Convicted rapist faces 15 charges in ...

Convicted rapist faces 15 charges in brutal attack

There are 31 comments on the Journal Gazette story from Aug 6, 2012, titled Convicted rapist faces 15 charges in brutal attack. In it, Journal Gazette reports that:

GREENWOOD A convicted rapist who was released this year after serving less than half his sentence has been charged with sexually assaulting a Greenwood woman as her 1-year-old daughter slept nearby.

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Ace

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Aug 9, 2012
triose wrote:
And again...who makes up most members of congress, senate, judges,etc.
Lawyers...that was my point.
So in your mind the BAR Association is responsible for this rapist being granted early release because lawyers become elected officials and judges? That is a rather odd theory. If we can't trust people who have law degrees to write and enforce the law then who would be a better choice?
triose

Carmel, IN

#25 Aug 10, 2012
Ace wrote:
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So in your mind the BAR Association is responsible for this rapist being granted early release because lawyers become elected officials and judges? That is a rather odd theory. If we can't trust people who have law degrees to write and enforce the law then who would be a better choice?
You have to be a lawyer the way you attempt to twist someones words to support your arguement.

As to "who would be a better choice"..I have no qualms with people having law degrees and making laws, but would ask that representation of the "people" (yes us) have some control, instead of all the back room deals that occur to pass these "laws"
Ace

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Aug 10, 2012
triose wrote:
You have to be a lawyer the way you attempt to twist someones words to support your arguement.
As to "who would be a better choice"..I have no qualms with people having law degrees and making laws, but would ask that representation of the "people" (yes us) have some control, instead of all the back room deals that occur to pass these "laws"
I'm not a lawyer. I am not trying to twist words, just wanted to clarify your statement.

You said that the BAR Association and it's members are responsible for an inmate being granted early release. That struck me as odd. Now you say that it's fine for lawyers to make laws but the system has been corrupted by back room deals. That makes perfect sense.

From the beginning my points have been don't blame the lawyer blame the law, and it makes no sense to have so many people incarcerated when the worst of the worst are being granted early release to ease overcrowding.
truth wins

Indianapolis, IN

#27 Aug 10, 2012
dont bother to try and be reasonable, you are dealing with a lying, verbally abusive bully who resorts to name calling and degrading what is perceived to be weaker person, wouldnt know rational if it bit. folks cant feel good unless they harm others.keep up the positive but for some there is no hope of morphing into a human being

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#28 Aug 10, 2012
To bad this guy is not illegal in this country. Under Obama dream act, he would be free.
Dawg

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Aug 10, 2012
Ace wrote:
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I'm not a lawyer. I am not trying to twist words, just wanted to clarify your statement.
You said that the BAR Association and it's members are responsible for an inmate being granted early release. That struck me as odd. Now you say that it's fine for lawyers to make laws but the system has been corrupted by back room deals. That makes perfect sense.
From the beginning my points have been don't blame the lawyer blame the law, and it makes no sense to have so many people incarcerated when the worst of the worst are being granted early release to ease overcrowding.
I caught your reply to me earlier and I'll address it as we go along.
I wanted to point out that, again, you are stating the "worst of the worst" are getting released early. That's not true. Nonviolent offenders are being released, too. You admitted that earlier, but then continue to state it in a different way.
I'll define the worst of the worst as the ones on death row. They aren't getting released early because of overcrowding.
I agree with the other poster who says that our legislators and judges are members of the Bar also. That's more correct with judges, but some of our legislators are members, too.
The legislators have written the laws, classified them in different categories and set out sentencing guidelines for each category. Then, to ease overcrowding, the Judiciary has ruled that jail superintendents and prison wardens will face fines for overcrowding. At first, the wardens and superintendents were releasing inmates on their own volition. The legislature jumped back into the fracas and set down some guidelines. So, the wardens and superintendents face a double edged sword. They have to abide by the law as it's been set out, but they are still under Judicial rule and face fines if they don't find a way to relieve overcrowding.
The Judiciary jumped in because of the inhumane conditions the overcrowding created.
The wardens are looking for ways to ease the overcrowding but lack the fortitude to do the right thing. And this is where I agree with you. All nonviolent offenders should be immediately considered for early release.
But, with issue being a political football, the wardens are simply trying to keep their job. They are appointed to their position, so they are subject to the back room deals that take place in politics. To spread the political fallout among others, merit commissions have been set up to review all inmate records. A list of potential early releases are kept updated on a regular basis. When a prison reaches a certain number, inmates HAVE to be released. Will it be the right ones? It's a crap shoot no matter how you look at it.
Crime has always been a hot button issue. Nothing brings it to the forefront quicker than a case like this.
I don't believe the entire system is at fault in this case at all. The way it looks right now, its the people charged with supervising these parolees that failed the public. There's no reason why this person was released from the Marion County jail. He was a known sex offender who had not registered in this county in the mandatory time period, thus, violating his parole. Someone made a decision to release a known sex offender, even though he was a prime candidate for returning to prison.
I don't agree with the marijuana laws in Indiana either. I don't have numbers on how many simple users are in jail. If you have some links to offer, showing the number of non violent marijuana users that are locked up, I'd like to see them. I'd like to be educated about it a little more. Give us some hard numbers and facts.
Ace

Indianapolis, IN

#30 Aug 11, 2012
Dawg wrote:
I caught your reply to me earlier and I'll address it as we go along.
I wanted to point out that, again, you are stating the "worst of the worst" are getting released early. That's not true. Nonviolent offenders are being released, too.
When I talk about worst of the worst inmates I specifically had this rapist in mind. I suppose that a person who gets 25 years for sexual assault isnít worse than a serial killer but worst of the worst is close enough.

I originally said that the worst inmates were being granted early release due to the fact that the incarceration of nonviolent offenders was causing overcrowding. It would have been more accurate to say that all inmates with the exception of those serving the death penalty or life without parole are having their prison terms cut in half to ease overcrowding, and the incarceration of nonviolent inmates is a significant contributing factor to overcrowding.

According to the following link 61% of inmates in the study are serving time on drug charges and 135,000 of the drug charges are based on marijuana. http://www.changetheclimate.org/news/arrest_r...
Mourdock is a Psycho

Danville, IN

#31 Oct 28, 2012
Imagine if this rapist had gotten any of the women he'd raped pregnant,under the leadership of Mike Pence and/or Richard Mourdock they would be forced by the government to have his baby.

Common sense seems to elude such zealots as Pence and Mourdock.
Mourdock

Danville, IN

#32 Oct 28, 2012
DavidM wrote:
To bad this guy is not illegal in this country. Under Obama dream act, he would be free.


He is doing God's work.

Since: Dec 06

Indianapolis

#33 Oct 28, 2012
I don't remember Pence backing Mourdock up on that one. But I will cast my vote for both just to make sure. Thanks for the information.
Mourdock is a Psycho wrote:
Imagine if this rapist had gotten any of the women he'd raped pregnant,under the leadership of Mike Pence and/or Richard Mourdock they would be forced by the government to have his baby.
Common sense seems to elude such zealots as Pence and Mourdock.
Shawn Corbally

Matthews, IN

#34 Oct 28, 2012
DavidM wrote:
I don't remember Pence backing Mourdock up on that one. But I will cast my vote for both just to make sure. Thanks for the information.
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You're a good man. Us men gotta stick together,ya know.

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