Laws Too Soft On Monsters

Crime-Safety-Security Newsletter

In 1978, Lawrence Singleton abducted and raped 15-year-old Mary Vincent, chopped off both her arms below the elbow with a hatchet and left her for dead in a culvert near Sacramento CA. She was found the next morning wandering near a roadway holding her arms above her head to restrict blood loss.

Singleton, sentenced to a mere 14 years in prison, terrified his victim from his prison cell with many letters to her lawyer threatening to hunt her down and kill her. And still he was paroled in 1986 after serving only eight years! Mary Vincent, with artificial arms and fearing for her life once again, fled the state and went into hiding until 1998.

In Florida in 1997, Singleton murdered Roxanne Hayes, a 31-year-old mother of three. He died of cancer while on death row.

Why was a monster ever freed to hunt Mary Vincent and kill Roxanne Hayes? Shame on the legal scholars, legislators, and moronic judges who try to justify such insanity.

The Revolving Door

But the U.S. isn’t alone in spectacular stupidity. Far from it. Most Western countries suffer from this seemingly viral Mad Law Disease. I’ve got files bursting with examples from all over the globe. Here’s but one from our neighbor to the north:

Conrad Brossard, a harmless-looking homicidal maniac, benefited from Canada’s soft penal system. In prison for violent crimes in 1970, he escaped, killed a driver while hitchhiking, and was sentenced to life. While on a supervised outing, he escaped again, carjacked a driver then shot and stabbed him. Brossard was sentenced to 23 years, paroled after 7 years, quickly arrested again for another attempted murder, and received another “life sentence.” Then a psychiatrist told the parole board that he rated Brossard’s degree of dangerousness as low to medium. The board ruled that the risk was acceptable. Freed once again, he soon raped and murdered a woman.

The Bad Guys Outnumber the Cops - by far

From 1977 to 1997, nearly four million Americans were murdered , stabbed, clubbed, strangled, or wounded – more casualties than the U.S. military has suffered in all the wars in its history. There are more than 800,000 paroled murderers walking among us. Paroled murderers outnumber doctors, outnumber college professors, and outnumber police officers.

An estimated 630,000 prison inmates (thugs, muggers, burglars, killers, kidnappers, carjackers, rapists, molesters, stalkers) are released each year and nearly two-thirds are re-arrested for a new crime within three years, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The U.S. has roughly 650,000 cops.

I am not advocating the death penalty – I want no part of that debate. Simply keep a predatory killer in a cage as long as the victim remains dead – to protect the rest of us.

See Predatory Mind to learn how to deal with the monsters who walk among us.

Crime-Safety-Security > Newsletter Archive > newsletter-08-Apr-08

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