A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Raise Your Hand if you Saw This Coming....

I Did.



SANTA ROSA, Calif. - A judge dismissed child pornography charges Thursday against former JonBenet Ramsey murder suspect John Mark Karr after prosecutors said they didn't have enough evidence to take the case to trial.

Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Rene Chouteau ordered Karr released immediately, bringing an end to his two-month odyssey in the U.S. criminal justice system after he was extradited from Thailand on suspicion of killing the 6-year-old beauty queen.



John Karr was either very lucky or very smart. Karr skips out on sex charges in Thailand, knowing full well he'd never be prosecuted for a murder in Boulder, Co. that he didn't commit. Even though he knew he was wanted for crimes in California, it's a sure bet he also knew that he'd rather do time in a U.S. prison than a Thai one.

However unlikely, It's also possible he knew that the charges in California would be dropped. There are unsubstantiated theories that he was somehow tipped off that the evidence was missing. It's also possible that he just got lucky, and this is icing on the cake for him.

Either way, the real losers here are the American people and the U.S. Criminal Justic system. Karr is free to roam the streets and kidnap/rape/murder any child he wishes. He has already been looked at as a suspect in a 1997 rape and muder case of a 12-year-old girl in California, which led to the discovery of his cache of child porn.

I hope they keep a good watch on this guy.
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