Comments: Live And Let Die

I dunno. I think attempted rape warrents a violent response. Were she my sister, this guy's eyes would have been swollen shut for days. And when he got better, I'd do it again, just so he don't forget. Sounds like he got a mild dose of frontier justice.
About the original topic, You and I have to live with these laws, like it or not, constitutionality be damned. I break it, I get caught, I pay the price. Why should Bloomberg be any different? Not holding his feet to the fire just serves to reenforce his elitist attitude. Unfortunately, Ted Williams was right,"laws weren't writ for fat cats".

Posted by Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner at December 19, 2006 05:39 AM

Roland - I can't say as I disagree with how you'd handle things. If I were in a different situation I cannot say I'd discount frontier justice as you put it as a valid option. & I realy don't blame the young lady at all for her actions. before I knew the motivation I regretted stopping her. But as I said he wasn't worth jail time.

& I understand the point about equal application of the laws, even unjust ones. I just cannot in good conscience drop a dime on anyone for doing something I do not think is wrong by law or ethics. Bloomberg is an ass but if I dropped a dime on him then I'd feel compelled to drop a dime on someone who wasn't an ass that just violated some unconstitutional law. But as I said in the post I understand if your mileage varies.

Posted by Publicola at December 19, 2006 03:32 PM

"He thought passed out = yes" isn't attempted rape, in most states it's the full felony. Rape isn't sex against objection, it's sex absent consent, and an unconscious person cannot consent. She could likely have landed him in The Big House for a few years. On the other hand, beating the crap out of him was probably more satisfying.

And since you saw it, I suppose his reputation, or whatever existed of it, had the addition of public knowledge that the thrashing he had endured had been at the hands of a 4' 11" woman.

While I'm at it -- when I worked in DC there was a guy who had the looks of a squid and a much worse personality. He got a high position at another agency, and went to sexually harrassing his female subordinates. I mean serious harrassment -- go to bed with me or you'll suffer in your job. One of them got even. She wrote up her experience in an affidavit, got two other ladies to do the same, waiting until JUST before his probationary period ended and he had job security, and filed it with the Inspector General. Cc to the Washington Post. Next day his picture was on the front page of the Government section. The next story was that he was resigning his cushy post for "personal reasons."

Posted by David Hardy at December 19, 2006 05:51 PM
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