A Massachusetts judge is feeling the heat after he minimized this high school athlete who was in his courtroom for two alleged sexual assaults.
If a judge can’t do his job must he removed or forced to resign. This will ensure they carry out their work fair and square. Giving a rapist no jail time is unacceptable.
I think the judge should be removed. At the end of the day rape is a serious crime, and once you’re convicted you must face jail time. Forget about the dude for a minute and think about the victims, they would be scared for life. If I were one of those girls’ parents I would be disappointed with the justice system.
From Yahoo News:
An online petition is calling for a judge in Massachusetts to be removed from the bench after an 18-year-old male accused of sexually assaulting two classmates was sentenced to two years of probation.
David Becker of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery, according to court documents, after an April incident in which he allegedly sexually assaulted two girls who were sleeping in bed after a house party. Becker and the alleged victims, who are not being identified, were all seniors.
As a part of his probation, Becker must remain drug- and alcohol-free and not contact the victims, the court documents state. He also has to undergo an evaluation for sex offender treatment, according to the Hampden District Attorney’s Office.
The district attorney’s office said that if Becker does not violate his probation, he will not have to register as a sex offender, as the charges will be dismissed at the completion of probation.
The creator of the online petition called the probation ruling “a slap on the wrist”; prosecutors in the case had recommended two years in prison. The petition calling for the removal of the judge, Thomas Estes of the Palmer District Court, has over 17,000 supporters.
Michael Albano, a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Council, which confirms judicial nominees, wrote a letter Tuesday to Paul Dawley, chief justice of the Massachusetts District Courts, requesting an administrative review of Becker’s case.
Once again, if these judges don’t want to do their job and get justice for the victims and stick up for the criminal, then they should be removed from their job.
I don’t quite get the part where the judge thought that he suffered enough. He should be put in jail and be required to register as a sex offender.
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