The news which greeted me as I started the day is that four bruised, malnourished, disabled adults with the mental capacity of 10-year-olds had been found chained in a basement in Philadelphia.
I can honestly say this doesn't surprise me. Every day the stories I hear get worse and worse. Honestly, it is just sickening when it is thrown in my face on a daily basis how inhumane this world truly is.
Three people are being charged with this crime, two men and one woman. The woman served 8 years in prison in 1981 for the death of a man who would not support her sister's unborn child. He was starved to death. Last time I checked, there is a place called the Department of Child Support Services that takes care of these issues. I guess she didn't get the memo.
The police don't exactly know what the motivation was for this crime, but there is speculation that it had to do with collecting Social Security checks from the disabled victims. Shocking. Another scheme. No matter what the motivation was, there is no excuse for doing something like this to anyone.
What has our society turned into over the years? At every turn it's like we live in a horror movie day in and day out. People think they can pick and choose who is worthless enough to kill, kidnap, rape, torture and steal from. Knowing our justice system, they'll spend the rest of their lives in prison.
I personally think their punishment should be exactly what they dished out. Chain them up, put them under the prison in a basement and let them starve to death. Why waste tax dollars on keeping scum like this alive? They obviously think that life isn't precious enough to cherish. So let's just return the favor. Maybe then, people would think twice before committing such inexcusable behavior.