Thursday, January 26, 2012
Getting Away With Murder
In a letter to a local newspaper, the robber/murderer boasted that, even though he is on death row, he will very likely never have to face the executioner. Instead he sneeringly asks, "Is the public aware that I am a gentleman of leisure, watching color TV in the A.C., reading, taking naps at will, eating three well balanced hot meals a day. I'm housed in a building that connects to the new 55 million dollar hospital with round the clock free medical care 24/7."
And, of course, this is just one case. The sad reality is that there are hundreds of thousands of other prisoners in the United States who are enjoying the same irony as they live a richer life after committing their crimes than before. No work, no deprivation, no restitution and no substantial incentive for criminals to avoid coming back to prison when they are released.
Sigh. This, ladies and gentlemen, is what's called getting away with murder.