American Justice, and whatnot

I was going to write a post wondering how long Zacarias Moussaoui would last in prison without getting killed — five minutes? one minute?  But then I found out he'll be in solitary.  Good.  He'll have the rest of his life to think about what he's done.  It's like getting sent to your room rather than getting spanked — but on a much larger scale.  The death penalty would have been too easy for him.  Let him spend forty years by himself, staring at the walls, gradually realizing what a big, huge, huge, huge mistake he has made.

Oh, and while I'm on this topic:  The defense in his case was talking about the violence in his home as a child.  Why could they even use that?  It annoys me so much when criminals try to blame their behavior on their childhood.  A bad childhood does not justify killing people.  At some point adults have to take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming their parents. 

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