When you read something like that, what are your initial thoughts? "Although he did not murder anyone, he was sentenced to life in prison PLUS 192 years." Think about that a bit. There are people who murder multiple people and get out of prison after about five to ten years. Without a murder conviction, do you immediately think the punishment fits the crime?
Now allow me to explain what he did.
Gee's indictment says that he committed armed robbery, burglary, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking, false imprisonment, and cruelty to children, all while under a restraining order. That's reeling enough. But even more reeling is who he inflicted his wrath upon.
In December, 2016, Gee broke into the home where his ex-girlfriend lived with their two children, a one-year old daughter and a five-month old son, and his ex's grandmother, and wreaked havoc.
Gee hit the grandmother with his fists so badly that she needed facial reconstructive surgery. He also stabbed her in the face. While his ex-girlfriend shielded their daughter to prevent Gee from stabbing the child, he cut his ex, knocked out her teeth and Tased her in the face. Then, the most horrific assault of them all: he Tased both of his children before he stole the women's phones, car keys and credit cards.
After his conviction, some still say the punishment does not fit the crime, and that this conviction "sets a dangerous precedence in all other cases." If Gee's punishment is this harsh and he did not kill anyone, "Why not sentence all other non-capitol offenses in this manner?" What do you think his punishment should be?
Read the commentary above, then, thinking about Gee's vicious attacks, comment on the following: "How do beliefs, ethics, or values influence different people’s behavior?"
1. INCLUDE: First initial AND last name AND class period.
2. Respond in no more than 10 sentences and no less than five.
3. You MUST respond to at least TWO other posts from any student. Your replies cannot be identical comments on different posts and posting shallow comments such as "I agree" or "I disagree" will earn you a zero. Make sure your reply addresses the comment that you are responding to.
Be sure to--
- Be clear about your position
- Provide specific support for your argument
- Use rhetorical devices and other grammar elements
- Write EPIC Content-Engaging, Powerful, Informative, Creative
CAUTION!! Do NOT embarrass me, yourself, your class, the English department, the school or your parents with tasteless, meaningless comments. This is for a grade.
DISCLAIMER: If you do not respond AND comment on TWO others, you will not receive credit for this assignment. It's all or nothing.
Due: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018 11:59 p.m. CST