Saturday, September 05, 2009

I Think They Have It Backwards

Santa Ana, CA

Jaime Martinez, 37, is officially a perv. He just got sentenced for molesting four girls between the ages of 5 and 12 over several years. Thirty-two felony counts. Threatened to shoot one of his victims, a 5-year-old girl, if she ever told anyone. Got another in the bathroom of her elementary school.

So they gave him 330 years to life.

Which makes no sense to me. You'd think that by the time 330 years rolled around he'd already be dead. Shouldn't it be life to 330 years? Is this like those car warranties where it's 50,000 miles or five years, whichever comes first?

See, this is not a man who should be locked up. This is a man who should be shot. It's not like they're trying to rehabilitate him to reintroduce him into society or anything.

It's cheaper. Nobody will mind. At least nobody worth listening to. And it helps with prison overcrowding.

And if you really need to live with the illusion that human beings are somehow better than barbaric, just bring back the oubliette.

Here's your hole, Jaime. We'll toss the occasional rat down for ya. Don't mind the cockroaches. They're good eatin'.

3 comments:

~JarieLyn~ said...

I found your blog accidentally, and I think it is very interesting. I hope you don't mind me following you.

Have a great weekend.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Not at all. Welcome.

Terrill Lee Lankford said...

Stephen,

I think you're being a little hard on the guy. He sounds like he could be rehabilitated. In about 200 years. Give him a chance.

TL