I was a cop for almost two years before I lost faith in our judicial system.
We had put a bad guy behind bars. Like, a real scumbag. Child rapist. Murderer. The guy did the kinds of things you wouldn’t want to imagine in your worst nightmares.
Surely he’d be executed. Best case scenario for him was a life in prison without parole. Or so I thought.
We had him dead-to-rights. None of this “oh, maybe he didn’t do it” crap. He was caught in cold blood. Game over.
Except… it wasn’t game over. A liberal judge ended up handing down a light sentence. Why? Because the guy had a though childhood.
Tough childhood? TOUGH CHILDHOOD? Before the younger brother of the little boy who was destroyed for life enters college, this piece of shit will be once again walking the streets.
Because HE had a “tough childhood”.
I’ve kept this story to myself for years. This… and so many other failings of our judicial system. But it’s changed me as a cop.
For years, I believed I could make a difference in the world. Impact lives. But bad guys away for life. Remove their ability to hurt more people.
But now I can’t even get a traffic ticket upheld in court in a liberal state because… “feelings”.
Enough of this shit. America has lost its backbone. We’ve gotten soft.
So I put on the news last week, which was my first mistake. And that’s where I see the story of the Governor of California deciding “no more death penalty”.
He signed an executive order, putting a moratorium on the death penalty in California, which he called the culmination of a personal, 40-year journey. That grants reprieves to all 737 Californians awaiting executions, spits in the face of voters, and slaps the officers who convicted these killers right in the face and punches the families of those awaiting justice right in the gut.
Have you been following what’s been happening in the news?
Democrats who have decided they don’t like laws aren’t working to follow the legal process to change them – they are just defying them. “Sanctuary states.” The electoral college. The 2ndAmendment.
So while we’re at it, why not throw the 8thAmendment into the mix?
Cruel and unusual punishment is a phrase describing punishment that is considered unacceptable due to the suffering, pain, or humiliation it inflicts on the person subjected to it.
But who defines that, anyway?
Let’s dive a little deeper into it.
“Cruel” is defined as:
“Willfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it.”
So by that definition, isn’t putting someone behind bars considered “cruel”?
Isn’t taking away a driver’s license from someone with four DUI’s causing him suffering? Isn’t any given sentence meant to prevent a repeat of the crime by, even as a secondary goal, creating some form of suffering? I’d argue that “cruel” is simply a standard set by society.
And what is “unusual”? Isn’t unusual also simply a societal standard?
It’s defined as:
“Not habitually or commonly occurring or done.”
So… do it more often and it’s no longer “unusual”.
Take, for example, a sex change. A decade ago, it would have been considered entirely unusual. Now it’s not only more common, but it’s flat out glorified by the mainstream media and Hollywood.
So why aren’t we arbitrarily redefining what “cruel and unusual” punishment means?
Take sex offenders, for example.
If a Democrat who pledged his entire career can override voters and arbitrarily remove killers from death row, couldn’t a Republican who pledged his entire career to protect woman and children order the medical removal of the male anatomy from a rapist?
My point is simple. The law isn’t meant to be fluid – it’s meant to be the law.
It’s high time we stopped putting criminals and the feelings of Democrats who don’t like it ahead of those who enforce it… and those whose lives were destroyed by those who broke it.