Comment of the Day: Sex-Offender Sentences

We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.

So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.

This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit, clarity and whatever else we feel like at the moment.

We wrote about two recent cases where a teacher was found guilty on a first-offense charge of having sex with a student. The male defendant got 90 years; the female defendant got three days in jail and seven years' probation.

One reader had some advice on how to handle the apparent discrepancy.

Brandon D wrote:

The lesson here is: Don't do anything wrong in Texas. Heck, don't do anything right in Texas.

Hell, just don't be in Texas period.


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