Alan Michael Tanguay, 16, is accused of killing and nearly decapitating his neighbor. He was arrested for allegedly killing Patricia Kaliszeski Friday night while trying to steal $6 from her home for beer money.
F'ing unreal!! I hope he never see's the light of day again!
QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2402 posts, RR: 5 Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1967 times:
This is sad and discusting. The thing that popped into my head is the murder that happend in my town in California earlyer this year. A teenager killed another over a girlfriend/boyfriend relationship.
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1946 times:
Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 1): Very sad. I hope he gets mental help and the death penalty or life in prison. I am very ashamed that someone would do that for $6 freaking dollars. Either hes insane or mentally ill.
LOL, how's Mental help and the death penalty going to do him any good? Life in prison perhaps he'd get some mental help, but no reason to condition him to go back into society.
He's a minor, and he won't get much time for this I doubt, unless he's tried as an adult, which seems to be up in the air at this point.
Ag92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1761 times:
If I was a judge, I would not give him a death sentance or a life sentance rather I think it would really help if you give him some sort of mental therapy or some other sort of classes to try and get over his problem and maybe many years in jail but certainly not for life
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 17928 posts, RR: 57 Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1740 times:
Well, let's see. He's a HS drop-out who just killed someone for beer money.
Now, teenagers are not exactly known for their exceptional decision-making skills. They often do stupid things in the heat of the moment because their brains are not mature enough to make the same intelligent, adult decisions that they ARE capable of making in less heated conditions. And this is why teenagers sometimes do stupid stuff like this.
That said, the vast majority of teenagers manage to get through their teen years without murdering. Basically, my theory is that this kid appears to have been born with a bad brain. There's no cure for it. Mental help isn't going to help fix a defective brain.
My view is that in cases like this, the defendant should be permitted to choose between life in prison and the death penalty.
Obviously his famous words have had little real impact on Indian society. This is not an isolated example either. Noble and Idealistic words, but the original speaker is only human (not a Deity, who coined "eye for an eye"). This is wisdom far older (and more common sensical IMO) than anything envisioned since.
Ghandi assumes all people can do nothing but poke eyes out....that none can resist the temptation to do wrong. I don't believe that. Some do rise above the heartless cruelty that some inflict.