The Guy That Threw Macaroni And Cheese At Another Inmate Deserved The 3 Years He Had Added To His Sentence
BSO- Tommy Clark, an inmate at the Niagara County Jail, chucked a hot plate of macaroni and cheese at another jail inmate back in April and on Monday was sentenced to 3 years in prison for the heated pitch.
Clark burned the other inmate on the face, neck and knee, according to The Buffalo News.
He pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault, a felony.
Forgot the fact this guy burned another inmate's face so bad that it was declared a felony. I don't care about all that. Second degree assault isn't second degree assault when it happens within prison walls. In fact, any crime committed against another criminal while in jail should not be considered a crime at all. It's really more of an occupational hazard. If prisoners were held to the same standards of the general public then they would all be serving life for endless counts of sodomy, so no, I don't care about the victim in the case of the thrown mac-n-cheese, I care about the mac-n-cheese.
This guy deserves every second of his additional sentence. Reason being? The entire purpose of a sentence in the first place is to make convicts appreciate a life of freedom. Jail doesn't stop a criminal from being a criminal, it's an attempt at scaring him away from future criminal activity. By all accounts, Tommy Clark thinks the penitentiary is a walk in the park, so let's see how he feels about it more than a 1,000 days later. Nothing speaks to his indifference towards prison then his decision to frivolously launch what may potentially be the only edible meal he is served all week. You think this is a game Tommy? You think every day is mac-n-cheese day? Don't you realize that you're looking forward to 6 days of unrecognizable slop? This is exponentially worse than a kid throwing his slice at his friend on pizza day, and that would NEVER happen. If Tommy Clark doesn't value mac-n-cheese as much as a 5th grader values a food that he eats bi-weekly then the cell hasn't done it's job yet. That won't be the case a couple years down the line. Just wait until he's a year into his additional sentence. Bet he won't be throwing digestible food at that point. He'll cherish each and every single goddamn bite. When he begins to do that, and only when he begins to do that, he should become eligible for parole. That's when he will truly realize how harsh of a punishment he was served, and hopefully it will be enough to keep him from future acts of wastefulness -or crime I suppose- in the future.