Friday, May 13, 2011

Justice takes time, but how long is just too long.

"Lady Justice is bind,
Someone take off her blindfolds
She can not see what is just,
Her scales need readjustment"- By Dulac

So I was going through some news articles and I found this one story that upset me, but why it upset me doesn't seem to be the popular opinion. In 1984, 17 year-old college freshman Liz Seccuro was at a Frat party with a friend of hers. She got separated from her friend when two guys gave her a drink spiked with a roofie, then a third guy entered the room and they basically gang raped her. That's a very fucked up event that shouldn't happen to anyone. The next day she goes to the Dean's office and reports the guys who raped her, now some asshole, or asshole tells her not to go to the cops and let the University handle it. Now this shouldn't have to be said but, fuck schools that do that. University of Virginia(around an hour or so away from my house) fuck you. But, she still should have went to cops anyway. 
But hey this story just keeps getting better and better. 20 or so years later, one of the guys sends her a letter apologizing for raping her. Now, I'm not condoning what he did, nor am I defending him taking advantage of that woman but forgiveness is something I believe in, on top of that, supposably, he's a recovering alcoholic and apologizing for his misdeeds he done while intoxicated was one of his steps to recover or something. Now in all fairness we don't know hi level of intoxication during the incident, for all we know he was fully aware of what was going on. Regardless of that, going back to my point about forgiveness, now I don't know the full story, but they exchanged email addresses and through email he basically confess to what he did and pulled a T-Pain (blame it on the alcohol). So after she gets his confession, she takes it to the police. (Ok, hold the fuck on- isn't the statue of limitations up already?) No, no it isn't. So she's able to bring charges against this guy, 20 years after the fact. And he gets sentenced to 10 years in prison. The fuck? 
Now he only had to serve 6 months of that(people are very upset over that), but he shouldn't have served any time at all. I mean, I have the same problem with trying these Nazi guys, in fact it's a waste trying them because it happened so long ago that they were able to live full lives and probably don't have much time left anyway. As I'm reading the comments of the article and seeing these people upset he only had to serve such a short sentence, it makes me think, "how would these people feel if they made a mistake decades ago, owned up to it, and then went to jail for it?" It's nonsense and a gross waste of Tax dollars.
 But it gets better, Liz is being called courageous and all that good stuff, because she's writing a book that she's bound to profit off of. I'm no professional publisher, but c'mon seriously? I'd rather hear the guy's story because it sounds a lot more interesting. In fact dude (I know you aren't reading this) I'll help you write it. Lol justice huh? The moral of this story has to be "If you every commit a crime and get away with it, don't feel sorry and don't confess no matter how long ago it happened. But hey, Justice is blind. 

40 comments:

  1. She really should have went to the police in the first place.

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  2. Rape is a pretty messed up crime. She might still be haunted by it, why should she forgive him?

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  3. So I should go steal a car and never apologize? Good work justice system.

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  4. Why would anyone read a story about a girl that got raped and didn't go to the police about what is she even going to right about.

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  6. I agree with Natalya, the guy deserved to go to jail even if she should have told the cops in the first place.

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  7. damn thats messed up, rapes a messedup crime, deffinatly deserves the jailtime

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  8. While rape is terrible and i'm sure he deserved the jail time, twenty years has passed. I think he deserved redemption, he did the right thing. He apologized, everything.. I don't understand why something like that would happen.. it just makes no sense to me. You come clean and you should be forgiven, not sent to prison 20 years later.. What about the other guys? They just get off scott free because they didn't say anything.

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  9. if they can sentenced and they do the punishment, they should be allowed to slide back into civilisation

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  10. I must agree with PhazonJuke on this it's 100% wrong that the other assholes get off without a hitch...

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  11. Well, look at Demjanjuk. He committed crimes during world war two, and was only charged with them this week. He's 91, he was charged with being an accessory to the murder of 28,000 people, and will only serve 5 years.

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  12. Thats just not right that the others get off. Unfortunately the justice system is always right, but then again we can never know what truly happened.

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  13. Yeah, our justice system is really messed up.

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  14. Ether it is too fast or not enough, never seems to be in the middle for anything..

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  15. Justice is only served to the poor all rich people get away.

    Guaranteed there was money invloved

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  16. What we do echoes through time. He should've done the full 10 years.

    I was hoping this would end in "after the apology they fell in love and got married".

    Jesus, i need more masculine hormones.

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  17. wow. stories like this make my wonder if justice still exists.

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  18. The entire situation is pretty screwed up. I don't know whether he should have served time, but I do know that I'd rather not be the person making a decision about it.

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  19. Time doesn't make wrongs go away. But still, he should've kept his mouth shut, I guess.

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  20. Death penalty should be bought in. ;D
    Scare criminals to death

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  21. let the university handle it? bs...

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  22. its a hard spot to be in. yes she should have gone to the police first. yes he probably did spend years lamenting what he had become.

    BUT

    if he was truly and honestly sorry, he shouldnt have a problem doing his time. a real man will make mistakes, sometimes horrible ones, but always takes responsibility for them.

    as for the woman now trying to capitalize on this by writing a book, well shit. maybe shes an attention grubbing whore, maybe shes just trying to tell her story just like anyone else. all i know for sure is that i cannot say.

    justice is blind, but thats only because the eyes of mankind are so prejudiced

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  23. I really do not like hearing about this.

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  24. Ugh, stuff like this happens too much.

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  25. It's comedy if you ask me. He rapes her, is never caught, gives into his guilt, and is arrested. What else did he expect? If he honestly did not expect her to turn him into the cops, he was being naive.

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  26. ahhh sad times, this does happen too much.

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  27. interesting, justice is blind, yep

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  28. Justice is just too ridiculous to fathom, franklly.

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  29. very well thought and good read

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  30. You're upset because a girl who was drugged and gang-raped by three guys is finally getting some justice??? Wow. So, because it happened long ago it's OK? If someone kills your mother in a brutal way and gets away with it for 20 years you'll just let him go because he said he was sorry? Your logic is flawed beyond belief. The passage of time does not erase the crime and wrong-doing committed. Rapists and murderers should be punished for their crimes no matter how long they were able to evade the law. This poor girl has had to live with that rape and will have to continue to live with it for the rest of her life. It changed the direction of her life and affected her relationships. Go get raped and see how you feel about it after. See if you can get over it.

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