A Texas woman who beat her two-year old daughter and glued the toddler’s hands to a wall was sentenced to 99 years behind bars. 23-year old Elizabeth Escalona, a mother of five, plead guilty to the beating. In September 2011, she kicked the girl in the stomach, beat her with a milk jug, and, then, stuck her hands to their flat wall with Super Glue. According to doctors, the toddler had bleeding in her brain, a fractured rib, and some skin torn off her hands. The girl was in a coma for several days as a result. Prosecutors said that they were content with the sentence, whilst defence counsel asked for a suspended sentence.
13 October 2012
Voice of Russia World Service
This is goofy shit, but it’ll send the rightwingers into orgasm. Such sentences are meaningless and inane. They’re one reason why the USA is the “Prison House of All the Nations”, and why Texas is the jewel of that tarnished crown. Let’s be clear… there’s a two-fold reason for imprisoning the perp… one facet is to punish the offender, the other aspect is to safeguard the child from further harm by this person. The present sentence is the sort of crapola verdict that only a Texas “evangelical” racist could applaud.
I believe that the woman should have received a 20-year sentence. This is punishment enough for the crime, and it’d safeguard the child until she grew up to adulthood (the victim would be 22 when the perp would gain release). Prison is EXPENSIVE… yet, the rightwing penny-pinchers don’t stint on it. Methinks that makes them hypocritical liars. BILLIONS for prisons… BILLONS for bombs and war… NOTHING for mothers n’ kids and old folks. There’s something horridly wrong with that picture, kids, yet, that’s the Republican Party platform. It’s objectively evil and no decent Christian can support such.
Orthodox Christians should reflect that konvertsy trash such as Josiah Trenham agree with the godless sectarian “lock ‘em ups”, not with Christ and His Church. That’s why they’re going to leave us… I wish that they’d get a move on about it.