Thursday, November 15, 2007

Scum murders baby

I don't usually write essays about police blotter, unless it's humorous. But a recent story is just so appalling, I can't ignore it.

Glens Falls, my hometown, is not a violent place. I don't believe there was a murder in Glens Falls during the entire decade of the 1980s. So any time someone is killed, it's big news. But when the dead is a baby, it's even more shocking.

A 23 year old piece of crap named Michael D. Flint killed the 7 month old son of his girlfriend.

He was 'taking care' of the baby while the mother was at work.

Now, this wasn't a shaken baby case like you read in the news sometimes. It wasn't a case of accidental death, of him simply being reckless and clueless. There was something savage about it.

During Flint's arraignment in City Court on Wednesday afternoon, [Warren County District Attorney Kate] Hogan said that Flint admitted beating, biting and choking the infant to the point of unconsciousness Tuesday night. She said he estimated he choked the child for 20 to 30 seconds.

How demented does a so-called man have to be to beat, bike and choke a 7 month old?

But this is not the first time this coward has had trouble with the law. He had 10 prior criminal convictions, according to The Post-Star.

Some of them give a clue to exactly how screwed up this so-called man was.

Most recently, he was arrested in July for brutally beating a 5-month-old puppy, breaking its teeth and hurting it to the point a neighbor who called police reported the dog was "screaming."


Flint pleaded guilty to felony criminal contempt in September 2006 and was sentenced to 5 years on probation, but violated that probation within weeks by getting arrested again for violating the order of protection by confronting and shoving the ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of Glens Falls Hospital, according to court records.

He also refused to complete anger management counseling through the Men's Opportunity Program, court records show.

Flint was then charged with violating his probation and sentenced to a year in Warren County Jail. He served about 8 months of that term, with the statutorily required four months off for good behavior.

Court records show Flint also has misdemeanor convictions for petit larceny, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment.

This begs the question why exactly he was a free man. It's one thing to give someone a second chance. But this piece of garbage showed a consistent pattern of having no clue how to act like a civlized human being. Let's be honest... if you knew someone who stalked an ex-girlfriend, assaulted her, refused to seek anger management help and brutalized a puppy, is it really that shocking that he'd beat to death an infant?

This prick should have been in prison long before he murdered that innocent baby. At least if he tried beat the crap out of someone in prison, it would have to be a man who could defend himself, not a helpless infant.

Flint has a long criminal record. But hopefully it will be at least several decades, preferably the rest of his life, before it gets any longer.

He told a reporter as he was leaving court, "I should die for what I did."

I don't support state murder, or the death penalty as it's more commonly called. But I'm sure many other residents would hope he gets his wish.


Anonymous said...

I am sure he will get what is coming to him. a good ass beating in jail and 25 to life in prison. Mommy is a piece of work also and thankfully she has been charged. But I am sure she will breed again.

Renegade Eye said...

He might meet a worthy demise in prison.

PCS said...

There are some instances where the three strike law should be in place. This is a good example of one of them.

Mark said...

Sadly, it took this long to finally get him in jail for real.
And if he's out in a few years... he probably won't have any safe place to live in the state of NY.

A Social Skidmark said...

This screams "strap him down, stick him, and push the plunger". There are evil people that will not change.
Speaking of evil people, do you know Rachel Ray. LOL. Kidding. But she is from there, right.