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January 5, 2020 at 1:48 pm #66909
By Mardi Link . . . Kristen Burgess used to think of herself as a homebody. She never imagined she’d need a MacPass, give public testimony to state la
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January 5, 2020 at 2:51 pm #66911
Thanks for posting this. I admire that she can see thru her pain and her daughter can see thru the pain, that there are and should be consequences for out actions, but punishment alone does nothing, for anyone. She makes some excellent points.
January 6, 2020 at 10:02 am #66923
I’m sure we are can be proud that this article is well presented. And yes people should be opening their eyes all across the nation that are involved in many or a lot of these encounters. Yes I’m sure we have all heard the term “Restorative Justice” from high school civic’s class or American Government classes. Even back in 2017 Ministers marched in DC for social Justice and Criminal Justice Reform. Respect is good if the respect is their in the first place.
Situations come up in life and I’m sure a situation such as described in this article are heart breaking , oppressing, and depressing not only for this lady but also for all involved, even government. One could even say governmental abuse or overkill in many ways.
This article speaks volume. Yes we all need restorative justice in America today. Yes actions speak louder than words and their are good actions and their are also bad actions. So were is the balancing plumb line in a lot of this discourse for true justice? One wonders if taking the Ten Commandments down was a crime in itself or even pray out of school. One wonders if the pledge of alegance means anything today.
Some may say the judge in this case was a bit to harsh and did not not show any compassion in any of this case, I believe we all heard that before in an article on here or other types of sexual situation’s. While this article talks about a plea deal not given one wonders why. Does justice go overboard in many area’s. So now we all pay for the incareration for this man and others in prison in all these sex type ordeal’s.
Forgiveness seems blind in American Justice and yes”Restorative Justice” is good to help correct in many situations but who restores who in an internet enticement? Two different situations but all sexually oriented. Yes many things can get out of hand with a sex texting game or even the situation of a daughter and farther encounter and when justice takes control its like the blind leading the blind with harsh punishment in this Civil American Justice. Talk about a punishment worthy of death. One would even wonder why they have probation forms of punishment in many situations. Locking someone up doesn’t always help matters so who is just as responsible.
Correction is good but the right correction is more better or who reason’s today.
January 6, 2020 at 10:02 am #66924
Tim in WI
The formal right to trial enshrined a natural balance purposefully disrupted by the entrenched connection between former prosecutors and their tendency to seek congressional office. Once elected the former prosecutors often make law lowering bars to conviction. Ex. DWI from .10 to .08 to use an off topic ref. The crux of the issue is not addressed by the change in law. This results not in less drunk driving but more lawlessness subject to enforcement and punishable by law. In other terms ” what benefits prosecutors ” doesn’t necessarily improve societal conditions. Years and years of this behavior by both parties has rendered little positive results, but still wins elections.
January 7, 2020 at 3:33 pm #66969
Vengance is mind saith the Lord. Sure we can all be proud of something or have pride but in many of these sex offender ordeals, especially via the internet who has the pride. Is this pride for some type of political gain in some near future. While the damage is done who goes about saying well you made your choice to come down here to meet a teenager.
If one goes with the bible who know’s the thoughts and intent of a man or does it take to to tango as some have said on here, or is it some nobody tells me what to do mentality of today.
Sure this sex registry is no good in many ways and is for the most part sour grapes. Those who do these encounters to instill this on another have just as much sin as others I’m sure. People its time to call a spade a spade if one wants. I’m sure we all even have thoughts about this current killing this general, so who is right.
Is it that little girl that said that said to officer I don’t want to see my dad in jail or authorities getting wind of some offense and thats when confusion can start. Were is warning in internet confusion when those trained servents want to instill more than they want to show compassion. All this seems like a double standard for law enforcement intimidation. Opinions and speaking out are good for all involved until we all put an end to all this intimidating ordeal in many and much of this sex offender ruse via this internet. Are not we all gonna be justified in the end.
There is a right way sand a wrong way for everything.
I’m sure Robin and others would agree also.