Supreme Court strikes down mandatory life sentences in sex offender law

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ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court today struck down a state law allowing sex offenders to be sentenced to life in prison if they fail more than once to register, ruling 6-1 that it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

The ruling came in the case of a Bulloch County man, Cedric Lavell Bradshaw, who received a mandatory life sentence after he twice failed to register following a 2001 statutory rape conviction.

The court stopped short of reversing his conviction for failing to register, and sent the case back to Bulloch County for resentencing.

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ispeakadatruth
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ispeakadatruth 11/25/08 - 04:02 pm
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nothing shocking there. there

nothing shocking there. there are a lot of people in positions of political power that like to molest little children. they don't want to punish themselves if they get caught. why do you think there has not been a single child molester put to death let alone serve a life sentence. we are lucky if they get more than 10 years. US government at it's finest.

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patriciathomas 11/25/08 - 04:12 pm
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It's a sad situation,

It's a sad situation, ispeaka, but I think you've nailed it. OOps, I mean, I agree.

Piperpig
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Piperpig 11/25/08 - 07:36 pm
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This is really a bad article.

This is really a bad article. There was a lot more to the opinion than that. Personally, I'm for life imprisonment of all child molestors, but being on the sex offender list can happen to people who have only been convicted of statutory rape and the like. Also, there were many who were actually homeless, and there was a question of how they registered. Just saying. Not that I have much sympathy for most of the sickos, but some people do not need to be on that list.

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palomino9 11/25/08 - 10:56 pm
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thank god, georgia is finally

thank god, georgia is finally coming into the 21st century

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 11/26/08 - 12:39 am
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don't count on it
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don't count on it palomino9... once you believe that, it will bite on on the back side!

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