Friday, September 13, 2013

1922 Los Angeles District Attorney Says Chivalry Makes it Almost Impossible to Punish Female Criminals

In 1922 Thomas Lee Woolwine the Los Angeles District Attorney admits that chivalry makes it almost impossible to punish a woman for crimes they committed because juries are very reluctant to convict them:

“The reason it is well nigh impossible to punish women for crimes of violence in particular is simple: It is because they are women, and because sex plays a vital part in every such trial. Men are innately loath to punish women. Women naturally arouse a feeling of false chivalry in men which allays and tempers their judgment upon the evidence. It is more difficult for a prosecutor to overcome this powerful factor than it is to convince a jury upon the state of facts presented.”

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