A San Diego judge had a defendant's 13-year-old daughter handcuffed. Now the incident is under review

I have been following this for a couple of days, since it appeared in a legal journal. Now it has hit the mainstream press.

Roger Benitez crossed a line here and should be formally sanctioned by the Ninth Circuit with a public reprimand.

He abused his power, hurt a young girl and brought the judiciary into disrepute with this high handed act.

Not to mention that scared straight doesn’t work anyhow.

And she had not committed any act that would have warranted application of scared straight, even if it worked.


I couldn’t agree more.