Posts Tagged ‘Death Penalty’

Oh give me a F**king Break! : Judge clears way for California’s first execution since 2006

September 24, 2010

I sat on a jury, way back in the day. I was still in California and a proud citizen of said state at that time.

At the time I was an auto Mechanic, with a basic Associates degree, and an ASS in Automotive Technology. Somehow, I ended up the Jury Foreman.

We deliberated long, and hard. Our Jury was in fact multiracial, with a slight bias toward Asian’s. It wasn’t the verdict, but the penalty that caused us to deliberate for so long… One Juror, was a devout Catholic that was very opposed to any harsh penalty. Another just didn’t trust the government. But, after a week, we, the people, decided that this miscreant that we were Judging? Needed to die…

Two years later, USSC decided that they, knew better than we the people…

This total miscreant, “fell” from a tier in a California State Prison. I am no fan of the Aryan Brotherhood, but hey guys? Ya’ got that one right! Broken Clock Justice perhaps..?


Justice: Denver Gang banger Convicted

May 7, 2009

Too think that just yesterday the death penalty was on the chopping block in Colorado. I’m not for the death penalty in all cases but there are some crimes that just plain demand it. The really sad part about this IMO is that the victims were woefully unarmed. No, I’m not saying that if either had been armed with a gun things would have been different, although that is a distinct possibility. What I am talking about is mental preparation. Check the sidebar; Front Sight, the free training that is offered could very well have made a difference in this, as well as many other tragedies.

Two fine young people gunned down because they chose to do their civic duty.


The “Supremes” again, and no, not the singing group

June 25, 2008

Today as I was driving the “Fruitliner” down I-225 there was breaking news … The Supreme Court had rendered yet another bizarre decision. That being, that the death penalty was both “cruel and unusual” punishment for child rapists.

Is it cruel? Certainly it is, almost as cruel as the crime. Is it unusual? Yes, and that needs changing in a big way.What really bothers me though, is that these “Justice’s” overturned the will of a jury, duly selected from the perpetrators peers. There was no indication of racial prejudice, or prosecutorial misconduct. It was the will of the people that this person had so violated acceptable norms set by the community where the act had been committed, that death was appropriate as societal retribution.

I spent more then twenty years working the streets as a Paramedic. I saw things that most people can only guess at. People are always asking, what was the most terrible thing that you ever saw? Guess what, it was child rape victims. Those kids lives were wrecked, forever, period. I went on calls involving three of them again years later, as suicides. As far as I am concerned, the rapist killed those kids. Others that do live? I have never seen one that was fully healed. Drugs, alcohol, and the absolute lack of an ability to have a fulfilling sex life themselves, or an ability to trust others are the norm. Worse yet, sometimes they became sexual abusers themselves.

The death penalty is appropriate for certain crimes …

I’m too angry to keep typing, more later …

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