Given the recent Supreme Court Decision to nix the death penalty for child rapists, (Kennedy vs Louisiana) in which Justice Anthony Kennedy declared that the rape and virtual mutilation of a child ‘cannot be compared to murder in their severity and irrevocability’, (http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2008/06/26/scotus-nixes-death-penalty-for-child-rapist/) it should be noted that at least one Democrat in Congress shares Kennedy’s vacuous attitude:
The father of a slain Florida girl pushing for mandatory prison time for child rapists in the Bay State is blasting a Taunton lawmaker who said he’d torment young victims on the witness stand to defend his perv clients.
“Why doesn’t he figure out a way to defend that child and put these kind of people away instead of trying to figure ways for defense attorneys to get around Jessica’s Law?” Mark Lunsford fumed, slamming recent remarks by Rep. James Fagan, (D, MA). “These are very serious crimes that nobody wants to take serious. What about the rights of these children?”
Lunsford, whose daughter Jessica was raped and murdered in Florida by a repeat sex offender, will be in Massachusetts tomorrow to push lawmakers to pass Jessica’s Law, which would require a 20-year sentence for rape of a child under 12. The House passed a watered-down version of the bill last week but Lunsford and other victims’ rights activists will be pushing the Senate to include mandatory prison time in the final law.
Fagan, a defense attorney, infuriated victims’ rights advocates during a recent House debate when he said he would “rip apart” 6-year-old victims on the witness stand and “make sure the rest of their life is ruined.”
In a fiery soliloquy on the House floor, Fagan said he’d grill victims so that, “when they’re 8 years old they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they won’t sleep; when they’re 19 years old, they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody.”
Here’s the video link to Fagan’s rant:
Fagan is one of the worst pieces of human excrement ever to hold office in the United States.
True to Democrat form, he doesn’t even have the decency to be ashamed of his feckless behavior.
There’s a special place in hell for assholes like him.
Be sure to drop him a line. I did.