Law enforcement just doesn’t make sense anymore and here’s a story that will leave you scratching your head.
Yet another judge has failed order justice appropriately, to a 12-year-old Montana girl who’s father raped her repeatedly, by imposing a 60-day jail sentence with probation. What’s even worse is that the sentence doesn’t include the 17 days he spent waiting for a trail.
The prosecution originally decided on a 100 year sentence and suspended 75 years, resulting in the father doing time for 25 years but McKeon ignored it. Horrified, over 30,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org, requesting the impeachment of District Judge John McKeon before his upcoming retirement.
“The sentence may not be a popular decision by certain members of the general public but it is a just and proper decision given the record before the court and the law the court is sworn to uphold,” McKeon wrote. He also notes that he considered the please of the victim’s mother.
“He needs help,” she wrote the court. “He has two sons that still love him and need their father in their lives, even with very understandable restrictions. I would like to see my children have an opportunity to heal the relationship with their father. Please give him the opportunity to work on fixing the relationships he destroyed. He is not a monster, just a man that really screwed up and has been paying in many ways.”
And even the victim’s grandmother stated her son’s “children, especially his sons, will be devastated if their Dad is no longer part of their lives.”
With “no one [speaking] on behalf of the 12-year-old child at trial,” the online petition states that “it is time to start punishing the judges who let these monsters walk our streets.”
Supporters hope to make an example out of McKeon to send a message to all officials conducting unjustly practices. They are also striving to get this senseless ruling overthrown by having the case reviewed again by the Judicial Standards Commission.
Sign the petition here.