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My son was injured by H1N1 Swine Flu vaccine, as were many others, encephalomyelitis, resulting in many side effects, movement disorders, sleep & Breathing disorders, muscle disorder, and more. He is now 17.
He wants to go to college, he wants to work. But Irish Dept of Health who administered vaccine refuse assistance and compensation.
Medical costs are in the thousands per year.
Limitations Act 1969 18A Personal injury
An action on a cause of action to which this section applies is not maintainable if brought after the expiration of a limitation period of 3 years running from the date on which the cause of action first accrues to the plaintiff or to a person through whom the plaintiff claims.
Childhood sexual abuse
For victims of childhood sexual abuse their life is irrevocably changed forever, for some; they will live their entire lives without disclosing to anyone, others will find the strength and courage to disclose to someone at some point in their lives.
Statistics and Figures
It is commonly accepted that:
•1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18.
•1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18.
•This is equivalent to 332,516 Queensland men having experienced child sexual abuse.
•Over 30% of confirmed reports of child sexual abuse involve male victims.
•Between 70-90% of men who have experienced child sexual abuse haven’t told anyone!
•In on study of 40 boys who experienced child sexual abuse and attended an adolescent medical facility, none had ever told their primary care giver.
•Men are one and a half times less likely than women to report rape to police. This makes for an extremely small figure, given that only between 5–10% of women report rape to police.
•There appear to be some particularly powerful forces preventing adult men from telling. From their experience of men's groups, counsellors say that many men do not disclose until they are in their thirties and some never disclose.
Some personal prospective?
I was sexually abused as a child, the perpetrator was a scout leader, I never told anyone about it until I was 21 at which point I told my parents that I had been abused but no more details as I was unable to deal with it. At the age of 36 I realized that I needed to do something about it because it was destroying my life. I went to the police and for the first time ever I told the detective in great detail what had happened to me. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
During the course of the investigation it was revealed that the scout association not only knew who this person was and what he had done but failed to report it to the authorities. One report from the scouts advised that the boys were told to “remember their scout’s code of honour and never talk about it again”. As I told my parents at age 21 I was unable to legally hold the scouts accountable becuase I disclosed at 21. The following links shows that this organisation has done this more than once.
What do we want?
We request that the limitations act 1969 section 18a be amended to allow for victims of childhood sexual abuse the time required reporting the crime and seeking compensation from the organisations’ that cover up or hide perpetrators to protect their organisations’ name.
This is to urge the government of India to give rapid justice to the Delhi gang rape victim who died on 29/12/2012 succumbing to multiple injuries.
In memory of Amanda Todd & all others. After a 15 year old female, was victimized and made her commited suicide after being bullied by many teenagers.
Help prevent & end Bullying now.
Morgan Myers was a vibrant young woman, who at the age of 30 had her life and the life of her unborn child taken from her.
She left behind four young children, three sisters, two brothers and many family members and friends who feel her loss keenly. Morgan was granted a permanent protection order from an ex-boyfriend just six days before she was brutally stabbed to death in the busy parking lot of a Walmart store. If the assailant’s relevant history had been shared with Morgan or if she had been offered the protection of location devices, she would very likely still be with us.
The aim of Morgan’s law would be two-fold: mandate release of pertinent and valuable information to individuals filing protective orders and allow, at the Court’s discretion, wearing of location-detecting devices to facilitate a higher level of protection.
The release of pertinent and valuable information to individuals filing protective orders is essential to their safety and facilitates smart decision-making on the part of the victim. This information should include the following, at a minimum:
• Any previous protection orders filed against the same individual
• Any previously violated protection orders
• Previous convictions for domestic violence, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, battery, property destruction, harassment, stalking etc.
Every day in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. A woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds. Protection orders can provide a false sense of security. Nearly 20% of all domestic homicides occur during a time where the victim had a restraining order against the killer. In 2008 a study noted that one-fifth of female intimate partner homicide victims who had a restraining order were killed within two days of the order being issued; about one-third were killed within a month.
Morgan’s Law would like the Court to determine cases where an electronic monitoring device would likely deter a subject from seeking to kill, injure, stalk or otherwise threaten the person requesting the order. These devices would alert authorities when the attacker is within proximity of off-limit locations. These devices could have a profound impact on the safety and security of victims. They would allow police the ability to monitor and notify victims as well as prosecute repeat violators of protection order requirements. The expense involved for both equipment and monitoring is minimal, between $10 and $25 per day, certainly a valid expense when the alternative is the loss of life. In many states the system is set up so the aggressor pays the cost. If he cannot afford the device, it is typically covered by witness protection funds; the burden does not fall on the victim or the taxpayers. Similar laws currently exist in 12 states.
1) In response to the recent legalization of prostitution ALLOWED in Bawdy houses, and victimizers and traffickers who can now disguise themselves as Body guards, phone operators and drivers to continue Exploiting women and Children and living off their avails. I have created a petition and expect to acquire 1000 signatures and Postal codes to help create awareness to appeal the Ontario court of Appeal decision and the consequences of it. Just because it can be taxed and legal does not make it immoral.
I have sent a copy to Human Trafficking Advocates and a copy to the Supreme Court Of Canada and The Prime Minister, Premier of Ontario and Members of Parliament regarding this urgent matter.
Prostitution laws struck down Article 2: Court ruling won't help protect most vulnerable prostitutes http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Court+ruling+help+protect+most+vulnerable+prostitutes/6364338/story.html#ixzz1qLAUddz0
2) IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN AN EMPLOYEE OF THE PROSTITUTE OR THE PIMP EXPLOITER, NO WAY TO ENFORCE ANY PRECAUTIONS AND THE ABUSE, SLAVERY THEY MAY ENDURE, (Just because it is indoors doesn’t deem it safe, solely unseen).
3) HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS RUNNING RAMPID, STOP THE DEMAND FOR GIRLS/WOMEN FOR SALE, CHILDREN ARE MORE IN DEMAND, CANADA IS FACING ONTARIO BEING THE HUB OF TRAFFICKING BY ASIA, SOUTHERN AMERICA, EASTERN EUROPE AND INDIA, IF IT REMAINS LEGAL stop the online advertising and in newspapers in North America.
4) IT IS ALREADY A PROBLEM WITH IMMIGRATION AND VICE UNDERGROUND NOW IT WILL BE IN THE OPEN AND MORE IMMIGRANTS SOLD TO CHILD SEX SLAVERY.
5) Children/minors: NO WAY TO ENFORCE OR CHECK FOR AGE OF MAJORITY. THERE IS FAKE ID ALSO THAT CAN ONLY BE DETECTED BY AN OFFICER OF THE LAW, HOW WILL THEY CHECK EVERY GIRLS ID?
Explanation/Concerns If the law for prostitution legalized is not appealed:
Ontario is probably the next landmark for human trafficking there is no law or prohibition in preventing men and women from driving the girls, bringing them to and from brothels or their home in peoples family neighborhoods and no way to tell if they are being "manipulated exploited" by others.
Employment rates are down already, men and women who would be owners of escort agencies will exploit them, they have to perform acts even if they do not want to,RUNAWAYS, ABUSED, vulnerable younger girls/boys wanting to make fast money and dropping out of school unless they have morals, or a good family and a stable income. Now perpetrators will be fueled and have a reason to exploit them it’s legal to transport them, and if they live together how do you prove they are living off the avails, there is no enforcement of these big factors not to mention Ontario will be a port of trafficking now worse than before.
I feel afraid for the new generation, the message that humans can be bought, IT doesn’t make it right to legalize something immoral as long as they can tax it?
I also am worried about my nieces and friends children. Also our young generation, this message is saying that it is ok for a guy to buy sex and/or females it is vs. Education and Morality and Employment Once again, I am calling for your support and immediate action to criminalize prostitution and bawdy houses, and to abolish the “support staff permitted aka pimps” and protect the minors and new immigrants from human trafficking, as Ontario will be a hub for prostitution for minors as there is no way to completely enforce protection for them. THEREFORE WE MUST STAND UP FOR CANADA AND SAY NO WE WONT ALLOW FURTHER EXPLOITATION
MP wrote the petition for me and I am posting it below
WE THE UNDERSIGNED CITIZENS OF CANADA, draw attention to the House to the following:
WHEREAS it is internationally acknowledged that the median age of entry into prostitution is 12-14 years of age;
WHEREAS 92% of prostitutes would leave prostitution if they could;
WHEREAS the demand for commercial sex with women and children is the root cause for prostitution and trafficking for sexual purposes;
WHEREAS child prostitution and violence towards women have increased in countries where prostitution has been legalized;
THEREFORE your petitioners request that Parliament amend the Criminal Code to decriminalize the selling of sexual services and criminalize the purchasing of sexual services and provide support to those who desire to leave prostitution.
We are asking for tougher laws to be proactive against crime. The legalization of bawdy houses will not help the victims but cause more trafficked children and women and victims.
Josy Chafoya LOG1B0 email@example.com
7. Save Hadi
Re: Asylum case of Mr Hadi Abdollahian holder of the UNHCR registration no 385-11C04414, reference number 2011/PLN/01217, national of Iran, born on 09/03/1991.
Dear UNHCR officer,
As a human rights activist, I am writing to express my deepest concerns regarding the status of the above-named asylum seeker whose application is currently under consideration in Turkey while he is waiting for his substantive interview to take place.
Whilst in Iran, due to his, and his father’s activities against the current regime, Hadi has been subject to such various ill-treatments as torture, rape, imprisonment and other forms of discriminatory behaviours, for which visual and medical evidences are available.
Hadi was the designer of two well-known websites both of which were later used to spread anti-regime materials. Evidence is accordingly available on the internet and shall be submitted to your office, too. Mr Abdollahian’s father, who was a senior airforce pilot during the previous regime of Iran, was killed in a suspicious road incident in Iran in 2008 following which the authorities refused to further pursue the case.
A brief summary of one of the events Hadi has be gone through would be as follows:
After the death his father, Hadi was contacted by the Intelligent Services agents, accused to be doing what his father was doing, and to be a Pan Azeri, and was thus forced to cooperate with them. During a meeting, he was told that those responsible for his father’s death will only be found if he accepts the cooperation. He was thereby forced by the agents to cooperate in Computer and IT related matters. Following the 2009 election and the Green Movement in Iran, and after observing what was being done to people, he decided to upload the clips taken from the event onto the internet, that is, to one of his well-known websites. This was action was perceived by the agents of the regime, upon which he gets summoned to the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tabriz, East Azerbaijan. Once he returns home from a short holiday, he gets beaten up very badly in front of their house by several members of the Basij force, following which he makes a note on his website describing the event. The next day, he gets arrested and blindfolded, and was taken to place that he describes as a “smelly basement”, where he was severely tortured, hit with pipes and thick sticks, sexually raped, abused, humiliated, and said that the next time he will end up dead. He is thereafter blindfolded again, and thrown out of a car in the countryside of his city, Ahar.
As a result of the aforementioned events, and various other incidents faced by Hadi, he is now suffering from severe Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), insomnia, nightmares, and is highly suicidal. He is also suffering from various physical difficulties such as constant backaches, headaches, heartburns, and is in serious need of medical investigation, hospitalisation and treatment.
We Need a National Database. Delays in introducing a national paedophile database are hindering Britain's ability to identify and rescue victims.
Delays in introducing a national paedophile database are hindering Britain's ability to identify and rescue victims.
The UK's Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre (Ceop) says a central database of all images of abuse which appear on the web is necessary. However, it said it could be another 18 months before it is introduced.
In the UK different police forces currently have various systems and different databases. Some have their own victim identification units. Although millions of images of child sex abuse have been collected only 47 cases were passed on to Ceop by the UK's 52 police forces in 2010 - less than one per force. In the cases which were passed to them Ceop helped rescue 22 victims.
We need this database implementing now not 18 months. We don't need children to be subjected to another 18 months of abuse we need it to be available now.
- Room 14 - a Foundation for Change: video introductions in the House of Commons
- Enforcement of Bank of England Act 1694 - as video introductions in a House of Lords meeting and as one-page summaries
- Victims Unite! - with Our Cases as Stories and our most recent House of Commons meetings.
Two outstanding stories have been turned into a book:
- Volume 1 of The Forensics of Legal Fraud covers the bankruptcy of Mr Ebert that was enforced without jurisdiction by falsifying documents. The book has been downloaded over 2,000 times and led to the creaion of Help for Litigants in Person .
- Volume 2 is another fraudulent bankruptcy, after the successful company of millionairess Paulette H Cooper was liquidated by white collar criminals who 'targeted' her with the aid of police, banks, courts, lawyers and Insolvency Practitioners.
Furthermore, thanks to our most popular petition to Free Norman Scarth, our online petitions have gathered nearly 6,000 signatures, next to 70,000 page views and remarkable comments illustrating the general dissatisfaction.
The global web movement AVAAZ demands "clean lists" (listas limpias) of politicians to be elected. We are appealing to the Justice and the Treasury Select Committees in the spirit of the Bank of England Act 1694. It was written with the intention NOT to oppress Their Majesties' subjects, but at the very latest, the financial "crisis" has made it apparent how dishonest money or the Money Scam create greed and corruption, most unfortunately also in "respectable" institutions and professions, resulting in exactly what was to be avoided: the serious oppression of Their Majesties' subjects.
When Council lawyers write their own "injunction orders", against "The Media & Others", with their own "terms of service", pretending they have had a hearing with an "independent" judge, they violate basic human and family rights and bloggers' Freedom of Expression and Information. The untold story of gagging orders, published by The Independent, reveals that 69 gags relate to celebrities and 264 to children and young adults.
When Law and Order have turned into Crime and Disorder, we need to appeal to the Lord Chancellor and the Business Minister who are very aware of our 'representative' cases.
When the Rule of Law has been replaced by the Rule of Money, our appeal has to go also to our elected politicians in the Justice and the Treasury Select Committee, to check on the unaccountable financial and legal industry aka HM Partnership, with a view to Financial Fairness for voters and taxpayers.
Victims do NOT have an effective remedy before national authorities nor do they have a chance for a fair trial. They are neither protected by this fundamental European Human Right nor by the Universal Declaration of the United Nations. Instead, they are fodder for the "mangle" of an adversarial system that milks the public purse.
The Secrecy of Family Courts should be lifted NOW!
Abolish the Ban on recording Court Proceedings
Stop the Oppression of the British People!
Child abusers get such small sentences in the UK and their victims along with their parents/carers get no or minimal support. This needs to change.
Please help us make a stand and change the law so that abusers get longer sentences and victims get more help along with their families on how to cope post abuse.
Violence against the elderly is becoming more and more common. The current sentencing laws are failing and these scumbags are getting away with these horrific crimes with little or no jail time.
• Police are investigating another vicious attack on an elderly man who was bashed and robbed after going to the aid of a distressed woman in Carlton, Victoria.
• In the same weekend police described as violent, despicable and horrendous attack on a 91-year-old stroke victim in a bungled home burglary.
• Late November, a 72-year-old man was bashed in an unprovoked assault as he left a late-night Melbourne tram.
• Also in November a 78-year-old woman was rushed to Wollongong Hospital after being found lying on the ground in November after being robbed of her handbag and groceries.
• Police appealed to the public in October to help find a teenager suspected of bashing a 75-year-old woman in Cairns. The woman was approached from behind and struck to the ground.
• In September, a 78 year old grandfather of eight was bashed repeatedly and ended up on life support.
• Again in September, a 99 year old great grandmother spent a week in hospital after she was molested, robbed and fought off an attempted rape in her own home.
• In August a TAXI driver bashed and robbed an 81-year-old woman in Melbourne.
This is disgusting, cowardly behaviour and these individuals deserve to be dealt with by the courts in the harshest manner possible! These thugs need to be locked up!!
A BRISBANE bus driver has been jailed, but released immediately, for causing horrific injuries to a 79-year-old passenger he assaulted for coming up 60 cents short on his fare. Dennis Chow, 40, was sentenced to 12-months jail, to be served by way of intensive corrections order. The victim, Mr Plazino was rushed to hospital where he was treated for the skull and facial fractures, lacerations to his face, hand and leg and various bruises. Doesn't sound like justice I hear you say!
A couple in their 70s were terrorised in the early hours of the morning by Brodie Hutchin. Hutchin was charged with assault in November 2010. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment and fined a total of $1000. The poor man and woman will probably live in fear for the rest of their lives. How would you be feeling if this was your mum and dad?
In June 2010, Grant Brown 31 of Mornington pleaded guilty to recklessly causing grievous bodily harm to John Lane aged in his seventies. Brown was jailed for two years with a non-parole period of 18 months. Sound fair?
Its about time Julia Gillard and the Australian Government introduced tougher sentencing laws to help stop the assault of our elderly.
In 1981, Robert Graham was convicted of a murder crime in his hometown of Lake Providence, La. He was given a life sentence and is still serving time in the Angola State Prison System in the state of Louisiana. The evidence was shabby, but Robert was arrested and convicted, because he and the victim were in a previous altercation the night of the victim's death, at a local night club.
In addition, Robert pleaded guilty, because he believed that he might have stabbed the victim during the public altercation in the night club. He presented the weapon to the police.
Law enforcement accepted his word and therefore no investigation was done. Robert Graham's mother is requesting his release for time served or a transfer to a minimum security facility, closer to home. His mother is a senior citizen and no longer able to travel to visit him in his present location.
I have read this incident in BBC News and in several Indian websites. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8429378.stm informs about the entire incident how the teenager was molested and committed suicide due to police harassment.
This video shows the interview with victim's father http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N22CpgJaeSs
My 22 year old black american son had a new years eve's party, had a few of his friends come over, they brought others. Everyone was viedo taping, rapping, drinking, druging etc. as the night went on they was wasted and my son had consented sex with a 15 year old white girl, there were several people in the room looking at this sexual act, someone was even video taping it, when it was brought to federal court they charge him with child pornography, and the the white girl who is now 19 went to court and testify in his defence and said she was not a victim, she felt my son was because they gave him 27 years and the judge thought he was being nice for just that many, he said if the young white girl had not wrote him a letter, my son would have got 30 to 50 years the punishment is too harsh and severe for what happen, a murderer gets less years or the same, there's no victim in my sons case, it's more like prejutive to me, A mother's cry please help chance this
A loophole in the law allows for Registered Sex Offenders to volunteer in your child's class if he/she has a child enrolled in the classroom without you or staff from ever knowing and in another loophole a Registered Sex Offender's backyard can line up to a schools playground leaving your child at undue risk.
Registered Sex Offenders are not monitored tightly, fight to require stricter laws. Sign this petition to make a Safer Community Against Registered SexOffenders (SCARS) and prevent a lifetime of scars.
-Moratorium against the use of tasers by the police and the transit security;
-the use of tasers by transit police is far outside guidelines that say they should be used only if someone is suicidal, violent or about to injure himself or someone else;
-Translink police are Canada's only armed transit police force;
-60 more people have died since Robert Dziekanski after being Tasered by police, including five Canadians;
-At least 286 people in North America have died since 2001 after being stunned by the TASER's 50,000 volt discharge
-There is no way of knowing whether individual Taser weapons meet the manufacturer's specifications;
-There are no Canadian safety testing standards of any kind for the devices;
-It is entirely possible that some weapons discharge much more electrical energy than they are supposed to, and that police officers are unwittingly killing people as a result;
-TASER and the law enforcement community often point to other factors that they say actually cause death;
-such as drug or alcohol use or a phenomenon they have coined "excited delirium", which is not a recognized medical condition;
-TASER International says so-called "excited delirium" is a potentially fatal condition.
-Here are some questions: How many people have died of "excited delirium" in the last five years in situations that did not involve law enforcement? Do people only reach potentially lethal levels of excitement or delirium when they are accosted by peace officers?
-Tasers are arguably being overused by police;
-They have reportedly been used to shock children as young as six (in Florida) and an 82 year old woman was recently shocked in Chicago;
-Amnesty International studied 271 fatalities and found that the victim was unarmed in all but 22 of the cases. Most of these victims were no risk to anyone.
Recently a video was aired nationally showing 6 girls taking turns beating a helpless victim unconscious, waking her up and beating her again while 2 boys stood lookout. The incident happened on or about March 30th. This was a cold, calculated crime that was premeditated and thought out.
No parents were present at the time of the attack which was 8:30PM on a Sunday night. The attackers never showed any remorse for these crimes. They were observed laughing and joking that they would miss cheerleading and not be able to go to the beach the following weekend.
The incident was videotaped with the intent to broadcast it online. The mother of the girl in whose home the assault took place blamed the victim and not her daughter. Also, neither mother or daughter, nor any of the other attackers show remorse at this time, one even proclaiming on their myspace page that "I'd do it again"!
On January 13, 2007, in Staten Island, NY, a convenience store clerk named Soon Hwa Hong, after fighting with an alleged shoplifter and being punched repeatedly in the head, hit the alleged shoplifter with the 40 ounce beer bottle he was trying to steal.
The alleged shoplifter faces some misdemeanor charges, but clerk Soon Hwa Hong is charged with second-degree assault, a felony punishable by a maximum of seven years in prison.
This petition will be sent to Congressman Vito Fossella, to bring his attention to what seems to be a twisted sort of justice.
This petition is to try and make the English government change their laws and make harsher punishments and jail sentences for people who drink and drive or drug drive and injure or kill an innocent person.
Whether your from the UK or not, PLEASE help bring justice to all the families who feel cheated because they have lost loved ones. If you had a friend or family member killed you'd want some sort of justice wouldn't you?
PLEASE sign this and get idiots who think it's clever to be drunk behind the wheel to stay sober behind bars.
For years the British Legal System has operated effectively without intervention from Europe and without the interference of the Human Rights Act.
The Human Rights Act has inflicted more harm than good on the British Public. In recent months it has dictated that prisoners must be given the vote, prisoners are allowed to sue prisons for taking them off heroin to early and more recently murderers and rapists have been released early because not giving them a proper parole hearing infringed their human rights.
What about the law-abiding tax payer who has to stand by and see criminals walk free and their taxes used to pay out record sums of compensation to people who are in prison because they have no regard for the rights of others?
It is time to scrap the Human Rights Act and get back to 'our' system of law which has worked for hundreds of years and provided a model to other countries around the World.
The current law states that a victim of Domestic Violence, is only notified of the offender's hearing, if requested, and the crime must be a felony.
At the close of the year 2006, there were 689 reported and confirmed cases of severe child abuse and neglect in York County, South Carolina. This includes only this one county, and doesn't account for the multitude of cases that likely went unreported.
Not a single one of these cases resulted in a prison sentence for the perpetrator greater than 11 years. More significant sentences have been granted for the abuse of animals, which is demonstrated by the attached documentation.
Child abuse and neglect is an epidemic in our country, and one that must be stopped. Most of us have heard the phrase "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" (Exodus 21:23-27). This idea represents exact retribution, insisting that the perpetrator should suffer exactly what the victim has suffered.
As we present this petition before the court and its people, we argue for exact retribution for all victims of child abuse. The effects of such abuse do not go away; they may be nummed, but follow an individual throughout the rest of their lives.
Thus, since the victim will suffer until their life ends, so should the offender. We insist that a fair sentence for such a crime should last for a lifetime as well.
16 year old Granada Hills resident was assaulted by 12-15 individuals on August 12, 2006. Assailants used a knife to slash the victim's foot almolst to amputation, permenantly maiming him.
Police failed to investigate the assault, interview known suspects and wittnesses, deal truthfully with or cooperate with victim for three months.
June 26, 2006
Lee Charles McIntyre 5/1/74 - 26/11/04 beautiful son, brother, grandson, partner, adoring daddy, workmate and friend. Lee was the innocent victim of a careless driver who failed to give way at traffic lights.
Three months after the major crash this insensitive driver advertised his personalised plates for sale for the amount of $3,000 which at the time coincided with the Clipsal 500 weekend.
This added further to the pain and suffering of the victim's heartbroken family. No thought was given to the victim's family, nor did the offender reveal the history of the plates to the unsuspecting buyer.
January 26, 2006
Rapist's 60 DAY Prison Sentence Triggers Outrage
Burlington, Vermont -- January 4, 2005
There was outrage Wednesday when a Vermont judge handed out a 60-day jail sentence to a man who raped a little girl many, many times over a four-year span starting when she was seven.
The judge said he no longer believes in punishment and is more concerned about rehabilitation.
Prosecutors argued that confessed child-rapist Mark Hulett, 34, of Williston deserved at least eight years behind bars for repeatedly raping a littler girl countless times starting when she was seven.
But Judge Edward Cashman disagreed explaining that he no longer believes that punishment works.
"The one message I want to get through is that anger doesn't solve anything. It just corrodes your soul," said Judge Edward Cashman speaking to a packed Burlington courtroom. Most of the on-lookers were related to a young girl who was repeatedly raped by Mark Hulett who was in court to be sentenced.
The sex abuse started when the girl was seven and ended when she was ten. Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of eight to twenty years in prison, in part, as punishment.
"Punishment is a valid purpose," Chittenden Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Andreson argued to Judge Edward Cashman.
"The state recognizes that the court may not agree or subscribe to that method of sentencing but the state does. The state thinks that it is a very important factor for the court to consider," Andreson added.
But Judge Cashman explained that he is more concerned that Hulett receive sex offender treatment as rehabilitation. But under Department of Corrections classification, Hulett is considered a low-risk for re-offense so he does not qualify for in-prison treatment. So the judge sentenced him to just 60 days in prison and then Hulett must complete sex treatment when he gets out or face a possible life sentence.
Judge Cashman also also revealed that he once handed down stiff sentences when he first got on the bench 25 years ago, but he no longer believes in punishment.
"I discovered it accomplishes nothing of value;it doesn't make anything better;it costs us a lot of money; we create a lot of expectation, and we feed on anger," Cashman explained to the people in the court.
The sentence outraged the victim's family who asked not to be identified.
"I don't like it," the victim's mother,in tears, told Channel 3. "He should pay for what he did to my baby and stop it here. She's not even home with me and he can be home for all this time, and do what he did in my house," she added.
Hulett -- who had been out on bail-- was taken away to start his sentence immediately.
After issuing the original sentence, Cashman was attacked by commentators on TV and on the Internet. On Fox News, Bill O'Reilly told viewers as video of Cashman rolled: "You may be looking at the worst judge in the USA." Gov. James Douglas called on the judge to resign, and several lawmakers demanded his impeachment.
January 17, 2006
Lee (pictured), was killed instantly from multiple injuries when a driver failed to give way at traffic lights colliding with him head on. Lee was riding through a green light on his motorbike. The driver exercised his full rights, declined a police interview and was not asked to submit to a blood test. Lee, his victim, had no rights, infact his name was not even mentioned in the charge.
We are calling for an urgent overhaul of the motoring offences system, with tougher sentences and higher fines.
The current law of driving 'without due care' is a very good reflection of how unimportant road traffic death is considered. At present drivers are charged more often with careless driving, over dangerous driving, as it is easier to obtain a conviction.
The current penalties incurred by drivers involved in a major crash which is a clear-cut case of negligence do not reflect the enormity of the offence.
We want the victim to be the central issue of the charge. The current system fails to acknowledge the senseless loss of life or the trauma suffered by the victim's families. When making the decision to sign this petition please put yourself in the position of the victim's family. What would you consider justice?
Steven Ivester was sentenced to 8 years minimum and 10 years maximum, for murdering my father. His name was Rodney Martin. Steven Iverster has not even served 3 years in prison. They want him to have work release and family visits.
Why should he be allowed to see his family when my threee sisters and I can not see our dad? It is not fair on my family's behalf for him to be allowed to leave the prison for any reason what so every, until he as served his full amount of time.
Rodney Martin was a loveing father, a great husband,and a wonderful son. He did not dersver what happened to him and nether did his family. He was a great person and had many friends. He was a long time resident of Gaston County, and was loved by almost everybody.
PLEASE HELP ME KEEP THIS MAN WHERE HE NEEDS TO BE.
James R. Hathcock, born March 5, 1967 is a son, husband, father, family man, good provider, gainfully full time employed, and considered to be a hard working individual... that is, until being raped by a failed judicial system, wrongly convicted of incest and sentenced to spend six years in prison forcing him to become a victim for a crime that he did not, could not, would not, and is not capable of having committed.
He is accused of a crime that never happened. A crime that is physically and humanly impossible for him to have committed.
Rather than justice having been performed on behalf of the victim, Shana, a grave injustice has been done to James Hathcock, his wife, son, family, and his childhood dream career (which he had accomplished) all of which have been made to become victims by a failed judicial system.
After a jury trial lasting 5 days, three (3) of his witnesses were allowed to testify on his behalf, false testimony was given by some of the State witnesses, no DNA evidence, no physical evidence, witnesses and evidence on his behalf were withheld, one state witness has come forward.
In a letter written willingly on October 5, 2004, a state witness has admitted that she knows the victim was lying and that she (state witness) did not like getting up there (witness stand) and talking about s_ _ _ that did not happen.
Although seven-year-old Tyler James was a victim of two criminal acts, the authorities in Lake County California founded it appropriate to blame him for causing his own death. The two criminals who committed crimes that caused his death were not even questioned by police. It is an absurd miscarriage of justice to conclude that a seven-year-old child should be blamed for causing his own death.
Mr. Albert made certain contradictions to his "promises" to treat Asians differently or make harsher consequences. In one case, he had excluded Asian witnesses unreasonably to make the Asian victim's case more difficult. After the Asian victim, alone without the witness, was harrassed and mocked in racial discrimination toward Chinese, she was not given a right to speak in the office. The two other students bullying her did not get a consequence because they lied to him, telling a false story and the Asian girl ended up being the one to apologize.
In another case, saying he didn't see someone make a physical offense, the student was left without a consequence. When an Asian student was accused for pushing another student due to racial discrimination, he was suspended without Mr. Albert witnessing the situation. Saying he did not witness the situation before this, there was no consequence for the student making a physical offense.
In the racial discrimination issue, he stated again he did not see the situation, but the Asian student was suspended. After telling his side of the story about racial discrimination treated toward him regarding Asians, Mr. Albert made a phone call to the parents suggesting anger management courses. Respectively, the Asians in these cases did not deserve the harsh treatments given by Mr. Albert.