Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ABANDONING PRETENSE | We With The Pitchforks

I don't usually post things like this.  But this is a viewpoint that all of us that have a loved one on the list should be aware of.



This boy (I can't say man because I don't believe that his father taught him to be one) made some serious mistakes.  He is going to pay for them for the rest of his life.  He will be on the registry for as long as the law deems him to be, be that life or a decade.  He will have trouble finding gainful employment that will support him and a family.  If he ever does meet someone that will be tolerant of the stigma of the registry, having a family will be another logistical nightmare when it comes to the events for those children be them at school or in a park.   He and anyone he associates with will pay for this lapse in judgement for the rest of their lives with no opportunity to recover, move on and survive this instance.



That is the biggest difference between the victim and this boy.  The victim has been traumatized, she will get treatment, she will get counseling and she will be able to choose to move on with life too, putting the experience behind her.  Yes, there are some victims out in this world that never get that far, but the opportunity is there for them to move recover and move forward.



I have been seeing all over the internet the public asking for the death penalty for this boy, which is surprising because I have not seen in a long time an outcry such as this for someone that has actually taken another's life, which would seem fitting to call for the death penalty.  Could you imagine if we gave the penalty of death to anyone that made us mad?  It would solve the overpopulation problem, but it will do nothing for the country itself.



This boy needs treatment, his father needs treatment and the victim needs treatment.   Then they all need to go to AODA to learn about binge drinking amd about being a responsible drinker all around.  Things their parents should have taught them.



So the real problem here, the parents that did not do their job, that left their children ill-equipped to be sent out into the world on their own.



ABANDONING PRETENSE | We With The Pitchforks

Ex-Stanford swimmer’s dad calls son’s 6-month sentence for sexual assault ‘a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action’

This is why consequences need to be taught while they are still children.  Because the cost only increases with age.  This family needs to do some more research to find out that they really did get a good deal, that the judge was fair and that there are consequences for sexually having your way with someone that is not awake.   He should have known better, period.



Ex-Stanford swimmer’s dad calls son’s 6-month sentence for sexual assault ‘a steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action’

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Decision handed down in sex-offender placement case | Crime and Courts | journaltimes.com

Decision handed down in sex-offender placement case | Crime and Courts | journaltimes.com

Special Report: University of Wisconsin System under fire for a series of alleged sexual assaults | KBJR 6 & Range 11 | KDLH 3: News, Weather, Sports for Duluth MN / Superior WI / Northland | Local News

Special Report: University of Wisconsin System under fire for a series of alleged sexual assaults | KBJR 6 & Range 11 | KDLH 3: News, Weather, Sports for Duluth MN / Superior WI / Northland | Local News



Not once in this report did this student go to the police.  Universities are not law enforcement. Also, it is stated that she went to get medical attention, yet no rape kit was taken, nor did any healthcare professionals suggest to her to have one done on her either.



There are tremendous holes in this story and a person needs to take some responsibility for themselves as well, since college is the beginning of adulthood.  Being accountable for your actions and responses to those that wish to harm your person is part of that.  She should have gone to an ER not just the on campus clinic which is not held to the same standards although they should be.  The ER is where if she said she was raped they would have been required by law to take a rape kit and report it to the authorities.  These are choices she made, why should the whole world be held accountable for them?


She claimed to be terrorized her entire career, even after talking to the Dean, she never made an attempt to talk to law enforcement, expecting the school to be investigator, prosecutor, jury and punisher?  That is not the role of an educational institution, it is the role of law enforcement, which it sounds like from the article that she had plenty of time to contact them while she was also asking the school to take care of it.



You see this was her life, something happened to her, yet she wanted someone else to 'take care of it' for her. Now because she didn't take proper actions and steps to defend herself she is going to try to hold the school responsible again?  This is the plague of the millennials, they seem to expect that people do everything for them, that is NOT how the world works.