Thursday, December 13, 2007

Newt Gingrich And The Freeing Of Convicted Rapists

From Media Matters:

During a later segment, Fox News contributor and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich asserted, in reference to Huckabee and DuMond: "Now, I have to say what Dick Morris said -- which I didn't know anything about, and I'm not personally getting into here -- but you can imagine the circumstance, if you were the governor and you suddenly learned that this guy had been castrated by his federal -- fellow prisoners and was in danger of being killed?" Gingrich added: "You can see where ... as an honestly caring person, you'd be thinking to yourself, 'I don't want this guy to be killed in jail on my watch.' "

Even if Dick Morris were right (which he wasn't as MM points out) and fellow inmates had attacked Wayne DuMond, the idea that Newt Gingrich is putting forth to cover for Huckabee is ludicrous.

No governor with any concern for public safety is going to set a serial rapist free because his fellow inmates hate him and want to harm him. The responsible action would be to separate the at-risk inmate within the prison system, not release somebody like DuMond into the midst of an unsuspecting public.

This rationale only makes sense if the politician has zero regard for the lives of women. Rapist: must be protected from dangerous men. Women: whatever.

It's interesting how many people who easily call women who report rape probable liars continue to accept Wayne DuMond's story that strangers castrated him and left him for dead. He had strong motives for self-mutilation since it obviously garnered him much needed sympathy which eventually led to his freedom and the resumption of his predatory ways.

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posted by Marcella Chester @ 12:03 AM   1 comments links to this post


At December 13, 2007 4:57 PM, Anonymous harlemjd said...

yeah, I'm sure that the ex-gov. of Wisconsin has horrible guilt that Dahmer was killed in jail on his watch.


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