Ocala, FL — The suspected ringleader of a group arrested for allegedly luring a 15-year-old boy to a Florida home, shooting him several times, burning his body in a fire pit and putting the remains into paint cans, could face the death penalty if convicted, his attorney said Thursday.
Prosecutors say two females….lured [the victim] to the home, where he was beaten with a wooden object. He was then shot several times with a .22 caliber gun, authorities said. As the wounded teen attempted to flee, he was tackled and shot again, according to the sheriff’s statement. His body was allegedly placed in a sleeping bag and burned in a fire pit outside the home. His ashes were placed into several paint containers and thrown into a large garbage can, authorities said.
But defense attorney Charles Holloman added, “We are not admitting any guilt at this time.” — CNN.com
No, of course you’re “admitting nothing,” Counsel Chuck. At least not until you see the DNA test results from those Finneran and Haley cans. Ooops! That’s when you get creative and find ways to defend the antics of murderous redneck cretins, spreading the blame for their psychopathic conduct as widely and as vaguely as you can get away with. That, after all, is your job.
I’m astonished that kids this young can bond, plot, and execute as serious a plan of action as this without losing their resolve or commitment — all by themselves, without the wise if cloying counsel of a teacher, clergyman, mentor, or any other adult role model.
It calls into question just about everything I’ve ever seen written and heard about the need to provide guidance to youngsters. All those vapid, overpaid wankers, sitting on soft set-couches as they earnestly present their findings about “mentoring” and “role models” and “lead by example;” rabbiting on to rapt, receptive audiences on the Orka Winfrey Show. All those slippered PhDs and Dockered “Life Coaches” explaining how vital their intervention is to shape lost young minds. Spare me!
Clearly that’s not the issue. These little murdering thugs have no trouble at all making goals for themselves. They have more motivation, determination, and planning skills than most CEOs, let alone university sophomores. It’s not the how, it’s the what. But the what is exactly what all these expert fuckheads DON’T address, and for damn good reason: they don’t know.
Cut to the chase: what is entirely missing is any sense of right and wrong. Can you, dear readers, name somebody — anybody — you trust to address these fundamental building blocks of ethical conduct? Of course not! And when these concepts are as slurred over as they are today, when the world is dominated by clods, thieves, and self-promoting con men (you know who you are); when the wealth, power, and trappings of a high-on-the-hog lifestyle are adjudged worth whatever means it takes to achieve it, well, we’re gonna need a lot more paint cans. Not to mention lawyers.
If that isn’t enough to create a groundswell of opposition, nothing is.
And nothing is. We’re doomed.
Have a nice weekend.