It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept. Case in point:
A judge agreed on Thursday to reduce the bond for a woman charged in a case of alleged cult abuse after her lawyer argued that she was traumatized in jail.
The secured bond for Joy Johnson, 30, was lowered from $220,000 to $75,000. Johnson faces two felony charges of aiding and abetting for allegedly helping helping her husband, Joseph Craig, 25, abuse a 44-year-old woman and 19-year-old man.
Curran argued on Tuesday that Johnson suffers from health problems and has been traumatized by being in jail. Johnson has been held in the Durham County Jail since her arrest in June.
Johnson may very well have been traumatized by being in jail, but so are most people who end up in jail. It is difficult to believe at the average 12-year-old who gets sent to jail while awaiting trial walks in there with utter confidence. Yet no one bothers to reduce their bail so that they could post bond.
Similarly, even people who may face retribution from other inmates (or prison officials) do not have their bail reduced.
So not only does being too pretty allow a woman to get away with child rape, but being traumatized by the jail experience allows women to have their bail reduced.