Joran van der Sloot in custody


Isn’t that a dramatic photo? It’s like something in a movie or a novel, say Camus’s The Stranger, or Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, with the detectives in their dark blue suits looking like FBI agents in the 1950s or Jack Webb in Dragnet. And with their dark suits and dark Indian complexions contrasted with van der Sloot’s tall figure and frightened face, garishly lit, there is a disturbing quality about it.

But like Bernard Madoff, van der Sloot won’t get what he deserves. Peru doesn’t even have the death penalty. Not only that, it doesn’t even have a life sentence. I didn’t realize South America had followed Europe toward uber liberalism.

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James N. writes:

I wonder if you would care to speculate about Joran van der Sloot and Game?

It is remarkable how successful a certain type of serial killer is with the ladies. There are guys who spend YEARS unsuccessfully trying to get ladies to whom they are strangers to go with them to dark, secluded places. Then, there’s JVDS, who apparently can do this on six continents at the drop of a hat.

It does suggest that the proponents of game are telling the truth—or at least are telling a truth—about young ladies that most of us would rather not hear.=

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 08, 2010 11:40 AM | Send

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