Thin Mints, thin ice

How low have you sunk when you stand accused of robbing Girl Scouts?

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When Doris Day is implicated in a drive-by shooting, we’ll know American society has hit bottom.

Until then, the measuring stick will be when Girl Scouts are robbed of their cookie money.

We are there now.

At least two such outrages have occurred just in the past week or so across America – one of them March 4 in our own Aiken, S.C.

The other was March 3 in Texas.

James Billy Gomillion III, 17, turned himself in on Wednesday in the Aiken robbery, in which the girls had a cash box with $1,000 spirited off their sales table outside a Walmart. The thief ran through the store and out the back, albeit dropping his ballcap along the way.

We’ve seen more heinous crimes, but few as dirty and low.

You know, the country seems to register new lows just about every day, as new generations of crooks and low-lifes find new ways to expectorate on society. Somewhere along the way, we need to draw the line.

How about with our girls?

This society, already on thin ice, needs to send
a clear, resounding and unmistakable message that when you start messing with Girl Scouts, you’ve messed with every one of us. When you
take from little girls who have trusted society enough to set up shop in public in order to earn a few pennies to further their character education, you’ve stepped over a line that won’t be stepped over.

Whoever is found guilty of this frontal assault on decency and innocence must pay dearly.

And while they’re sitting in a prison cell, let’s examine their head and try to find out what conditions would lead someone to think it’s remotely acceptable to steal from little girls.

Of course, we can deduce the conditions from experience. You just take the Girl Scout creed and do the opposite.

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seenitB4 03/12/12 - 05:14 am
Yep...someone needs a caning

Yep...someone needs a caning in public on this...

Techfan 03/12/12 - 05:40 am
$1,000???!!! Gosh, that's 20

$1,000???!!! Gosh, that's 20 boxes of cookies worth of money.

dstewartsr 03/12/12 - 07:22 pm
Even though I got a load of

Even though I got a load of thumbs-down when last I wrote it, this is still not much of a story- certainly not important enough to merit a continuing news story and editorial except for the victims in this case. James Billy Gomillion III is a garden variety waste of DNA whose case (after the furor dies down) will be adjudicated sometime this millennium, provided he doesn't kill someone while out on bail/parole, and he will walk away, perhaps after paying a minimal fine in small bills, to commit some other offense.

BTW, I've seen several of these incidents in other media. With the same high dudgeon by reporters and an identical cast of lowlifes.

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