I saw this RT’d onto my timeline by one of my buddies who writes over at n2ksports.com (check ’em out; you’re welcome Tyler) and I couldn’t resist talking about it.
This is as funny as the situation would allow. Before I get yelled at by people–and it should go without being said–that “rape, sexual battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment, armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer, home invasion in the first degree and hijacking a motor vehicle,” all of which our charming 20 year old subject Terry Young plead guilty for, are not things to be taken lightly.
Those poor victims are going to have to live with this actions for the rest of their lives, and that’s straight up not fair…
…but you have to feel a little forgiving after that blunt apology from him, right?
It happens to the best of us: the “my bad” moments. Bumping into someone on the walk to class by accident, forgetting to fold the clothes when the parents weren’t home, pistol whipping and sexually assaulting a girl after threatening her with her life to withdraw money from her bank account, we’ve all been there. Getting up and saying, “Hey, that’s my bad” after screwing up is always gonna be preceived well with your boy, no matter if it’s the smallest and least important mishaps to the felonies that rightfully terminate one’s freedom.
It takes real guts to admit that you were in the wrong. Raping someone? Yeah, that’ll do it. Sexual and aggrevated battery? Same. Holding a gun at someone’s head and robbing them of their money? That, too. But if giving a sincere, “Sorry y’all, my bad” to the victims isn’t a sure sign of the corrections system already improving Mr. Young, then I dunno what is. This guy’s already on the fast track to getting out in 6-8 years on account of “good behavior.”
“Sorry, my bad,” was also his cop-out when he first committed a crime back in September. He broke into a house with a gun, saw other people in the home, and then dipped after saying that. So now, it’s confirmed that Terry Young’s got a catchphrase now! He’s like Tony Montana or The Terminator. Just outchere threatening to kill people and then immediately apologizing for the inconvenience.
Also, this guy got life plus five years. I always giggle when I see sentencing like that. It’s such an FU move by the judge. “Yeah, you’re gonna be here ’til you’re dead. But in my eyes you’re there for life plus another election cycle. Suck it.” I sometimes imagine that they just leave the criminal’s rotting corpse in the cell. Is that too dark? It might be too dark. Whatever. If you can’t do the time don’t do the crime, and if you don’t wanna decompose in prison then don’t rape and assault people.