Friday, August 28, 2009
In 1988 Phillip Garrido was released from prison after serving eleven years for kidnapping and raping a Nevada woman. He was supposed to serve fifty years but was paroled and tagged a registered sex-offender. And now we know the chilling details of the 1991 abduction of then-11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard, now 29, who Garrido and his wife Nancy grabbed off the street in front of her Northern California home and held her prisoner in their backyard shed, during which time he repeatedly raped her and ultimately fathered her two children, 15 and 11. Do the math: she was impregnated at age 14.
This sick monster, who delusionally called the ordeal a "heartwarming story" when arrested, should not have been free to stalk his child victim. How is it that one can kidnap and rape someone, receive fifty years, and be on the street in ten? There's something radically wrong with our criminal justice system when animals like Garrido walk amongst us after committing horrific crimes.
So now what do we do with this deranged psychopath who has zero chance of being rehabilitated? If it was up to me he'd be put to death. Get rid of his sorry criminal ass once and for all so that he can no longer pose a threat to another human being, inside or outside of prison. Why should we pay a couple of hundred thousand dollars to incarcerate him for the rest of his life? I don't want my tax-dollars paying for his shelter, his three daily squares, his television, his prison-yard weight-lifting, his college degree. I don't want him reading, watching movies, listening to music, exercising.
As the father of a young daughter I cannot fathom what Dugard's mother and stepfather have been through. What Garrido did to this poor young girl is beyond unconscionable. He robbed her of her life. He mentally, verbally, physically and sexually abused her for 19 years. He destroyed her spirit. There simply is no mercy that should be shown this beast. I want him first gang-raped in prison, then castrated, and finally executed. With Dugard pulling the lever.