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State v Young

9-21-2011 Louisiana:

State v Young

Nicholas Loyd Young pled guilty to failure to register as a sex offender, second offense, in violation of La. R.S. 15:542.1.4. He was sentenced to 20 years' hard labor without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence to run consecutively to any sentence he was serving. Young appeals the constitutional excessiveness of his sentence. We affirm.

There is no doubt in this writer's mind that a 20 year prison sentence for this type of offense is excessive no matter what his other history is, and even for any number of failure to register convictions he has. Weems v US, but who am I, a lay person.
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1 comment:

francis easter said...

knowing where a sex offender is or what activity he/she is involved in, WILL NOT orevent them from offending again.
a law does not prevent someone from breaking it. example: murder, the law does not prevent the act of killing someone.
get rid of the paper work by changing the existing laws to just two simple statements.
RAPE, RAPE ASSAULT, RAPE MURDER, RAPE CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY INJURY SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO LIFE.
LESSER SEX OFFENCES SHOULD BE GRADED DOWN ACCORDINGLY. (FIRST OFFENSES)
SECOND OFFENCE OF A SEXUAL CONVICTION SHOULD BE AUTOMATIC LIFE SENTENCE. ABOVE ALL "NO PLEA BARGAINS"
LESSER OFFENCE SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE DECRECTION OF A JURY.
i know this sounds harsh at the best but most sex offenders need medical treatment that is nearly impossible to diagnose. especially for sex offenders because they are a good bit more intelligent than the average offender.