It goes on to say the the PA Supreme Court is going to have to overturn hundreds of cases
(1200 ish to be more precise) in which the juveniles were not told of their right to have a lawyer present during trial.
The Supreme Court ordered the review after the law center filed a petition alleging that Ciavarella routinely violated the rights of juveniles by allowing them to appear before him without counsel. Ciavarella failed to inform defendants of their right to an attorney.
So anyone want to guess how much time these two got in jail?
87 months (or 7.25 years).
There you go, thank you, our Judicial System at work.
These men ruined, possibly, the lives of more than a thousand children! And they get a slap on the wrist.
They are going to cost the taxpayers how much money to review all these cases? And they get 7 years.
They made a mockery of our Constitution and the very rights they are sworn to uphold and they get a firm, "Bad, Judge!"
In many cases the juveniles hardly knew they were admitting to crimes, only realizing the gravity of the situation as they were being shackled and taken away to detention centers.Well, I'm sorry that's not good enough for me. This is why I think whatever random formula they use to sentence prisoners needs a major overhaul. These men should not have been let off so easily. Our children should be worth more.
Madoff got 150 years in jail (or something there about's) and yet his crimes were perpetrated against adults. Is money worth more than children in our society!?
I could really go on and on about this one, but my train of thought keeps getting derailed by the amount of infuriating emotion I feel. So I'm going to end by saying that I think these men deserved at the very, very least double what they got.