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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10:29 am

I was at a court proceeding today and could not believe what I was hearing. There was a woman on trial for drug abuse and she was given up to five years in prison and charged with a felony. The next case was a guy who is a child molester and he received a two-month jail time and was charged as a misdemeanor.

I want to know how this law can be changed? Here we have a child who will be scarred for the rest of their life and the man only gets two months. What kind of law is this?

Judy Johnston

Valley Springs

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  • shifty posted at 9:50 am on Tue, Oct 9, 2012.

    shifty Posts: 93

    This is not a county problem. but a statewide problem, with AB-109 in effect, ALLOT of what would have been prison sentences are now mandated to county jail instead...

  • Mike Bullard posted at 10:16 am on Sat, Oct 6, 2012.

    Mike Bullard Posts: 568

    A statement like that oughta be in the Comics section. Get help.

  • Cleareye posted at 9:51 am on Sat, Oct 6, 2012.

    Cleareye Posts: 649

    These absurdities area result of our insane war on drugs that has no basis in reality. We spend untold billions of dollars and thousands of lives to protect a small number of people so ignorant they will overdose on drugs of some kind.
    Sorry folks, but I say let them OD, buy more body bags and after watching funerals of so many losers people may finally get the message- drugs kill.
    If heroin was cheap and legal some would overuse and die. Goodbye.

  • MichaelArkin posted at 6:23 pm on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

    MichaelArkin Posts: 265

    I wouldn't want you to think I was cynical or anything,BUT the difference is who the lawyer is. If you are really charged with a heinous crime, you should hire Ken Foley. If you think you can represent yourself, forget it. So who do you thiink represented whom in the above scenario?

  • tammysbell posted at 5:29 pm on Fri, Oct 5, 2012.

    tammysbell Posts: 1

    This asolutely makes me sick. I am outraged. Someone can harm a child like this & get 2 months in county jail but someone with a drug problem who hurt no one but herself gets 5 yrs prison. What is wrong with the DA's office & the judge's in this county. They would not be so lenient if it were their child who was violated in such a horrible way. I myself have been in the.courtroom alot lately going througj proceedings with a family member & have been very disgusted with the sentences handed down to many people who deserve prison but are given county jail. Our justice system in this countu is not what it should be. The "good guys" go to prison while the worst of the worst go to countu jail for a.few days/months. Makes me sick.

  • Dickey Weinkle posted at 12:52 pm on Wed, Oct 3, 2012.

    Dickey Weinkle Posts: 156

    It's still a man's world. At least it is in the Calaveras justice (ha,ha) system.

  • Charles Dudley Jr posted at 3:39 pm on Tue, Oct 2, 2012.

    Charles Dudley Jr Posts: 1281

    I do not think we are hearing the entire story here.

  • PixiePacket posted at 11:51 am on Tue, Oct 2, 2012.

    PixiePacket Posts: 167

    This doesn't make sense.