Saturday, September 30, 2006

The depravity of Americans... for all the world to see

In this tale of retribution, the comments and the author's own admissions of reveling in the bloodlust of retribution and revenge are almost scarier than the actual act.

This meth-addict abducted (allegedly) molested and killed a 10-year old girl, so that drug activity in the neighborhood would not be reported. Already bizarre, but what speed freak hasn't done completely bizarre and irrational things, with likewise irrational motives? That doesn't excuse or condone what he did - it was heinous and horrible and he deserves to be punished according to the law. He plead guilty and was serving life in prison.

The story gets gruesome because a family member of the girl was in the same prison facility. Prison guard(s) actually let the family member or another inmate, (actually, it must have been 2 or more - one/two to hold him down, another to use the equipment) out of their cells/tiers, down the hallway to his cell in Ad-seg (solitary confinement), let them in, stood guard while they tatooed his forhead, then let them out, back down the hall and back into their own cells/tiers.

What is more scary than that are the comments around the 'net: "Yay!", "good," "rot in hell," "scum," "animal," "hope he gets to be Bubba's bitch for the rest of his life," etc., etc. ad infinitum.

While NO ONE condones or excuses his criminal actions, how in the world can Americans be so ignorant, so bloodthirsty, so deliciously excited by acts of violence, glorify acts of vengeance and revenge? It is disgusting and pathetic at best, all too telling about the common intelligence quotient of the ravenous, hysterical public at worst. What a shame that America is so full of losers who hate their own lives so much, that even the religious leaders (aren't they supposed to be role models?) chime in with wicked glee:
Rev. J Wright states
went to the website for Katie's Playground, and I literally cried for this poor little girl. No one should've had to endure the pain and suffering that this monster put her through.

This is, in my opinion, what he deserves. May the bastard be sodomized and murdered in jail, and then may his soul rot in hell next to Adolf Hitler for eternity.

Rev. J. Wright
Kentucky


What, I wonder, would JESUS say to that?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no "allegedly" in this case. Stockelman had DNA evidence against him, and PLEADED guilty. He molested her, at some point tied her hands behind her back, and tossed her into a stream to drown.
And as the author of that post- I must say that I did not revel in anything, I admitted that I believe it to be criminal, and wrong. I only said that I could understand the desire behind it. The desire to inflict a little of the pain on the perp that they have inflicted upon their victims. I said, I understand it- not I support it.

10:01 PM, September 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Umm, dude please don't insult the intelligence of the public (You said we're ignorant? Not the right word, genius). We are right so to be mad. I understand that the tattoo thing was fucked up, but that was not the worst thing that could happen to him, alright? I could understand if he was brutally raped by the girl's cousin or something, but a tattoo? The pain and humiliation from a simple tattoo will never equal the pain that he caused Katie and everyone who loved her. Stop acting like you're so righteous, alright? You're not.

11:22 PM, September 30, 2006  
Anonymous ARS said...

We have a justice system in place, so that we don't become a nation of outlaws handing out justice however we please. I find nobody is going to argue with this.

However, I also think it's understandable that people would feel this way. Nobody is saying that we should brand all criminals in this manner, but how can you not understand that many will just feel that this person "deserved it" when he commited such a horrible crime. It's not that horrible to see that expressed, to act upon it, that's something else.

What's truly disturbing actually is this statement:

"This meth-addict abducted (allegedly) molested and killed a 10-year old girl, so that drug activity in the neighborhood would not be reported. Already bizarre, but what speed freak hasn't done completely bizarre and irrational things, with likewise irrational motives? That doesn't excuse or condone what he did - it was heinous and horrible and he deserves to be punished according to the law. He plead guilty and was serving life in prison."

"Allegedly" - DNA evidence, he confessed, he blamed the parents, and he was found guilty. It's amazing that you are so non judgmental towards a person like this, but anybody just expressing on the "internet" not being to sad over his tatto, you won't tolerate at all. Incredible sense of proportion!

"but what speed freak hasn't done completely bizarre and irrational things, with likewise irrational motives?" - Quickly, you follow that with "but I don't condone it". But look at that statement, how can you compare raping and killing a child with "bizarre and irrational" things that a drug addict might do? Incredible, your post is actually the most disturbing one out of this whole thing.

1:07 AM, October 01, 2006  
Blogger Ma Justice said...

VENGEANCE IS *NOT* JUSTICE!

As a child victim, I do not condone, excuse any type of abuse against ANY child, ever.

I don't know how to make it any more clear that what Stockelman did is WRONG, WRONG, WRONG, however it was the fanatical blood lust that made me recoil.

1 - I'm not a "dude"
2 - Maybe you have been fortunate enough to never have met or been anywhere near a "speed freak", but they are so incredibly sick in the head that they perpetrate some of the worst abuse imaginable. You cannot imagine what their children live through...

My comment about Stockleman being a speed freak was based on that alone - I am just not surprised that a speed freak would have done something like that. That does _not_ lessen the severity of the crime or somehow condone it in any way.

This case brings out in interesting juxtaposition of our society - it's ok to commit vengeful acts, even though the person has been convicted (and is being punished according to the law), and that we secretly are glad it is done by somene else, and then try to mitigate it by saying "I could understand if he was brutally raped by the girl's cousin or something"..." a simple tatoo"??

Just what do you think is going to happen to this man? And don't you think that was the whole point of doing it?

LostInLima wrote: "The desire to inflict a little of the pain on the perp that they have inflicted upon their victims."
Vigilantism is the very action the above statement condones. If we internally accept it that it is somehow ok, then we are only one step away from acting on it. And just what did you think your blog entry on this subject implied? It was pretty darn clear. You may backpeddle now all you want, but you made your statement - you not only understand but cannot condemn vigilantism and revenge!

How may people on your blog, LIL, commented that they would have gone not only that far but farther if they were close to that man?

And ars - LIL most certainly did bring up "branding" all sex offenders! As if _only_ people who have done heinous things are on the registry... did any of you exist high school without your virginity intact? No? Uh-oh, depending on your state - that would make YOU a sex offender! Saying that system is imperfect is a huge understatement.

There is a fine line - we have laws specifically because as humans we cannot be trusted to mete out justice tempered with mercy.

I leave you all with this parting thought that was posted on LostInLima's blog:
"If you believe that Jesus Christ is your Savior, you take no comfort in revenge. It is that simple."

4:33 PM, October 05, 2006  

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