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Only in Massachusetts?

Transsexual cop killer breaks probation, flees.

Here's a guy who used a bomb, killing one cop and maimed another, and he's out on probation. And then he runs anyway. In Massachusetts, it seems that sexual identity is a mitigating factor in committing crimes. Charles "Ebony" Horton kidnapped a teenage boy and threatened to stab his throat with a screwdriver unless the boy performed oral sex on the transvestite, and was sentenced to probation and house arrest.

That does it. The next time I feel the urge to commit a felony, I'm putting on a miniskirt and heading for the Bay State.

(Update: P. Bunyan is probably right; "transvestite" might be more appropriate. But I happened to have left the original article on my computer while at work, and the headline when I wrote the story read:

"Transsexual cop killer hunted in Bay State"

The article doesn't reflect that headline, but damn it made a great story. The only better one I've ever seen was in the New York Post. Police broke up a fight on a subway between a 300-lb pre-op transsexual and a one-legged bicycle messenger.)


Comments (16)

Make sure you have matching... (Below threshold)

Make sure you have matching shoes and a trendy handbag!

You go there Girlfriend!!!!... (Below threshold)
ozone64:

You go there Girlfriend!!!!! :)

Jay, you in a mini skirt wo... (Below threshold)

Jay, you in a mini skirt would be a crime all by itself. Wait until you cross the state line to cross dress.

Will we have to take up a c... (Below threshold)
marc:

Will we have to take up a collection so you can afford an "Edwards Hairstyle?"

Perhaps your donning a mini... (Below threshold)
lunacy:

Perhaps your donning a miniskirt should be a felody.

Judging by the last few mov... (Below threshold)
Judith:

Judging by the last few moves made by the "NH" legislature, you won't have to cross the line...MA is coming to you.

So Jay, considering that yo... (Below threshold)
J.R.:

So Jay, considering that you have mentioned before that you are single and have no kids and didn't mention that you were going to buy a miniskirt. I find it disturbing that you would already have one to put on!!

The mental image of you in ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

The mental image of you in a mini is going to haunt me all the way up to the second Crown on the rocks this evening.

Thinks that make you go hmm... (Below threshold)
kbiel:

Thinks that make you go hmmmm:

Another Massachusetts governor running for president and another unrepentant criminal coddled by the state named Horton.

Don't bother, I know the difference (Willie Horton was let out by Dukakis' furlough program and this Horton was given probation in court). I just find the coincidences funny.

Make sure it's a a violent ... (Below threshold)

Make sure it's a a violent felony. It probably wouldn't mitigate a white collar crime or "crime" resulting from an overzealous prosecutor applying creativity to get you on something.

The tag you put on your top... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

The tag you put on your top link is wrong and offensive Jay. The man in question could be called a transvestite, crossdresser, or even transgendered perhaps, but he is not a transsexual. There is a big difference.

I've seen Jay's legs, they ... (Below threshold)
Chiq:

I've seen Jay's legs, they are nicer than some women's ......I think he would look great in a mini....

Horton? Any relation to 'wi... (Below threshold)
locomotivebreath1901:

Horton? Any relation to 'willie'?

The transexual cop killer i... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

The transexual cop killer industry will never be the same.

How many of those do you think there are?

Hate to be a stick in the m... (Below threshold)
Candy:

Hate to be a stick in the mud.... but let's get back to the sicko. Jay, I want first dibs on him, and I'm bringing my shotgun.

This story made me feel MUC... (Below threshold)
Candy:

This story made me feel MUCH better about ol' Paris getting sprung after five excruiating days in the celeb wing.




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