Skip to comments.She Got 30 Years for Not Reporting Abuse. The Abuser Served 2
Posted on 10/09/2019 1:16:13 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
(Newser) An Oklahoma woman who has already served 15 years in prison for failing to report her boyfriend, who served just two years behind bars for abusing her children, moved a step closer to freedom Tuesday. Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board voted unanimously to recommend 35-year-old Tondalao Hall's 30-year prison sentence be commuted to time served. Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt will now consider the recommendation. Hall's ex-boyfriend, Robert Braxton Jr., pleaded guilty to abusing the children and was released on probation after a couple of years in jail. The inequity of the case has outraged women's rights groups and brought further attention to Oklahoma's high rate of incarceration, particularly of women, the AP reports.
Previous attempts at securing Hall's early release have been unsuccessful, but the Pardon and Parole Board has new members appointed by Stitt, who has made reforming the state's criminal justice system a priority for his administration. Hall's three children wrote letters to the Pardon and Parole Board to advocate for their mother's release, and Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater recommended the commutation of her sentence. ACLU attorney Megan Lambert says the case is a "good example of why Oklahoma has a higher rate of female incarceration than anywhere else in the world, and that is because we impose harsh sentences upon women for the crimes of their male romantic partners." The ACLU says Hall was also a victim of her ex-partner's violence.
This article says she was jailed for not reporting her boyfriend. Is that all there is to it? Perhaps her sentence was based on her being complicit in the abuse. Did she know it and not do anything about it?
Mothers should be held to a greater degree of responsibility for their children. When they hook up with an abusive boyfriend, they deserve a greater degree of punishment for when stuff like this happens.
The boyfriend should not have been let out after only 2 years.
I would also want to know what her criminal history is and whether she’s a repeat offender of this type of crime.
We can be sure that the media is not telling us the whole story. Let me state this for the record: It is an absolute joke to say that WOMEN receive the short end of the stick in the criminal justice system. Women rarely get incarcerated for crimes that men routinely get locked up for. In this case, maybe the mother had a history of not protecting her kids? Or maybe the evidence against her was stronger than against him? Or perhaps she had the misfortune of appearing before a female judge, who tend to hit women much harder than men.
It’s not that it’s unfair that she got a longer sentence. It’s unfair that he got off easy.
Agree. He must have had a plea deal to get out so soon.
And now the FULL story. This “poor woman” initially told the cops that she broke the bones of her kids. She then told the cops that her boyfriend did it. She agreed to testify at trial against the boyfriend, but when she took the stand she SPUN the prosecutor by claiming “I didn’t see nothing.” Accordingly, mid-trial, the prosecutor was forced to offer a 2 year deal or risk a FULL ACQUITTAL of the boyfriend. My guess is the State’s Atty. was PISSED that she allowed her kids to be abused and that she allowed the actual abuser to walk free.
You let someone abuse your children? 15 years is not enough. What the Boyfriend got is criminal on the part of the judiciary. Perhaps some judges and parole boards need to finish out sentences
The boyfriend should not have been let out ...........
Yeah...I read the article looking for the crime she committed to get 15 then 30 years. I cannot imagine that that sentence was handed down solely for her not reporting her boyfriend’s abuse of her kids. It sounds like the full story is not being reported.
Figured there was more to it. Thanks.
Yep, “infanticide rights for mom” groups are behind this. Women as bearer of children have a great privilege but also a great responsibility. Tired of this communist 2 sided bullsht
That would be my takeaway.
I have a problem with assessing more responsibility to the person not harming the kids, than to the person who obviously did.
There’s no way I would back her getting fifteen times as much.
Yes, she should protect them. He shouldn’t? I really don’t get this inequity.
Some women feel that their “privilege” is to terminate the life of the child they are bearing. That has to end. 60 million since Roe v. Wade is disgusting. That many in the work force would end the need for so many immigrants.
I agree that she should have a stiff sentence but the plea bargain to avoid releasing the perp was weak justice, if any.
This is not unique. A middle aged woman in my ministry was broken by prison with 15 years imprisonment for failing to report her husband’s abuse of their young daughter. The husband was found not guilty after her conviction. Se remained in prison for 14 more years. She died of cancer and a broken life a year after her release.
Agree. She deserves what she got if she did not protect her children, but to let the abuser off on such a light sentence is an injustice. Those children deserve justice.
Yes. Amusing that these groups did not protest the short sentence of the pimp but the long one of his whore accomplice.
That story of women being forced by men is also bogus half of the time or more. Both parties are accomplices in dark acts like two robbers, one dominating the other.
There would be no abortion if there was mandatory pregnancy and child in womb “child support”... but the darkness is that even that is rejected by abortion fanatics... because both the man and the woman refuse to support the “brat”.
You have to love the clownshow that is the American Criminal Jesters system.
Do the logic on this:
She went to prison over something that never happened, according to the "Jesters System".
If her husband never abused their young daughter [not guilty, according to the verdict], then she couldn't have "failed to report" something that was non-existent.
Now it never is. If it had been my children, i would be the one in jail because I would took care of both of the. In my opinion, both should have been hanged from a light pole. Or shot. Any adult that injures a child like that is not fit to live.
Progressives at work.
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