Wednesday, February 02, 2005

No Sex? No Pizza? What Is This, a Prison?

I didn't even have to make that headline up. This story from Reuters tells a tale of woe for the poor mistreated drug lords in Mexican prisons. That mean man, President Fox, sent the military into the countries prisons to take away all their cell phones. He also ordered an end to their conjugal visits. Oh the horror! Oh the humanity!

Get a life.

These guys are hardened criminals. They are multi-millionaire drug lords who exploit drug addicts in the U.S. and Mexico. They don't deserve any sympathy. To plead their case in the court of public opinion, the inmates have taken out a full page add in the Mexican news paper highlighting the "inhumane" treatment.

Now among their complaints they are claiming that they are randomly beaten and fed only one cold meal at 1 a.m. If those claims are true, I would agree that that is inhumane. However, they are in Mexico and they are not covered by the U.S. Constitution. But the idea that their treatment is inhumane because they can't talk on their cell phones or get laid is insane.