...for these who die as cattle?
Laban Tall is a brilliant English blogger who specializes in chronicling the descent of his nation, once famous for civility, into violence and depravity, under the aegis of a criminal justice system that consistently puts the rights of offenders before those of victims.
Here is a recent report (he is quoting others):
"On the evening of August 23 last year...23-year-old Brent Martin, a young man who had learning disabilities and had spent nine years of his life in psychiatric hospitals, was systematically attacked, demeaned, headbutted and beaten by people whom he misguidedly believed to be his friends...That man Brent Martin never lifted an aggressive finger towards them and they did that to him until he was dead. They did that for their own sport.
"...the attack began at a bus stop when the 17-year-old [defendant # 1] bet £5 that the 16-year-old [defendant # 2]...could not knock out Brent with his right hand. The 16-year-old kissed his right fist, then his left fist before repeatedly knocking down Brent with single punches. The disabled man was then chased across the Town End Farm and Hylton Castle estates for around a mile where on at least four occasions he was attacked. Then Brent would get up, apologise to his attackers, shake their hands and...buy alcohol and cigarettes for them...
"As Brent was brutally beaten, eyewitnesses reported him shouting: 'Nah, nah, no please.' After the final murderous attack in Baxter Road the three posed for pictures...One witness described them as 'appearing to be happy from what they had done - getting a buzz out of it'. The court heard that the 17-year-old defendant later told witnesses: 'I am not going down for a muppet.'
"...Brent had been admitted to psychiatric hospitals as a teenager and had only been released into the care of his mother three months before his death. Brent had saved £3,000 during his time in hospital and in the three months since his release he had spent almost all of it. 'He was a gentle and easily-led child who thought everyone was his mate. People took advantage of him...
"On the evening of the attack he asked his sister for money so he could 'buy some drinks for the lads', warning her he would get his 'head kicked in'..."
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Well, what can I say, except: thank God Almighty that we here in America still have the death penalty.
Not to mention so many, and such capacious, prisons.