is publicizing an extreme outlier to the age-crime curve w/o noting how literally almost zero 77 year olds commit new offenses. This pro #MassIncarceration, fear mongering style of journalism is irresponsible & needs to stop
Cases like these are exactly the kind of nightmare scenario that make it VERY hard for judges, parole boards, politicians to make the case for redemption and change and prison sentences that are meaningful without being punitive.
Since reading "Down Girl," every time I see something like this, it makes horrible, sickening sense.