I have to tell ya, I'm definitely at a loss for words this morning.
First, there's the Manhattan judge that co-signed on a plea bargain that will give Tony Simmons, a juvenile court counselor who raped a 15-year-old and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old 10 years' probation and NO prison time. Mind you, all three of the girls were his clients at the time of the rapes.
And then, there's Lyndsey Fiddler, the 26 year-old Oklahoma woman who accidently tossed her 10-day old baby in the washing machine with a load of dirty laundry. It turns out homegirl was high as a kite on meth, amphetamines, benzodiazepine and opiates at the time. Anyhoo, so this mom of the year proceeds to pass out on a chair while the baby drowns. She's only facing child neglect charges.
I mean seriously? How can the Manhattan DA that originally crafted the plea bargain or this wack FEMALE judge sleep at night knowing they've allowed a serial rapist to simply go free. Cause the last time I checked, probation ain't never stopped nobody from committing a crime. Just ask the doctor in CT who's family was burned and burned to death.
And as for the trashy chick in OK, what makes the story even more horrifying is that her family tried to get her parental rights revoked when she was 4 months pregnant because they KNEW she was an addict and endangering the child's life. But no. The courts denied their request.
I thought the purpose of the judicial system was to protect the innocent and serve justice. Apparently, not so much.