infuriated victims’ rights advocates during a recent House debate when he said he would “rip apart” 6-year-old victims on the witness stand and “make sure the rest of their life is ruined.” In a fiery soliloquy on the House floor, Fagan said he’d grill victims so that, “when they’re 8 years old they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they won’t sleep; when they’re 19 years old, they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody.”Nice.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Why Folks Find it Easy to Hate Lawyers
In light of yesterday's child-rapist-friendly decision from the SCOTUS, this story is unusually timely: Massachucetts is considering a bill to enhance penalties for child molestation. In the course of debating the bill a legislator, James Fagan, a defense attorney by trade