October 17, 2006

A Walking Women & Law Article

by PG

I was reading a submission to my journal and thinking, "Yes, the legal system needs more education in being sensitive to domestic violence survivors, yada yada, like this hasn't been said for longer than my lifetime." Then I read this news article:

Will a fancy dinner make up for family violence on Christmas Day? A Georgia judge thinks it might.
A woman and her two young children will get a special Christmas dinner at one of Atlanta’s most expensive restaurants this year -- courtesy of a Rockdale County judge who imposed that sentence on a man charged with family violence on Christmas Day.
“Basically you were hung over and didn’t want to be involved in some activities your wife planned,” Chief Superior Court Judge Sidney Nation told Wendell Jerome Herman Rogers II. “You acted up and ruined Christmas, so this year you’re going to make it up to them.” ... Attorneys said dinner at a top restaurant with his wife and two children could set him back more than $300.
OK, so judges are dumber than I realized.

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