Friday, April 08, 2005

Who would have thought?

Way back in 1993 a couple of teenage thugs severely injured a pizza delivery man in an armed robbery here in Washington. They were members of an Alaska Indian Tribe that successfully lobbied to mete out its own form of punishment instead of sending the criminals through the regular justice system. They were "exiled" to an island off the Alaskan coast for 18 months.

Only...the media noticed they got off the island quite a few times during their exile, as well as received visitors. Ultimately, they came home early.

One of them was arrested this week for assault in Alaska. Guess the exile didn't work.


At 3:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I personally knew the attorney involved and it was so not like him to give that sentence that I wondered what he was doing.

This was one of his first cases after becoming a judge. Probably a power thing on his part. I am certain he learned his lesson.

Flashback to last year, and in a case before him, he reamed out a local jurisdiction that forced them to eliminate a special taxing district.


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