It’s been nearly a day since first hearing of this story. I’ve calmed down quite a bit since, but it might be hard to tell. When I hear about things like involuntary human experimentation, my gut reaction is to get a fire going that’s big enough for some sickening human beings to be thrown into.
What’s important to consider is that the complaint is of an alleged wrongdoing, meaning it’s veracity is still yet to be determined in a court of law.
According to a civil complaint filed in the state of California, a minor in a detention center was prescribed estrogen in an experimental treatment with no medical basis, and was compelled to take it. The complaint also alleges that other minors in the same facility have received the same treatment. The complaint also alleges that the treatment resulted in psychological damage, and physical damage requiring surgery for correction.
It would be surprising to me if there weren’t also criminal complaints, considering that the alleged offenses constitute grave crimes against humanity, and shouldn’t go unanswered. The civilized world has already gone to war against depraved science decades ago, and won. If we have to, I’m for doing it again.
Those behind debased science usually prey on the vulnerable among us, which includes the prison population, which can do little to resist. Also among vulnerable targets are the handicapped, loners, those with mental illnesses, and religious and racial minorities.
Considering the outrageous nature of the crime of involuntary human experimentation, which goes against the spirit of humanity, the penalty of death seems the most fitting for it given America’s constitutional framework. Anything else doesn’t adequately reward it for the transgression it is.
But while we’re considering fitting punishments, what would seem the most appropriate punishment for someone who conducts experiments on inmates, even going as far as altering their sexual characteristics, especially as they are made to join the prison population? There is one idea that comes immediately to mind. Pouring Head and Shoulders directly onto his eyes.
”There are things in the universe that are simply and purely evil. A warrior does not seek to understand them, or to compromise with them. He seeks only to obliterate them.” -Thrawn