Because ya’ll deserve a decent, insanely delicious post. Good Lord, I was thinking about how little and how scant my posts have been over the last few weeks and I’m all embarassed. So, sorry about that.
Now let’s saddle up and climb on our judgemental high horse for a while okay?
Last night, we were watching Nancy Grace. Now, I know there are a lot of people out there who hate her. There are a lot of people out there who absolutely love her. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I happen to be one of the people who loves her.
She’s the victim’s advocate. The REAL victim’s advocate. YES, she can be over the top at times. YES I know that as a victim of crime herself, she is biased but I like that she has the knowledge to basically back up her shit.
Last night, she was discussing the case of a sexual predator who was sentenced to 60 days in jail and intense psychotherapy. She was understandably upset. A man tortures a little girl for FOUR years and gets 60 days? Tell me the justification in that. The judge said he is tired of putting people behind bars and not seeing them rehabilitated.
Here’s my take on the whole thing:
First of all. A PRISON SENTENCE? IS NOT REHABILITATION! IT’S A PUNISHMENT! For a CRIME! You shouldn’t have any rights. You decided to give that up when you made the decision to commit a heinous act instead of recognizing yourself for the sick fuck you are and getting help before you hurt someone.
So you were sexually abused when you were a child? Well guess what? So was fifty percent of the population, myself included. I am not ashamed. But I dealt with it. I certainly didn’t go out and molest someone else. Nope, I got help, dealt with all my demons and I make it a personal mission to protect children from sick fucks. And A LOT of other people do the same thing. You had a bad childhood so you went out and killed a couple of people? No sympathy here pal. People I love have wrestled guns out of their father’s hands, guns that were intended to kill their mother. Those same people went on to be responsible citizens.
And just what about the victim? What is the judge going to say to that little girl who went through 4 years of hell? Her life will forever be changed. She will never look at the world the same. She will never fully trust anyone. And I might be hating HER years from now, because, God Forbid she does the same thing to someone else. It is a cycle that must be stopped. I can support a person’s need for help…but I believe that person needs to be in a place where he or she can’t do the same thing to some other poor kid.
Studies have clearly shown there is NO cure for this kind of mental illness. Once a sexual predator, always a sexual predator. The responsible ones spend their lives in a good treatment program, and NEVER EVER put themselves into a situation where temptations will arise, thus preventing their own heinous crime.
So, you’ll get no sympathy from me. I’m with Nancy on this one. What that judge did was inexcusable. “Too many tax payers dollars going to people who are never rehabilitated?” Well tough shit. I can PROMISE you, that I will gladly pay my taxes knowing a monster is safe behind bars. Here, you can have my whole paycheck it means another person can go unharmed.
When you decide to break the law, you give up your rights. You had the chance to get help before you did the crime. What makes YOU so special that you couldn’t act like a decent citizen like the rest of us?
AND when will that precious little girl EVER get HER justice. When will she receive HER therapy now that her life is ruined?