Seeing How it is The Summer Olympics:
American Family Stabbed , Russia/Georgia, War in the Middle East<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news?slug=jo-olyvictims081008&prov=yho o&type=lgns">In Beijing, a family torn asunder - Olympics - Yahoo! Sports</a>
I have been reading the new Pat Buchanan book, "Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War" and I must say it is very good. I am about half way through. Although he accepts the myth of the holocaust, Buchanan has contributed many great books and ideas. Perhaps he is a revisionist but is afraid to lose his carreer!
He explains how both World Wars were completely unnecessary and credits mostly Britain and France with initiating both of them. As we all know, Hitler never intended to dominate the world like most people force feed us. Buchanan presents quotes to back this up from Hitler and Statesmen during the time. These World Wars were quite frankly blunders that left the western, white nations in shamble. Perhaps we would still be dominant if we never decided to fight amongst ourselves!
Buy this book now.
When I heard this earlier on the News tonight, I remembered I had posted a Blog about it when it happened.
I couldn't agree more with the title of this news story, why is he given special treatment, because he is a Lawyer, and I had forgotten he was a lawyer for FCCS also which makes it even worse.
Double Standard for Sex Offenders? You Bet!
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From The Columbus Dispatch as posted in The Daily Record on 5-15-08.
"The former attorney for Franklin County Children Services was arrested Oct. 31 by a police detective who had posed online as a 14-year-old girl."
Communication had been going on for about a whole year between this flake and what he thought was a 14 yr old girl and then he arranged to have sex with her.
He only received 30 days in jail, $500 fine and placed on probation for three years for importuning and attempting unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Look at the position this man had held. It doesn't even say he was put on the sex offenders list. Thirty days in jail, $500 in fines and 3 yrs probation is nothing compared to what this man (or some other man) should/would have gotten.
It is obvious we have a legal system in America (that looks out for itself), not a JUSTICE system.
10-31) 18:08 PDT Columbus, Ohio (AP) --
A former children's services lawyer was arrested in an Internet child-sex sting Wednesday in the basement of the Ohio Statehouse, minutes after the investigator who lured him there testified two floors above in favor of a bill that would increase penalties for such crimes.
Barry Mentser, 48, of nearby Gahanna, thought he had been communicating online with a 15-year-old girl, said Lt. Jeff Braley, a detective from Hamilton Township in Warren County in southwest Ohio. Braley said he posed as the girl to set up a Statehouse meeting with Mentser.
Braley, who said he had been communicating with the man for about a year, testified before the state Senate Criminal Justice Committee in favor of a bill that would set mandatory sentences of one to five years for importuning by telecommunications, a statute aimed at sexual offenders who seek out children through the Internet.
Braley said later that he didn't arrange the sting at the Statehouse to draw attention to the bill or his testimony, but that he knew Mentser was in the Columbus area and that police were aware of his identity.
Undercover Columbus police officers spotted Mentser in the Statehouse basement and arrested him, said Sgt. Rich Weiner, a police spokesman.
A security video showed the man whom Statehouse spokesman Gregg Dodd identified as Mentser walking from one side of the basement to the other, then back. He was expecting to meet the teen in the Statehouse cafeteria, Braley said.
Mentser was a staff attorney for Franklin County Children's Services from 1987 to 1990, when he resigned, agency spokeswoman Kay Marshall said. He had no direct contact with children outside of court while employed there, and no complaints were filed with the agency about him, Marshall said.
Mentser, who now is in private practice, was charged with importuning and attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, Columbus police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner said. He was taken to the Franklin County jail.
A message seeking comment was left at his office.
If convicted, Mentser could face a year to 2 1/2 years in jail.
Current law doesn't require prison sentences for convictions of importuning by telecommunications. Many judges say sexual acts typically don't occur in stings, so they take a "no harm, no foul" stance and sentence offenders to just weeks in jail and probation, Warren County prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said after testifying before the committee.
Braley said he has arrested about 35 people as the result of such operations in the past year.
"The Internet has served as a very fertile preying ground for these predators," Braley told committee members.
(This version CORRECTS that Mentser is from Gahanna, instead of Columbus.)