I do not think this word “choice” means what you think it means.
Michael Rebbmann writes at North Buffalo Journal and Review:
In today’s Buffalo News, we learn that former Buffalo Police Officer, Gregg O’Shei, was spared a jail sentence for using his position to gain sexual favors.
A former Buffalo police officer who forced at least two women to have sex with him or face being arrested was spared a jail term Thursday.
Gregg O’Shei, 43, told City Judge Craig D. Hannah he wanted to apologize to everyone he has embarrassed by his actions, including his victims. He declined to comment as he left court.
I am troubled by the contradiction in the account of this crime. The two women had a choice of having sex with O’Shei or being arrested. How can someone having a choice claim to have been forced to have sex? They could have chosen to be arrested and not had sex with the Police Officer. Since they chose to have sex, I don’t think they should be able to claim they were forced.
I’ve read that blog enough to suspect this is not a Jon Swiftian satire. It was funny when Jack Benny did something like this (“Your money or your life.” Extended pause. “I’m thinking!”), but not here. Is it an attempt to turn “choice” against itself? Or is it libertarianism taken to the extreme? Help me out here.