Meanwhile up in Alaska, we have the case of Byron Syvinski. This fine, upstanding citizen ran up and savagely beat a 7-year-old girl in a vicious unprovoked attack as she rode her bike down the street, putting her in the local hospital's intensive care ward.
But now he's claiming that he is the one in danger, saying that other inmates (who apprently don't like scumbags who attack children any more than the rest of us do) are now beating him, and that the only way that he can be safe is if the judge lowers his bond and releases him from jail.
Fortunately for all concerned, the judge said no.
Pity. I think that people like Syvinski should be released...but only after the victim's family members have been notified and provided with shiny new baseball bats and 15 minutes' worth of transactional immmunity by the Prosecutor's office.