Saturday, November 18, 2006

Texas lets me down...

I thought Texas was supposed to be the execution capital of the world. To hear a Lefty talk, they'll execute mentally retarded kids for shoplifting, so what went wrong here?

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- A teenager described as a white supremacist was sentenced Friday to life in prison for savagely beating and sodomizing a Hispanic boy at a drug-fueled party.

David Henry Tuck, 18, was convicted Thursday of aggravated sexual assault in the near-fatal attack. Witnesses testified that he hurled racial insults and shouted "white power" while sodomizing the 17-year-old victim with the plastic pole of a patio umbrella.
You got your aggravated assault; you could probably go for attempted homicide; you've certainly got rape. You've got a defendant for whom his own mother must have a hard time feeling sympathy. Heck, the defense attorney is reduced to making lame begging noises about "Jesus would show Tuck mercy", and the best we can do is get stuck with feeding this animal for the next thirty years until he comes up for parole? For gawd's sake, did nobody in the jury mutter "get a rope"?

C'mon, Texans, don't let me down here. If you can't get me a death penalty, you can still scare me up an old fashioned lynch mob, right?


Anonymous said...

Well, he'd better get ready for the same treatment once he's locked up.

Being an 18yr old, so-called "white supremacist" ain't gonna stop his roomies form getting a little "fresh meat off the street".

I wouldn't doubt that a Texas prison might have a large latino population also. (or is that a racist assumption on my part?) They may take a dim view of his way of expressing himself and give him an atitude adjustment while he's residing there.

His last name is Tuck? Heh. Yeah, he'll be tucked a few times.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to disappoint, Tams, but like most other states, Texas is highly restricted by the statutes as written.

When the Capital Murder laws was enacted in 1974, the die was cast and, occasional attempts to extend it to cover really vile offenses such as this notwithstanding, so it remains.

In order to be awarded the Order of the Silver Spike, one must actually murder someone, and under "special circumstances" at that. Causing a death in the course of a sexual assault, robbery, killing an on-duty firefighter or cop, a child, multiple murders, and a couple of other types.

Me, I'm rooting for expansion to include lethal injection for second offense child molesters.


Anonymous said...


Likely Texas does have a large Hispanic inmate population, not because Texas is racist, but becuase there are lots of Hispanics here. (A situation that predates the Battle of the Alamo.) But, being that he commited a crime of this nature, he is not going to have a lot of fun in prison.

Just Another Old Geezer said...

Yes, there are a lot of Hispanics in the Texas system. There are also a lot of Aryan Brotherhood types to protect this piece of trash. I just hope he keeps screwing up so he doesn't get parole when he becomes eligible in 30 years.

Don M said...

I would guess that he won't last long in jail.

phlegmfatale said...

now, if he'd been convicted of a HATE crime, maybe the death penalty would float. I 'spose the jury thought that he was going to get a dose of his own medicine when he got slammed in the pokey.

HollyB said...

Well, having dealt with graduates of the TX prison system and knowing how strong the gangs, both Aryan Brotherhood and the various Mexican gangs {there are many} are in the prisons; and given the general antipathy is towards any kind of sex offender, I'd say this boy is in for some "anal expansion" and then he'll get shivved in either the showers or the rec yard, or maybe in a hallway.
I could be wrong, but Hey, a girl has to have dreams, right?