Does Larry Nassar deserve to be physically crucified?
What if that is carried out by the parents of the victims that he allegedly sexually molested?
In civil society the rules state that the answer to that question is a resounding ‘no.’
However, when you are a parent those rules can take a walk when three of your children have been violated in the worst way possible.
On Friday during a hearing in Michigan, father Randall Margraves asked Judge Janice Cunningham to grant him time alone with Nassar to exact vengeance.
“I would ask you, as part of the sentencing, to grant me five minutes in a locked room with this demon,” he asked. “Would you give me one minute?”
Cunningham declined, saying, “That’s not how our legal system works.”
Once his request was denied, Margraves took matters into his own hands as seen in the video below.
A father of three victims tried to attack Larry Nassar in the courtroom before being restrained by police. pic.twitter.com/pyjtjXHlr7
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 2, 2018
Michigan Assistant Attorney General Angela Povilaitis displayed her frustration in the courtroom.
“You cannot behave like this,” she said. “This is letting him have his power over us.”
As bailiffs led him out of the courtroom, Margraves fired back: “You haven’t lived through it, lady.”
Judge Cunningham relayed a message of control after the proceedings resumed.
“I know it is hard, but I need to ask all of you to try and not react in any physical way,” she said. “It is not appropriate. It does not show the right message. It actually just causes more pain and more discomfort, and certainly we already have enough of that in this courtroom.”
The former USA Gymnastics team doctor has pleaded guilty to multiple accounts of sexual misconduct and thus far been sentenced to up to 175 years in prison.