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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A California trend that is spreading.

A few days ago there was a news article buried on the "second page" about California conducting a mass release of criminals from prisons there.  A federal judge mandated an across the board  release to bring down the numbers at the facilities and reduce "overcrowding."  They've done this before but the individuals involved were people with marijuana convictions, bad check writers, shoplifters, etc.  This time they are releasing people of a sterner stripe.  I'm glad I don't live in California but I'm aware that overcrowding is a big problem with reduced budgets in a lot of states. I think that's something we are all going to be seeing more of.

Today this story appeared on Fox:

Sex Offenders Released.


Just as an aside, do you remember the Doctor in Connecticut who survived a home invasion by two convicted felons who had just been released from prison?  His wife, his teenaged daughter, and his middle school aged daughter did not survive. They were sexually assaulted, tied up and left in the house when the criminals set it on fire, burning them to death . The husband and father survived, though you have to wonder what kind of man would want to after that.  At any rate, I saw on the news that he is remarrying.  Can't think why a woman would marry a man who has proven to be an abject failure as a husband and father. Takes all kinds.

11 comments:

  1. He's a doctor in a fiat money economy he doesn't have to be a man to get a wife.

    The days of women looking to their husbands for defense and protection are long over at least in the Liberal areas. Prolly why thugs are so popular with the empowered women.

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    1. Well, I'm all for women being able to protect themselves, but the ultimate responsibility for protecting the family belongs to the head of the household. I remember when this horrific event took place. The husband and wife both made some very poor decisions and it ended about as badly as it could have. Maybe I should feel sorry for the man but all I really feel is disgust and contempt when I think of him. Seeing him all happy and smiling with his new wife on the news revolted me. How is he entitled ever to be happy again?

      In so many households now, it's a single parent, usually the mom. Leaving gender roles out of it completely, it must be murderously difficult for one adult to survive on their own, let alone with kids. But if the woman is the head of the household, then I think she has a responsibility to know how to protect everyone in that family. Even in a case like mine, where there are two of us, I expect my wife to back me up and I know she could and will. That would be the typical attitude of women here I think. They would rely on their husbands to take care of business, but they'd be right there helping in any way they could. If that means firing a scatter gun at the miscreants while the husband reloads, then that's what they would do. We have old fashioned values here but they work.

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  2. oh my goodness - i am just thankful that we are no where near california!!! and +1 to PioneerP - i can't believe that women can be so stupid. no...wait a minute...i have met women. okay, now i can believe that they can be soooo stupid!!!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, I think a lot of people just rely on the sardine defense. They swim in huge schools and some get eaten, but most of them are never bothered. Women may not evaluate a potential mate in terms of physical courage and initiative anymore because those may seen like archaic virtues. PP may be right, perhaps some women just look at how much money a guy makes, but in my opinion that's as unwise as just marrying a woman for her looks. There's a lot more too it than that. You and I got good spouses so I guess we are entitled to be just a tad sanctimonious!

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  3. Whoa, hold on there...

    According to Wikipedia, the husband was asleep on a couch outside the house, and was beat with a bat, then tied up in the basement. He did manage to free himself after awhile and escaped, so badly beaten his neigbor did not recognize him.

    It's hard to call a man a failure in this instance, in his beaten condition, with no firearm or other weapon, and in what kind of mental condition? We just don't know. Yes, many OPSEC mistakes made that night, but it sounds as if he had little to no options but to go get help from a neighbor.

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  4. Here's how I see it. Security was his responsibility. They had no security because he didn't take precautions in advance.

    Would you free yourself and escape while your wife and two daughters were left behind? I'm sure you wouldn't. I'm not being ugly here, it's just that this whole thing was a fiasco. Here's the other thing. If he had no means at his disposal to protect his family when these monsters came calling, who is at fault for that? He had the money. He had the opportunity. He seems to have done nothing and his wife and daughters paid the price. This fellow was your classic Sheeple.

    I just have no tolerance for this. If something similar happened to me, I'd feel exactly the same way about myself. But I have to tell you, there is no way I'd come out of that kind of situation alive if my family didn't.

    I respect your opinion, and I realize others may be more forgiving than I am. We don't necessarily have to think the same way on everything. Thanks for contributing to the conversation.

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    1. He did not get free until after the fire started, so he did not just escape and leave them in with the monsters. That said, some sort of weapons should have been in place. The police arrived when the females were alive but stayed outside, assessing the situation until they were all raped and murdered or died from smoke inhalation. The police had a poor plan in place. I wonder if he is so nonchalant about personal protection now.

      It seems so many things went wrong that day.

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    2. Practical, any normal man would have gone back in and tried to get to his wife and kids, even if he burned in the process.

      Relying on the police is a broken reed.

      From the standpoint of a Southern man, this fellow should not be alive. There isn't any way he should have survived when his family died. He was responsible for the whole thing because he didn't prevent it.

      I realize this is not a universal philosophy. People from New England, for instance, probably don't think the way I do.

      If you ever read Kunstler's book "The Long Emergency" he can't say enough about how violent, and in his view , primitive Southerners are. I disagree completely, but I do know there are folks who don't have the same exacting standards we apply to right and wrong.

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  5. He had his own personal "gun free" zone and his family paid the price.

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    1. I won't speak for you anon, don't know you, but with anyone else that has posted up to this point, at least one if not both of those monsters would have died on the scene if it had been any of our homes.

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    2. You know, I honestly think there are a lot of people who just never give personal security any thought. This doctor was clearly one of them. As ANON said, this family made some egregious decisions through this ordeal. But the man was the one who was responsible for protecting his wife and his children, and he didn't. Whatever else may have happened, whatever extenuating or mitigating things can be said, he did not protect his family. Life doesn't really acknowledge shades of gray in life and death situations.

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