Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Georgia’s Supreme Court today encouragingly ruled that once convicted felons have done their time and have been released from prison, judges can’t banish them from the state.

However, the court did rule that judges may exile said criminals to a single county.

Seems like a great way to encourage recidivism.

Meanwhile, another judge in Georgia has sentenced a one-time sex offender (statutory rape) to life in prison for failing (though he did try) to register as a sex offender.

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6 Responses to “Georgia”

  1. #1 |  Dave Krueger | 

    You keep forgetting. This has nothing to do with crime and punishment. It’s about something that bureaucrats consider far more important: Following the RULES.

  2. #2 |  Tokin42 | 

    19yr old sleeping with a 15 yr old means a life sentence? WTF is wrong with people that make them think this is somehow acceptable?

  3. #3 |  Dave Krueger | 

    #2 Tokin42
    19yr old sleeping with a 15 yr old means a life sentence?

    Fifteen years old is just a child. A person that young cannot possibly give consent because they don’t understand the ramifications of their actions. They’re just poor innocent victims conned into doing something permanently ruins them (for their future husband) by someone who is older and should know better. That’s why we have age of consent laws. We HAVE to draw the line SOMEWHERE!

    Well, unless some little fifteen year old brat shoots up a couple of classmates or a teacher. Then we try them as adults and throw their asses in the big house to rot.

  4. #4 |  Danno49 | 

    And people wonder why libertarians are concerned with the state of affairs in our country today. Just fucking mind boggling. Well, I suppose if he didn’t break the law, he wouldn’t have had to face this consequence . . . at least that’s what all the ‘law-abiding’ folks will think about this . . . hopefully they’ll remember when, in 20 years, they are summarily executed on the spot for failing to pay a parking ticket, that it was coming. Sound extreme? Probably. But I think we’re definitely headed in that direction. Hopefully there will be some of us left to say we told you so . . . unless we’ve been lined up or sent to the re-education camps. God, I am scared for us all when I read shit like this.

  5. #5 |  Jeff | 

    The irony here is that Georgia got its start as an exile colony for debt prisoners…

  6. #6 |  markm | 

    I wonder how Toombs County residents feel about Georgia’s ex-cons being banished there. (IIRC, this is far from the first case of such a banishment.)