December 12, 2007

A Contemptible Lie

I have no love for Michael Vick -- I would much prefer the company of the dogs he chose to torture. That said, I see no reason to similarly torture Mr. Vick in retribution, although that is what I suspect will be done to him over the next 23 months. Whatever else one can say about his sentence, the idea that time spent in our federal prison system will improve Vick's character is laughable, or that the government, by imprisoning him, intends to improve his character -- yet that is the laughable fiction the government is peddling:

U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg said the case had "exposed a seamy side of our society," and he trusts that Vick "learned important lessons and that his admission of guilt will speed his rehabilitation."

Precisely how will incarceration with criminals far more dangerous than Vick speed his rehabilitation?

Posted by Ideofact at December 12, 2007 02:17 AM