There are evil-doers all around us. The world is filled with criminals. But since we are not in charge of the criminal justice system (not yet!), the best we can do is bring a voice of justice to a tiny corner of the Internet on a pop culture blog. Is it enough? Probably. I mean, these guys are not murderers, and I am sure that actual judges are pretty busy doing judge stuff (judging?) and don’t have time to verbally put Jeremy Piven in his place. (SPOILER ALERT!)

Anyway, it is worthwhile, as we stand at this precipice of an enormous crossroads, to take a look back at the year and remember all the people who hurt our feelings the most.

Cut it out, you jerks! Stop it!

Andy Cohen

This programming executive for Bravo is not only responsible for ruining actual children’s lives with NYC Prep, but now he fancies himself a genuine celebrity! Clearly, hosting reunion episodes of The Real Housewives of Fart Town was not enough. He needed a bigger stage. So he built himself a bigger stage (for $40, apparently), and gave himself his own show, and now he makes crass, unfunny pronouncements about Levi Johnston in the name of a gay community that does not want him. Relax, technoandycohen.

Christian Bale

Compared to some of the people on this list, Christian Bale is a tiny fish to be humanely unhooked and tossed back into Whoops Ocean. His melt down on the set of Terminator: Salvation is ultimately not that big of a deal. I mean, in 2008 dude SHOVED HIS MOM. That was worse. But the truth is that regardless of what happened on the movie set, that is just not how one human being treats another human being, period. And all of the claims that he was just in the midst of an intense emotional scene as a perfectionist actor became hilarious once the movie actually came out. That thing was a piece of crap! Hahaha. Emotional intensity like my butt.

Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl is a feminist and she is your girlfriend. Admittedly, Katherine Heigl just seems like another self-obsessed Hollywood starlet, but it’s the contradictory cloaks she wears of false-intellectualism and grandiose entitlement that really set her apart from the rest. She publicly shit on the only good thing she ever did (Knocked Up) under the banner of enlightened and empowered womanhood (with an opinion she clearly stole from someone else without really even understanding it), only to turn around and star in The Ugly Truth this year, a treatise on female equality and dignity, I’m sure. Although, Katherine Heigl does make one powerful point on behalf of women everywhere: we can be just as big of an asshole as any MAN.

Danny Boyle

Although Slumdog Millionaire came out in 2008, the (inevitable) fallout from that (awful) movie has mostly happened this year. There was just no way that things were going to work out for those admittedly cute children, and things didn’t work out. Their families were torn apart by their fame and assumed wealth, and they still lived in poverty so their houses were razed and their parents died. Just a living nightmare basically. And while I know that Danny Boyle has set up a charitable foundation to try and make a better life for his tiny little soot-covered stars, the reality is that he used them to win big awards with a disingenuous after-school special that turns abject poverty into an aesthetic quirk to make white people feel better about themselves for their ability to recognize that the world is filled with magic (the world is not filled with magic). And when he was done, his pockets stuffed with trophies and millions, he sent them back to where no one is actually charmed by someone jumping into a toilet, but people do it anyways. Probably. Because they’re so fucking poor.

Richard Heene

“We’re gonna need a bigger Father of the Year mousepad!” This guy, total pro. On the one hand, constructing an elaborate hoax involving the staged demise of your child for no purpose other than to get a reality TV show is a crime against humanity that nearly tore this country apart. But I have to admit that I kind of loved watching this one unfold. Each week brought some new previous failed attempt at success, like Psycience Detectives, and Box Talk, and that racist bathroom book? What a winner. And that nightmare rap he made his kids do? So good. I wish you could buy stock in Richard Heene. My LOLk portfolio would go through the roof!

Jay Leno

The worst thing is not that Jay Leno is not funny. Lots of people aren’t funny. The worst thing about Jay Leno is that he does not care that he’s not funny. His complete resignation to phoning it in since phoning it in has proven successful in the past, in order to continue earning enough money to maintain his fucking AIRPLANE HANGAR full of cars, is insulting and insufferable. Not to mention the fact that The Jay Leno Show, in addition to being a bad show, was also just an obnoxious, egotistical powergrab. I don’t wish bad things to happen to anyone, but I genuinely wish that show would get pulled out from under him, just so he’d land on his stupid face. I’m sure his millions and millions of dollars would cushion the blow, so it’s fine.

Jeremy Piven

As an actor, Jeremy Piven plugged along in 2009, with another GREAT season of Entourage, and the HIT movie The Goods, both of which featured Piven prominently spouting homophobic and racist jokes. Well done, dude, you are 44 years old. But perhaps the most notable event for @THE_REAL_ARI_GOLD was the Sushi Scandal of 2009 in which he broke his contract on a Broadway play because he had “mercury” poisoning from eating too much sushi. Unbelievable. Why didn’t he just say that he had to leave the play because he’d come down with a chronic case of being a douchebag. More believable because more true.

Jon Gosselin

I’m not sure where Jon Gosselin came from, but I would like him to go back to there! Soon enough, I’m sure. In addition to being a bad parent, and being friends with Ed Hardy and Michael Lohan, dude is just a liar. I mean, it’s one thing to desperately crave a spotlight you don’t deserve. That’s actually not that big of a deal. But Jon Gosselin craves that spotlight while constantly talking about how much he doesn’t crave that spotlight. He seems to blame the media for ruining his life, as if they were the ones who signed him up for a reality TV show and fucked a 23-year-old babysitter (or whatever). Also: “Actually these are CZ’s.”

Kate Gosselin

What a team! Kate Gosselin might be even worse than Jon. With her book deals and her guest-hosting jobs on The View. Not that there’s really any point in picking out which of them is worse, unless you are one of their kids. But I’m sure that is going to be their kids’ favorite game when they get older. “I hate mommy the most for the negligent, exploitative, and selfish decisions she made when we were growing up.” “Well I hate daddy more, because of his face.” Stop! You’re all right!

Roman Polanski

I’m more than willing to accept that certain aspects of the Roman Polanski legal saga are, to say the least, complicated. It is true that there were questionable aspects about his trial, and that many of the people involved throughout this entire process have been enthralled and compromised by the allure of celebrity. I understand that some people don’t see the point in arresting and jailing a man 40 years after the fact. Personally, I’m ambivalent. On the one hand, I’m not sure how the arrest and prosecution of Roman Polanski actually serves any kind of meaningful justice. On the other hand, I’m neither a judge, nor a lawyer, nor a rapist, and I don’t really feel sympathy for a man who has lived as a beloved millionaire fugitive for his entire life, piling up accolades and ski lodges, while the girl he drugged and sodomized tries to put the pieces of her life back together, having to actually go to jail for what he did. Because either way, justice or impotence, the fact of the matter is at some point in time Roman Polanski drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl (excuse me, rape-raped). That is just a FACT. And that fact is clearly awful.

Tucker Max

Tucker Max pretends to be an asshole. Kind of. I mean, I’m sure he is an asshole, but he exaggerates it for effect. That would be fine, I guess, but the guy is getting older and this routine is getting tired. Aren’t you tired, Tucker Max? Wouldn’t it be nice to take a break from being a shithead and be a decent human being for, I don’t know, a week? America loves a redemption story, even if it is written in crayon with meat fists. You should try it out. But even if you do not try it out, please do not make any more movies. The one you made was bad enough.

Seth MacFarlane

We welcome Seth MacFarlane to the list of the Worst People for a record second year in a row. Obviously, a certain puppeteer gave Mr. MacFarlane a run for his worstness this year, but he managed to remain a fierce competitor in his awful field. There was, of course, his miserable, nauseating, tasteless, and graceless campaign to win an Emmy in which he insulted his fellow nominees to a backdrop of gross and unfunny violence (that is when he was not comparing the Family Guy nomination to BARACK OBAMA?!). Not to mention the completely unnecessary and unasked for but nonetheless offensive revelation that Stewie is gay? And then there was his miserable, miserable live show with Alex Borstein, which if you do not remember that, lucky you. We should all be so lucky as to not remember that. It was the wooooooorst.

Wes Anderson

In addition to apparently directing his latest movie, Fantastic Mr. Fox, via SEXTING from his recherche Paris pied-a-terre, much to the frustration and disgust of his crew, Wes Anderson was also a prominent signatory on the Free Roman Polanski petition. The thing is, I’m willing to accept that the legal ramifications of Roman Polanski’s case are complicated, but the moral fact of the matter is that he drugged and sodomized a 13-year-old girl (not necessarily in that order), so even if you think that he is a hero for doing this, keep that opinion to yourself. You do not need to go signing public petitions as if you are some kind of legal and/or rape scholar. Mind your own business. On the other hand, Fantastic Mr. Fox was the best movie of the year. So. (See also: The Best People of 2009.)

Glenn Beck

Yuck. No explanation necessary. The worst.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown is one of the Worst People of 2009 because he punched his girlfriend in the face repeatedly in a parked car before disappearing into the night. And then for this. And also for this. And also for this. And also for this. And also for this. And also for this. And also for this. But especially for punching his girlfriend in the face repeatedly in a parked car before disappearing into the night. Top 3 worst, definitely.

Jeff Dunham

What hurts most about Jeff Dunham is not his unapologetic racism, homophobia, misogyny, and anti-semitism, which he passes off as jokes but are not jokes. Lots of people are aggressive, unapologetic bigots, and some of them probably think they are funny. What hurts most about Jeff Dunham is his popularity. It would be one thing for some asshole to pass off their awful belief system as “edgy humor” via hand puppets if they were doing it in their parents’ basement where they belong. This guy is making millions of dollars. And it’s not his fault, he is not WILLING that money out of AIR. People are giving it to him. Happily. The thing that hurts second most about Jeff Dunham is his unapologetic racism, homophobia, misogyny, and anti-semitism.


Comments (118)
  1. I’m pretty sure you’ll just be able to copy and paste this list for next year.

  2. Did I miss something… or is GP really not on here. Lets get some dishonorable mentions going on here maaaannn.

  3. What, no Gweneth? You’re getting soft in your old age, Gabe.

  4. Harry Knowles deserves a special jury prize for defending Christian Bale with the best* sentence of the year.

    *the worst sentence sentence of the year, but the BEST sentence of the year

  5. Love the list… but no Carrie Prejean or Perez Hilton? That was media-whoring to the UGHnth degree.

  6. heh heh. jeremy piven “plugged along.”

  7. I think that reading this list has made me awful simply by association. Yuck.

  8. Sarah Palin

  9. This list was pretty AVATAR. Gabe sure AVATAR how to AVATAR. Nicely AVATAR!

  10. i can’t decide which picture i like the most. Jon Gosselin’s is spot on, but Glenn Beck! what is the picture even from?

  11. My brother when I told him Jeff Dunham was officially the worst because bigotry: “He’s a comic! That’s what THEY DO!”

    LOLOLOL college kids think they’re so smart.


    My valiant deed for the day is done. And before noon! Back to bed for me.

  13. Joe Lieberman? Joe Lieberman.

  14. What about the “I can cure gay but I’m actually still mostly gay despite my sexless, loveless marriage with a real biological woman” guy? Or are you saving him for 2010 when he will have been responsible for hundreds if not thousands of deaths?

  15. How about Uganda? Definitely Uganda.

  16. Perhaps Charlie Sheen can assume Chris Brown’s mantle in 2010? I smell a contender!

  17. The Situation was criminally overlooked for this list.

  18. Who is Jeff Dunham and why is that skeleton wearing a hat?

  19. i like your choice of strong, feisty african american woman, gabe.
    it makes me feel empowered to hate these people.

  20. At first I was all, “Vampires go on the list for taking dignity from people,” but then I did some research (did not do research – asked one person). Found out that people (person) who like vampires also like horses. So… in 2010, it’s gonna get real. Just sayin’.

  21. I had no idea who Jeff Dunham was before reading this post – I’d skipped previous posts about him because I’d never heard of him. Well now I have gone back and read those posts, and I wish that I had not! What a deeply horrible person! Please go away, Jeff Dunham!

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    • language aside – a 44 (right?) year old MAN drugged and fucked a 13 year old GIRL!

      have fun at dinner – with whoopi.

    • Agreed. I’m not one to choose sides, but with the way the ‘Videogum commenters incrowd’ (yes, you guys) has lately been downvoting any opinion even slightly differing from your own, I can sense a spirit of ignorance and blind idolatry getting the upper hand over the (mostly sarcastic, but still) common sense that I used to like about both Gabe’s posts and the subsequent entertaining comment banter. Lately, it’s like you’ve all gone ‘Go, Team Gabe!’, meanwhile shutting down the conversation I’m hoping he wanted to create with his posts.

      Of course, there are some exceptions, but I have to admit I haven’t been that eager to check for updates lately, and this is why.

      • You are absolutely correct in regards to the Team Gabe boosting. Most opinions differing from the original post are extremely negatively received on here nowadays.

        I find it hard to offer an educated opinion on the Polanski stuff though. I clearly don’t know the full story, but if the victim wants the charges to be dropped can’t they just respect her wishes and leave him alone?

      • There are no extenuating circumstances for an adult to drug and sodomize a 13-year-old. None. Ever.

        So while I agree with your premise, I don’t need to be Team Gabe to be Team Anti-Rape. Hear that everyone? You can publicly declare your support of prepubescent children everywhere to not have sex with adults even without the support of your favorite internet celebrity.

        • I’m not saying there are any mitigating circumstances, I’m just saying I don’t know all of the facts – as do any of you – so I’m not gonna be this kind of fake ‘moral crusader’ – like you guys – about something I don’t really know anything about. On,the other hand, it seems kind of pointless to say rape is bad – oh really? I didn’t know that. Why, thanks for pointing that out. I’ll change my plans for next Friday, then.

      • All this talk about DownVotes is so two weeks ago.

    • I will give people some wiggle room on their opinions here if they have not seen the documentary Wanted and Desired because you may not know some of the facts. There was an examination done at a hospital after the incident. The victim was drugged and raped. According to that documentary, Polanski was given a deal that he would plead guilty to a lesser charge so that the victim who was a CHILD would not have to get on the stand and show her face in public, be scrutinized in the media, be hammered by the defense attorney, etc. The issue is not that the charges “were not proven.” It’s that the VICTIM did not want to be revictimized, and given that situation, the prosecution offered a deal.

      • How about we just nominate Lax European Extradition Rules and be done with it? Think of all the rape threads that could have been prevented.

      • I actually sided with Polansky more after seeing the documentary. Yes, what he did was wrong, but he’s obviously not a danger to society, and the girl in question doesn’t want this to go on for another thirty years. Plus (and while still maintaining that I don’t think what he did was okay), the justice system gave him the shaft.

      • Nobody is arguing whether or not what Mr. Polanski allegedly did was right or wrong. It’s obviously wrong. It’s easy to say, “he’s a rapist, we should lock him up and throw away the key.” Treating it like that won’t prevent someone from doing it again or stop others from committing the same crimes. It’s more complicated that that. Crimes like these are a symptom, not a disease. The punishment for such crimes must factor in things like what caused such behavior in the accused? Are they a danger to society? Can they or have they been rehabilitated and how? And most importantly consider what is best for the victim.

  23. imma let you finish, but kanye west had one of the worst years EVER.

    and he was on leno, which brings the population of his hometown, worstville, to 2.

  24. what I really appreciate about this compilation is that someone can be on both the best and worst people list…condemnation and redemption, so close together, leaving me with that slightly sick feeling when you’re in someplace very grimy and gross but with the knowledge there’s wet wipes and clean clothes at the end of the hall.

  25. I think Ed Hardy should get his own spot on the list (I appreciate the shout out in the bad dad section). I saw a piece of junk Ed Hardy lighter at a ghetto ass Shell for $3.00?!*!(?WTF?)….and no I wasn’t at “The Shore”.

  26. What? No Richard Cohen? He was all kinds of :( .

  27. I’m kind of surprised not to see David Spade on here. Also I wouldn’t give Wes Anderson the WORST, but I would give it to the guy who wrote about him in The New Yorker a few months ago.

  28. hey guys, did you know Gabe doesn’t like Slumdog Millionaire?

  29. Whoa, totally bringing the Gabe harshness on Danny Boyles and the Slumdog. Did Dane Cook make a cameo I missed?

  30. No Kanye?

  31. I feel like I’m going to be linking people to this piece by Kate Harding for as long as Roman Polanski is alive, but I think that it is really excellent.

    this part is particularly relevant to your question about respecting the victim’s wishes that the charges be dropped:

    “But what of the now-45-year-old victim, who received a settlement from Polanski in a civil case, saying she’d like to see the charges dropped? Shouldn’t we be honoring her wishes above all else?

    In a word, no. At least, not entirely. I happen to believe we should honor her desire not to be the subject of a media circus, which is why I haven’t named her here, even though she chose to make her identity public long ago. But as for dropping the charges, Fecke said it quite well: “I understand the victim’s feelings on this. And I sympathize, I do. But for good or ill, the justice system doesn’t work on behalf of victims; it works on behalf of justice.”

    It works on behalf of the people, in fact — the people whose laws in every state make it clear that both child rape and fleeing prosecution are serious crimes. The point is not to keep 76-year-old Polanski off the streets or help his victim feel safe. The point is that drugging and raping a child, then leaving the country before you can be sentenced for it, is behavior our society should not — and at least in theory, does not — tolerate, no matter how famous, wealthy or well-connected you are, no matter how old you were when you finally got caught, no matter what your victim says about it now, no matter how mature she looked at 13, no matter how pushy her mother was, and no matter how many really swell movies you’ve made.”

    not to rehash that whole thing again.

    • this was a response to somebody! I fail at videogum.

    • So the argument here is to make an example of him? To show justice will prevail?

      It amazes me that so many people in America can fight tooth and nail to make sure a health care system is not put in place for the greater good of the masses, all in the name of the goverment not making decisions for them, but will support the state in pursuing a costly case the victim wants dropped.

      And the argument about his movies and fame is just bogus, if the victim wants it dropped she wants it dropped. I hate celebrity priviledge more than anyone but its just not about that. Its not about her being out of the media circus either, she attended that documentary’s premiere, throwing herself into the spotlight out of her own freewill, its got to do with her being over it and moving on with her life. Judge Dredds be damned.

  32. Sorta opposite of this post, but I cant wait to see how high jody hill/danny mcbride get on the best list+the blurbs attached.

  33. You’re not giving Wes Anderson enough credit. He also made that ridiculous statement about his “India movie” not doing as well as Slumdog Millionaire:

  34. I believe the worst people on this list are Jon and Kate because they just are around being horrible people. Everyone else on this list is at least trying to do something and while they either fail horribly at what they are doing or fail as a person, they are at least doing something. These two never did anything worth while and while they stopped being relevant months ago they still managed to pollute up our news with how awful they were.

  35. Accuracy. Also Andy Dick but I feel like that was more 1995-2008.

  36. From Wikipedia:

    “In a 2003 interview, Samantha Geimer said, “Straight up, what he did to me was wrong. But I wish he would return to America so the whole ordeal can be put to rest for both of us.” Furthermore, “I’m sure if he could go back, he wouldn’t do it again. He made a terrible mistake but he’s paid for it.” In 2008, Geimer stated in an interview that she wishes Polanski would be forgiven, “I think he’s sorry, I think he knows it was wrong. I don’t think he’s a danger to society. I don’t think he needs to be locked up forever and no one has ever come out ever ? besides me ? and accused him of anything. It was 30 years ago now. It’s an unpleasant memory … (but) I can live with it.”

    Gabe: Yes, what he did was bad, and wrong, and harmful. But if even the girl he raped can find a sliver of compassion for Polanski, maybe you can too? People do terrible things, but people are also able to move past them, pay for them, learn from them, and move on as better human beings. I understand that you want to make a strong moral stance against rape, which is admirable, but the lives of ex-offenders are no picnic, in large part as a result of people who believe they are taking a moral high-ground. If you are going to have compassion for humanity, allow that to encompass even people who do bad, wrong, harmful, and terrible things.

    THAT BEING SAID, this does not apply to anyone else on the list. They’re pretty much awful human beings.

    • Not to beat a dead rape-horse, and I see what yr saying here, but I think thou needest to scroll up about 1000 pixels and read bthny’s post, which rules. The writer she quotes is correct in my opinion regarding the need for legal recourse because A) Justice! and B) fleeing prosecution, as if rape-rape is not enough to make this main go to jail for a long time. Also, in regards to yr argument that the lives of ex-offenders are no picnic… well, personal guilt is unfortunately just that, personal and therefore variable, and not necessarily a deterrent, and is completely unqualifiable as punishment. So this man should have been punished many years ago, and still has a punishment debt to pay, and is the worst. Indeed we should pity him, but not let our pity or compassion sway us from doing good.

      • Doing good?

        I agree fleeing presecution is cowardly and weak, as was his intital crime (plus many other things), but this self righteous sense of justice makes me a little sick.

        Doing the right thing it may be, but I’m amazed someone can see a positive in all this, let alone a sense of good.

        • Steve,
          Pardon me, I probably could have chosen my words more carefully. I don’t believe anything about the situation is good. I believe it is, however, inherently good or right or just when those in a position of power (government, the judicial system, whomever) step in and defend those who have been wronged and do their best to correct and reprove people like rapists who have committed horrifying acts against other people. Certainly, it is the BEST course of action that can be taken given the horrible, horrible events that preceded.

          Also, I believe that calling his crimes “cowardly and weak” is a gross misunderstatement. Fleeing prosecution, perhaps (but also irresponsible, nauseatingly selfish and unjustifiable) while rape-rape (or even just rape with one rape!) of ANYONE let alone a minor is so wicked I can’t quite put it into words.

          • Well I didn’t grossly misunderestimate anything, I said fleeing was cowardly and weak and I said (in referring to the initial crime) his “actions were cowardly and weak (plus many other things)”. I didn’t think it was necessary to express how horrible rape is. Just like you I wouldn’t be able to do it justice by putting it into words, and it is obvious and redundant.

            And I have acknowledged going after Polanski may be the right thing to do and clearly is, in the majority of people’s eyes. But I don’t see any positivity or inherent goodness in punishing someone whose victim has forgiven them and opposes said punishment.

          • I would love to take this opportunity to publicly accept full responsibility for making up the word “misunderstatement.” I must be drunk. Is this real life? Also, we believe different things! Happy New Year.

          • Ha!

            No problems mate, sometimes it does just come down to believing in different things. Have a good new year.

  37. Who can talk about rape at a time like this? Haven’t you guys heard? THE JEFF DUNHAM SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED!


      As of right now, Comedy Central has “no plans to renew” – surprizingly awesome. Also, Videogum is mentioned by name in the above NY Times blog thing (!) (?). Thank you huckabeast, for that ace reporting – you made my early afternoon!

      • That’s great Vgum got a shout out on the NYT blog. Going over the original Vgum thread there is some fantastic haters on there, especially Gabe’s ex-girlfriend Heather:

        Posted by: heather at 12/09/09 11:01 PM | Reply

  38. I think you did a good job of covering all the worst bases, and I agree with those who have previously mentioned Carrie Prejean. But I think you neglected to mention the worst of the WORST. The couple that make Jon and Kate seem talented and well-cultured: Spencer and Heidi. What absolute garbage people! They deserved every boo from the Tonight Show audience

  39. I am the BEST person in 2009 cause i made a group for seahorses on facebook, who doesn’t love seahorses? The worst people of 2009 dont.

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  41. Danny Boyle is such a douche.

  42. Gabe doesn’t care about Seth MacFarlane people.

  43. I may get downvotes for this, or upvotes, because the internet is so torn on Michael Cera.
    But I would like to nominate him. He is my number one worst for turning every single book I love into a movie. Nick & Norah, Scott Pilgrim, Youth In Revolt…what’s next, Cera? Looking to tackle the next Harry Potter movie?

    I object.

  44. i agree! except with Danny Boyle

  45. You can add Christian Bale to “Worst Person Ever” or “Most Entitled, But Not Really That Great, Actor Of All Time”

    or just, “GO AWAY!” list…

    any one of those three would do.

  46. Animated Gifs
    the hole of worst people lists past, present, and future

  47. About Jay Leno: “I’m sure his millions and millions of dollars would cushion the blow, so it’s fine.”
    Either that or his chin.

  48. About Leno: “I’m sure his millions and millions of dollars would cushion the blow, so it’s fine.”
    That, or his chin.

  49. Wow, I wish I could unlearn the Wes Anderson part. He’s been my favorite director since Royal, strengthened by Life Aquatic, and now I can no longer blindly love him as I did. I can’t wait for 2010 and all the trite, no longer shocking to our numbed media stories **Roman Polanski** are gone and we get new ones.



  52. Nobody is arguing whether or not what Mr. Polanski allegedly did was right or wrong. It’s obviously wrong. It’s easy to say, “he’s a rapist, we should lock him up and throw away the key.” Treating it like that won’t prevent someone from doing it again or stop others from committing the same crimes. It’s more complicated that that. Crimes like these are a symptom, not a disease. The punishment for such crimes must factor in things like what caused such behavior in the accused? Are they a danger to society? Can they or have they been rehabilitated and how? And most importantly consider what is best for the victim.

  53. You’ll never ever know how much I wish I had written this list.

  54. *blushes* thanks!

  55. Videogum- total Policegum over here

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