Monday, October 22, 2007

Cut Off His Balls!

This should please the more vindictive among us. From the SJ-R breaking news online:
A registered sex offender who apparently was feeling an urge to offend again tried to remove his own testicles overnight.

The 59-year-old man, who lives in the 1600 block of Seven Pines Road [in Springfield], was bleeding profusely when police arrived around 8:15 p.m., but he is expected to survive.

The man used a fillet knife to remove one testicle and flushed it down the toilet. The other testicle was nearly cut off.

The man then called a friend for help. He was rushed to the hospital after police and paramedics arrived.
Tomorrow, when this appears with their regular online stories, I wonder if the SJ-R is going to allow comments. Probably not, so leave them here.

Update: Full story here. And as I thought, no comments allowed.


Anonymous Communist said...

That guy is nuts.

Marie said...

That guy is nut.

nancy said...

Marie, that is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time!

blevins said...

perhaps all sex offenders will take this neuters lead...

JeromeProphet said...

It will reduce his sexual urges, but there's an injection which would do the same thing - without all the self mutilation.

Even in progressive nations like Saudi Arabia which cut off body parts as a means of justice they use methods which numb the part being chopped off, and they restrict blood flow as to prevent infection, and death.

I believe that SIU Medical School has a program where sex offenders can get on a program to get those shots for free.

We may want to seek revenge on people who are convicted for certain crimes, which is why we as a society now allow confinement and torture of people who haven't even been formerly charged, or given a trial, but to sanction this type of self mutilation is just another sign that this once great nation is in decline.

Lainer said...

We should be grateful there aren't any comments being allowed on this story. Case in point: hop over to the Pantagraph site (where comment moderation appears to be virtually non-existent), read the comments on their top two "most commented" stories, then ask yourself if you'd really want to read the comments that would likely be posted on something like this.

Anonymous said...

sex offenders should be castrated as part of their punishment anyway. maybe documented with video or photos then put on the web for all to see :)