Joel Steinberg is free.
And he has a job.
What I wrote about Joel Steinberg in September 2003
I still feel the same way. Do not tell me that this monster has repaid his debt to society. The debt that comes with brutally, wililngly neglecting and killing your own child is never paid.
I followed the story of the Steinbergs closely when it first hit the news stands. I was 20 years old. 21 years later, the ghost of Lisa Steinberg still haunts me. Her story stays with me always.
This man should not be free. And he certainly should not be walking out of jail and into a job on a tv show.
I would not shed a tear if Joel Steinberg was hit by a city bus tomorrow. In fact, I would drive into the city so I could spit on his remains.
If you don't know the story, follow the links here
and read it. I can't imagine anyone would agree that this creep deserves the good fortune of not only being free, but having such a career awaiting him.
From my post from last year (apparently some people didn't feel like clicking on the link), an explanation of Steinberg's new career:
You've brutally and systematically killed your small daughter.
You've been disbarred.
You've spent 17 years in jail for manslaughter.
And now, you are finally being released from prison. What do you do now?
If you're Joel Steinberg, you get a tv show. Steinberg will be employed by none other than Sidney Biddles Barrows - the Mayflower Madam - and her husband Darnay Hoffman. Hoffman, an attorney, was the lawyer for subway "vigilante" Bernard Goetz. Not suprisingly, one of the first features of Barrows and Hoffman's new show, New York Confidnential, will profile Goetz. Joining the cast of this show in addition to Steinberg will be ODB himself (Ol' Dirty Bastard of Wu Tang Fame), a man incarcerated so many times he uses Rikers Island as his main address, a man who has so many children he lost count - and refuses to pay child support for any of them. What a stellar cast.