Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mandatory minimums for sex crimes

California has just taken a very dangerous step that will almost certainly result in innocent men being imprisoned:
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bills 2888 and 701 on Friday, which create mandatory minimum sentences for people convicted of sex crimes.

The bills came in response to the outcry over Brock Turner's lenient sentence. As I've argued previously, that outcry was largely justified—Turner did get a comparatively light prison sentence, though the fact that he has to register as a sex offender is no small thing....

The new law specifically prohibits judges from letting perpetrators get off with probation if they have been convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious or intoxicated person. While this may have produced a better outcome in the Turner case, forcing judges to send more people to prison is bad public policy. It will exacerbate all kinds of problems with the criminal justice system.
Mandatory minimum sentences, combined with the known quantity of false rape and false sexual assault accusations, removes the ability of a judge who has cause to doubt the veracity of an accuser to reduce the impact of a false accusation.

This will take the War on Men to new depths.

I won't be surprised if feminists next attempt to permit extrajudicial college courts to impose these mandatory minimum sentences.

22 comments:

tz said...

They also have removed the statute of limitations (Bill Cosby).
Then there's guns and ammo...
Calizuela here we come.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

They're turning up the heat. The multikult-feminist police state is consolidating its power. And of course, there will be plenty of thirsty, supplicating beta-boys to help enforce this rule in the hope of getting some pussy crumbs.

Vox, I'm currently listening to your podcast interview with Greg Johnson. There's really nothing there to disagree with. Well done.

Edward Voeller said...

Laguna Beach Used Car Salesman upvotes attacks on VD at Radix Journal, but compliments him at his blog.

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Edward Voeller, Gamma and stalker.

Derrick Bonsell said...

The irony is that for many crimes this administration (as in Obama, not Brown) wants mandatory minimums to be repealed.

Derrick Bonsell said...

The irony is that for many crimes this administration (as in Obama, not Brown) wants mandatory minimums to be repealed.

Matt said...

The war on white men, considering minorities less likely to report it.

Retrenched said...
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Retrenched said...

Puritanical feminists are killing the sexual revolution deader than Jerry Falwell could've ever hoped to.

Robert What? said...

Ultimately it will be an offense punishable by jail time to make a feminist woman "feeeel bad".

Matamoros said...

He also did away with penalties for child prostitution. Now the Mex gangs can run their trafficked girls with impunity.

http://www.dailystormer.com/finally-california-decriminalizes-child-prostitution/

liberranter said...

Yet another reason to get the hell out of the PSDRC, as if anyone needed any more.

chris said...

Lack of discretion in sentencing could also reduce convictions for sexual assault as people would now attach more weight to a finding of guilt.

Steven M. Wells said...

Most states already have mandatory minimums for sex offenses. Federal law likewise has mandatory minimums for a wide range of sex offenses.

Aeoli Pera said...

Laguna Beach Used Car Salesman upvotes attacks on VD at Radix Journal, but compliments him at his blog.

Thanks, many of us already know he's a manipulative halfwit.

papabear said...

Jerry Brown is such a douche.

jim said...

As long as there are also mandatory minimum sentences for false rape accusations, then there is no problem, right?
Listen and Believe! Bigots

modsquad said...

Jerry Brown from Doonesbury, circa 1979:

http://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/1979/04/25

Mark Butterworth said...

The insanity of making only one of two intoxicated people at fault for an event of a sexual nature is an crazy as making only one of two drunk drivers who crash into each other at fault for the collision.

Even an assault by a drunk on a drunkenly unconscious person requires mitigation.

Only an assault by a sober person on a drunk or unconscious person ought to be considered especially criminal, and even that might have mitigating factors if the person who is impaired has deliberately put themselves in a position of vulnerability and misadventure (imagine a girl who confesses to another that she fantasizes about being 'taken' while incapacitated, and proceeds to become incapacitated).

I hate California especially because I live there. What a totally pozzed state.

liberranter said...

As long as there are also mandatory minimum sentences for false rape accusations, then there is no problem, right?

We should live so long as to see that kind of juatice become law.

Best possible punishment for a false rape accuser: sentence them to experience the real thing.

Mountain Man said...

These politicians know nothing of history. It would behoove themselves to read up on the catalysts that contributed to the French Revolution.

Mountain Man said...

LBF = The William Buckley of the Alt-Right

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