A Murderer Deemed Too Old for Violence Was Just Convicted of Another Killing
The 77-year-old man, who was free despite a long history of violence against women, was convicted of an attack nearly identical to his killing of his wife 40 years ago.
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.