"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Rendering Offenders Harmless, Part 49

Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, overpowered and disarmed the two guards around 5:45 a.m. as about 30 inmates were being driven between prisons, Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said in a news release. One of the two inmates then shot and killed both guards, Sills said.The Georgia Department of Corrections identified the guards as Christopher Monica and Curtis Billue, both officers at Baldwin State Prison. Monica had been with the department since October 2009 and Billue since July 2007.
How can this happen? That expert on the criminal justice system and penology, Mark Shea, just the other day informed us that "advanced prison technology" now renders offenders harmless, such that the death penalty is not "absolutely necessary to protect others from harm."

Officers Billue and Monica, and their surviving loved ones, were not available for comment on Shea's claim that we can now protect people from violent convicts.

1 comment:

Nate Winchester said...

Here's ya another "rendered harmless" entry.