(FeaturedNews.com) – CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, the newsman famous for accidentally exposing himself to coworkers while engaging in personal activities, recently shared his opinion on sex offender laws. He took the shocking position that punishment for some offenders is too strict.
You can't make this up.
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin is defending the White House/Media narrative on sentencing guidelines for what he calls "kiddie porn cases."
"People who committed these crimes would order individual photos and get them…through email…this was all pre-internet." pic.twitter.com/iWMFYOyZ1x
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) March 22, 2022
The issue came up after Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) grilled Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson about a case involving a sex crime against a minor. One in which Jackson lamented having to put the convicted offender in jail, telling him he’s “not a pedophile.” Hawley’s line of questioning became the subject of a CNN panel, which is how Toobin became involved.
Toobin, who seemed to have issues finding the right words to use on the delicate matter, spoke as a former prosecutor, adding weight to his claims that offenders sometimes get too much jail time.
Toobin said in many cases, judges from across the political spectrum struggle with sentencing guidelines designed for a world before the internet. He described being conflicted as a prosecutor because times had changed and the rules weren’t designed to cover the expanse of the digital world.
Because of modern technology, child predators can receive thousands of pictures in one dump. Judges’ hands are tied; they must hand out minimum sentences for each offense. Toobin’s argument seemed to be that because illicit child imagery is easier to get in the digital age, the penalty for doing so should be lower.
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