Yesterday, I blogged about a case of multiculturalism gone seriously amok in Australia. To recap before I post the updates I promised:
(Via SMH.com) A violent gang rapist should have been given a lesser sentence partly because he was a “cultural time bomb” whose attacks were inevitable, as he had emigrated from a country with traditional views of women, his barrister has argued.
MSK, who, with his three Pakistani brothers, raped several girls at their Ashfield family home over six months in 2002, was affected by “cultural conditioning â€¦ in the context of intoxification”, Stephen Odgers, SC, told the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal yesterday.
MSK, 26, MAK, 25 and MMK, 19, are appealing against the severity of their sentences after they were found guilty of nine counts of aggravated sexual assault in company – a crime carrying a maximum penalty of life imprisonment – against two girls, aged 16 and 17, in July 2002.
I noted in my prior post that author, pundit, and talk show host Tammy Bruce had, in her books, written about some examples of multiculturalism run amok in courtrooms right here in the US and promised to follow up with some of what she’s written about them. From pages 149-150 of Tammy’s book “The New Thought Police” (emphasis Tammy’s) :
When police arrived at the tony address in Century City, a community of million-dollar condominiums and towering office buildings on the west side of Los Angeles, they found Kyuang-Ja Chung dead, her body covered with bruises and abrasions. Sixteen of her ribs were broken, her heart was crushed against her backbone, and her kidneys had failed. The muscles of her abdominal wall were deeply bruised, and sections of her intestinal track had shut down and were showing the first signs of gangrene. The medical examiner said the damage was comparable to that of being run over by a car.
In fact, the injuries had been inflicted by Mrs. Chung’s husband and another man, who had repeatedly beaten and stomped on her abdomen and chest. The two men were tried and convicted … of involuntary manslaughter. Mr. Chung was sentenced to two years in state prison, his accomplice to four years.
How is this possible? Despite the prosecution’s argument for second-degree murder convictions, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James A. Albracht was swayed by the “cultural defense” put up by the two men, who claimed that Mrs. Chung’s death was an accident that occurred during a demon-cleansing ritual. Judge Albracht ruled that Mr. Chung and his accomplice had behaved recklessly, but not maliciously. He found that although the men, both Korean Pentecostal Christians (as was the victim) may have been misguided, they were focused on “saving her from the demons they believe possessed her.”
How did the men know that Mrs. Chung was possessed? Dark spirits, they said at the trial, were making her arrogant, leading her to disobey her husband and interfere with his work.
She has more, but I don’t want to violate any copyrights, so you’ll have to buy the book to read the rest. This is not an isolated instane of this happening but it’s also not rampant – yet. Multiculturalism run amok in the court system hasn’t just happened in Australia, but right here in our own backyard as well – and if we’re not vigilant against it, it will become more the rule than the exception.