Friday, March 16, 2012

I Sure Hope Jury Nullification Happens Here

I understand this woman's frustration:

A Missouri mother confronted her son's alleged drug dealer and allegedly attacked him with an aluminum baseball bat after her efforts to help her heroin-using son failed.
Sherrie Gavan of Imperial, Mo., had switched her 18-year-old son's school, sent him to live with relatives, had him tested for drugs frequently and confiscated his cellphone, but noting stopped him from using heroin for long, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The heroin dealer apparently called the police to complain about being attacked.  This is right up there with people who call up the police to complain about being sold bad cocaine.

I suppose that she could have called the police to arrest the heroin dealer, but I'm not sure that much would have happened.

5 comments:

rfb said...

I have no sympathy for 18 year old "boys" who need "mommy" to take care of them, when for ages, 18 (and younger) year old Men have given parts of their bodies and even their lives for principles larger than themselves.

Do junk, meth, etc, long enough, it becomes a self-limiting problem. If "the man who does not work, does not eat" were the model, we would have less parasitic drag. Instead, we subsidize the issue, and thence enable the endless reinforcing feedback loop.

pngai said...

You don't seem to believe in self-responsibility.

Clayton said...

My sympathy for a mother trying to protect her son is very strong. Yes, he shouldn't be messing with heroin. But it's a stupid age known for doing stupid things.

mariner said...

Her mistake was using a baseball bat instead of a firearm.

pngai said...

I think the mother should concentrate her energies on the son instead of the rest of the world.