The “system” fails yet again– Time for “Jessica’s law”

A man, and I used the term loosely, named John Couey has confessed to abducting and killing a third grade girl named Jessica Lunsford.

Couey’s criminal record includes 24 arrests for burglary, carrying a concealed weapon, indecent exposure and other offenses. In 1991, he was arrested on a charge of fondling a child under age 16.

During a house burglary in 1978, he was accused of grabbing a girl in her bedroom, placing his hand over her mouth and kissing her. Couey was sentenced to 10 years in prison but was paroled in 1980, “a time when inmates were serving a small fraction of their sentences” according to the story.

The time has come for a change. Let a movement start, and build into a series of new regulations, that say that anybody in the legal system, from judges to parole boards, who grant early parole, must have the person they release spend their first week out of the slammer at their house.

Want to see a drastic decline in early paroles for freaks like this fodder for the end of Satan’s fork John Couey? Try that… we’ll call it “Jessica’s Law”.

If this ever goes through, pump up the Aero-beds, you judges and parole boards… you’re gonna have some company. Probably not, though. Nothing will knock the liberal tendencies out of the legal system like imminent personal danger to those who would otherwise be swinging a leftist gavel.

A powder keg released in your neighborhood is just a “chance you take for his rehabilitation”, but a powder keg released in their neighborhood would… never happen.

Author: Doug Powers

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