I had mentioned the sentence of a sex offender to probation because he was short a few days back.
It now seems that a petition has been started calling for the resignation of the judge, Cheyenne County District Judge Kristine Cecava.
The petition drive is being conducted by Tiffany Jones, a resident of the county seat of Sidney, who said she already had about 200 signatures.
Attorney General Jon Bruning plans to appeal the sentence, arguing that it is too lenient.
According to a transcript of the sentencing hearing, Cecava told Thompson:
"So I'm sitting here thinking this guy has earned his way to prison but then I look at you and I look at your physical size. I look at your basic ability to cope with people and, quite frankly, I shake to think what might happen to you in prison because I don't think you'll do well in prison."
I still can't get past the "don't think you'll do well in prison" part. Mainly because I doubt most of the people in prison "do well" in there. It's not suppose to be a vacation at the Holiday Inn. It's suppose to be punishment. It's suppose to be uncomfortable, and they aren't suppose to enjoy it. But, that is besides the point.
Personally, I am getting tired of the Judge Cashmans of the bench. I'm tired of hearing about how some liberal judge feels it is their place to ignore the law, and do as they personally- not legally- see fit. I'm just tired of it.
Petitions Seek Neb. Judge's Resignation
Categories: predators, judges