Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dissecting a Sex Maniac

Jaycee Dugard case suspect blamed 60's drug use

(WQ) There are Five Precepts in Buddhism. When one is broken, it is a slippery slope and not long before the others give way. In ascending order, consuming intoxicants leads to negligence. Thus negligent, one speaks falsely. One engages in sexual misconduct (kāmesu micchācāra). One takes what is not given (in this case kidnapping women). Sex runs all out of control. If a dead body should turn up, it would be no surprise. Celibacy (brahmacariya) is not a reasonable expectation for anyone but monastics and retreatants. But abstaining from "misconduct" regarding sensuality certainly is. WQ frequently defines and discusses it.

"I undertake to abstain from sexual misconduct."
(Kāmesu micchācāra veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi).

(Contra Costa Times) Phillip Craig Garrido tried to convince a jury that his pot and LSD use were to blame for a 1976 rape in Reno, and he told the victim she was at fault because of her good looks, according to news accounts. A retired Reno police detective assigned to the case said Garrido indicated he preferred sex by force after confessing the crimes to him, according to the Associated Press. At trial, he testified that he indulged his fantasies by masturbating in restaurants and restrooms and while reading magazines and watching movies. More>>

Nancy and Phillip Garrido, second from left and far right, in El Dorado County Superior Court in Placerville, Calif., Aug. 28, 2009, to face 29 felony counts in the abduction case of Jaycee Dugard. Appearing with their lawyers Gilbert Maines and Public Defender Susan Gellman, the Garridos entered a plea of not guilty and are being held without bail (Contra Costa Times/Karl Mondon).

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