July 24, 2010

Idiot of the Week: Tzvi Segal

Contrary to popular belief, not all idiots call the United States their home. For this week's honoree, we must travel to Israel. District court judge Tzvi Segal made legal history this week by sentencing Sabbar Kashur to 18 months in prison for "rape by deception." Evidently, Mr. Kashur introduced himself to the victim as Daniel (a traditionally Jewish name). After they had consensual sex, she learned that he was not in fact Jewish.

This would have been the point in the trial that most judges would have thrown the case out, as it was clear that no crime had been committed. Not Judge Segal.
"If she hadn't thought the accused was a Jewish bachelor interested in a serious romantic relationship, she would not have co-operated."
Right. So everyone at the singles bars has to be completely honest or they are guilty of a crime? Has this judge ever dated?

H/T to @achura