Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rape? Get Life...Rape & Murder? Get 25 Years

Judge Gil Self yesterday sentenced Ronald Szezrak Jr. to two consecutive life terms for the rape of a six year-old girl. It is unlikely that Szezrak will ever be a free man.

Thanks to Judge Self for his common sense. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way in every case. Shaun Shapley raped and murdered his 17 year-old stepdaughter and received a sentence of only 25 years. Shapley was a habitual offender with a long history of violence against women; he should have been put away for life. It's a sad commentary on our judicial system in Lauderdale County.


Daniel Horton of Dirrty Apple Productions informs us there will soon be a new episode of Belgreen Cops. Here's the trailer:


Just how accurate are sex offender records at the Alabama Department of Public Safety? Tomorrow we'll look at some of these records and their shortcomings...