Friday, February 1, 2008

Because Serial Rapists Are Excellent Members Of Society

I know this article is a little older, but I'm pretty sure it's still relevant. In 1999, Mike Huckabee released a serial rapist from prison 25 years before his sentence was up. When I first read this I was speechless for what may very well be the first time ever.

Look, if someone is actually willing to rape another individual, that is an indicator of a deep-seated problem.

Let me sum up the case.

Wayne Dumond raped 17-year-old Ashley Stevens in 1984 (who, by the way, is Bill Clinton's cousin). He was sentenced to life + 20 years. But the governor who followed Clinton, Jim Guy Tucker, reduced his sentence to 39.5 years (as a side note, I have a hard time taking anyone seriously when their name is "Jim Guy"). When Huckabee took office in 1996, he almost immediately sought to release Dumond. Obviously, Stevens and the many other women Dumond had raped were outraged. They wrote to Huckabee demanding he change his plans, but they were ignored and information about their letters was never revealed. Dumond was released in 1999, when he moved to Missouri and proceeded to rape and suffocate 39-year-old Carol Sue Shields, then rape and murder 23-year-old Sara Andrasek. He died in prison in 2005.

So, if Huckabee is willing to let someone get away with rape and murder, what else is he capable of? And remember, this is a man running under the guise of religion. 'Cause, you know, rape is a Godly thing to do.

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