Thursday, November 02, 2006

Good Result

So yesterday a Georgia court sentenced a man to ten years for genital mutiliation. An emigrant from Ethiopia, he will now spend the better part of the next ten years in prison.

Now, this is a good thing. Genital mutiliation of females is a bad thing. Usually because it is done in secret, with crude implements and without the supervision of someone who has been trained.

I suppose the quesiton I have, is why weren't these cases prosecuted under the other laws, such as battery, child endangerment, or any of the child abuse statutes that are out there?

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