This makes me so mad I could spit. Jason Mack, also known as the "Subway Perv", admitted to drunkenly masturbating on a 14-year-old girl while riding the 1 train in Manhattan ten years ago. DNA linked him to the crime back in 2009, and yesterday, Mack finally stood in front of the judge. Justice was about to be served! This guy was finally going to get what's coming to him! Hope you like jail, buddy!
Or, not. The case was dismissed.
The judge dismissed the misdemeanour sex abuse charge because it took too long for the prosecution to bring the case to trial. Oh, surprised it was only a misdemeanour? Yeah, well, Mack spent the last couple years fighting his way to the top of the city's court system and got his charge downgraded from a felony because he didn't touch anyone.
Asked how he felt after his case was dismissed, the 250-pound city janitor said "I feel great," and his lawyer explained that this was the outcome they were hoping for since "this had been an over-indictment."
I'm sorry, but screw the statute of limitations on this sicko. I cannot believe that he got off scot-free for just such a gross crime. That poor girl. And the fact that he admitted to it just rubs salt in the wound. Isn't there any restitution? Is there really nothing to be done? Can't we slap this guy with at least 100 hours of community service in a morgue or something? It kind of worked for Lindsay Lohan, who sounds equally against assuming any responsibility for errors in judgement and/or major or minor crimes. Is there no way to force this guy to spend time with dead people?
The worst part about this is that it just doesn't sound like this guy's remorseful at all. Who knows, maybe he's been torturing himself for the last decade over his despicable action, or maybe he's just been shrugging and smiling his way through our legal system, taking advantage of every available out the time-lapse has presented.
I know the kids these days are saying it, so I'll give it a try: Shaking my head.
Can you believe this?
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