I’m normally a strong believer in the rule of law, particularly the Sixth Amendment to the US constitution, guaranteeing a fair trial to those accused of a crime. Without that, who can ever be assured of real justice, rather than partisanship, bias and bribed judges and juries?
Nevertheless, in a few particularly egregious cases, the issue is so clear-cut that a trial hardly seems necessary. This appears to be one of them. (Bold, underlined text is my emphasis.)
Investigators have arrested a man after his wife found video on his phone of him sexually abusing her 5-year-old son, his stepson.
On May 5, the victim’s mother contacted police saying she found video from March 22 around 7:42 a.m. that showed Calvillo engaged in sex acts with the young boy. The details of the affidavit are too explicit to publish.
There’s more at the link.
A scumbag who’s so depraved, evil and vicious that he not only abused a young boy like that, his own stepson, but filmed himself doing so? He’s already provided all the evidence any right-thinking person would need to establish guilt.
Am I the only one who thinks that “jailhouse justice” would not be inappropriate in this case? Given my experience as a prison chaplain, I think I can say with some confidence that if the suspect’s guilty man’s cellmates find out about this, he may not survive long enough to see trial . . . and his demise may be painful and long-drawn-out.