Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Here's An Interesting Thought...

Many folks e-mailed me this story, wanting to know my opinion or WTF is going on in my state:

Killer wins sex-change surgery on state’s dime
Michelle Kosilek — the wife-strangling transsexual who spent years fighting for a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation — is “very, very moved” by a federal judge’s surprise ruling yesterday that orders the state’s prison system to bankroll his surgical journey into womanhood, his lawyer told the Herald.
“She really appreciates the careful consideration of the court, and the respectful decision,” attorney Frances S. Cohen said of her client, Michelle Kosilek — formerly known as Robert — an MCI-Norfolk lifer who has been diagnosed with gender-identity disorder and sued the state in 2006 to provide sex-change surgery. “She’s been living with this problem for a very long time.”
*HE* has been living with this problem - unlike his wife, who has been dead for 20 years at his hands. This shouldn't be an issue - he should have gotten the needle 10 years ago, plain and simple. Whether he is "confused" about his gender is irrelevant - he is serving time for murder, plain and simple. It is not the state's responsibility to help him feel better about himself, only to provide a secure facility from which he cannot escape to hurt anyone else.

This is not about "gender confusion". This is about coddling criminals and making the state of Massachusetts both a laughingstock and a breeding ground. Want a sex change? Come to Massachusetts and kill someone and get it done for free. Where do we draw the line? Breast implants? Viagra? Hair replacement? I mean, hell, I've been struggling with being follicularly challenged as long as this guy has had his gender issues; where's my state-funded trip to the Bosley Clinic?

Here's the thing, though. Mrs. G. brought this up last night. What happens if Kosilek is extremely clever and has the operation, only to bring suit against the state of Massachusetts for state-sponsored castration? I mean, that's exactly what will happen, right? Since he's in the care of the state, if this operation goes through, the state will be 100% responsible for his castration.

Wouldn't that be cruel and unusual punishment?

Wouldn't it be something if he gets his operation - provided free of charge to him with the taxpayers of Massachusetts [Jay waves] footing the bill - only to turn around to bring a Federal case on 8th amendment grounds that he suffered "cruel and unusual punishment" at the hands of the state for forcibly removing his dangly bits? I fail to see how the state could prove they were not behind it, seeing as how he was a prisoner. I would find the irony positively delicious if he were to be set free due to the "cruel and unusual punishment" inflicted on him by the state of MA - and then set out to enjoy his life with the corrected gender courtesy of us MA chumps...

This isn't about folks living with gender identify issues. If this is truly the case with Kosilek - and there's little reason to doubt it - then he should be perfectly free to pursue gender correction once he's out of prison and has served his sentence for the cold-blooded murder of his wife. Imagine, though, the outcry if he murdered his wife so that he could be a free man, and then the state was on the hook for his penile enhancement/hair replacement/tummy tuck/whatever. It's the gender issue that's being used as an excuse to overlook the fact that he is a prisoner serving time for murder.

His wife never got leniency - neither should he.

That is all.

9 comments:

Glenn B said...

I agree with his attorney - on one point - he has been suffering from 'gender identity disorder'. The cure, I think, would not be to cut off his willie and wonker sacks but to get him to realize he is a man. How? By having him do hard labor up until the time they execute him for the killing of his wife.

All that other stuff is a waste of tax payer money and amounts to coddling of criminals.

All the best,
GB

Ken O said...

I still want to know what need a man serving a life sentence for murder has for a vagina.

Ed said...

Cry Wolf! Judge Wolf, that is:

http://thetrialofwhiteybulger.com/photographs-of-bulger-and-others-as-well-as-explanations-of-matters/american-justice/judge-wolfs-sex-reassignment-order-for-m-kosilek-probably-wont-stand-up/

Angus McThag said...

Mrs G's thought does not pass the reasonable person standard.

But this will be going to a jury...

FUUUUUUUUUUUU...

Bubblehead Les. said...

Uh, here's a Twist. Let's say that the Judge doesn't get Overruled (again) and the Operation goes through. Since they now have "Michelle" in Jail, not "Robert," won't they have to let "Michelle" go free, since "Robert" was the one Convicted at Trial, not "Michelle?" After all, under the Law, "Robert" no longer exists, so why is "Michelle" locked up?

And don't think it can't happen. "Common Sense" seems to be Banned in the Modern Judiciary.

Roberta X said...

The whole gender thing is a side issue: a murder was committed. Why is the murderer still alive?

Les: same brain. Same wife-strangling hands. If we tattoo you blue all over and change your name to "&+" are you still you?

Sabra said...

I'd think this is bound to piss off some transsexuals. Non-murdering trannies don't have the government pay for their sex change surgery (nor should they); it is abhorrent to me that a murderous tranny is. It's rewarding murder.

Skul said...

I could change his sex in a fraction of a second.
No cost to taxpayers. Free. My treat.

MedicMatthew said...

All gender-bending aside, am I wrong for thinking that anyone serving a life sentence, receiving healthcare on the state's dime, should automatically be issued a DNR by the judge at the time of sentencing?