes them just as innocent as the victim…in fact they are victims too [can you picture my eyes rolling in the back of my head because they are]. People need to get their heads out of their own butts, and realize these predators made a choice to violate another person. They may argue the predator made a poor judgment. This goes beyond poor judgement. Regardless if it was “poor judgement” or whatever you want to call it; it doesn’t change the fact that it was still a choice. Their victims sure don’t have a choice nor the luxury of not having to face the consequences of being violated in such a horrible and unthinkable way. Victims not only pay the highest price for what another person has chosen to do to them, but they also carry the heaviest burden for it.