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Sheesh! Pedophile Too Short to be Imprisoned!

Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:18 pm
by Ralph
Judge says man too small for prison
5/25/2006, 4:56 p.m. ET
The Associated Press

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A judge said a 5-foot-1 man convicted of sexually assaulting a child was too small to survive in prison, and gave him 10 years of probation instead.

His crimes deserved a long sentence, District Judge Kristine Cecava said, but she worried that Richard W. Thompson, 50, would be especially imperiled by prison dangers.

"You are a sex offender, and you did it to a child," she said.

But, she said, "That doesn't make you a hunter. You do not fit in that category."

Thompson will be electronically monitored the first four months of his probation, and he was told to never be alone with someone under age 18 or date or live with a woman whose children were under 18. Cecava also ordered Thompson to get rid of his pornography.

He faces 30 days of jail each year of his probation unless he follows its conditions closely.

"I want control of you until I know you have integrated change into your life," the judge told Thompson. "I truly hope that my bet on you being OK out in society is not misplaced."

Re: Sheesh! Pedophile Too Short to be Imprisoned!

Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:36 pm
by Corlyss_D
Ralph wrote:Judge says man too small for prison
5/25/2006, 4:56 p.m. ET
The Associated Press

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — A judge said a 5-foot-1 man convicted of sexually assaulting a child was too small to survive in prison, and gave him 10 years of probation instead.
I say again, attacks on children are freebies. They never do it just the one time they were caught but there's always some reason why the guy doesn't end up jail.

Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 6:18 pm
by BWV 1080
A 6 foot tree limb should do the trick

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 12:45 pm
by John Bleau
When they're that short they should get spankings.

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 1:24 pm
by Corlyss_D
Brings a new dimension to the term "short eyes."

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:09 pm
by RebLem
Two thoughts--

1) How tall was his victim?

2) He shoulda coulda thunka that before he victimized someone.

Posted: Fri May 26, 2006 3:16 pm
by BWV 1080
What's priceless is that the cnn article quote some dork from the National Organization of Short Statured Adults:
"I'm assuming a short inmate would have a much more difficult time than a large inmate," said Mangano, who is 5 feet 4 inches tall. "It's good to see somebody looking out for someone who is a short person."
All together now:

Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason
To live

They got little hands
Little eyes
They walk around
Tellin' great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet

Well, I don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
`Round here

Short People are just the same
As you and I
(A Fool Such As I)
All men are brothers
Until the day they die
(It's A Wonderful World)

Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody
To love

They got little baby legs
That stand so low
You got to pick 'em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin' peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They're gonna get you every time
Well, I don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
'Round here