A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

What a just world

How is it that a convicted child molester,

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Joseph Duncan, only got a 10 year sentence for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy when Duncan was 16,

while a former CEO,

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Bernard Ebbers, of WorldCom, gets 25 years for "his role in the telecommunications giant's $11 billion accounting fraud"?

Which one is going to re-offend? Oh, that's right. Duncan "was released on $15,000 bail earlier this year in Becker County, Minn., after being charged with molesting a 6-year-old boy." Now, he has murdered (I don't care about using "allegedly.") 4 people and molested 2 more children.

We need to take a look at a Justice System that gives an evil, dangerous re-offender like Duncan such a light sentence and a white-collar criminal like Ebbers such a tough sentence. Where is the Justice? Duncan ought to have been executed long ago.

Apparently, Duncan chose the Groene family after "he was driving past on nearby Interstate 90, glanced over and saw 8-year-old Shasta Groene playing outside in her bathing suit."

Who is the monster? Ebbers or Duncan?