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Old 01-27-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Teen raped on her walk to school (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/Teen_raped_on_her_walk_to_school.html - broken link)


I find the reaction of the parents interviewed very strange.

The woman who said her kid drives to school, how does that make her anymore safe? Her kiddo has to get out of the car at some point.

The woman who said it is an isolated incident, so are a lot of happenings, why not make this a teachable moment.

The principal trying to cover the school's a**? This does not have anything to do with the school.

Perhaps it is poor reporting.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: southern california
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Teen raped on her walk to school (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/Teen_raped_on_her_walk_to_school.html - broken link)


I find the reaction of the parents interviewed very strange.

The woman who said her kid drives to school, how does that make her anymore safe? Her kiddo has to get out of the car at some point.

The woman who said it is an isolated incident, so are a lot of happenings, why not make this a teachable moment.

The principal trying to cover the school's a**? This does not have anything to do with the school.

Perhaps it is poor reporting.
i am a bit confused as to what you did not like about the article. is it that they did not take the incident serious enough as presented? ok. an important element of evil is a lack of justice we are seeing lots of it.
i think there is a lot of unreported crime and a lot of unpunished crime. many are not arrested much less an actual conviction ---of those convicted early release seems to be the policy. i dont think america does punishment anymore. except maybe self defense which has been criminalized, its a sorry state of affairs and not just american england and france are jailing people for defending themselves as well.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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i think there is a lot of unreported crime and a lot of unpunished crime. many are not arrested much less an actual conviction ---of those convicted early release seems to be the policy.
Maybe where you live, but not here. In Michigan every state inmate serves at least 100% of his minimum sentence, and most a bit more.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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What bothered me most would have been the lack of concern for the victim..... not one person interviewed (as published anyway) said how awful, or that poor girl, or she'll be in our prayers.
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Maybe where you live, but not here. In Michigan every state inmate serves at least 100% of his minimum sentence, and most a bit more.
Meanwhile inmates are regularly released early due to overcrowding issues.

It is appalling that this could occur during broad daylight. However, I don't know anything about the neighborhood. There are places in Michigan where this could, and has, happened.

I certainly feel for the girl, and hope that the effects can be minimized for her.
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