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Detention For 16 Year Old Who Assaulted 8 Women In Less Than Two Hours

  1. Nov 20, 2008 #1

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    Hard to say. I assume somewhere on the order of five years in prison. What I find surprising is that this attacker's "good background" worked in his favor. Does this mean that if he came from a lower income family he would have been sentenced more harshly? Hopefully, here in America civil rights activists would be all over this for discrimination on the basis of social class.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2008 #3

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    I don't think 'good supportive background' is indicative of any social class. I think it means that he has family support (who aren't all similarly criminal minded) that will hopefully set him on the right track once he gets out. You can have a supportive family if you come from a low income family.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2008 #4

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    Exactly: there is no discrimination expressed here by the judge.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2008 #5

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    I kind of look at it the other way around. The crime seems much worse if the kid comes from a good family...he had all the right upbringing and role models in place, yet acted out violently anyway. Doesn't that seem worse than a kid raised in a family of criminals who was simply never taught good behavior?
     
  7. Nov 20, 2008 #6
    He got 4 years in juvenile hall. That's about the same as what someone that age would get here. isn't it?
     
  8. Nov 20, 2008 #7

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    Seems like a reasonable sentence to me.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2008 #8
    OK, maybe I was misunderstanding the "good background" thing. But Moonbear's point is a good one. I'm not sure I personally agree with using an explanation of someone's bad behavior to absolve him/her. But I could see a judge partially excusing a person who comes from a "bad" background. This doesn't make much sense.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2008 #9

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    You can see a judge partially excusing someone who is more likely to offend again yet can't see them being a bit more lenient if their actions are an aberration and they have the support necessary to be rehabilitated? :confused:
     
  11. Nov 21, 2008 #10
    he was dry humping his victims? why do get the impression he's not playing with a full deck?
     
  12. Nov 21, 2008 #11

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    http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Frotterism

    There was an " Intent to rape " , even when he did not actually rape anyone despite the fact that he could have , however it was still a bit more than Frotterism.

    The judge possibly sensed that boy was a bit disadvantaged mentally - eight women are going to deal with being fondled - and none of them are going to be recompensed. Apparently it is going to be easy to monitor him.
     
  13. Nov 21, 2008 #12
    sure, people have fetishes, but i think you are agreeing with me that perhaps he isn't fully in control of himself. he also claims not to remember some of the attacks. hard to say how much is malice, but he sounds a bit like a rowdy dog. maybe a few good swats with a newspaper and some chemical assistance would help.
     
  14. Nov 21, 2008 #13
    Four years seems like a decent sentence for a 16 year old. What's the point of this thread?
     
  15. Nov 21, 2008 #14
    I think he thought the kid got detention as in you have to stay after school for an hour in detention.
     
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