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http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/iraq_us_rape_slaying

 

 

Sure, he has a chance for parole after ten years; but that's harsher than the majority of murderers and rapists get on mainland US.

 

And, frnakly, he deserves it.

 

Still, people like to claim that the US Army ignores crap liekt hat or just slaps the guilty. Not in this case, apparantly...

 

 

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WOW! You replied in a completely different way to what I thought would happen.

 

Anyways, yeah, 100 year sentences are kinda a joke. But,t aht;s the point. People claim that the US army allows their soldiers to get away with too much stuff. Apparantly not in this case.

 

Remember, though,t hat while the full setence is 100 years; he's up for parole after 10 years which unless he is completely a fool; he'll likely get. Though, imo, he should get 20 years for his evil misdeeds.

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This still seems like a very light sentence. Discarding the symbolic (and most likely meaningless) 100 years sentence, murdering four people to cover up the rape of a child seems like a life in prison thing to me. Or at least twenty five years. Ten years seems very light.

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I still think torture is in order for people found incontrovertibly guilty of heinous crimes like rape, and especially rape of a child.

 

Yeah, it's not exactly "robbing a bank" on the scale of respectable crime. You won't see George Clooney starring in a movie about a group of dashing rogues who plan a ... gang rape.

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I hate to say it, but most US Army tribunals hand down pretty minor sentences. However, in this case I think firing squad would be more appropriate. I shouldn't think his fellow marines would mind in the least. In fact you'd get a parcel of volunteers. The whole case made me sick.

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I would say execution would be light in this case. It should be life without the possibility of parole at a minimum. They did go light on the bugger.

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Yep, just a slap on the wrist. In 10 years he might be a free man while his victims are still dead.

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U.S Should utilize harsher penalties like other countries who have very little in the way of crime rates. Child molesters, rapists, murders, etc should definitely receive death penalty since they are likely to not be rehabilitated or some other form of harsh treatment in which they cannot reenter society unless proven otherwise. Like becoming free labor or servitude.

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It's funny. People whine that the US is one of the few 'civilized' nations that still have the death penjalty and then whine when they don't use said penalty. *shrug*

 

Personally, I'd give him at least 20-25 years if not the death penalty. Still, 100 years and being eligble but not guaranteed parole after 10 years isn't exactly light punishment.

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dude, that ain't kewl

 

up for parole in 10 years?! let him rot in there i say

 

 

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It's funny. People whine that the US is one of the few 'civilized' nations that still have the death penjalty and then whine when they don't use said penalty. *shrug*

 

Personally, I'd give him at least 20-25 years if not the death penalty. Still, 100 years and being eligble but not guaranteed parole after 10 years isn't exactly light punishment.

 

It is a very light punishment for the crime done.

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Personally, I believe he ought to be dragged outside into the public, tied up against the pole with the Iraqi public watching the scene and executed by the firing squad. It'll definitely lighten up the anti-american sentiments in Iraq and prevent any future similiar happenings.

 

Of course this method is 'barbaric' and the international/local human rights will start protesting for delivering such method but regardless, this method will be effective.

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I hate to say it, but most US Army tribunals hand down pretty minor sentences.

i hate to say it walsingham, but there's no way you can know that. the only tribunals we ever hear about are those that make it to the media pages for some reason or another. to judge the entire system by that alone is disingenuous.

 

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What baffles me is US justice system:

 

4 murders + rape of a child = up to 100 years

teacher blamed for porn popups in school computers = up to 40 years

 

So not preventing porn popups at school computers if you are a teacher = at least 1 murder. :dancing:

first of all, that's "faces up to 40 years," not "sentenced to 40 years." if you added up all the _possible_ jail time for multiple murders, it can run into hundreds of years pretty quickly. also, the soldier entered a plea agreement, which always results in a reduced sentence. had the gal in this case pled to a lesser charge, she would not have faced such a harsh sentence possibility.

 

i do think it seems a bit ridiculous, though all we have to go on is the viewpoint of the commentary, which is biased towards the defendent.

 

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