Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Thug Life

Several times over the years in here I have mentioned my previously ardent support for the death penalty, and how while I still strongly support it in principle, the mechanics have simply become far too flawed. Since capital punishment has (except in a few southern states desperate to show how kill-crazy they still are) fallen out of favor, prison rights advocates tend to focus now on the cruelty of solitary confinement, of keeping someone caged by themselves for twenty-three hours a day, let out only for a brief walk in a fenced enclosure, showers two or three times a week, etc.

This article is a good example of why I don't really care about solitary confinement. These bastards are dangerous, and they have reach to the outside world, and can hurt or kill innocent people. They can shove these fuckers in a shoebox for all I care. They're a waste of oxygen and can't die quickly enough.

In fact, there's no way someone like Pedro Gutierrez would have reached the ripe old age of forty-four without being incarcerated for the last twenty years, where he no doubt victimized countless other inmates and guards, having nothing to lose. I mean, what are they going to do? He's serving 26-to-life already.

Then there's Jamell "Murda Mel" Cureton, who reached out from the Mecklenburg County Jail to have two witnesses gunned down in their own home. That'll teach them to testify against Mel's cohorts robbing their business. Did I mention that the first murder Cureton was sentenced for was committed back in 2013, and Cureton is only now twenty-four years old?

This bit from the second linked article (bearing in mind that Malcolm Hartley was the UBN killer dispatched to the London household for those killings) is just priceless:
On Tuesday, Hartley’s mother is expected to speak at the sentencing and tell U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn that the killings were out of character for her son.
Fucking bitch. Look, lady, your little boy went to someone's house and murdered them in cold blood, at the behest of the boss of his organized crime enterprise. You raised an indecent human being. Own it. No one expects you to testify against him, but at least have enough class to not try to get his sentence mitigated.

Just something to think about. It's not nearly as cut-and-dried as being "civilized" enough not to kill these useless assholes.

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