Friday, May 22, 2015

He's a pistol

You might want to sit down for this news.

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who gave up his jersey number 81 for prison shirt #174954,  took part in a jailhouse fracas Monday at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts.

Hernandez, who is supposed to be very busy serving a life sentence following his murder conviction in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, took time away from his deep penitence to serve as a lookout for another inmate who confronted another prisoner in that inmate's cell.  That's what officials told CNN, anyway.

After the two inmates had their fight, they, along with Hernandez, were disciplined, and the former NFL star was sent to what prison officials call a "special management section."

Aaron must be a very busy guy up in the Ironbar Hilton, what with preparing an appeal for the life sentence he got last month and preparing for a double-murder trial coming up in Boston.  He is accused of shooting two men in 2012 after one of them made him spill his drink at a nightclub that I heard is called T.J. Shootington's.

"Hi there!  I'm Aaron!  What's YOUR name?"
Nah, I made up that last part, but here is my question.  Hernandez, at the very least, is an unpleasant fellow, already guilty of one murder and about to stand trial for two more.  Why is he out and about, strolling through the cell block, available to serve as lookout for a friend in a fight?  Why are these people not locked up in their cells, away from each other and far away from us?

But, look at the bright side.  At least old Aaron is making new friends in the calaboose.  So many times, it's hard to reach out and connect with the other vermin.

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