On May, 2, 2009, I published an article at moraloutrage.net entitled “Mary Letourneau: Over a Decade of Lies, Hatred, Nonsense, Hysteria, and lunacy” which begins by noting that Times.com lists the “Crimes of the Century, the top 25: On the 75th anniversary of the Lindbergh kidnapping, TIME looks back at the notorious crimes of the past hundred years.”
Mary’s love affair with Vili Faulau ranks as number 22, not quite as “notorious” as the Lindbergh kidnapping, the abduction and murder of an infant by a monster who was summarily executed, the Black Dahlia, Richard Speck, Tate Murders, Son of Sam, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, O.J. Simpson, the Unabomber, JonBenet Ramsey, Versace Killings, and a few others, but more “notorious” than Columbine and “The Scream” and myriads of other heinous crimes involving murder, mass murder, serial murder, terrorism, abductions, enslavement, violent rape, gang-rape, aggravated assault, maiming, torture, mutilation, and cannibalism not included in the “top 25.” A love affair between a teacher and her student that resulted in the births of two daughters and a marriage after her release from prison that has lasted over 10-years is equated with the most hideous, execrable, nauseating, and shocking barbarism, cruelty, sadism, brutality, depravity, and terrorism. Yes, according to Time.com, Mary love affair with Vili is more “notorious” than the 9/11 terrorist attack in which over 3,000 people were murdered.
And this in a country in which, during the last 50 years to say nothing of the last century, almost a million people have been murdered, millions and millions of women and girls have been raped and gang-raped (and who knows how many men have been raped and gang-raped in prisons and jails?), and tens of millions of people of all races and both sexes have been the victims of not only rape and murder but aggravated assaults, shootings, muggings, armed robberies, car-jackings, abductions, home invasions, etc. Approximately 90-95% of such crimes have been committed by stereotypical criminals, overwhelmingly young males in their 20s and teens. And Mary is far more infamous and despised than all of these nameless and faceless criminals put together!!