Wednesday, October 27, 2010

At the risk of sounding as though my husband is blogging for me...

Some things make me wonder why evil is so tolerated:

Body in barrel prompts hunt for 1972 killer.

Anderson had been sentenced to life in prison for the 1972 slayings of Mabel McCormick and her 3-year-old granddaughter, Leslie Bowman, during a Kountze antique shop robbery.

In 1973, he also was convicted in Hardin County of arson, for which he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, and theft, for which he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice records.

“He was sentenced to life for each of the murder charges. When he was sentenced to life, the other sentences were to be served concurrently with the life sentences,” Michelle Lyons, a TDCJ spokeswoman, said Tuesday.

Anderson was paroled in 1989 after serving nearly 17 years, Lyons said. He was ordered to remain on parole supervision for the rest of his life in Harris County.

So, two LIFE SENTENCES for murder, a 20 year term for arson, and a ten year term for theft, and he only serves 17 years in prison.

There is something seriously fucked up about this.

What's even more fucked up is the fact that social liberals often support parole for violent criminals (it sure as shit isn't Republicans who campaign against the death penalty!) while concurrently supporting gun control laws which make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves against murderers.

At the risk of sounding like my husband...That's evil.  (Which I'm sure isn't much of an insult to these folks, given things like moral relativism and the pseudo-intellectual debate over whether evil really exists.)

Much as it pains me to laud anything the State of Virginia has ever done, it is past time the State of Texas followed that commonwealth's lead and abolished parole.  Some people just need killin', but at least we should be keeping them locked up.

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