- Sep 20, 2018
A jury convicted Mr. Weinstein of felony sex crime and rape, but acquitted him of the most serious charges against him, predatory sexual assault.
Isn't that 5 to 23? That is, he could be released on parole after only 5 years?Holy smoke Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years and his legal team is having a fit right now.
Parole eligible is not parole getting.Isn't that 5 to 23? That is, he could be released on parole after only 5 years?
Although I regard US sentences as unduly harsh, Weinstein has failed to demonstrate any real remorse or insight and, since the judge apparently took into account the similar complaints against the defendant, is obviously a prolific sexual predator.
Public safety, it seems to me, requires that he be not paroled until the authorities are satisfied he no longer presents a significant risk of harm to members of the general public, including any woman into contact with whom he come in the future.
Thanks. I now realise that I was looking at the sentence through as though it had been passed by an English court, but because the charges and sentencing regime are so different, that simply misled me.Parole eligible is not parole getting.
I actually choked up when I heard about this. I just assumed that the fact that he's a rich asshole would protect him.
The US criminal justice and penal systems are a whole series of WTF moments to anyone on this side of the Atlantic, I think.I'm having a bit of a WTF moment here.
I know the guy is scum, but how is his health status a public matter with himself being left in the dark?
That is why civilized countries have the option to lock dangerous individual up no matter their guilt. In Germany for example the harshest sentencing can be found "Not guilty" but also public dangers. A guilty but sane murderer will walk free here after 15 years, a mentally challenged offender however who lacks understanding of right and wrong will go to a state run closed forensic psychiatric clinic - where they will be reevaluated every 4 years, but chances to ever walk free again are pretty low.Public safety, it seems to me, requires that he be not paroled until the authorities are satisfied he no longer presents a significant risk of harm to members of the general public, including any woman into contact with whom he come in the future.