09 September 2012
KingCast says Judge Jacqueline Hatch is even worse on women than Senator and former NH AG Kelly Ayotte when it comes to sexual assault.
As a former Assistant AG I thought that Kelly Ayotte was bad for giving bad cop Fred Hoysradt a pass when he was drinking Captain & Coke and sexually assaulted Elizabeth Dinan at about 6:45 of this movie. Not to mention Bruce McKay's ex wife filing a TRO and moving to a safe house as she gave birth to their daughter, after he also stuck a "penis-shaped knife" towards a woman's privates for no lawful reason on a busted DUI case. This man is a hero to Kelly Ayotte. Sadly, and apparently not to be outdone.... Ian Millhiser's ThinkProgress feature reveals the following:
Last summer, a drunk Arizona police officer named Robb Gary Evans drove himself to a bar, flashed his badge to avoid paying cover at the door, and then walked up behind a woman, put his hand up her skirt, and ran his fingers over her genitals. A jury convicted him of sexual abuse, a felony with a maximum sentence of 2 and a half years in prison, and Evans was fired from the police force after an internal investigation. Nevertheless, Arizona trial Judge Jacqueline Hatch, who was appointed to the bench by Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ), decided that Evans’ actions did not warrant jail time — sentencing him probation and 100 hours of community service. Evans also will not have to register as a sex offender. Yet, while Judge Hatch apparently did not view the disgraced former cop’s actions as particularly serious, she had some very harsh words for the woman he assaulted:
Bad things can happen in bars, Hatch told the victim, adding that other people might be more intoxicated than she was. “If you wouldn’t have been there that night, none of this would have happened to you,” Hatch said. Hatch told the victim and the defendant that no one would be happy with the sentence she gave, but that finding an appropriate sentence was her duty. “I hope you look at what you’ve been through and try to take something positive out of it,” Hatch said to the victim in court. “You learned a lesson about friendship and you learned a lesson about vulnerability.”
If only we could teach more judges and police about Civil Rights and Common Sense.