Fox News has this appalling story of a thoroughly preventable murder. In the name of ever-sprawling (and mostly fake) "compassion," and because he was a "changed man," a lifelong violent criminal was released on parole through a unanimous vote of the Massachusetts Parole Board. Less than two years later, he gunned down a police officer in the course of a robbery. As the story recounts, the paroled killer, Dominic Cinelli:
...had a lengthy rap sheet filled with armed robberies, assaults and other offenses, had been serving three life sentences since 1976, and had chronic disciplinary problems while in prison including two escapes during which he committed crimes, the Globe reported. Still, he won the board over by saying the deaths in the family, including his mother's, and drug counseling changed him.Yes indeed, counseling wins the day. Doesn't it ever. What is going on here is not actually the failure to learn from Willie Horton. It's the refusal to learn.