Titillating topical tidbits to tempt your tawdry tastes...Life for Adultery
Michigan's second highest court has concluded, reluctantly, that current state law requires adultery involving coitus be treated as 'first degree criminal sexual conduct', a crime that can carry a penalty of life imprisonment. The logic is tricky, but basically boils down to this: A person must be charged with 1st degree CSC whenever, "...sexual penetration occurs under circumstances involving the commission of any other felony." And what would that 'other' felony be? Well how about adultery, a minor felony in MI. Voila! The ultimate in legislating morality.Life in Prison? Naw...We Want Death!
And in Texas they may get it for repeat sexual offenders who prey on children. Now you're probably saying to yourself, "Good! Texas knows what to do with people who prey on children!" But opposition is coming from an unexpected direction, prosecutors and victims advocates, who argue that it may make the situation worse since molesters will then have an incentive to kill the only witness to their crimes.The Perils of Porn Popups
This is a cautionary tale for those of you who aren't careful about spyware and malware on your computers. Take a lesson from Julie Amero of Windham, CT who faces up to 40 years in the slammer after her conviction on four counts of risk of injury to a minor or impairing the morals of a child. And the culprit in this sad little tale, malware that kept diverting Ms. Amero's browser to sites like meetlovers.com and femalesexual.com with auto-click popups. Maybe Ms. Amero should'a pulled the plug considering that the infected computer was in her classroom.
I didn't even have computers in the classroom when I was in school. We could have used some porn in Catholic school.
I think that is a good argument against the death penalty, but I still believe that some people just need to die. It is the one thing that gives people hope that I may be a closet conservative
Michigan's second highest court has concluded, reluctantly, that current state law requires adultery involving coitus be treated as 'first degree criminal sexual conduct', a crime that can carry a penalty of life imprisonment.
Bad news...Good news, I guess.
The Bad news? The law exists.
The good news? They won't be enforcing it for more than a day or two. Michigan prisons aren't equipped for that kind of overload.:)
Me4Prez..."porn in Catholic school"? What, and shock the nuns? As for the death penalty thing: Most assuredly some people need to die, but I've argued elsewhere that governments can't be trusted with the decision as to what trespasses are "death worthy".
TFWY... Did you read the whole article. The torturous path that lead to that particular appeal is comical all on its own. What I like the best was how the A.G. himself might have run afoul of the decision.
I'm against death penalty. I am in favour of prison-slave-like-labor for life. To me, capital punishment is just BS, because everyone gets to die, but not everyone experiences being worked to death. My solution is kind of uneque.
Seems to be that we lucky residents of Michigan are headed back to the middle ages. Perhaps stoning will be a preferred punishment soon. Adultery can get you life in prison?
The fact that Michigan prosecutors say that they don't expect to charge a slew of cheating spouses doesn't make the law any less threatening. There is plenty of potential for abuse. Besides, it's a safe bet that there are quite a few politicians that must be feeling somewhat uncomfortable with such a ruling, as we all know that they aren't bastions of faithfulness.
And how does one prove "sexual penetration occurs under circumstances involving the commission of any other felony."? Get Gus Petch to nail their ass?
" But opposition is coming from an unexpected direction, prosecutors and victims advocates, who argue that it may make the situation worse since molesters will then have an incentive to kill the only witness to their crimes."
I can see their point... John Wayne Gacy was arrested, and I think convicted, of sex related crimes before he began his crawlspace graveyard.
Hey, since Michigan also has some of the strictest drug laws, I guess getting high on drugs and having sex would also make a life sentance possible.
No wonder my family moved west.
Romunov... I never thought about it like that. Though I could counter that execution is a terrifying experience (or it can be), but I don't really in the death penalty either.
UndeniableL...that's very true. Some D.A. somewhere in the state will make it his mission to correct the morals of his county.
Lew...no sure, but in the case that caused the appeal, and hence the ruling, a prostitute admitted to it.
Sewmouse... I tend to agree as well, but I've argued in the past that we're going way overboard on dealing with sex offenders. Child molesters are certainly loathsome, but we need not to be giving them an incentive to murder.
Praguetwin... When you say 'moved west' you mean all the way around the globe to Eastern Europe? ;-)
I feel so much better now, knowing that there are laws governing our morality, allowing our government to go to Iraq and cause the death of 36,000 citizens in 2006 alone. I feel SO much better knowing that sex offenders can get the death penalty while our pursuit of oil is causing islands to be swallowed up by the sea - gosh, the 10,000 people on that island were probably all adulterers anyway.
Life terms for sex? That is all well and good, but the lawyers are missing a crime. The person who sold the condoms, or the birth control pills, without first confirming that they would not be used in an adulterous act may be guilty of conspiracy to commit said coital crime.
We can't send people to jail for life for having sex without going after their co-conspirators.
Diva...indeed! Alberto and crew are looking out for us.
Knighterrant...now there's a idea: "Get all the co-conspirators!" Don't mention this to the incarceration-industrial complex. They'll be all over it.
The late, great State of Michigan is honored to see your post about something other than autos! I see you already noted that our AG is getting more attention than he planned over this. He had a much publicized affair a year or so ago (which he publicly admitted to), but in his zeal to pursue a drug offender he's turned the whole mess back on himself again. It couldn't happen to a nicer Republican!
The late, great State of Michigan is honored to see your post about something other than autos!
You know, you're sweet. Misguided, but sweet! ;-) I kid. I KID! And yes indeed, I do surely like that the AG might get hoist on his own petard.
I meant my parents, but yeah, I just kept going.