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On Aug. 1, 2016, I sent this email to four people, including Martin Tieber and Barton Dieters:
In a sane and just and rational country, she would not have even been charged with a crime but simply punished, non-criminally, by dismissal and revocation of her license and expulsion from the profession. All this is more than punishment enough for transporting a biological man of 15 to sexual paradise and “inappropriate”/unprofessional behavior. Imagine what this would entail and how it would blight her life if she couldn’t find another job or was forced to work for the minimum-wage at a fast-food restaurant or wherever. And so forth.
Or, at worst, charged with a misdemeanor and, if convicted, sentenced to 3-6 months of probation and 5-100 hours of “community service,” and perhaps also fined modestly -all of which is not only excessive but gratuitous in respect to “public safety” and deterring and preventing violent and other serious crimes.
No jail, no prison, no “sex-offender treatment (to “treat” her for what exactly, heterosexuality?), no quasi-totalitarian surveillance; no electronic parole monitoring with an ankle tether/”bracelet”; no public sex-offender registration, with her name, mug-shot, and address on the internet, observable to everyone with access to a computer(s), not only in the U.S. but in the entire world, so myriads of those who hate her can send her hate-mail and death-threats, and, for many, ostracize, revile, harass, and threaten her in person, and, possibly for some or at least a few, vandalize her property and/or even assault or murder her -all this until she dies at age 77 or 84 or 92. I suggest you go to RSOL and read many or some of the articles and comments as to what it’s like to be on the sex-offendeer registry.
8-25 years in prison and a lifetime of draconian/Orwellian persecution for a first-offender convicted of nonviolent and victimless and mala prohibita crimes that are legal acts in dozens of other nations, including European countries; a woman who has never committed a violent or other malum in se crime in her life and never will and is not a “threat to society” or to anyone nor even a danger to “re-offend” by having sex with another young man under statutory age.
And the generic age of consent in Michigan is 16. If he had been 16, just a few months and weeks older, and she had not been his tutor (or had been a tutor at another high school?), their affair would have been legal under Michigan law.
Dieters was so enraged and appalled by what I wrote that he blocked me immediately, so he didn’t read my criticism of him in a second email for which I received an “undeliverable” message:
On this matter, the media (local, state, national) is less a source of neutral and objective news than a tendentious agent of CSA victimology propaganda and inculcation in which all critical/dissenting voices are suppressed, almost as if under a totalitarian regime, or denounced and derided and defamed.
And sensationalism and histrionics for the ratings in the Letourneau, Lafave, Simon, and many other cases, mass-hysteria and “frenzy” over what is in fact a trivial matter that should be covered swiftly and quietly and, in my opinion, shouldn’t even be a crime and surely not a felony.
In covering this story, Dieters was less a reporter than a cheerleader for the prosecution and CSA victimology propagandist. To offer but one of many examples: a reporter who uses the phrase “ex-tutor guilty of raping her student” is not a journalist, neutral and objective, but an activist, ideologue, propagandist, CSA victimologist, who uses language not to describe but rather to distort and pervert objective reality for ideological purposes.