When people wonder why crime keeps on rising…they might want to reflect on this example of non-justice;
Career criminal Jason Reed committed 22 break-ins after the judge failed to lock him up the first time he appeared before her. Reed, who is also a convicted rapist, left victims terrified in a series of crimes after being handed only a three-year suspended sentence by Judge Carol Hagen. Three weeks ago Judge Hagen, who has a history of leniency, finally took decisive action and jailed Reed, 39, for six years. But she brought him back to court after having second thoughts and reduced his sentence by a year. Back in court at the beginning of April, he admitted one burglary and one theft and asked for 49 other break-ins over the past decade to be taken into consideration. Almost half his crimes had been committed since Judge Hagen failed to jail him.
Could we jail Judge Hagen? Over the years, here on ATW, we have continually returned to this theme of weak justice with liberal Judges systematically turning the very concept of Justice into a joke. The problem is that if YOU are at the recipient end of crime, it’s not a laughing matter.