Sunday, 10 November 2013

A slap on the wrist is not "punishment"

Former  Williamson County (Texas) district attorney Ken Anderson has been disbarred, serve 500 hours of community service and do ten days in jail.  For what crime did he get such a punishment?

He knowingly railroaded an innocent man, Michael Morton, to a conviction for the murder of his wife.

Morton spent 25 years in prison.  Anderson will spend barely an hour in jail for each month of that sentence.

Those whose job it is to uphold the law are rarely punished, yet it is they who know the law better than the average citizen.  They are held to a lower standard, when in fact, they should be held to a higher standard.  They know the law, so they should receive longer sentences than you or I.

Ten days in jail is not "justice".  Justice would be Anderson spending the next 25 to life in his own prison cell.

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