The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein



Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A Raw Deal

His lawyer said "He's a shining example of someone doing everything he's supposed to do and still getting a raw deal at the end of the day,". I beg to differ on that. His history tells another story- clarifies who really got a raw deal in all of this:

Gagnon was released just over a year ago after spending 27 years in prison following his guilty plea to multiple counts of rape.
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He is classified as a Level 3 sex offender, considered the most likely to re-offend.

His victims, they were innocent forced participants in his criminal activity, and suffered more than he will ever comprehend.

Society, which is now stuck with the realisation that he is roaming free, and has a huge chance of once again offending.

We all got the raw deal, because we are living with his inability to control his actions, or more likely- his refusal to control them.

But, he thinks he's been wrong... after all- he lost his job at McDonalds.

A convicted rapist fired from his job at a McDonald's after a woman told management he was a registered sex offender is suing the restaurant's owner and the woman, claiming information about him on the state's Sex Offender Registry Board was misused.
more stories like this

Scott Gagnon, 50, of Tewksbury, claims in his suit filed Monday in Middlesex Superior Court that Andrea Quinn of Tewksbury violated language on the board's Web site that says information on sex offenders cannot be used "to commit a crime or to engage in illegal discrimination or harassments of an offender." Doing so could result in jail time or a fine.

The woman in question notified management out of concern for the well being of her child, and the wellbeing of others, as any good citizen would do. And while yes, he lost his job- I think it's more than fair to say that he lost it because of actions he committed- frankly had he never raped anyone, he wouldn't be in the position that he his now. My pity does not lie with him. It's with those who will suffer, and have suffered at his hands.