It’s a plot that even Quentin Tarantino could never think of: Eat a popsicle and get suffocated in a box.
Story: Reuters – Girl found suffocated was locked in box as punishment
That same witness also told police, “She saw Cynthia force Ame to eat dog feces” as punishment for not cleaning up all the dog feces near their clothesline.
Police also reported that one of Ame’s aunts, Samantha Allen, “eventually confessed to putting hot sauce in Ame’s mouth, hitting her with [a paddle called the] Butt Buster, and putting her in the box as a disciplinary measure.”
Want proof that we’re all doomed? Here it sits.
I just came across this story and instantly almost popped a blood vessel. What in the name of holy fuckshit is going on with the world???
I’ve thought it over for a couple of minutes and I think I have an answer.
NO ONE IS EVER HELD TO FULL ACCOUNT
What do I mean by “full account?” It’s simple. It’s the idea that the punishment can never equal what the victim went through. The victim can never made whole.
Make someone eat dog shit and kill them in a box? The “best” we can ever hope for is a nice, clean death. No dog shit. No suffocation. The reality, though, is that it’s probable even that won’t happen. The vast majority of evil in the world goes completely unpunished. In the rare case someone has to actually pay for what they have done, it is never enough.
By that definition, there can never truly be justice. Only a mere shadow of an attempt.
It works a little something like this: Be a flaming moron. Be a thoughtless jackass. Act totally on impulse your entire life initiating a progression that escalates over time. Why does it escalate? Because no one ever holds you to account.
Your whole life you’ve never been taken to task. In the remote possibility that someone even tried, you managed to weasel out. Maybe you got away with some lies. Maybe you pathetically begged and pleased and were shown forgiveness. Maybe you told some sob story about how other people were depending on you.
Whatever. Once you were let off the hook you learned a valuable lesson about how the world worked. You learned you could get away with it. It may be the only lesson you ever really learned in life, but you learned it well.
Maybe you were shown mercy with all the best intentions in the world. The road to Hell is paved with those good intentions.
For some people real learning never takes place until a sufficient level of pain is reached. And that level of pain is never reached any more. At least not until it’s too late for the innocent.
Now the game begins. The crying. The pleading. The sincere blubberings of “I didn’t mean it” and “I wanted to do something to stop it” and such. And the legal maneuvering. All the wheels of “justice” are about to kick into high gear.
Make a little girl eat dog shit? You need to fucking die. But we don’t have that punishment, do we?
Attention humans: I am not one of you! No fucking way.
I don’t have much I can add to this, and “Like” seems totally inappropriate even though this “Like” is not the same as liking something in the day to day world . . . but I have to say I concur: the punishment can never equal what the victim went through. The victim can never made whole.
I agree. There are times when the “like” button seems totally inappropriate. Like when one of my favorite bloggers wrote his goodbye post.
This post was knee jerk and off the cuff. I didn’t think it through. After sleeping on it, I don’t think I’d change it, though. Yes, the victim can never be made whole. I think that’s probably true of almost any crime. I think the other side of that coin is that the punishment can never equal was is deserved. Even death seems too good for people.
WTF! This is truly a messed up story, I have stopped being suprised nowadays but my mouth open like a fish when I read stuff like this…
I think I’m about that jaded, too. I have to admit the part about suffocating in a box made me angry, but not very surprised. The part about forcing the little girl to eat dog shit, though, that was still able to surprise, even me. That little twist gives us a glimpse of who we’re really dealing with here.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out how that little girl was still in the home. If a single human being on planet Earth really did witness an incident where she was forced to eat dog feces, there is no way in Hell that girl should have been left in that home. Somewhere, somehow, the system broke down. The clues were there if anyone had wanted to save her. Sadly, they didn’t.
This is all just my opinion. The people arrested in this case are, of course, innocent until proven guilty. As we all know, however, that sort of legal mumbo jumbo has absolutely nothing to do with what really happened.
Maybe we can not really punish those responsible but at least we can make sure they do not destroy another child.
I sure hope to hell the outcome is that good. Like I said, prepare for the little dance known as the sidestep. I think the only real thing I’m curious about is if we’ll see apologies in this case as part of a “let me off the hook” strategy. Somehow I doubt it.
Sadly, justice is just a word in today’s legal system. These people need to not exist.
Very. I really feel for that little girl.
So horrible. Reading or hearing stories like this makes me feel sad and powerless. And, unfortunately, they are too common. Good post.
Thanks. Every once in a while a news story really grabs me and shakes hard. It’s not fun but it brings out a part of me that has to speak.