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April 27, 2010

"FAMM Condemns Mandatory Life Sentence for NV Woman"

The title of this post is the heading of this new press release from the folks at Families Against Mandatory Minimums in response the the remarkable Nevada sentencing story discussed in this prior post.  Here is an excerpt from the press release:

According to published news reports, a jury convicted Ms. Taylor, 34, of lewdness with a minor under 14 for forcing a 13-year-old boy to touch her breast through her clothing and soliciting him for sex.  Conviction for lewdness with a minor under 14 carries a mandatory life sentence in Nevada with parole eligibility after 10 years.

"Based on what we've learned so far, we believe the life sentence handed to Ms. Taylor is a total travesty of justice," said Julie Stewart, FAMM founder and president.  "FAMM does not condone criminal behavior, especially where a minor is the victim, but no reasonable person can believe that the punishment fits the crime in this case.  Life sentences are usually reserved for murderers and repeat violent offenders."

"FAMM opposes mandatory minimum sentencing laws that carry disproportionate one-size-fits-all sentences and enormously expensive penalties.  Keeping Ms. Taylor in jail for the rest of her life could cost Nevada taxpayers well over $1 million.  This seems like a terrible waste of a life, and limited taxpayer resources," concluded Stewart.

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And what does Nevada do? Nothing...

Posted by: N/A | Apr 27, 2010 3:31:15 PM

One size-fits all.. a convenient way to turn people who made a bad decision into monsters. This is not justice, it is just another over-the-top example of knee-jerk reactions getting out of hand.

Posted by: tbucket | Apr 27, 2010 7:46:29 PM

I have been a federal prosecutor for 33 years. This case, this sentence, makes me sick.

Posted by: Grotius | Apr 27, 2010 8:33:25 PM

I condemn the vile feminist lawyer and its male running dogs. This is a pretextual display of false piety. It says, we will come down on all, in fairness and equal treatment, including on females. It is aimed at justifying the hunt for the productive male by the feminist lawyer.

Feminism is a hate philosophy and way of life. This trial has the validity of front yard investigation into the guilt of a black man by night riders in hoods. This judge is the running dog of the feminists.

He needs to be removed, immediately, and driven out of town. There should be zero tolerance for the hate agenda of feminism.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Apr 27, 2010 8:59:19 PM

The law dates to 2007. An eighteen minute video of the sentencing hearing can be found here.

Posted by: ohwilleke | Apr 28, 2010 6:34:29 PM

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