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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

13-Yr. Old Sex Offender

Overzealous Wisconsin prosecutors are seeking to press charges against a (now) 14-year old boy for sexual assault after he grabbed a female schoolmate's behind when he was 13. The boy's name is being withheld because he is a minor, but apparently that does not preclude his being labeled a registered sex offender. Further, the "victims" in this case have appeared in court to say they do not want the defendant charged!

Earlier today, we brought you the equally bizarre story of an 8-year old guitar prodigy who is able to drink in Wisconsin bars as long as a parent is present and consents, but is not allowed to perform in one. I think it's safe to assume Wisconsin is not a state in which one wants to live.

And while we also recently discussed the sociological and philosophical ramifications of this sort of police state mentality, there is something else at-play here: prosecutorial misconduct.

One cannot convince me that anyone who manages to pass the BAR exam cannot tell the difference between a lit match and a bonfire. You simply cannot enact and enforce blanket laws which apply to every case, regardless of the circumstance or situation.

Wake up, America! Every District Attorney in this nation needs to be taken down a notch or 200.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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