Why put (someone or something) at risk or in danger? synonyms: imperil, jeopardize, risk, put at risk, put in danger, expose to danger…But how did Ford’s Lawyers put women at risk? Consider the following:
Following the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. on March 1, 1932, Congress adopted the Federal Kidnapping Act (aka Lindbergh Law), a law which allowed the feds step in once kidnappers had crossed state lines with their victim. California and a few other states implemented their own versions of the law which applied in cases of kidnapping when victims were not transported across state lines; calling the law Little Lindbergh. California’s Little Lindbergh statute made kidnapping with bodily harm a crime eligible for the death penalty.
In 1951 when the Green Scarf Bandit was busted the Red Light Bandit (Caryl Chessman) was already on California’s death row for kidnapping — he had been convicted under the Little Lindbergh law. Knowing that another bandit was sitting on death provided the motivation for Rudolph to plead guilty to three felony charges: armed robbery, kidnapping for purpose of robbery and false imprisonment. With his plea Rudolph was able to evade the death penalty. For his misdeeds James Monroe Rudolph was sentenced to a term of from five years to life. After 12 years in prison Caryl Chessman was last man to executed in California who didn’t hurt the women except for “Bill Clinton-like kidnapping and or oral sex.” So do you think Bill Clinton is any different that Chessman?