Might as well kick some ass this morning.
Two little girls were murdered on
Mother's Day in Zion, Illinois, a town just north of Chicago best known
for being just north of Chicago.
The girls were best friends.
In a heartbeat law enforcement has
firmly affixed the blame on one girl's dad, Jerry Hobbs, who just got out of a
Texas prison twenty some days ago. Of course, they probably got a
little suspicious when he was the first person to find the girls.
Not that former inmates deserve
special scrutiny by the cops because of choices they have made in the
past. But you have to be glad the police smelled a rat right away.
His resume features fifteen years
of fuck ups, including attacking his wife and neighbors with a chain
saw not too long ago. Lots of battery, marijuana, ignoring anger
management classes and other I'm A Loser arrests and trips to the
The only predicter of future behavior is past behavior. He was a timebomb whose fuse had been lit a long time ago.
But he isn't the reason I'm on a rant. His wife is. I mean his significant other. His partner. The woman who had his kids.
With a history of violent domestic
abuse, why did this waste of DNA allow that sociopath, and the soon to
be murderer of their innocent daughter, to come live with her, the kids
and her parents when he got out of jail last month?
Once again, Mrs. Linklater is
dumbstruck by the stupidity exhibited by battered women. Despite
all the articles, tv shows, news reports, and agencies that tell these
women again and again that abusive men get worse, not better, the pile
of dead bodies continues to rise.
No woman deserves to be abused.
But I don't have much sympathy for women who don't get way far
away from these men. And continue to make babies with them.
Mrs. Hobbs' spouse didn't deserve a
second chance to be a dad and a husband. He'd already had his
chance many times before. Thanks to Mom.
Turns out he murdered his daughter
over a minor disciplinary problem, stabbing and beating her to death
because her mom said she could go play a day early, when she had been
Dad got ticked because Mom had made
a decision he didn't like. So he took out his anger on the kid.
And the little girl's best friend had the bad luck to be with her, so
she was killed too.
If the mom is like most battered
moms she probably thought she could control his anger. Or at
least manage it. Instead of moving so far away from the guy he
couldn't find them.
Yoo hoo -- you're an idiot.
Women like this are endangering
their kids every day. They won't leave. They let these creeps come
back. And they accept the abuse without taking responsibility for the
damage it does to their children.
If anyone should be going to
prison, it ought to be any mom who endangers her kids by not keeping
them away from these nutcases.
At the very least they ought to take her other children away from her.
She is not only incompetent. She was an accessory to murder.
Lock her up, too.