This story makes me fucking sick. A 17-year-old and a 19-year-old put poured paint on a puppy, taped his muzzle and paws, put him in an oven, and cooked him to death. Police said there were scratch marks on the inside of the oven of the community center at an apartment complex. In addition to killing the puppy, the boys broke into the community center, trashed it, and brought neighborhood kids to see the dog, telling them they would kill them if they told. They were charged with burglary, criminal damage to property, terroristic threats and cruelty to children and sentenced to 10 years, which means they'll probably be out in 3. There's a poll on that page asking if the sentence was too harsh, too lenient or just right. I think they should do the same thing to those boys that they did to the puppy. Children who commit cruelty to animals can probably be rehabilitated but these kids are essentially adults.
Another person who should receive a sentence of having the same thing done to him that he did to his victim is the 23-year-old father from Pittsburgh who was angry that his daughter wouldn't go to bed so he knocked her unconscious, took her outside wearing only a sweater and a diaper, and left her there. His daughter was just about to turn two. He hasn't been tried yet, but he was arrested on charges of criminal homicide, kidnapping, false reports (he called the police the next day to report his daughter missing) and simple assault. It doesn't say this in the story in the link, but in our paper it said that he cleaned up the blood with a towel (a Steelers "Terrible Towel" to be exact) and took the time to put the towel away in the basement because "that's where it belongs."
On a lighter note, here's what Anthony Bourdain had to say about Sandra Lee:
"Pure evil. This frightening Hell Spawn of Kathie Lee and Betty Crocker seems on a mission to kill her fans, one meal at a time. She Must Be Stopped. Her death-dealing can-opening ways will cut a swath of destruction through the world if not contained. I would likely be arrested if I suggested on television that any children watching should promptly go to a wooded area with a gun and harm themselves. What’s the difference between that and Sandra suggesting we fill our mouths with Ritz Crackers, jam a can of Cheez Wiz in after and press hard? None that I can see."
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