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Judge Who Set Unsecured Bail For Jerry Sandusky Worked For Him

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When Jerry Sandusky was initially arraigned, as previously reported by Sara Ganim, prosecutors requested $500,000.00 bail and that Sandusky be required to wear a leg monitor. District Judge Leslie Dutchcot, however, ordered that Sandusky be freed on $100,000 unsecured bail. She ordered that Sandusky be freed and pay nothing unless he failed to show up for a court hearing. 

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Comment by David Jackson
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      Bail is not an admission of quilt. "...no matter how heinous". What a crock! Maybe the 'author" should try forming criminal justice opinions based on something besides a penchant for bleeding hearts and stupid cop shows on television.

       The judge is an idiot, in spite of her likely high IQ score. This is just one more example of why people have the tendency to view "law" with a jaundiced eye. Of all the people in the ludicrously administered and poorly controlled system of criminal justice who should be reliable and, at the very least, of above average intellect and professional insight, judges are about all we can hope for to separate us from the goons who would use the rule of law to promote their own biased and childish views of how and why we have a legal system in the first place.

      Not all violence is physical. It's not a matter of whether or not this "person" will show up for trial, it's a matter of uniformity and parity in the administration of criminal justice. The prosecutor might well have requested a bit much, but he was correct in requesting "something". (The gist is that if you are some sort of sports freak hero, the system is apt to favor your perversions - much the same as are the people who wring their hands over the fate of their favorite pedophiliac. KMA! I take that back. The whole bunch might enjoy it too much.) 

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Personally, I agree with the unsecured bail.   Innocent until proven guilty people are entitled to reasonable bail and the most reasonable bail ought to be 'released on your own recognizance' no matter how heinous the charge.  The only considerations for a judge ought to be the merits of the charges based upon what is presented to him and any reason to believe the arrestee would flee.  The nature of the charge should only matter if violence is involved AND the likelihood of repetition.

BUT, this particular judge should have recused herself from this hearing for an obvious conflict or appearance of conflict!


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