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Posted on June 6 at 3:37 p.m.
A well-written piece. However, the issue of what to do with David Attias needn't be so difficult to determine or adjudicate.
A) When David Attias was free, he exhibited a lifelong history of violent behavior. He was sexually aggressive in all the wrong ways. He self-medicated with street drugs, which worsened his psychoses, and eventually led to four people being murdered in the street and one critically injured. When allowed to roam free, David Attias is a self-proclaimed "Angel of Death."
B) David Attias, when institutionalized or imprisoned is cooperative and manageable. He still has a bit of problem with sexual aggression, but it's under control. He takes prescribed medications on schedule, which suppress his psychotic behaviors. During the time that David Attias has been institutionalized, he hasn't murdered or maimed anyone. An institutionalized David Attias poses a significantly reduced threat to society.
... It is unconscionable to allow David Attias to go free. It's really that simple.
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Posted on November 6 at 12:24 a.m.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Director, Jim Hekkers, says, “Our husbandry team is unrivaled in its knowledge of young great white sharks." Well, that may or may not be true, but what we do know is that this young shark was alive and well when the team captured it, and it is dead now that the aquarium is through displaying it. And even though they don't know the reason this shark died, the Monterey Bay Aquarium White Shark Program is set to capture another one. By the way, the term "husbandry," when applied to animals, generally refers to the care and cultivation of animals for food and profit.
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