There’s a very ugly story going on in Massachusetts these days. A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death, and a 16-year-old classmate is charged with his murder. And already the scum are flocking to the case, not even waiting a single day to pass since James Alenson was laid to rest.
For there are some people to whom nothing is sacred, that no event is so profound, that they can’t use it to shill for their own political ends.
First up, the ever-reliable assholes from the so-called “church” of Scientology. Since the accused killer was under psychiatric care and on prescription medication, this means the case is yet another rallying point for their anti-psychiatric crusade. Can’t we just round up all these idiots and feed them to an alligator in a swimming pool or drop them in a volcano or lock them in a hotel room without water or something?
Next, the Boston Globe decided to weigh in on the matter. They don’t like strong laws against criminals, and this case happens to fit one of those laws. 10 years ago, the Massachusetts legislature mandated that accused murderers as young as 14 should be tried as adults. Period. And now John Odgren faces a possible sentence of life without parole for allegedly stabbing Alenson over and over in a bathroom at their high school. So today, the day fater Alenson’s funeral, they have an op-ed piece by a law professor decrying the law.
It’s disgusting to what depths people will sink to push their pet causes. But, sadly, it’s no longer surprising.