Saturday, November 18, 2006

'Evil' teen jailed for savage party beating

A rather disturbing story that makes me question if this young man truly is "evil". He certainly had a violent history, and when reading the testimony of one of his elementary school teachers, for example, it becomes apparent that this savage attack was entirely predictable. If this young man is "evil", is it because we as a society let him down? Was he born this way, or did we allow him and his older brother to go down the dark path that they did?

Irregardless, this is a person that needs to be segregated from society for a long time. Given his young age, however, it is entirely appropriate that he was given a chance at redemption - beginning in his late forty's, at which point, hopefully, he will have developed a better sense of conscience and judgment.

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