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Salem man gets 11 year sentence for rape of boy

September 14, 2013

LISBON — The Salem man thought better of withdrawing his guilty plea to charges he raped a 13-year-old mentally impaired boy in a restroom during a community dinner. As a result, 52-year-old Eric S....

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Sep-17-13 3:19 PM

Grant sez: “Yet we would lock someone like that up for multiple years, to a point where really he becomes the victim.”

You can not be serious? That is the most pathetic excuse for sympathy I have seen for somebody that breaks the law to date. What part of this escapes you? IT IS AGAINST THE LAW. Whether we like the law or we hate the law, whether it’s coming to your delight or isn’t, the fact is: “ IT IS AGAINST THE LAW RIGHT NOW.” PERIOD. If the person that USES MARIJUANA is caught and prosecuted and locked up, It was because of their CHOICE to break the law. NOBODY holds a gun to anyone’s head to BREAK THE LAW. LAW BREAKERS/CRIMINALS are not VICTIMS.

Hey I have to hand it to you Grant, I thought that was really slick how you opened that door on this. concerned didn't see it coming. But you didn't play it very well.

Because, Grant, legal or non-legal, where is the "end game"?

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Sep-17-13 11:27 AM

That's exactly what I said, someone (his family) would be the victim of the punishment. There is no victim of his "crime". Yet we would lock someone like that up for multiple years, to a point where really he becomes the victim. His job prospects in the future are ruined. His family suffers. The tax payer has to foot the bill. All because the government decided that one plant in his garden was illegal, but the other ones were fine. The worst part is, the illegality of marijuana is all based on emotion and/or bad evidence, or because of crony capitalism. The information is all out there. In fact, this issue is one of the clearest cases of the media being in bed with the government. They mostly just won't cover it, though it has become a much bigger topic of discussion in recent years. No matter what people think about it, legalization is coming. You might as well educate yourself on the truth instead of wasting time fighting it and distracting from far more import

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Sep-17-13 7:17 AM

Well if he is hauled off to jail don't you think his family will suffer? There is always someone that is effected by our actions both good and bad. Be it family, friends, employer that depend on you or co workers. Someone will get hurt. No man is an island.

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Sep-16-13 9:16 AM

So in your scenario, there is a victim from the punishment. Tell me who the victim is for some guy who gets caught growing a few marijuana plants in his basement.

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Sep-16-13 7:50 AM

Grant I agree that these kind of criminals and people that take others lives intentionally are bad and should be punished more. I don't agree with you that there are victimless crimes. Someone always gets hurt by crime. I think you may be hinting at those in jail for drug possession. If that is what you are hinting at I would just ask you to think a moment on that and realize the damage caused the families of those serving time for drugs. There is always someone else that is effected. There is always a victim in a crime. In fact everything we do both good and bad will affect someone. No matter how hard someone may try, they can not live in a bubble all alone. There is always someone that will be affected by our actions.

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Sep-15-13 5:35 PM

It's pathetic that there are people in prison for the same length of time, or even half the length of time, for victimless crimes. People who do things like this are the worst kind of people in the world. Should be locked up and fed saltines until he's dead.

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Sep-14-13 4:29 PM

I HATE these weak laws.

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Sep-14-13 11:47 AM

This completely disgusts me. This pathetic excuse for a human being deserves much more than 11 years.

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Sep-14-13 8:43 AM

To bad he didn't have all the charges against him considered, he would be there for life!!

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Sep-14-13 8:25 AM

he should never see the light of day again.

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