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Enraged dad: I Ďwill killí sonís murderer
bostonherald.com ^ | 03/09/2011 | Herald wire services

Posted on 03/09/2011 8:24:17 PM PST by massmike

A father still enraged over his young son’s death more than 35 years ago has vowed to kill the boy’s murderer if he is released several years early from his 40-year sentence, as now scheduled.

Michael Woodmansee, who was a neighbor of the Foreman family, killed Jason Foreman in South Kingstown in 1975 and hid the boy’s shellacked bones in his house for years.

A Department of Correction lawyer said Woodmansee earned time off for good behavior and it can be revoked only if he misbehaves.

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1 posted on 03/09/2011 8:24:22 PM PST by massmike
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To: massmike
I wouldn't announce stuff... it just would be.
2 posted on 03/09/2011 8:27:02 PM PST by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: massmike

I think the whole neighborhood should join in with this poor man.....I could tell the story of what happened in NW North Dakota in about 1936....when a couple of (white)charged murderers were er, removed from the jail and given local justice for the murder of a family (My at the time 17 yr old Uncle was accidentally present at the lynching - long story.)


3 posted on 03/09/2011 8:28:30 PM PST by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: Porterville

Can’t they get someone to “fix” this inside the prison? Like, as in permanently?


4 posted on 03/09/2011 8:28:35 PM PST by Huck (Fools make feasts and wise men eat them - Poor Richard)
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To: massmike
Now that the whole world knows what is going on, some aspiring Dexter will pick up the slack.
5 posted on 03/09/2011 8:29:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: massmike

Don't announce - just .....

6 posted on 03/09/2011 8:29:51 PM PST by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Porterville

He forgot the third “S”.


7 posted on 03/09/2011 8:30:06 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: massmike
A Department of Correction lawyer said Woodmansee earned time off for good behavior and it can be revoked only if he misbehaves.

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God forbid the brutal murderer misbehaves!!!!!!!

8 posted on 03/09/2011 8:30:32 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: massmike

No amount of good behavior could possibly make up for the degree of bad behavior already done. Why this monster wasn’t put to death by judicial authority is beyond me.


9 posted on 03/09/2011 8:30:51 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: massmike

Loose lips sink ships.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 8:32:27 PM PST by allmost
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To: Huck
Yes, the dad gets to have a chance to avenge his son that he might otherwise not get.

The state maybe doing society a favor. Unfortunately the dad is announcing to the world his intentions.

11 posted on 03/09/2011 8:33:21 PM PST by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: massmike

I hope they go easy on this poor Dad when he’s in the joint.

I also hope he doesn’t do it.

His little son must have been something. He’s doing this as a monument to his favorite boy. Please reconsider, John.


12 posted on 03/09/2011 8:35:38 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Porterville
I wouldn't announce stuff... it just would be.

Precisely.
In fact, you say just the opposite - - "All is forgiven... Let bygones be bygones... He paid his debt... blah blah blah."

Then you get rid of him, and don't get caught.

13 posted on 03/09/2011 8:38:03 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Porterville

jury nullification


14 posted on 03/09/2011 8:39:00 PM PST by oscar oscar oscar
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To: massmike

Special 2011 Codicil to the Code of Hammurabi:

Any cannibal who eats a man’s son and polishes up the kid’s bones is fair game for aforementioned dad to render aforementioned cannibal into room temperature status.


15 posted on 03/09/2011 8:39:10 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: massmike

This creep tried to repeat his crime but the boy escaped and told the police; that’s how he got caught. I don’t understand plea bargaining down from a life sentence simply to keep the family from hearing the gory details.


16 posted on 03/09/2011 8:40:05 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: massmike

“Still enraged”? If someone had killed my child 35 years ago or 350 years ago, I’d still be furious. Having said that, the system will punish him worse than the murderer if he goes through with this.


17 posted on 03/09/2011 8:42:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: Lancey Howard
The Taj Mahal doesn't have sh!t on the love I have for my daughter.
18 posted on 03/09/2011 8:46:57 PM PST by Porterville (Methink'st thou art a general offence and every man should beat thee.)
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To: skr

Joran Van Der Sloot has killed multiple women...he is getting 3 to 5 years in Peru for admitting guilt to murder in the first degree. He has already served 1 of those 3 to 5.

There is no justice. Why is it scumbags like this are allowed to live and kids die young and are murdered? I hope this father gets a good shot.


19 posted on 03/09/2011 8:48:43 PM PST by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: goodnesswins
...I could tell the story of what happened in NW North Dakota in about 1936....

Y'know how there seems to a plague of child molestors nowadays? Yet, in my youth ('40s, '50s rural Oklahoma), you never heard of them.

I have a theory.

I suspect that whenever some local darlin' found herself the target of a molestor, the word was quietly passed among the community's fathers. And that said molestor got "taken for a ride" into the country...and never came back. I've little doubt that the adult men in our town were capable of doing such a deed.

Such effective attrition on the molestor community would've kept the population down.

NW North Dakota and NW Oklahoma aren't that far apart, culturally.

20 posted on 03/09/2011 8:48:58 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Huck

Parents should have the right to kill the person who murdered their child. I can only imagine the hate this father has for the scum who murdered and consumed his young son.


21 posted on 03/09/2011 8:50:37 PM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: massmike

The people of Rhode Island have been badly let down by their prison population, members of which should have taken care of this problem a long time ago. The fact that this guy is still breathing is a disgrace to incarcerated criminals everywhere.


22 posted on 03/09/2011 8:51:36 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Porterville

Exactly. Shoot. Shovel. Shut up.


23 posted on 03/09/2011 8:52:49 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: okie01
I suspect that whenever some local darlin' found herself the target of a molestor, the word was quietly passed among the community's fathers. And that said molestor got "taken for a ride" into the country...and never came back. I've little doubt that the adult men in our town were capable of doing such a deed.

Yep. And knowing it acted as a deterrent for those who might have otherwise considered the crime.

NW North Dakota and NW Oklahoma aren't that far apart, culturally.

Except for that lutefisk thing...(8^D)

24 posted on 03/09/2011 8:53:40 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: okie01

YEP...what YOU said...I’ll bet neighborhoods would be safer everywhere....for many reasons.


25 posted on 03/09/2011 8:54:48 PM PST by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
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To: okie01
I used to go to a certain deli, every day, for years. I got to know the owner pretty well. She came to America from Macedonia as a child, and had been back to the old country several times.

One time, as I was checking out with my lunch, there happened to be on the radio a local story about some child molester who was on trial. They were talking about how his lawyer was using some legal manouver to get some evidence declared inadmissable, or something, I don't remember.

Anyway, I was the only one in line, and when she finished ringing me up, she looked me in the eye and she said "back in my country, if he had done that, the men in our village would have taken care of him. He would have... just... disappeared."

She gave a very slight, but unmistakable, little verbal push to the word "men." It was kind of spooky.

26 posted on 03/09/2011 8:55:29 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Porterville

hell, I’d go after this shmuck if he killed any of my pets that I’ve adopted and in many cases, nursed back from near death once or twice.

He shouldn’t have broadcast it, he may just be trying to give the murderer fair warning. They probably need to (if they let him go) let him go at the state line and say ‘don’t come back, it’s your funeral’.


27 posted on 03/09/2011 9:05:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

No, no, you didn’t read the story carefully. Van Der Sloot hasn’t even had a trial yet. He hasn’t been sentenced. HIS LAWYER is asking that he be given a five-year sentence. I agree there is no justice, but in the Peru case, it remains to be seen.


28 posted on 03/09/2011 9:15:37 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: peeps36
Parents should have the right to kill the person who murdered their child.

Yes, we are better off giving up the idea of impassioned justice and the rule of law in favor of blood feuds.

29 posted on 03/09/2011 9:26:12 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Smokin' Joe
Except for that lutefisk thing...(8^D)

Well, we had brains and eggs...

30 posted on 03/09/2011 9:26:49 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01; All

I have a theory, but it’s altogether different. I simply don’t think there were any molesters back then. Or if there were, it was much easier to do it without getting caught.

There are a number of things that have changed in today’s world, which includes a society that is becoming increasingly desensitized to this sort of behavior. I blame it on a number of factors such as fewer sexual taboos (thanks to the stench of the 1960s) and easier access to pornography because of the Internet (not just child porn, but porn in general).

Perhaps too in the olden days, religious belief was stronger and those who had these urges tried harder to not act on them.


31 posted on 03/09/2011 9:27:50 PM PST by Strk321
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To: massmike
He shouldn't do it. Jesus said to forgive our enemies, and I can't even begin to imagine the reward for forgiving a person for a crime like that. I don't even know if I could forgive in this case, but I guess we just got to.

Also, the bastard should not be let out of jail. He should in fact be executed, via some method that will give him time to ponder his unbelievable crime.

32 posted on 03/09/2011 9:28:10 PM PST by Celtic Cross (Some minds are like cement; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: SoothingDave

This wouldn’t be happening if they had hanged the bastard.


33 posted on 03/09/2011 9:28:25 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: Huck

I understand that he was imprisoned in ANOTHER STATE FOR HIS %$^&%( SAFETY!! If he’d been sent to a local prison, they’d probably have found him in the shower with 3’ of sharpened broom handle jammed where the sun don’t shine.

I still don’t understand why this animal is still on the planet but if the murdered boy’s dad does snuff this SOB, do you really think a jury would convict him?


34 posted on 03/09/2011 9:29:39 PM PST by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: Huck

I understand that he was imprisoned in ANOTHER STATE FOR HIS %$^&%( SAFETY!! If he’d been sent to a local prison, they’d probably have found him in the shower with 3’ of sharpened broom handle jammed where the sun don’t shine.

I still don’t understand why this animal is still on the planet but if the murdered boy’s dad does snuff this SOB, do you really think a jury would convict him?


35 posted on 03/09/2011 9:32:03 PM PST by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: SoothingDave

You know, I do not believe in vigilante justice even for cases like child rape. I think they should be tried, convicted, and punished like everyone else. And for these situations, I think castration of molesters is the most reasonable solution.


36 posted on 03/09/2011 9:32:09 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Shovels are optional.


37 posted on 03/09/2011 9:33:54 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Secret Agent Man

“I’d go after this shmuck if he killed any of my pets that I’ve adopted and in many cases, nursed back from near death once or twice.”

I think I would feel the same way in that situation.

“I’d go after this shmuck if he killed any of my pets that I’ve adopted and in many cases, nursed back from near death once or twice.”

The police used to do that a lot in olden times. They’d drive a suspected felon to the state or county line and say “We’ll let you go here, but don’t ever set foot in our city again or else.”


38 posted on 03/09/2011 9:35:26 PM PST by Strk321
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

But he wasn’t sentenced for a capital crime. So, it is what it is.

Urging tribal blood feud justice is something that FReepers should understand is a step backwards away from civilization.


39 posted on 03/09/2011 9:37:37 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: massmike

One other thing I might add is that this guy did indeed deserve the death penalty, except that he killed the boy in the ‘70s when there was no capital punishment.

The ban on the death penalty only lasted a couple of years, but it was a big-time mistake.


40 posted on 03/09/2011 9:38:33 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Strk321

Thanks for understanding civilization and the rule of law. Tough cases make bad law.


41 posted on 03/09/2011 9:40:27 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: massmike
If this happened to my son, there would be an undisclosed bunker where this animal would have true justice slowly dispensed over a period of weeks.

This filthy animal tortured, ATE, and raped, the poor little boy.

42 posted on 03/09/2011 9:43:34 PM PST by MattinNJ (Will a hero rise in 2012?)
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To: Strk321
I have a theory, but it’s altogether different. I simply don’t think there were any molesters back then. Or if there were, it was much easier to do it without getting caught.

One thing I do know: sexual molestation (or worse) was much less likely to be reported to the authorities back in the '40s and '50s.

Which would also tend to make vigilanteism a valid form of retribution.

43 posted on 03/09/2011 9:45:26 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01

Trade ya!


44 posted on 03/09/2011 9:47:45 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: SoothingDave

Our society is largely incapable of any rational solution on how to deal with molesters because the moment the word is mentioned, people go into a hysterical breakdown and lose any common sense.

If the child is killed, the person should be sentenced to death the same as any other murderer. If not, they ought to be castrated (as I mentioned in this thread).

At the end of the day, vengeance is God’s to seek, not man’s. As proof of that, I consider how Jessica Lunsford’s killer died in prison of an extremely painful cancer. There was no need for him to be shanked by fellow inmates (not that that can happen on death row anyway) because the man upstairs can always be guaranteed to care of business.


45 posted on 03/09/2011 9:52:31 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Strk321

There is a perverse incentive to kill if capital punishment is the sentence for crimes like molestation, rape, etc. If rape leads to capital punishment, then the rapist might as well kill his victim and give himself a better chance to avoid detection.


46 posted on 03/09/2011 9:57:02 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

“Urging tribal blood feud justice is something that FReepers should understand is a step backwards away from civilization.”

And what we have today is.... “civilization”?

If that’s true, I’d rather go back to the bad old days of ropes and hangin’ trees. And I’m dead serious about it.

Your opinion may be different and I respect it. But I ain’t changin’ mine.


47 posted on 03/09/2011 9:59:07 PM PST by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: SoothingDave

Rape has been punishable by death at different times, but as I said, I think only actual murder warrants capital punishment. Castration ought to work for the former.

Some will tell you that it’s ineffective and castrated men can still achieve an erection. True, but it can significantly reduce their sex drive by taking away the body’s main source of testosterone.


48 posted on 03/09/2011 10:05:13 PM PST by Strk321
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To: okie01

I think in olden times, people didn’t report it because they didn’t want to believe that such things could happen. It was still very common then to hold to the Victorian view of children as asexual beings, and so it seemed unimaginable that anyone could do anything sexual with them.


49 posted on 03/09/2011 10:08:07 PM PST by Strk321
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To: Smokin' Joe
Trade ya!

Ah, heck. I'm feeling generous.

You can have it all -- lutefisk and the brains and eggs.

50 posted on 03/09/2011 10:09:06 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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