By Randy Tate
If you’re a Left-wing kook judge presiding in Maryland and two thugs who murdered a 59-year-old man by beating him to death just because come before you, what do you do?
A) Throw the book at them; B) Give them at least some prison time because they have to learn what they did comes with consequences; or C) tap them lightly on the wrist and ‘sentence’ them to ‘anger management’?
If you guessed either A or B, you’re someone who has good critical thinking skills and understands the concept of what it means to maintain a civil society.
If you answered C, you’d be right, in this case — but you’re also part of the problem.
The Blaze’s Daniel Horowitz reports:
John Weed was enjoying the Frederick County, Maryland, Fair last September when a group of teens surrounded him and beat him to death. One of the two brothers involved who later spat on Weed’s lifeless body has now been sentenced by the judge. Did he get the death penalty, which is what Weed suffered in front of his own family in broad daylight at a rural county fair? Nope, he was told to report to anger management class. Welcome to justice in America?
It’s a trend all over the country where groups of predominantly black teens, often numbering 20 or more, surround a victim – black or white – and beat the individual, sometimes to death, in the ultimate act of group cowardice. There is simply no deterrent against these attacks. These kids usually have long rap sheets and never get prison time. Now, we see that is the case even after they kill.
At the time of the killing last year, Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, who was at the fair when the attack occurred, lamented on my podcast that he feared these kids would get off with little prison time. Thanks to a broken juvenile system and liberal judges in Maryland, the two primary perpetrators were only charged as juveniles.
According to the Frederick New Post, the judge ordered the older of the two, 16, last Wednesday, to report to a juvenile facility for anger management classes. The paper reports that one of its reporters was asked to leave the courtroom by Judge Julie Stevenson Solt because “much about the case that would be discussed, especially regarding the teen’s past and other details, would be too sensitive to be shared in open court.”
Thus, as we all suspected, this juvenile involved in the killing had a rap sheet. But fear not, Judge Solt scheduled a disposition hearing for sometime in the fall “to determine whether the teen has complied with the terms of his probation.”
The prosecutor ultimately agreed to a plea deal that only charged the 16-year-old for spitting on the lifeless body, not for second-degree murder.
That, frankly, is beyond disgusting.
“There was no justice here for John Weed or his family. There should have been severe punishment for the two young men, which was warranted by the malicious nature of the act, not ‘rehabilitation,'” Jenkins told Conservative Review.
“I have been convinced since the evening it occurred (I was there just seconds later) that it was an unprovoked violent attack on someone they viewed as unsuspecting and an easy target while walking with his family. Although the crime did not meet the statutory requirements of being a hate crime, I continue to believe it was.
“My view is based on the fact that they spit on and taunted a man who was clearly down and unconscious, in fact dying on the asphalt. There is no worse form of humiliation or desecration to a person. There was no regret or remorse for that attack,” he continued.
Horowitz notes further that Republicans are silent, as many usually are, when it comes to race issues like this.
Straight up, this judge needs to be held accountable for this outrageous miscarriage of justice. But will she be?
We think you know the answer to that.
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