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They show us a Bill O'Reilly in the factor investigation segment tonight acumen of Vermont has rejected Jessica's law which -- mandatory prison sentences to child molesters.
-- did that because it believes in restorative justice where the child rapists and other heinous criminals must be healed.
Not -- to a great degree.
Now we believe that philosophy puts Vermont's children in great danger.
We get that we began our reporting on the green Mountain State in January 2006 when judge Edward Cashman sentenced this man.
Who sexually -- -- six year old girl for years to sixty days and for -- They wake me up on a Sunday morning we're getting my newspaper.
You were approving -- TV much question.
Well people people want some answers.
Well I industry and -- and I understand their concerns.
And I would very much like to respond to what's going wrong.
It is very difficult for -- To have to remain silent.
He doesn't have to remain silent that was total BS and after a few weeks Cashman was forced to give the predator three years in prison he had to go in.
Rip up his original sentence in office but that's still wait to -- a shortly after that quack Cashman quit the bench.
The Vermont media and legislature largely supported judge -- which prompted factor producer Jesse Watters to visit Vermont house Judiciary Chairman bill with.
Why are you protecting children against child rapists and -- you're passing bills that protect trans sexual rights that yeah.
I don't even begin to know the truth is.
Yesterday we pass a strong hey bill against sexual predators if you start with getting your facts straight for once.
It would be a refreshing change.
In another BS statement there was no change when it came to child -- 37 year old Andrew James pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a four year old boy.
James got a suspended sentence suspended sentence from Vermont judge David -- I just.
Just who has with the Fox News show -- -- Tech guy sexually assaulted four year old even given any -- Whether it's.
I hit go full explanation.
-- you don't couldn't punish him.
It -- an explanation.
And it just makes me angry and once again some of the Vermont media ignored allowing a child molester to walk free -- just walk free.
-- caught up with Bennington banner editor James -- Should a guy who -- a four year old boy walk off Scott free.
That's the position here and let's not let that slide with the society -- -- -- Vista look with the people of many good -- -- now -- know.
The -- -- around over there really is.
Yeah you're pathetic -- And guess what Andrew James has now violated his probation some got a drug beef so maybe he'll finally be put in prison ward along.
-- -- -- The Rutland Vermont -- refuses to acknowledge -- Vermont has a problem.
-- caught up with editorial page editor David moats who has consistently attack our report.
So why do you keep sympathize and we judge Cashman.
We're gonna judge David Howard gave probation.
To a guy who sexually -- a little four year old.
I don't even know the case you're talking -- just didn't have argued attacked O'Reilly for that.
I don't even.
Remember the details of the case -- document.
So with all due respect to continually attacked hero affecting your paper ran -- bed they accuse bill of being a big hit and -- homeless -- For pushing Jessica's law.
You're -- all kinds of -- beds they -- lots of different things people have their points of view.
Women -- doing here cassette by some stuff so I'll see you later.
Bottom line the state of Vermont remains the most lenient place in the nation for child predators and the predators know the question is -- Joining us -- in Boston attorney and child advocate Wendy Murphy.
Get -- with us on you know we've been doing this now for three years up in -- things aren't getting any better up there I mean it has some wishy -- law.
But as we seen this guy who got probation now violated his probation and a -- and back again.
So why do you think this is going on -- Vermont.
You know I think frankly the answer is pretty simple.
All the branches of government responsible for primarily protecting the people especially children.
Are run by.
And you know they -- like lemmings it's a big problem called group think no one thinks for themselves so nobody's.
Willing to stand up and say we keep doing this guy is these predators are moving to Vermont in droves because they know whether -- -- -- and -- -- there aren't enough credit is moving affluent.
Absolutely you know how I know I know working in this field for twenty years.
And the way that I -- -- sex others talked to each other and then it comes out of conferences and it comes out it things that I give lectures that and so forth.
And and they say to each other where should we move that we can be free from these terrible you know.
Jessica's laws people and they say Vermont's first Massachusetts Florida has -- -- -- problems we keep hearing about little girls down there.
I'm in on the floor did you talk to -- you -- all right if you caught in Florida my own -- -- -- okay.
Now only because of what happened -- -- once -- that they had such a tragedy Vermont is gonna have that happen.
Had been very had a one billion had a girl Mariah everywhere and I don't know why else well look you saw I don't -- -- threat -- -- -- you -- the guy -- -- -- -- I mean.
I don't really remember right now on that was a huge case.
It was you.
I and that guy his paper attacked us in all like wow what right do you have about coming up here while we want to protect the kids -- Well -- tell something thank -- for the factor because.
But for what you did in calling attention to Cashman and only other crazy people out there.
That have allowed some of these crimes occurred the -- supposed to hold the government accountable when it bogs down on the job.
That would you the factor holding.
Vermont officials accountable but you know spoke to do.
-- -- -- -- -- Supposed to pick a side -- ideological why not like the lemmings.
And let them and keep doing things wrong what's the media's job it's to make sure power doesn't get lopsided and become corrupt.
And -- a vote no on watchdogs and protecting.
The defense isn't so sure the influence especially -- McCain -- -- thanks very much at night.
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