Yates’ Husband

Check out this article from CNN where Andrea Yates’ husband blames the government, the insurance companies, the judicial system, and everyone else for what his wife did. Maybe he should try looking in the mirror. After each child she had she suffered from postpartum depression. And after each child, he wanted another one. Even after the doctor strongly advised her not to have any more children because her depression was so bad. But he kept insisting on more children. He’s as much responsible for the deaths of his children as she is. But in today’s society, no one is to blame. It’s always someone else’s fault. If it were up to me they’d both be strapped to the table with a needle in their arms.

Andrea Yates

So I’m reading this article about the Andrea Yates sentencing. Nothing that I haven’t read already. Until I get down towards the bottom where I see this….

A human rights group has filed a complaint with state regulators over Yates’ psychiatric treatment, contending that she received “shoddy” mental health care before drowning her children.

Yates was in a psychotic state caused by premature release from care, use of inappropriate drugs and overmedication, according to CCHR Texas’ complaint filed with the state Board of Medical Examiners.

Shoddy mental health care? Excuse me? She was told time and time again not to have any more children. But she kept on having them, no thanks to her husband, who should also be convicted as far as I’m concerned. This is nobody’s responsibility except her and her husband. If they’d let me I’d push the plunger myself if they sentence her to death.

UPDATE: The jury has given her life in prison. Way to puss out. You suck Texas.

Mumia Film

Something slipped under my radar the other day. This past Tuesday the 12th a touring black film company called BlackCinemaCafe.com brought a film to Charlotte recently. Now I checked out their site just briefly and their objective is to bring black independent films to the public that show blacks in non-stereotypical ways. Which I think is a good thing because I know when most white people think of black movies they think of either “Fridays” or “House Party”. So, for the most part, I don’t have a beef with them. Except now they’re touring with a film called “Voice of The Voiceless” about convicted cop killer Mumia Abu Jamal. If you wanted to show blacks in a positive light this is not the man to use. No matter how intelligent or personable he may be he still killed a cop and left a young woman a widow. He is not a role model for blacks. I know a lot of blacks, in my office alone, that would make much better role models than him. He is scum that deserves to die.