Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ponzi Schemes Worse Than Rape?

Bernie Madoff got sentenced to 150 years in prison for stealing money.

John Albert Gardner was given 6 years for molesting and beating a 13 year old.

Who would you rather have living next door?

We live in a society where it is a greater crime to steal money than destroy lives.

In what reality does 6 years in prison make up for a young girl being traumatized for the rest of her life? Not only that, a young girl who was only alive because she was able to escape?

Let's ignore for A SECOND that John Gardner just admitted to the murders of two beautiful girls- Chelsea King, and Amber Dubois- and stick with a 13 year old girl's life was destroyed and our society thinks that the punishment for that should be less than that of theft. Steal money from rich people, big time in prison-destroy a little girls life- slap on the hand.

Sure, now that the guy has actually murdered someone, let's put him in prison but gee, it was just sexual assault and the beating of a 13 year old- that's not as bad as a Ponzi scheme. The national media coverage is virtually zero, even now that he has pleaded guilty.

Those that are responsible for releasing these predators back into society need to be held accountable- the DA, the panel who gives these people parole- at the very least jobs need to be lost and at the most- they need to be tried.

Let the Bernie Madoffs of the world being back on the street in order to make room for John Garnders- on their FIRST OFFENSE. Release the drug users (not dealers) and fill our prisons with rapists and murders.

It's a sad but true statement that in our 'civilized society' money is far more important than lives.


cropstar said...

Ugh. That makes me physically ill.

Robin said...

I didn't know about this. It's shocking.

... said...

Horrible! A good reminder of the loss of morality in our country.

Christin said...

Just another example of how much our society values virtue.

Ben and Kimberly McEvoy said...

It is pathetic, I agree. I think it is very telling of a society to see who they choose to protect. We would rather protect molesters than innocent children. It is pretty sad.

Emmy said...

I am right there with you, it is just wrong. Makes me so mad

M said...

Let me whip out my soap box and stand right next to you on this one. Especially when it comes to child predators. I am particularly outraged since studies have shown that child predators have a low rate of rehabilitation, meaning that once they're out, it's really only a matter of time and opportunity. Then this crime feeds itself with one cycles victims being the next perpetrators. If they're not going to give child molesters the death penalty, then life in prison seems the least we can do.

Jo's Outlet said...

It's the liberal philosophy - rich people are evil; whales should be protected at any expense; it's OK to kill our unborn.

I don't get it either, but I agree that it's sickening. America is losing its foundational morals.

adamf said...

Agreed. Yuck.

"It's the liberal philosophy - rich people are evil"

I don't agree with this at all... look at all the "liberals" in government. Any of them poor? Middle class? How about Hollywood?

I have no problem with locking up ponzi schemers. They are not "rich people," they are criminals. In clear cases of child abuse, they should be locked up for a long, long time.