Aunt gets 50 years for girl's assault

There are 17 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Mar 6, 2008, titled Aunt gets 50 years for girl's assault. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

A woman was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday for videotaping her boyfriend's sexual assaults of her 4-year-old niece.

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Robert J G Jackson Sr

Long Beach, CA

#1 Mar 7, 2008
The sentence is not long enough.
Linda

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Mar 7, 2008
hang them high
lbpd

Woodland Hills, CA

#3 Mar 7, 2008
if there was ever a reason to bring back death by torture...
Hmmm

Temple City, CA

#4 Mar 7, 2008
>if there was ever a reason to bring back death by torture...

You're an ex LBPO? A person who was sworn in to uphold the laws of our city, state and country?

I have to wonder if you really are ex LBPD, because if you were, you'd realize that almost any defendant looking at 50 yrs in prison for such a crime would likely PREFER death by torture versus the actual sentence handed down, which is death by SLOW torture. My opinion is that the sentence was actually fairly stern, given the usual leniency we see day after day in the justice system. Kudos to the judge for doing what he was placed on the bench for. We don't see that often enough.
lbpd

Woodland Hills, CA

#5 Mar 7, 2008
I am not a Ex. Some "humans" in this world really do need to be killed. Sorry to offend your morality, but just like rabbid animals some "humans" should not be allowed to walk the earth.
Hmmm

Temple City, CA

#6 Mar 7, 2008
lbpd wrote:
I am not a Ex. Some "humans" in this world really do need to be killed. Sorry to offend your morality, but just like rabbid animals some "humans" should not be allowed to walk the earth.
I have no idea how you passed the psych profile for entrance into the PD. I mean no offense, really. There are good cops, great cops, bad cops, criminal cops. I would think that the psych screening process would deny someone who thought "there are some people who just need to be killed", but you probably did not share that. Maybe you have gained this perspective from your years actually seeing all of the worst human element on the street?

I hope you don't take offense, because honestly, I share your opinion, but my threshold for capital punishment must include murder of some kind. Because I have always felt that way, I avoided any career in law enforcement. Maybe I was wrong, and that is actually a desirable point of view for a potential recruit??
lbpd

United States

#8 Mar 8, 2008
Hmmm wrote:
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I have no idea how you passed the psych profile for entrance into the PD. I mean no offense, really. There are good cops, great cops, bad cops, criminal cops. I would think that the psych screening process would deny someone who thought "there are some people who just need to be killed", but you probably did not share that. Maybe you have gained this perspective from your years actually seeing all of the worst human element on the street?
I hope you don't take offense, because honestly, I share your opinion, but my threshold for capital punishment must include murder of some kind. Because I have always felt that way, I avoided any career in law enforcement. Maybe I was wrong, and that is actually a desirable point of view for a potential recruit??
thinking and acting are two different things. recruits going into police work better figure out in a hurry is killing someone is agaist their humanity. sorry to tell ya, cop have a DUTY to use deadly forse when the situation calls for it. I would not shed one single tear, loose any sleep, if I watched this "human" get run over by a bus. sorry but I think your views on how officers "should think" is off and unrealistic. how can you share my views on the death of this "human" in one breath then say cops should not think that way.
Hmmm

Temple City, CA

#9 Mar 9, 2008
I never said I agreed with the death of this particular human. I said I am pro death penalty, but only in cases where a murder is committed.
I was just a little shocked to see you so easily say "if there was ever a reason to bring back death by torture...". This person committed a crime, but the victim is not dead. This person took responsibility for her crime. As LBPD, how often do you see that? You know that answer is, RARELY. So, coupled with taking responsibility is remorse. She made these things clear, and she also made clear she did not deserve or even want leniency, which makes the remorse slightly more believable. As LBPD, how often do you see true remorse? Same answer.
I don't feel sorry for her, and believe 50 yrs is a very fair sentence for society. I am sick and tired of criminals who deserve 50 yrs do 8 to 10, but my point is, due to her taking responsibility and her remorse, death by torture is nowhere on my list of things she deserves.
Death by torture? I'd be happy to see that for the ex-cop who just killed his girlfriend and her fetus, then led the community on a 'search' for her. He took no responsibility until it was clear he was going to be convicted. Facing the death penalty, he broke down on the witness stand, claiming he 'accidentally' punched her in the throat with his elbow. He completely manipulated his own trial, waiting for the perfect timing to inject sudden 'remorse'. His sociopathic acting job rewarded him with Life instead of deathrow.
If I had seen your exact comment at the bottom of THAT news story, you'd have gotten a thumbs up from me, but this morally bankrupt lady doesn't deserve such extreme thoughts. Spending 50 yrs in prison as a child-rapist is going to be sufficient.
Let me also clear up what I was trying to say about a police officer's mental state on these issues.
You said "cop[s] have a DUTY to use deadly forse when the situation calls for it."
Well, I couldn't agree more. If a perp turns on you or is endangering any civilians around him, TAKE HIM OUT FOR US. I'll always support these situations in favor of officers. I'll also concede my opinion that, over the past 20 yrs, YOUR ability to make that decision has been practically castrated to the point of where you put your own life on the line more often in order to provide that perp with another 1 or 2 seconds to de-escalate. Those extra 1 or 2 seconds that society has demanded you give have cost officers their lives, that's fact.
So I don't understand how you compare a suspect putting you in imminent danger, and a convicted felon who is in custody and NOT giving you any reason to kill them. Do you not see the difference?
Because if you don't, then my fear is that your "some people just need to die" mentality is going to end up a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the city of LB and the LBPD down the road.
Thank you for protecting the city I have lived in my entire life. I salute you, sir.
However, I believe your mentality while on duty should not be "some people just need to die", but rather, "some people just need to be brought to justice" - because that's YOUR job. Let judges and jurors decide who dies, because that's their job. Whether or not you agree that they do their job well is moot. As a civilized society, we agree to give them that role. If you attempt to be the judge and jury out in your patrol car, it will not end well for you, and you will end up no better than the felons you routinely arrest.
Peace to you and those you love. May you come home to them every night.
LongBeachLove

Long Beach, CA

#10 Mar 9, 2008
The sentence is light. But at least they will be locked away, hopefully untill they die. How does one become so mentally screwed up and violate a child? I understand it is a cycle of abuse, but I'll never understand the drive to harm a child in any way.
ICU2

United States

#12 Mar 10, 2008
The saddest part of this whole thing is that "WE" all will be paying for those sub-humans for a very long time.
Citizen

New York, NY

#13 Mar 10, 2008
Roscoe Rules wrote:
That sentence isn't light. It's what's on the books for that particular crime. Fifty years is over half a lifetime. That sentence is just about perfect in my opinion.
The death penalty is reserved for capital crimes in which the D.A.'s office, after careful consideration of all the facts of the case, including the defendant's background, elects to seek the death penalty. Even then, it's still up to a jury that has sat through the penalty phase and listened to all the mitigating and aggravating testimony.
I agree with you there buddy.
yuni

Trenton, NJ

#14 Mar 11, 2008
That is so disgusting.
CONCERNED

Moreno Valley, CA

#15 Mar 11, 2008
BOTH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE SICK AND SHOULD BOTH HAVE THE DEATH SENTENCE OR LIFE IN PRISON. THESE KINDS OF INDIVIDUALS ARE NOT HUMAN AND ARE OF NO BENEFIT TO SOCIETY. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL BE BETTER INDIVIDUALS AFTER THEY ARE RELEASED, THEY WILL PROBABLY BE EVEN MORE SICK THAN THEY ARE NOW.
AS FOR THE MOTHER OF THE 4 YR OLD, HOW CAN SHE POSSIBLY FORGIVE HER SISTER AFTER SUCH A HEINOUS ACT?!?!?! HOW CAN SHE BLAME THIS ALL ON HER SISTER'S HUSBAND WHEN IN FACT SHE WAS THE ONE INSTRUCTING HER HUSBAND ON WHAT TO DO AND FOR 4 HOURS?!?!?! SOMETHING IS JUST NOT RIGHT HERE. AND TELL ME... HOW COULD HER SISTER NOT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON? I DON'T GET IT....?
Hmmm

Temple City, CA

#16 Mar 12, 2008
CONCERNED wrote:
BOTH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE SICK AND SHOULD BOTH HAVE THE DEATH SENTENCE OR LIFE IN PRISON... etc
You might want to take your keyboard into a computer shop and have them look at the Caps Lock key for you.

I couldn't respond to your rant due to my intolerance to complete hysterical asshats who scream at the top of their keyboard's ability.
ICU2

United States

#18 Mar 12, 2008
Roscoe Rules wrote:
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My sentiments exactly. And for the edification of those hysterical souls that make insane statements on this board, be advised that the offenses charged are not life offenses or capital offenses.
Sounds like you are really into the child porn business !!
Don't see anywhere that you disapprove. Only that it isn't a capitol offense. Hmmm !
Hmmm

Temple City, CA

#20 Mar 12, 2008
ICU2 wrote:
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Sounds like you are really into the child porn business !!
Don't see anywhere that you disapprove. Only that it isn't a capitol offense. Hmmm !
Law Enforcement does not set sentencing guidelines... lawmakers do. The only job a police officer assumes in this whole process is to take a suspect into custody, write a report, and then turn that suspect over to the court. Rinse, repeat. Roscoe obviously took his job VERY serious, as from time to time he'll offer an opinion, but more often than not, he will cite law. As I perceive myself, Roscoe is also a 'logical thinker' rather than an emotional one.

The emotion involved with harm to a child has caused quite a few ordinarily peaceful people to consider violence against the accused.

The consensus that I am seeing from a lot of posters? If you murder a 14 yr old in an accidental gang shooting, you deserve life. If you touch a child in a sexual manner, you deserve to be dragged behind a Transit bus UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD.

Logically, this makes no sense, as the 14 yr old (who by the way, is also still a child) is DEAD, but the sexual assault victim lives on. Thankfully, we have lawmakers who keep the 'temporarily insane' witch hunters from midnight expeditions. Calling any of us 'child porn enthusiasts', just because we uphold the law of this land, is ludicrous. Get a grip. Take your meds, drink plenty of water, and walk slow. You'll be fine someday.
San Diego

Spring Valley, CA

#22 Mar 13, 2008
These two people needs to be tortured and killed at the spot. I say let all the prisoners get a chance to do them. See how they feel. SICK People!

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