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Blind Justice or Justice Held Hostage? (photo: Tim Green/flickr)

A new highlight in the history of American jurisprudence, but one example of how Missoula County, Montana dispensed justice between the genders.

…federal officials said, when one mother asked a county attorney why an adolescent boy who assaulted her 5-year-old daughter had only received two years of community service, the attorney responded, “boys will be boys.”

And assholes will be assholes.

Federal investigators added that Missoula prosecutors had failed to pursue “nearly every case” where a mentally or physically disabled woman claimed sexual assault, “even in cases where there was evidence such as a confession or incriminating statements by the perpetrator.”

Sadly, this isn’t even an isolated recent incident in Montana.

Baugh generated outrage in August after sentencing high school teacher Stacey Dean Rambold to 15 years in prison with all but one month suspended. Rambold had pleaded guilty to one count of sexual intercourse without consent and had been kicked out of a sexual offender treatment program for breaking rules.During the hearing, Baugh blamed Rambold’s 14-year-old victim, who committed suicide before the case went to trial.

Apparently, it should be renamed “Free Pass County, Montana”.