Injustice, Injustice does Montana Judge Todd Baugh pursue.
G-d, hope you are listening...
BBC reported about this bogus Judge Baugh who called a 14-year old girl that was raped by her 49-year old teacher, "as much in control of the situation" as the man who assaulted her.
The poor girl later committed suicide, which her mother probably rightfully attributed to the distress from the rape and aftermath.
And what does the judge do to mete out justice? He sentences the rapist to 15-years in prison AND suspends the sentence for all but 31 days with 1 day time already served.
The victim was raped and is dead and the rapist gets not 30-years, but 30 days!
While the judge who is under pressure to resign has all of a sudden expressed his deep remorse, it is almost unbelievable that this is someone charged with seeing that justice is served.
Shock, disbelief, outrage...what can you say about such a justice.
While there is certainly a time and place for empathy, compassion, and mercy--would anyone in their right mind, see this as one of those cases?
For all who believe that this world is not the end, but just the journey, I'd venture to guess that the 14-year old girl is not done either with her rapist or the judge who mocked her suffering and death.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)