Some Beasts Belong In Cages

I don’t much like to pay them, but I agree that taxes are a necessary evil.  They should be used to pay for the things that are necessary to maintain a civilized society.  They are needed to build and maintain the infrastructure—roads and bridges to keep us mobile.  They should be used wisely to educate our children and provide for those citizens that are mentally or physically unable to take care of themselves.  One of the most important uses of our tax dollars should be to keep us safe.  We need to maintain an army to protect us from foreign invaders, and police officers and a justice system to keep us safe within our own borders.  Perhaps I wouldn’t complain so much if the “powers that be” spent my tax dollars wisely.

Almost every day a story airs that makes it clear that someone doesn’t understand what it takes to protect the innocent.  How many children have been killed or molested by some monster that was let out of jail before they’d even served the time they’d been sentenced?  How many drunks have killed and destroyed innocent families after being slapped on the wrist yet again after their fourth or fifth DUI?  The latest tragedy hit close to my home this week.  This trusting 30-year-old mentally challenged woman was found dead in the parking lot of a local middle school, after having been beaten, humiliated and tortured for 36 hours by some savage “friends,” then stuffed in a garbage can.  Neighbors heard a ruckus and screaming, but for some reason which has yet to be disclosed, didn’t see the need to call the police.  But that’s another story.  There are other reasons why this young woman should still be alive.

The ringleader of this group of monsters had a criminal history already at the age of 23.  He had PFA’s filed against him by a former wife or girlfriend and by his own mother.  The justice system failed us all when the same judge repeatedly sent him for “anger management counseling,” even after his parole officer suggested his parole be revoked.  Several of the other creeps also had a history of assaults.

Lady Justice

Instead, the police are expected to spend their valuable time rounding up “dangerous” pot-smokers.  Incredibly, there are people in our prison system behind bars for selling some weed to their friends while really scary beasts like these killers are released into the midst of an unsuspecting public.  It’s really kind of stupid, and also very scary.

5 Responses to “Some Beasts Belong In Cages”

  1. 1 Cyndi February 13, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    I really have nothing to add, you said it all so perfectly. I don’t understand our justice system at all. What a tragedy this is.

  2. 2 robinaltman February 13, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Oh, Les, I’ll never bring you to visit my job. You would go postal. No matter how strongly I say that a kid is a danger, and shouldn’t be let loose into society, I have to fight with insurance companies about it. It all comes down to dollars. It’s that simple and that immoral. My heart goes out to that poor girl’s family.

    • 3 les February 13, 2010 at 10:00 pm

      Maybe if we could let these people loose into the neighborhoods of these idiot judges and insurance executives, it would change things. That should be the law–you set them loose, you let them camp out in your backyard!!

  3. 4 Consuella Banana Hammock February 14, 2010 at 10:23 am

    ok and did you see the security video of the fight? and three security guards sat there and watched while a girl kicked another in the head repeatedly? how in the hell can we expect citizens to respond when those paid to do so do nothing? we have problems. this disease has infected every aspect. i hear your sister!

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