Monday, August 06, 2007

A parody of justice

Remember the screaming headlines?

Soldier sentenced to 110 years in rape and murder of Iraqi girl

In fact it raises huge questions about American justice.

Read the CNN report and you find more detail:

"The sentence was part of a plea agreement attorneys for Pfc. Jesse Spielman had made with prosecutors.

It set the number of years he could serve in prison, regardless of the jury's recommendation.

The jury had recommended life with parole, a sentence under which he would have to wait longer for the possibility of parole.

He will be eligible for parole after 10 years."

Forget justice. Ignore the jury. Laugh at the sentence, it's meaningless PR spin. The way American justice works is to do shady deals in smokey back rooms.

What a disgrace.

Don't believe me? Go to the CNN story. I should warn you that it's a sickening report. Be reminded of what these animals are guilty of and there's only one sentence an honest system would hand down.

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