On Wednesday, police in Brevard County, Florida arrested a prison escapee from Delaware after an hours long standoff. Police said 40 year old Kenneth Wood pulled at least two armed robberies on his way south, stole a car, and eluded police after a high speed chase. He was found at the home of relatives who had disowned him over 20 years ago, and news reports said than when the 81 year old resident of the mobile home where Wood was found told him he was not welcome, the escaped felon assaulted him.
News reports said Wood, who was convicted of sexual battery on a child, had failed to return after being on an authorized work release pass from the Sussex Community Corrections Center in Georgetown, Delaware. Why was this rotten SOB allowed out on work release in the first place after assaulting a child? What excuse can anybody give for letting him out of a cell? The answer is simple, there is no excuse!
Until this county starts dealing sensibly with the two legged animals who walk among us, not one of us are ever truly safe. If you had a rabid dog, you would put it down. So why do we allow rabid human beings, and calling this maggot human is a real stretch, to ever see the light of day?
I believe there are people who make a mistake in life, and I believe that, depending on their crimes, once they pay their debt to society they should be given a second chance. But note that I said depending on their crimes. As far as I’m concerned, murders, rapists, and child molesters do not deserve a place in society. And I don’t believe we should spend money housing and feeding them either. If they are never going to be allowed outside, why warehouse them until they die at a ripe old age, after living on taxpayer dollars for decades.
Contrary to popular belief, child molesters don’t usually suffer at the hands of their fellow prisoners these days. No, we’ve learned that they would be in danger in the general prison population, so we house them is isolation, where they get extra protection.
Or, in Delaware at least, we let them leave prison to go to work. Or to Florida.