Thursday, July 2, 2009

Child rapist gets one year?

Our system of justice is supposed to be adversarial. The judge is supposed to "referee" the contest not control it. He/she is supposed to make sure that the rules for defense and prosecution, established by the legislature and the Constitution, are followed by all participants. In this case it appears that the prosecution and the judge colluded to find that the case against the Mr. Earl was weak and that the punishment agreed upon would be the best they could do given the lack of evidence against the defendant. However, if the prosecution's case was so weak, as they claim, then why did the defense not simply take its chances in court to completely clear Mr. Earl's name? The fact that the defense did not belies the prosecution's point. Clearly the defense had reason to believe that there was a real danger of conviction and the possibility of life in prison. These factors lead me to believe that there is something going on here that we have not yet been made aware of yet. Please contact Governor Brad Henry and AG Drew Edmonson and join me in demanding an inquiry into the prosecutor's and the judges actions in this case.

Governor Brad Henry
(405) 521-2342

Attorney General W. A. Drew Edmondson
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3921

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