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Old 06-13-2016, 09:41 PM
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Okay, then here's a question...... you say [paraphrasing] that your basically just throwing yourself at the mercy of the judge hoping for any leniency and because of being in that position, someone would basically be forced to forgo any focus on the victim and solely sing the praises of the defendant, yes?

But what if, unbeknownst to you, the judge favors those who they think will be properly contrite for their actions and attempt a true turn around, resulting in no recidivism.

Wouldn't you be playing Russian roulette by not saying the perp would ever take responsibility? And the frightening thing here was, apparently not a single person who wrote on his behalf took that approach. I find that incredibly telling.

That's where I'm coming from. I would hope not many parents (and other loved ones) would come off this poorly while hoping to help.