File this under “things that make me ashamed of my country”

It would have been nice of  the judge who sentenced sixteen year old Sara Kruzan  to life without parole for the crime of killing her pimp (the man who raped Kruzan and forced her into prostitution when she was just a middleschooler) to have weighed seriously not only Kruzan’s young age, but also the fact that she was also, very obviously, a victim of human trafficking.


4 thoughts on “File this under “things that make me ashamed of my country”

  1. This is the kind of stuff that inspired fantasies of an OSCE Mission to the United States of America or “OMiUSA” among former colleagues. We would joke about how great it would be to have a Judicial and Legal Reform Unit full of Norwegians and Swedes and Germans sternly criticizing various state governments for their poor treatment of juvenile offenders, immigrants, and prisoners with disabilities. Colorado and California legislators would have to sit through stern lectures and long, earnest PowerPoint presentations about international human rights standards vis a vis children and…

    It’s a great image, isn’t it?

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