Friday, October 14, 2016

Under Judge McKeon’s sentence, Blake will serve 60 days in jail, with credit for 17 days of time served, meaning he only has to spend 43 days in prison. The kid-gloves treatment Blake received despite the crime is indicative of how embedded rape culture and white privilege is in the American judicial system.----Blake’s public defender, Casey Moore, said the sentence was appropriate, arguing that Blake had already suffered enough. “I’m not asking that he be given a slap on the wrist,” Moore said in his argument in the courtroom. “He did spend 17 days in jail, and he did lose his job.”---------------Now take the next step to victory You’re one of 6,112 people to sign this petition. Now help find 1,388 more people to reach the goal.------------Martin Joseph Blake accepted a plea deal from the prosecution that would give him a 100 year sentence with 75 years suspended, meaning he would serve 25 years in Montana State Penitentiary. He admitted to raping his 12 year old little girl. Instead Judge John McKeon, sentenced him to 30 years with ALL of that time suspended. He may have to serve 43 days in jail, but will be released on probation. Judge McKeon actually gave him a lesser sentence than even the prosecution was asking for. Judge McKeon did not uphold the responsibility of ensuring justice as he is required to in his elected position. He let an admitted child rapist, who was found guilty of incest after admitting to repeatedly raping his biological daughter walk out the door. This is a man who accepted a plea deal of 100 years in prison, yet instead the Judge decided to give him freedom. His reasoning was because he didn't think it was right to remove this man from his other children and because he felt he derved to have the chance to be rehabilitated in his own community.

I am utterly disgusted by the lack of justice in this case. This man assaults a child multiple times. This a felony incest case. And he gets off FREE thanks to this judge.  I think this is unbelievable and this judgement shows a lack of professionalism that requires further investigation and penalty. What the heck is wrong with this judge?
https://usuncut.com/news/montana-father-probation/

Montana father gets probation after he admits to raping 12-year-old daughter

 
Martin Joseph Blake admitting in court to raping his own child. But despite his horrendous crime, he’s getting off with probation.
Blake, 40, of Glasgow, Montana, was initially charged with three felony counts of incest for raping his 12-year-old daughter on multiple occasions. He pleaded guilty to one felony incest charge in order to have the other two felonies dismissed.
As part of his guilty plea, Blake was sentenced to 30 years in prison, with all 30 years suspended in place of probationand having to register as a sex offender. Valley County prosecuting attorney Dylan Jensen recommended 100 years in state prison with 75 years suspended as part of a plea agreement, meaning Blake would spend 25 years in prison.
However, in his ruling, Judge John C. McKeon defended the light sentence as “quite restrictive,” and said the sentence was appropriate given Blake’s support from family, friends, and the community. Under Judge McKeon’s sentence, Blake will serve 60 days in jail, with credit for 17 days of time served, meaning he only has to spend 43 days in prison. The kid-gloves treatment Blake received despite the crime is indicative of how embedded rape culture and white privilege is in the American judicial system.
Blake’s public defender, Casey Moore, said the sentence was appropriate, arguing that Blake had already suffered enough.
“I’m not asking that he be given a slap on the wrist,” Moore said in his argument in the courtroom. “He did spend 17 days in jail, and he did lose his job.”
However, Jensen said even if the other two felonies were dismissed, it still doesn’t mean the crime he admitted to committing wasn’t still heinous.
“A father repeatedly raped his 12-year-old daughter,” Jensen said.
Jensen told local media he was “disappointed” by Judge McKeon’s ruling. He declined to comment further.
Watch KRTV’s coverage of the Blake sentencing below:


Tom Cahill is a writer for US Uncut based in the Pacific Northwest. He specializes in coverage of political, economic, and environmental news. You can contact him via email at tom.v.cahill@gmail.com, or friend him on Facebook.


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Impeach Judge John McKeon

Judge John McKeon freed Martin Joseph Blake, 40 for the admitted, multiple rapes of HIS 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER in Glasgow Montana.
Martin Joseph Blake accepted a plea deal from the prosecution that would give him a 100 year sentence with 75 years suspended, meaning he would serve 25 years in Montana State Penitentiary.  He admitted to raping his 12 year old little girl.
Instead Judge John McKeon, sentenced him to 30 years with ALL of that time suspended.  He may have to serve 43 days in jail, but will be released on probation.  Judge McKeon actually gave him a lesser sentence than even the prosecution was asking for.  Judge McKeon did not uphold the responsibility of ensuring justice as he is required to in his elected position.
He let an admitted child rapist, who was found guilty of incest after admitting to repeatedly raping his biological daughter walk out the door.
This is a man who accepted a plea deal of 100 years in prison, yet instead the Judge decided to give him freedom. 
His reasoning was because he didn't think it was right to remove this man from his other children and because he felt he derved to have the chance to be rehabilitated in his own community.
This man received support from the victim's mother and from his church.  They all wrote letters and spoke on his behalf at the trial.
HE RAPED HIS OWN DAUGHTER.
HE DESTROYED HER LIFE.
THIS HAS TO STOP.
No one spoke on behalf of the 12 year old child at trial.  No one.
It is time to start punishing the judges who let these monsters walk our streets.  
Judge Mckeon is retiring very soon and does NOT deserve to collect retirement from the people of Montana.  He did not fulfil the duties of the position we elected him for.  He acted without respect for the laws of the state of Montana.  
He did not take care of us.
He did not do his job.
We should not have to take care of him.

SHE DESERVES JUSTICE.
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