It's Probably OK To Release Sex Offenders From Prison Early...Right?
Consider the timing. This year, a lot of liberal lawmakers and the
governor have been arguing that Oregon locks up criminals longer than
They’re proposing cuts to the
length of prison sentences. And then along
comes Adam Lee Brown, convicted sexual criminal and abuser of 9 young
children. Good old liberal Oregon
convicted him of attempted murder, rape and 41 other charges, sentenced him to
16 years in prison, and he only served 11 years of that.
Oregon’s parole board turned this monster
loose on society and on Sunday he went to a hamburger stand and tried to
molest, stab and strangle a ten year old boy. Here is an excerpt from CBS News and the AP:
Oregon police said they arrested Adam Lee Brown at a Portland restaurant where he allegedly pulled a 10-year-old boy in the bathroom, attempted to sexually assault him and then stabbed him several times. Brown was already on parole for trying to infect children with HIV nearly 20 years ago.
Officers said the boy would have died without immediate care. His injuries from the Sunday attack were severe enough to require surgery.
Police said the suspect pulled the 10-year-old boy into a Wendy's bathroom and locked the door on Sunday. After the boy fought back, Portland police said Brown stabbed him.
A Wendy's employee opened the locked door and Brown shoved the 10-year-old out of the bathroom, but locked himself inside and told arriving officers that he had a gun. Police evacuated the fast-food restaurant and brought in crisis negotiators.
After the two-hour standoff, Brown surrendered. Police found a knife, but no gun.
Is anyone really surprised? The
real surprise is that so many folks in law enforcement and the legislature want
to cut down the prison sentences for garbage like Brown.
The guy has HIV infection in his blood and he’s
tried to infect kids with the same disease that Oregon officials hoped would
kill him in prison before his sentence ran out.
It’s long past time for this state to start giving true life sentences
to people like Brown and stop caring about the cost.
Justice may not be cheap, but the alternative
is costly in ways that no amount of taxes can pay back.