by Van Helsing | June 25, 2008 11:12 am
Liberals might not have the belly for resisting Islamic maniacs, but they sure aren’t taking any guff from 6-year-old rape victims. Democrat Massachusetts State Rep. James Fagan doesn’t like Jessica’s Law, because it calls for mandatory sentences for child rapists, which New England is notorious for letting off with wrist slaps. His bizarre justification is that harsh punishments for rapists would force his fellow lawyers to be extra mean to their victims.
Fagan makes his case, via The Next Right:
It’s so wrong because in these situations … that 6-year-old is going to sit in front of me, or somebody far worse than me and I’m going to rip them apart. I’m going to make sure that the rest of their life is ruined. That when they’re 8 years old they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they won’t sleep. When they’re 19 years old they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody. And that’s not because I’m a nice guy. That’s because when you’re in court, and you’re defending somebody’s liberty, and you’re facing a mandatory sentence of those draconian proportions, you have to do every single thing you can do on behalf of your client. That is your obligation as a trial lawyer.
Watch him lay on the charm:
Now I get why lawyers are even more unpopular than journalists. What I don’t get is why Democrat politicians aren’t more unpopular still.
On a tip from V the K. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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