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Thursday, December 3, 2009

What do you think

From time to time I will be doing a story here and at the end I will ask "What do you think?". I would really like to know your opinions, how you feel about it and your thoughts on the subject.

Story One:

A few years ago over in Hinds county, I live in Rankin, a crimmial was arrested and put into the Hinds County Detention Center. I won't use race here, just the facts. While there that person got into a fight with another inmate and was put into the hosptial, the county (taxpayers) paid his medical bills, but the inmate was told that they would not ever be able to walk again and be wheelchair bold.

The inmate, after they got out sued Hinds County and the Sheriff, saying that they did not protect him or prevent him from getting hurt, so therefore since he is now unable to work for the rest of his life, they should have to pay. He sued for over 5 million dollars.

Now, here's my thoughts on the subject. The inmate was in jail for dealing drugs, something he had been arrested on many times, so therefore he was a repeat offender.
In prison you have to watch out for yourself, you have no friends, plus he was a member of a gang and the one who attacked him was of a rival gang, so there was some bad blood there already. He would have known who was who when he walked in. Now as far as working for a living, I don't think he has ever worked at all, unless you call selling drugs to kids working.

So, here is my point, if he had been a good citizion, worked hard and had stayed out of trouble he would not have been in jail in the first place to have gotten attacked. By being a drug dealer and gang member he knew the risk and took them anyway, thereby putting himself in that place to get himself hurt and not able to walk. So in my view, it is not the county or the sheriffs fault that he is now unable to walk. It is not even the other inmates fault, it is his own fault. He took the path that lead him down to where he is now. If that means that he is unable to do anything like sell drugs, rob, kill, or anything else then I say good, that just means we have gotten one less crimmial off the street.

So, what do you think?

1 comment:

Gerald said...

I think that lazy people like that should be taken out to the back 40 use one bullet and save everyone the trouble...

Seriously though, He deserves NO compensation for what was his fault in the first place.... He made his bed he needs to lay in it..