Monday, November 16, 2009

What do you tell a woman with two black eyes? Nothing you haven't told her twice before.

It's a shame, but it should come as no surprise that news stories generating moral outrage and reader response usually involve violence against animals, while violence against women and children, nada.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that, the story of the Columbus-area firefighter who shot his dogs to avoid arranging care for the pets while he vacationed,  generated thousands of letters and calls to local media, while the murder of Christine Lyles by the father of her two little babies engendered silence.

The video is of the sentencing of Kelly Juntunen who beat his wife, as the Judge said:  "like a rag doll" for interrupting his game of "guitar hero."  This smirking asshole is one of the few in Ohio to get the maximum sentence, 6 months beating someone half to death.  Domestic violence is the one crime of "attempted murder" that is still only a misdemeanor in Ohio.

I continue to be amazed  that (mostly) men can justify acting out rage in inexplicable acts of violence upon those they claim to love.  As a lawyer and a member of the human community that we value the plight of animals over the plight of our daughters, well I'm ashamed.

For the larger context, the Columbus Dispatch story is terrific:


  1. The prosecutor charged him with felonious assault a felony which carries up to 8 years in prison, but plead the case down to domestic violence. Don't blame the law blame the system.

  2. Watch his girlfriends look of shock in the background when he gets sentenced--is she that ignorant to not realize this is HER chance to get away from him, or that she is next??

  3. Get a life you piece of trash

  4. The prosecutor did not "plead the case down." After a jury trial, the jury found him Not Guilty of the felony, but guilty of the misdemeanor.

  5. Bitches should know not to fsck with the the score multiplier.