"Stealing a box of Starburst candy from a convenience store would generally not result in felony charges, unless, like a West Side man arrested Saturday in Wrigleyville, it`s your 77th arrest.
Amarri C. Bowens, 22, of the 100 block of North Campbell Avenue, was charged with felony theft because of his prior conviction for burglary and extensive criminal history, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said."
The candy theft charge is a felony because it violates Bowens` parole, and this incorrigible career criminal is now in jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.
I can forgive a young man committing a couple of felonies, doing time in prison, recognizing the error of his ways, and devoting the rest of his life to doing good.
But there`s no hope for a thug who has already been arrested almost a hundred times by the time he is 22. For every time he`s been arrested, he`s probably got away with a dozen crimes.
In a perfect world Bowens would be summarily executed after enjoying a last meal of water and Starburst candy.
But we don`t live in a perfect world, and this execrable criminal will go on to commit hundreds more crimes, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands.
Am I wrong for wishing that Charles Bronson`s character from "Death Wish", Paul Kersey was alive and well in Chicago?
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