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Thursday, January 05, 2006

When is a judge no longer fit to serve on the bench?

When the judge no longer believes in punishment, not even for a child rapist, who rapes a child repeatedly from 7 years old to 10 years old. How much time do you think this rapist should get? 10 Years? 20 Years? Life? I personally believe death for this sicko, but this judge doesn't "believe" in punishment, so what did he give? 60 days!?!?!

Burlington, Vermont -- January 4, 2005
There was outrage Wednesday when a Vermont judge handed out a 60-day jail sentence to a man who raped a little girl many,many times over a four-year span starting when she was seven.

The judge said he no longer believes in punishment and is more concerned about rehabilitation.

Prosecutors argued that confessed child-rapist Mark Hulett, 34, of Williston deserved at least eight years behind bars for repeatedly raping a littler girl countless times starting when she was seven.

But Judge Edward Cashman disagreed explaining that he no longer believes that punishment works.

"The one message I want to get through is that anger doesn't solve anything. It just corrodes your soul," said Judge Edward Cashman speaking to a packed Burlington courtroom. Most of the on-lookers were related to a young girl who was repeatedly raped by Mark Hulett who was in court to be sentenced.

The sex abuse started when the girl was seven and ended when she was ten. Prosecutors were seeking a sentence of eight to twenty years in prison, in part, as punishment...

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I am not familiar with this judge or his appointment to the bench, but I think if it is in anyway possible there should be a recall of this judge on Incompetence or Gross Negligence.