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Texas Woman Gets 99 Years for Child Abuse

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Re: Texas Woman Gets 99 Years for Child Abuse

Postby pjbogart » Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:32 pm

Francis Di Domizio wrote:This story seemed to tie in well

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/sent ... 08921.html


Not really. That woman actually poses a persistent danger. Her crime was not only heinous, but intentional. Society is ill-served by locking up people for life without parole for being stupid, unless their stupidity poses significant on-going risk to the community.
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Re: Texas Woman Gets 99 Years for Child Abuse

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:23 pm

pjbogart wrote:
Francis Di Domizio wrote:This story seemed to tie in well

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/sent ... 08921.html


Not really. That woman actually poses a persistent danger. Her crime was not only heinous, but intentional. Society is ill-served by locking up people for life without parole for being stupid, unless their stupidity poses significant on-going risk to the community.


I was referring to the original case in your OP as far as a tie in. Unless you believe beating your own child within inches of her life is neither a heinous act nor an intentional one, in which case I'm fairly certain we are never going to agree on this.

I do agree that stupidity is not a valid reason for life without parole which is why I thought the second story seemed over the top.
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