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MS: Registered Sex Offender Emerges as Star College Football Player

A registered sex offender has emerged as a star player on a top tier college football team, resuming his athletic career after being expelled from the Air Force Academy where he was court-martialed for sexual assault.

No NCAA rule prevents a person with a criminal conviction from playing college athletics, a spokesperson told ABC News. It is left up to the individual college or conference to determine eligibility. Full Article

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In case anyone wants to attribute the hype and hysteria strictly to conservatives/Republicans, notice the following quotes from a Democrat: The ability of Cooks to continue his football career despite being a sexual predator is only the latest example of distorted priorities that involve sexual violence, said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York. "I think it’s wrong that they’re allowed to continue to play," she told ABC News. Her first error is to call him a predator. The article also attributes to Gillibrand as having said several other similar lines, as well as having an agenda that would keep registrants off… Read more »

You are entirely right… there is no delineation along party lines indicating a politician’s sanity. Let’s not forget that, while Republicans mostly get blamed for these policies, most advances regarding registration (nationwide) and notification were made during the Clinton administration. Consider this more current legislation. Proposition 47, on the ballot next week, deals with changing petty theft and fraud for amounts under $950 and small time drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor. Makes sense, you say? Absolutely. However… guess who is exempt from this reform? People previously convicted of theft and fraud and drug crimes? Of course not.… Read more »

The lawyer for the accused said it best: nowadays the justice systems seem more like a search for a pre-determined, politically palatable outcome, as opposed to any real justice or fairness.

Don’t confuse Democrats with liberals. They’re two different animals. The root of liberalism is liberty, and it connotes tolerance. Its more portrayed in a Robert Kennedy, who fought for farm laborers, than in a Clinton, who dismantle the New Deal, sent jobs oversees and increased the prison population.

I see your point, but if you notice, most on here who claim to be liberal do not have much tolerance for those who don’t believe the way they do. That’s evidenced in how little tolerance they have for political conservatives. If you adhere to the definition of liberalism, you won’t find very many today who qualify. An example of this is the idea that freedom of religion should be freedom from religion, or rather freedom from being exposed to anyone who is practicing their own freedom of religion.

Who appointed Sen. Gillibrand to be judge and jury for this guy?

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