Saturday, March 26, 2011

This makes me incredibly sad. Particularly this bit: "Curtis faces up to six months in jail, or a $1000 fine and community service if convicted." How can the consequences for something so horrible be so minor? If the victim were a human, things sure would be different. I mean, the only argument I can think of for there being more severe consequences to such crimes against humans is that we should feel more empathy towards our own species and therefore be less likely to commit such offences. Which certainly does not account for such inequality. -m xx

1 comment:

  1. It might just be New Jersey's laws, because you're right it does seem like a light punishment. Well, 6 months in jail is bad. If it were me I could easily pay $1000, but 6 months jail would be HELL. Chances are she won't get any jail-time. Laws are different in each state though. I wonder how the punishment would be in California.