“Some men you just can’t reach.” An excerpt from “Cool Hand Luke”
In past columns I have made the case that some criminals could have been steered away from crime had the mental health system not been dismantled. For all the money we spend incarcerating the mentally ill, not to mention drug addicts, there is certainly an argument that money could be better spent on preventive and long term care for these unfortunate souls.
But when the crime involves domestic violence, I make no such case. I have no pity for criminals who prey on their own family, who physically assault …