I always had a feeling that parts of New Jersey were just cesspools but the overt war on women that some people within the state are waging is just downright disgusting.
Firstly, you have Ray Rice, who beat his wife unconscious in an elevator, dragged her out and left her head in the doorway in the tracks of the closing elevator doors as she laid there unmoving.
Here is the video if you haven’t yet seen it:
(warming: it is vicious and graphic)
How did Atlantic County prosecutor Jim McClain decide to proceed with this brutal case of spousal abuse? Why, he entered Ray Rice into a pre-trial intervention program (PTI) for first time offenders and Superior Court Judge Michael Donio signed off on it, thereby sparing Rice from jail time.
What are some of the benefits to the PTI program?
So a wife beater who publicly beats his wife unconscious is a eligible for this program which avoids giving him a record, lowers his costs, speeds the process et al, so that the courts can devote themselves to “more serious criminals”?
Did Ray Rice have to kill his wife with a brain bleed before this is taken as “serious”?
I don’t know if it is complete ignorance, gun hatred or misogyny, but as willing as DA McClain and Judge Donio were to grant Ray Rice entrance into the PTI program, they were equally as steadfast and obstinant when it came to 27 year old single mother Shaneen Allen.
As I wrote about before with Ms. Allen’s circumstances, her crime that apparently, according to McClain and Donio was SO MUCH WORSE than beating a woman unconscious was taking a wrong turn and entering New Jersey while in possession of her legally owned firearm from Pennsylvania. Not only did she have it in her possession, this threat to society even went so far as to inform the police officer who pulled her over when she made a traffic violation that she was armed…in McClain and Donio’s mind no doubt all part of her nefarious plan.
When the notion that Ms. Allen would enter the PTI program it was shot down out of hand by McClain and when then asked to dismiss the charges Donio ruled against that as well.
So, a wife beater who beat his wife so severly that her head slammed into a railing that could have caved in her skull or broken her neck is allowed to enter a program made to ease the consequences for first time offenders who made a mistake yet Ms. Allen has to spend THOUSANDS of dollars to defend herself against something that isn’t even illegal in nearly every other state and according to the Constitution shouldn’t be a crime ANYWHERE in the first place.
You want to talk about a war on women, apparently you need look no further than the Atlantic City Court House where the DA and Judge conspire to help wife beaters while punishing single mothers with bad sense of direction.
Ms. Allen last month rejected McClain’s offer to serve 3 ½ years in prison.
All the while, Gov. Christie could at least come in and remedy ONE of these situations but heretofore sits on his butt and twiddles his thumbs.
Perhaps the real crime here, wasn’t so much that Ms. Allen had a firearm but rather that she dared to think that a woman had the right to carry one. Knuckle draggers like McClain and Donio, who condone Ray Rices actions, condemn Ms. Allen for the notion that she doesn’t know her place. They must think that guns and protection are a man’s domain and her uppity attitude toward self defense that doesn’t solely exist on calling 911 and waiting for a man to save her must be publicly punished.
Ms. Allen’s attorney Evan Nappen had this to say:
“The prosecutor has the discretion. That’s the bottom line. So pretrial intervention is absolutely something this prosecutor could have done for Shaneen but did not and chose to do so for Ray Rice.”
I guess in Southern New Jersey if you are a woman, you are going to be a victim one way or another. Either by the criminals or by the courts.
The War on Women rages thanks to crony misogyny perpetrated by DA McClain and Judge Donio.
It disgusts me and it should disgust you too. What they are doing is no different than what Ray Rice did in that elevator.
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