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Stunning sentence for Logan Dunning

Letter to the Editor

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Editor, Index-Tribune:

Rarely am I sufficiently moved by a newspaper item to write my thoughts. The Nov. 22 article reporting Logan Dunning’s sentencing of 10 years for the brutal beating of Austin Ridge stimulated this letter.

Quite simply, I am stunned that our society’s representatives deemed a 10-year sentence adequate for a man who had previously been convicted of battery, possessing a deadly weapon and burglary, as well as having been charged with six arson counts. It is outrageous to me that Mr. Dunning will likely serve less than 10 years, and be out on probation to possibly further victimize society.

Although it is politically incorrect, I for one will be happy to support longer prison terms for those in our midst, such as Mr. Dunning.

Preston Sitterly

Sonoma

  • Phineas Worthington

    Agreed, punishments should fit the crime.

  • puff n tuff

    im sure “convict justice” will serve him well…

    • Phineas Worthington

      That our jails have been turned into bastions of violence and male rape is inexcusable for us as a free society that claims to value the humane treatment of incarcerated human beings.

      • puff n tuff

        nobody’s gettin raped in prison these days, the transgenders are makin bank in there…im sure the fellas will be takin real good care of this POS!!

        • Phineas Worthington

          As futile as it is to engage with you, from WIKI under a search of Prison Rape Elimination Act: The U.S. Congress, within the text of PREA, conservatively estimated that at least 13 percent of the inmates in the United States have been sexually assaulted in prison.[26] Under this estimate, nearly 200,000 inmates now incarcerated have been or will be the victims of prison rape. The total number of inmates who have been sexually assaulted in the past 20 years likely exceeds 1,000,000.

        • Phineas Worthington

          My impulse is to think that only cruel and unusual punishments could even begin to fit this crime against Austin Ridge. Maybe we can at least agree on that.