Monday, January 14, 2013

Crime and Punishment

From Fox News:
European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice


The headline forgot to mention something contained in the article, that something being that this human turd has already been convicted and served time for crimes committed in the UK. That's not the only piece of stupid in the article, but to be fair, the rest of the stupid isn't the fault of Fox News. The real stupid comes the UK courts deeming Minnesota law - which would put the turd in civil confinement for life if convicted of crimes committed there - "draconian" and "barbaric". If they want draconian, they should look to Vlad Tepes of Wallachia, or the Ottoman Turks of the same period (or perhaps to the origin of the word). If they want barbaric, they should look to Attila the Hun. There is no barbarism in making certain that a man convicted of raping a 14 year old girl molesting two boys is taken off the streets so that he can do no more harm. And although he hasn't been convicted yet, given his flight to the UK after first being charged, and his subsequent behavior there, he'll probably be convicted.