Something Feral

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Friday, August 1, 2008

Parity in predation, parity with policy?

Frankly, this is just disgusting:

The couple was arrested June 2 on suspicion of distribution or exhibition of lewd material to a minor and annoying or molesting a child under 18, Sheriff's Department spokesman Royjindar Singh said. Justin was released from jail on $25,000 bail, and Amy was released on $10,000 bail. (Emphasis is mine.)

Again, I will posit that an increasing frequency of these types of sexual predations on youth are symptomatic of a larger problem inherent in the public school system.

Also, notice the relative difference in the amount of bail (another example here). Interestingly, this is an example of a man and a woman accused of the exact same crime against the exact same victim, and the bail for the man is 250% that of the bail of the woman. I would be interested to see how far the parity extends, and what the sentences will be if both are convicted (likely, in my opinion).


Elusive Wapiti said...

Three words:




Something Feral said...

I guess I'm just optimistic about someone defending it with more than just a "well, she's not as responsible for her actions as a man is" explanation.

You know, in a logical world. *sigh*