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Offline Keith13

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Let a sick double murderer go?
« on: January 13, 2009, 03:23:56 PM »
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Why do we always see this come up? Here is a guy who stomped another man to death. From there he was sent to the state pen where he stabbed another man to death. Next he escaped from custody and fled overseas. Then when he thought he could slid under the radar back into the US he was recaptured. Why is it that now that he is sick people are seeking his release? Do the two people he killed get released from death? No they stay dead!!! I can understand the prisoner he killed in Angola probably did the state a favor killing him. But to stomp a govt. accountant to death over a fight in the drunk tank now because he worked to get a jailhouse degree and lived a good life while he was a fugitive we should let him go .
No I don't think so.

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Re: Let a sick double murderer go?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 11:01:08 PM »
come on now keith, we are not supposed to punish, we are supposed to redeem.  look at what a nice fellow he has become.  the past is the past.
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Re: Let a sick double murderer go?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 11:24:04 PM »
Some people can be successfully reformed, most can't or, at least, not to the degree preported here.  The problem is, who says what when it comes to a person's reformation.  I've known prison inmates to act reformed who immediately returned to their old behavior once clear of the prison walls.  And then there's all those "innocent" people who've been locked up.  For every 1000 who claim to be innocent there might be, statistacally, one who really is and was wrongfully convicted.

When sifting through all this kind of thing, care must be take so we don't compound an error inversely.
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Re: Let a sick double murderer go?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 11:51:12 PM »
i really don't care how reformed they are.  you put people in jail because of what they have done.  they should serve their time.  if they have a change of heart, they can take it up with god. 
One could not learn history from architecture any more than one could learn it from books. Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets ? anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered. (1.8.85)

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