Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The prosecutor almost got it...

...but not quite:

Three men convicted of the gang rape of a West Palm Beach woman and the beating of her young son were sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Krista Marx sentenced Jakaris Taylor, 17, and Nathan Walker, 18, to life in prison while Tommy Poindexter, 20, was sentenced to life in prison with a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison. A fourth defendant, Avion Lawson, 16, pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in December.
The four were convicted of barging into the then-35-year-old woman's West Palm Beach apartment in 2007 and raping her repeatedly, then beating her then-12-year-old son and forcing her to perform oral sex on him. They then doused the two in chemicals and left when they could not find a match.
"This community has a right to be protected from these juveniles," she (prosecutor Aleatha McRoberts -- ed.) said. "Short of killing this woman and her son, there is not much worse they could have done."

Not only does the community have a right to be protected from such monsters, but they also have a right to protect themselves from such monsters. As we see, the police did not get there in time to protect this woman and her son, and we all know, of course, that the police were under no obligation to do so. You wonder why I don't ascribe any benevolent motives to anti-gun individuals? You wonder why I think they're inherently evil? I do so because they want to make it harder, if not impossible, for us to defend ourselves against creatures like the ones who did this. I just do not see any excuse whatsoever for that.