Monday, June 10, 2013

It's Not Just Massachusetts...

'Incorrect' plea agreement uncovered in murder suspect's criminal history
Jerry Andrew Active -- who law enforcement accuses of breaking into an Anchorage home, killing two grandparents and sexually abusing a great grandmother with dementia and a 2-year-old girl -- should have received a longer sentence for offenses committed back in 2009, according to Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty, who detailed Active’s prior crimes in a Thursday afternoon press conference.

Nearly all of the former Togiak resident’s past offenses involved alcohol, while one remaining case involved the sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl. Despite those charges, all of which resulted in jail time, the attorney general argued the 24-year-old man’s most recent alleged crimes could not have been predicted. “These crimes are not indicative of what he is alleged to have done last week,” Geraghty said.
So, let me get this straight. This guy sexually abused an 11 year old girl in 2009 and was out on the street in 2013? That's an outcome I'd expect here in MA, not Alaska. Another article says that Active was in jail for 150 days for the sexual assault. That's five months for an assault on a minor. I suspect that here in MA he would have gotten more time if he'd brought her to a range... I do wonder, though, if they were hoping that the girl's father was going to find him and feed him to a polar bear or something...

Again, though, we see a dangerous criminal released from jail far too early, with no supervision, and - big surprise - he commits more crimes. While the Brady Bunch will have their rote answer of "BAN GUNS", the murders were committed with a blunt object - good luck getting rid of those (which, BTW, are used more often than "assault weapons" in killings). Perhaps if we actually left violent criminals in jail - regardless of the tool they use to commit violence - they might not be out on the street, you know, committing more crimes.

I'm still trying to figure out what the heck the Alaska AG is smoking, though. This dude sexually molested an 11 year old girl. When she screamed, he assaulted her, then he assaulted her family members who came to her aid. Even though he was not supposed to be out of jail, he was arrested for assault not once but twice in the four years he was on probation. I would say his actions were entirely predictable - and the state of Alaska should be culpable in the deaths of those two people as well as the other victims.

I still like my idea of feeding this guy to the polar bears...

That is all.

3 comments:

Mopar said...

You read that wrong. He served several years for that attempted sexual assault (also, sexual assault is such a vague term; attempted sexual assault on a minor could have just been something he said) then was released on probation in 2011.
He's been in jail for all but 18 days since then for violating the terms of his probation. Virtually every one of those times involved getting drunk. Now, a liberal could argue the system did fail him by not treating his drinking problem; but it seems as though the prison system was working as best it could. It seems almost every time he violated his probation by drinking they tossed him back in jail for a good chuck of time. Really, can you imagine MA or any other blue state tossing someone in jail for 4-6-10 months at a clip just for being drunk while on parole? Here's a better timeline: http://www.adn.com/2013/06/01/2923924/a-new-spotlight-on-accused-killers.html

JayneLovesVera said...

Anchorage is North Seattle as far as its political and cultural mindset. When I drive there from the Interior and see "Now entering the Mat-Su Borough", I know I have officially left Alaska.

Rita said...

The polar bears have enough problems with global warming without having to eat a walking piece of crap like this guy.