Thursday, July 13, 2006

No Wonder Criminals Are Running Wild In The Twin Cities

Hat tip to Rambix reader Andrew Rothman, Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of Defensive Firearm Instructors, for alerting me to yet another example of a slap on the wrist "sentence" for a vile criminal:

A former executive director of a Minneapolis agency that works with youths was sentenced last week for sexually assaulting a teenager.

Richard C. Pahl Jr. received a stayed 18-month jail sentence and was released to authorities in Michigan, where he is facing 12 federal counts of producing and possessing child pornography and several state counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
This is a particularly egregious case, because this homosexual child molester was in a position of trust while he committed his crimes. Despite that, the Minnesota judge slapped his wrist. The "stayed sentence" is unconscionable.

His twisted lifestyle is revealed by the evidence:

A search of Pahl's house in Eden Prairie yielded 18 binders with pictures of naked boys from ages 5 to 16, according to a third-degree criminal sexual conduct complaint. Police don't know who produced the images.
Thankfully he's facing Federal counts in Michigan, where some real justice might be administered. Here's hoping this pervert will never be able to corrupt young boys again.

Coincidentally, I came across yet another Minnesota "justice" fiasco: "Add 10 years’ prison to long rap sheet".

On the evening of Oct. 13, Tyron T. Thomas walked out of an apartment building of the 3100 block of N. 6th Street and yelled to several people standing on a nearby street corner, "I've got my burner, y'all."

Then he walked to the corner, took a sawed-off shotgun -- his "burner" -- out of his pocket and fired a round into the air, letting the neighborhood know that this was his corner to sell drugs.

On Tuesday, Thomas, 26, who already had been convicted 31 times, including four felonies, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm. He must serve at least 8 ½ years.
This one is hard for me to believe, even in my jaded state. This case perfectly sums up the lack of justice in Minnesota. Can someone please explain why this criminal, with 31 convictions with four felonies, is ever free?

Andrew, you've struck a nerve here with me. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Is it any wonder people are getting robbed, slaughtered, and raped in Minneapolis on a daily basis?

There is a wide open opprtunity for someone with the time and drive to publish a blog about Minnesota judges, their decisions, and the Minnesota "justice" system. If someone is willing to step up, now is the time, because crime in Minnesota is out of control and elections are right around the corner. There won't be any shortage of material.