John Grisham Is Right: Looking Isn’t The Same As Touching

grisham1023When author John Grisham spoke out against the sentencing unfairness in cases of child pornography in comparison to child molestation, the backlash was both swift and severe. Here’s why one National Public Radio Contributor felt the response was undeserved:

“[Grisham] apologized, rather cravenly, for asserting that men like Morton Berger who have never physically abused children, should not be treated like active pedophiles and sentenced to years (if not lifetimes) in prison. That seems like common sense to me, but it’s an unpopular opinion these days, when the line between words and action is not just blurred but, in some cases, practically invisible.”

Should there be a greater difference in sentencing for these two crimes?

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