ATS, I have a bone to pick this morning. It's been a building issue and now, I must let off a little steam. You see, my little teapot boiled right
over when I saw this headline a short time ago...
Ariel Castro is considering a plea deal, may accept in court
Meet Ariel Castro.
Perhaps, one of the lowest and most disgusting examples of Human trash anywhere on God's green Earth today. He has equals, I'm sure, but few to
exceed his dubious accomplishments. To recap for others who may not recognize the name or face ...this is who that man is.
(CNN) -- A grand jury has issued a fresh indictment charging Ariel Castro with 977 counts relating to allegations that he held three women captive
for about a decade in his Cleveland home, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office said Friday.
The new indictment -- which adds 648 counts to the 329 on which he was indicted last month -- encompasses all the years of the women's captivity,
whereas the previous indictment covered only the first four and a half years, the prosecutor's office
ENOUGH WITH THE PLEA BARGAINS
FOR EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING!!!
Why do we even HAVE a Criminal Justice System when almost EVERY SINGLE CASE that is handled in this nation on ANY topic, for ANY crime at ANY level
seems first and foremost about "What deal is being offered? or ..What's the best deal we can get??"
When I was growing up..I don't recall the Plea Bargain being a part of my options when it came time to face the music on something I did. Whether it
was my Dad, the School Principle or a cop a couple times. No one ever asked me to play "Lets make a deal!". If they HAD...I would have lost a fair %
of respect for them personally and whatever authority they represented. I'd have loved the break...but at the expense of losing respect.
How is THIS different????
I understand throwing the deal at the idiot shoplifter or check kiter so the State doesn't spend $100,000 to prosecute a $500 crime in a full blown
trial like some mockery of the very system itself. So, the basis for HAVING the Plea Bargain DOES make sense to me....but...It's become the chicken
and coward way for pathetic losers in the Prosecutors Office to ditch the job they were hired to do. PROSECUTE...not wheel and deal...CRIMINALS.
Now it would appear in this case, this animal will never..ever..see free air again, regardless. Fine..but that's still not the point. If they don't
have the internal strength and character to ENFORCE the law as it was written, then get the damn law off the books for Death or whatever is being plea
bargained away like it's of no real meaning to those dealing it.
Enforce the Law or CHANGE the law...but stop throwing our laws down the crapper like a bad version of a game show on the most SERIOUS crimes a human
being can FATHOM like it's just a two bit punk out of the local Wal-Mart with a stolen skateboard.
Anyone else sick of the STANDARD ISSUE nature of plea deals to every seeming issue, no matter the depth of depravity or level of evil???? Why even
have a court room so often these days. We can just set up a big auction house type arrangement to peddle the people off to the highest deal on the
'Do I here 50? 50..50..50... 50! to the prosecutor on the right! 40..40..do I hear 40 years? Current offer..50...anyone for 40?'
It's enough to puke
over when seeing it applied to trash like this thing in the story. I'd rather put a bullet in
this man MYSELF, as the state hired executioner in his prison, as the legal system DEMANDS IT, in my view ....than see him coddled, supported,
medically cared for and basically warehoused at our expense until SOMEDAY, he FINALLY has the good manners to just die of old age!
...perhaps if a Jury of his peers deemed him fit to live instead of die for the evil he did? Heck, that's our system and how it works. I could live
with that. THIS?!?! THIS is *ONE MAN* in the Prosecutors Office deciding to throw away the power of that Jury to ever have the opportunity for that
judgement of, by and for the PEOPLE!
I feel a little better now. Thanks for listening.