I disagree. It is not the judicial system that is broken it is this judge and our educational system that is broken.
This judge has been so poorly educated in the basis of law, the application of law and the moral foundations of law that it made possible such a travesty of justice to be handed down from his bench.
I believe we can expect more of the same from our judges in the future. But it is not the system of justice that is broken. Our founders built on a foundation of British common law the best system of justice in the world. But Liberal Socialist have infiltrated the Law colleges of this country and are systematically destroying our law by subverting our up and coming lawyers.
Judges have from the beginning of judicial courts been given latitude over sentencing so that miscarriages of justice could be prevented. For example as when the father of a teenage girl kills his daughters rapist in a fit of uncontrollable rage he might that father might be given a suspended sentence.
But this judge abuses that power in essentially freeing the rapist while stating with out evidence that the child was as much in control of the relation ship as a man more than 3 times her age.
This judge is not worthy to be on the bench of a traffic court.
I despise this judge’s sentence for the adult rapist.
I see the problem being that some States only allow juries to decide on guilt, letting the judges then set the sentences. In most of those States, the judges are liberal.
I prefer the system in Texas where, after deciding guilt, the JURY determines the punishment; not some dumb-ass judge. The jury here knows the facts and is given the range of possible sentences, within the law, and usually does the right thing in setting the punishment.
Judges should only sit at court to ensure that procedures of law are followed during the trials.