This is from Britt Hume's Special Report - The Political Grapevine (01/05/06)
A Vermont man convicted on multiple rape counts against a young child was given just 60 days in jail by a judge who says he no longer believes in punishment. Prosecutors had asked for at least eight years behind bars for Mark Hulett, who confessed to raping his victim repeatedly for four years, starting when she was seven.
But in handing down his sentence, Judge Edward Cashman said harsh punishment, "accomplishes nothing of value," adding, "anger doesn't solve anything. It just corrodes your soul." The victim's mother tearfully disagreed, telling reporters that the rapist "should pay for what he did."
--This same judge threw out a DUI case in Nov. '05, overturning a precedent that had allowed University of Vermont police to make arrests in the immediate surrounding areas. That ruling is under appeal.
Michelle Malkin, as well as all of the blogs linked to her post, express my opinion, which is outrage. I can't wait for someone to ask the people calling Judge Alito an "extremist" what they think of this judge. --well, I guess I just did! (See EXTREMIST JUDGES: WHAT WE NEED!)
Crossposted at LOVE AMERICA FIRST