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How is pot legalization going in Ohio .....

I'm thinking of moving back now I'm retired.
Posted by emmett grogan | Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:09 PM (1 replies)

That Time Roy Moore Refused to Convict a Child Molester Who Abused a 4-Year-Old

The Alabama Republican has made no secret of his views on sexual assault.
By Liz Posner / AlterNet
November 14, 2017, 9:07 AM GMT


Roy Moore has had a month or so to forget. Last week, the Washington Post broke the news that he sexually pursued a 14-year-old girl back when he was in his 30s. Since then, a total of five women have accused the Alabama senatorial candidate of harassment and abuse.

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In 2015 when Moore was chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, he and eight other judges heard the case of Eric Lemont Higdon, a 17-year-old childcare worker accused of raping a four-year-old boy in his care. A local court convicted Higdon on two counts of sodomy, one for statutory rape and another for forcible rape. An appeals court later overturned the forcible rape charge, and the case eventually reached the state Supreme Court.

Eight of the justices in Montgomery ruled that the appeals court had erred and voted to leave the two convictions as originally ruled. The one judge who dissented? Roy Moore.

Alabama’s archaic definition of “forcible rape” requires that the victim fear for his or her life or suffer severe injury, and Moore, a strict constructionist in the tradition of Antonin Scalia, saw no evidence of this in the Higdon case. He wrote, “because there was no evidence in this case of an implied threat of serious physical injury…or of an implied threat of death, Higdon cannot be convicted of sodomy in the first degree ‘by forcible compulsion.’”

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https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/time-roy-moore-refused-convict-child-molester-who-abused-4-year-old

So thats going to be his defense: none of his victims had fear for life or safety.

There's got to be a place in hell.
Posted by emmett grogan | Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:31 PM (4 replies)

I've been advised to make an introductory post today with my 10th post ......

I am marble falls who got locked out in the hack of '16.

I didn't try to post untill about six months after the election - I literally stayed off my computer and depressed for about six months. When I tried to get back on as marble falls, my e-mail somehow didn't get me back on so in June I created this account but didn't post until today.

I still have hopes of reclaiming my 10,000 post plus marble falls account again, but we'll see if it is even possible as I only contacted skinner about it today.

I've been posting on alternet as bobsal and it just doesn't have the buzz for me a DU does.
Posted by emmett grogan | Tue Nov 14, 2017, 12:56 PM (22 replies)
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