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To: ABQHispConservative

Perhaps if he hadn’t been given a sentence at 16 that turned him into a violent maniac and caused him to go from petty thief to rapist and murderer - as has happened the majority of times when such sentences have been handed down - he wouldn’t have been a killer. We’ll never know. But we can certainly analyze and look at the facts as the only way of trying to prevent numerous other cases.


15 posted on 12/05/2009 11:50:39 PM PST by Yomin Postelnik (www.ABetterFlorida.com - Also Support Marco Rubio, Allen West and reelect Tom Coburn in 2010)
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To: Yomin Postelnik
Perhaps if he hadn’t been given a sentence at 16 that turned him into a violent maniac

You have that backwards. He was sentence because he was a violent maniac.

17 posted on 12/05/2009 11:54:57 PM PST by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: Yomin Postelnik

Let me get this straight. If we hand out “tough” sentences, we are creating animals. But if we give them light sentences, then we are turning them into peaceful individuals. That is what I am inferring from the first sentence.

No, he committed the crime he should have paid the time. Perhaps doing hard labor as well.

How can you say that prison led to his future behavior. His environment on the outside also contributed.


18 posted on 12/06/2009 12:00:21 AM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: Yomin Postelnik
Do you even know this guy's history? He got the 108 year sentence because he was convicted of eight separate felonies--including breaking into a state trooper's home and stealing something like $6,500 worth of stuff and a gun. During his trial, he fashioned weapons and tried to grab a guard's gun. So, he was violent before he was sentenced. This lie that Huckabee simply wanted to rectify the mistake of sentencing a poor, remorseful 16-year-old to an abominable prison sentence is outrageous. By the way, he had been in prison for almost ten years at that point, so the damage would have already been done if we're going to buy into that ridiculous notion.
67 posted on 12/06/2009 1:05:20 AM PST by Rastus
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To: Yomin Postelnik
Perhaps if he hadn’t been given a sentence at 16 that turned him into a violent maniac and caused him to go from petty thief to rapist and murderer....

Hmm perhaps....Well how do you know his sentence DID turn him into a rapist & murderer? Or a violent maniac... Perhaps he had it in him all along. I don't believe his jail sentence had anything to do with it. He should have done his time & not been released. Some people belong in jail & can't be rehabilitated.

Look at Joseph Duncan. His first recorded sex crime occurred in 1978 in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington, when he was 15 years old. In that incident he raped a 9-year-old boy at gunpoint, and the following year he was arrested driving a stolen car. It goes on & on....

Had a judge done his duty & kept this MONSTER in jail from the start many innocent people would be alive today. How do you think Shasta Groene feels? Is her life ever going to be normal????

IF YOU CAN'T DO THE TIME DON'T, DO THE CRIME!

159 posted on 12/06/2009 9:43:10 PM PST by pandoraou812 (time to dump tar & feathers on DC)
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