Thursday, June 9, 2016

WDT: Tale of Two Rapes

   A couple of rapes in the news come to mind this week. The conviction in SLC of Mark Hartle for the 2014 rape of a teen reminded those of us who remember of Mr. Hartle's role in the infamous Casablanca assault way back in 1991. He escaped conviction in that case.   I'll betcha there's been a lot in between.
    In some ways more outrageous is the Stanford rape case in CA.  The assailant not only got a very light sentence for what was described as a very intense and violent crime only broken up when two passers by pulled the assailant off the woman. The assailant came from privilege and even his mug shot was suppressed until the whole case got in the news this week.
     Sexual assault is difficult to define and prosecute, and as we see out west, punishment is not consistent.
      These are both egregious cases that are disturbing each in their own way.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news05/hartle-found-guilty-on-all-charges-in-rape-trial-20160609

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Talk about sweeteners. County employees who get their pension jacked by holding an elected post with the city. If he lives to a ripe old age, Jennings will get a quarter million extra as a result of a term as mayor.

Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton was accused of rape and sexual assault. Hillary helped protect him and smear the victims.
Trump protesters were assaulted and one woman was pelted with eggs. Another gay Mexican trump supporter had his nose broken and got a concussion. We blame Trump for all that.

And now we single a rape out and cry because the criminal got a light sentence. Meanwhile all womyn vote for donkey party and donkey party lets "non violent" drug offenders out of prison. try checking out how Canada handles rape. A slap on the wrist. Such progressives they be. We lost the war on drugs, so we quit and now we lose the war on rape...so lets quit that too. Meanwhile, the victims that are shot dead every night in Chicago do not live to write a letter "I am every womyn".

Want to vote democrat? That means you want the government to go soft on crime.

Anonymous said...


1157 What? How is that possible? Is it in the same pension system? Seems odd doesn't it, that he is always the one complaining about city pensions. Are you telling me that he is the one who is pension padding? Very interesting; what a load of crap.

Anonymous said...

The city taxpayers have been getting raped for years now. City manager keeps slashing services while taxes go up! The question I have to ask is; Is the City Manager just a sock puppet for the secret agenda of the city attorney?

Anonymous said...

Talk about sweetners read the following
Here's the thing: The financial health of Hillary Clinton's most enthusiastic Wall Street backer depends on years of renewed high demand for fossil fuels -- right at the time when the greenhouse gases produced by burning fossil fuels are threatening the fate of the Earth with catastrophic climate change. If Clinton becomes America's 45th president on January 20 next year, she will have a series of monumental decisions on climate -- with the power to regulate power plants that burn coal, possibly from Lasry-backed companies, or to approve new oil pipelines or curb the use of so-called "oil bomb" trains that pass through Philadelphia and so many other major U.S. cities.

And Lasry won't be the only big fossil-fuel fan with more access to a Clinton presidency than you or me -- or the other regular folks whose main connection to carbon pollution is merely breathing it. Just last month, at the height of campaigning in Iowa when the race was neck-and-neck, Clinton dropped everything to come to a fundraiser here in Philadelphia hosted by Franklin Square Capital, yet another Hillary-backing investment firm that's big into fracking and other types of fossil fuel extraction.

These are the stakes in the 2016 election. The prominence of someone like Marc Lasry -- and his friends at Goldman Sachs or his allies at Franklin Square Capital -- should give pause to any primary voter who's not happy with the status quo in our American kleptocracy of billionaires, who wants to rock the system at the voting booth. But the global warming piece adds a whole new dimension. Would a President Hillary Clinton look toward her oil-soaked supporters...or toward Mother Earth?


Anonymous said...

It funny how many people, including our vp, know enough about the Stanford case to sentence one of the drunk people having sex.

Anonymous said...

I remember the days when I used to get "20 minutes of action". Now I'm lucky if I last 5 or 6 minutes without the little blue pill. These youngin's don't know how good they have it.