See, the state law "bans sexual intercourse with anyone who does not give consent whether a victim is dead or alive at the time." Obviously, according to Justice Patience Roggensack, a dead person cannot give consent. (Masters of the obvious, those state Supreme Court justices are.) In the majority opinion which she wrote, she stated, "A reasonably well-informed person would understand the statute to prohibit sexual intercourse with a dead person." Um, yeah, not to be disrespectful or anything here, um, Madam Justice Lady Court Person, but I don't know that being "reasonably well-informed" is a low enough standard for something like this. I'm not sure that being "informed" at ALL is even relevant to this. I'm thinking that it's really "normal" versus "sick, twisted and perverted" that's the measuring stick for this one.
- "Hell, NO!"
- "Dude, are you f-ing crazy?! NO!"
- "What is wrong with you?! NO!"
- "You're SICK! NO!"
- And many, many others along these same lines. (Please note how all suggested responses end with the word "NO!")
You see what I'm saying, right? It's just f-ing wrong on every level you can think of and on all of the ones that you can't. (Oh, and a box of condoms? Right. Because something like that without a condom would just be gross, right. Spare me.)
And while I find it absolutely ridiculous that "technically" necrophilia was not illegal in Wisconsin until these judges ruled that it was, I'm glad that they DID rule the way they did. Because had they not, things would have been just like they were before the ruling. That would be with NO ONE being charged in the incident I described earlier. Wait. What was that?
Correct. Because the law didn't specifically say "necrophilia", it could have been (and WAS) interpreted as not referring TO necrophilia. Granted, it also could have been interpreted as INCLUDING necrophilia as well, which is why the prosecutors appealed when the charges against the three were originally dropped. Now that the state Supreme Court of Wisconsin has ruled that the law DOES include necrophilia, the charges of third degree felony attempted sexual assault and misdemeanor attempted theft have been reinstated.
I don't know how long the sentencing range is for a third degree sexual assault charge in Wisconsin. However, whatever the maximum amount of time is, they should all be sentenced to that, provided that they're eventually found guilty or plead guilty. And while they're in jail, please, please, if nothing else, get these guys some mental help. Therapy up the wazoo. I'm almost inclined to think that the ones that actually agreed to help the one guy might need therapy more than he does (but that wouldn't be to minimize that they all need MASSIVE amounts of therapy to say the least). Seriously, think about if someone actually approached you with that sort of a request. The ol' "Hey, can you help me out here?" In that instance, if you are someone who does not freak out, tell your friend what a sick pervert he is and that you never want to talk to him again, there is something wrong with you that I do not have a clinical diagnosis for. I have a name for it, but nothing that would be considered "official". (Oh, it'd be considered "correct", but it would be far from "official.") But official or not, if you agree to something like that, there is something seriously wrong with you. Very wrong. Broken.
By the way, I'm a bit conflicted as to whether or not to include the picture of the 20-year old woman who was killed in a motorcycle crash. I just don't know if it's morally/ethically/whatever OK to include her picture along with the McPervert Gang as well. I really don't know how I feel about that. I might try and noodle that one through and if I change my mind and decide to post it, I'll explain why. But for right now, I think I shall refrain. Her family has probably been through enough as it is. I really wouldn't want to upset them further (should one of the six people that read this blog mention it to them). She was absolutely beautiful and it sucks and I am so sorry for the family's loss.