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Inmate gets organ transplant evaluation (child rapist, and you're picking up the tab)
Auburn (NY) Citizen ^ | 4/23/11 | Nate Robson

Posted on 04/23/2011 9:18:18 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

A former Cayuga County resident serving an 18-to-40-year state prison sentence for rape and sodomy is on a heart donor list and is undergoing a heart transplant evaluation at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.

Coxsackie Correctional Facility inmate Kenneth L. Pike was flown from Albany to Rochester Monday, and hospital officials confirmed that a Kenneth Pike is at the hospital and is listed in guarded condition.

Pike is being evaluated for a heart transplant, is on the donor list and will most likely die without the procedure.

the average first-year cost of a heart transplant comes in at $787,700.

In Pike’s case, the state would pick up the bill because he is in state custody.

Pike was convicted at trial in Cayuga County Court in 1996 of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and third-degree rape, all felonies, for raping and sodomizing a 12-year-old child.

(Excerpt) Read more at auburnpub.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cayuga; pike; rapist; transplant
He obviously didn't have a working heart long before this to do what he did. Let him die slowly.
1 posted on 04/23/2011 9:18:22 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; ...

Upstate bump


2 posted on 04/23/2011 9:19:17 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
One can only hope that he not be given any Cyclosporin. He doesn't rate it.
3 posted on 04/23/2011 9:20:48 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On.......Fight Like a Girl!!...............Saracuda in 2012)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Unbelievable. I thought a sentence of 18-40 years means if you die during that time, tough luck. How could spending 3/4 of a million dollars of upstate tax money on this worthless POS possibly be in the public interest?


4 posted on 04/23/2011 9:23:27 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

There is only one IV drip that this creep deserves...


5 posted on 04/23/2011 9:43:31 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Let him die slowly.

As an alternative, we could do the transplant but kind of forget the anesthesia. Let's if he's such a tough guy after all.

6 posted on 04/23/2011 9:46:05 AM PDT by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: dayglored

I can understand that it would be considered cruel and unusual punishment to deny an inmate basic medical treatment.

However, a heart transplant (especially when there are many more needy candidates, who aren’t child rapists, being passed over) is ridiculous.


7 posted on 04/23/2011 9:51:43 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I am loath to press for new laws in general. But I’m seeing more and more of this type of thing and if transplant committees won’t use common sense, it probably needs to be addressed by legislation.


8 posted on 04/23/2011 10:03:58 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

It’s crap like this that makes ya want to grab a few gub mint types and kick some sense in to them.
Quit spending my money.
FIRE all worthless gubmint dead weight and you’ll really have something.


9 posted on 04/23/2011 10:14:22 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) " Crusade", I sort of like the sound of that.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Someone should enter his room every 15 minutes with a Cherry bomb Firecracker and set it off..


10 posted on 04/23/2011 10:27:20 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Child rapist should be hung, not given a million dollar heart paid for by the population.


11 posted on 04/23/2011 10:28:51 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) " Crusade", I sort of like the sound of that.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
> I can understand that it would be considered cruel and unusual punishment to deny an inmate basic medical treatment. However, a heart transplant (especially when there are many more needy candidates, who aren’t child rapists, being passed over) is ridiculous.

Agreed completely.

Of course the problem is, who gets to determine "worthiness" or "neediness"? Some government bureaucrat? I'm not comfortable with that either.

Here's a thought: When we incarcerate somebody long-term, they are entitled to the same medical treatment(s) that they would have had available to them on the outside -- given their means and circumstances. Some perp who's net worth is under $100K? Fix up a broken arm, sure. But no million-dollar fancy stuff for him, just because we put him in prison.

I realize that sort of criteria would never fly... Somebody would complain that it's racist or classist or something...

12 posted on 04/23/2011 10:53:03 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored; Behind Liberal Lines

Oops. Should be “whose” not “who’s”. Sentence started out differently, and missed an edit....


13 posted on 04/23/2011 10:54:17 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Liberalism. The gift that keeps on taking.


14 posted on 04/23/2011 11:09:25 AM PDT by willk
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Mrsawoodpd13 & I live in a Red State with Red Legislature & Red Governor, far from this...Mrsawoodpd13 is a Probation Officer, however, and has a former Probationer who had a new Liver installed, courtesy of the tax-payers, during an earlier prison sentence...he had fried his factory-installed liver via IV drugs and alcohol...he has since returned to prison...


15 posted on 04/23/2011 11:13:08 AM PDT by awoodpd13
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To: denydenydeny

“I am loath to press for new laws in general. But I’m seeing more and more of this type of thing and if transplant committees won’t use common sense, it probably needs to be addressed by legislation”

This is one reason I have now taken myself off of the donor check off on my drivers license. I’m tired of being fed this pc human rights crap when people who are not human demand that I now give them my body parts.


16 posted on 04/23/2011 11:32:07 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Good!

Let the freshman class at SUNY get a bit of on the job training!


17 posted on 04/23/2011 11:33:42 AM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose lips sink ships!)
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To: dayglored

He is a “sex positive” rodent just like your average NY leftist. They rape women over 18 and he rapes them under.

Therefore, the vermin of NY are positively delighted to help out one of their own.


18 posted on 04/23/2011 11:55:30 AM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I hope the heart donor’s family never learn who their relative’s heart went to.


19 posted on 04/23/2011 12:52:14 PM PDT by supermop (queer learnings?)
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To: dayglored
How could spending 3/4 of a million dollars of upstate tax money on this worthless POS possibly be in the public interest?

Aren't all NY State taxpayers on the hook? Why not give him a compassionate parole, if NY has it?

20 posted on 04/23/2011 2:17:22 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I will do the operation and save the state a ton.


21 posted on 04/23/2011 2:43:30 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Actually, his three hots and a cot gets paid by...you guessed it..the TAXPAYER. And cable TV, medical care, psychiatric care, etc.

Boy am I in the wrong racket.


22 posted on 04/23/2011 3:26:57 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: prairiebreeze

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23 posted on 04/23/2011 5:12:45 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ("We need to be in it to win it, and if there's doubt we need to get out". -- Palin on Libya.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

NY could quietly give him a compassionate furlough and non-stop plane ticket to some other uber-liberal state (ummm like Hawaii) for medical ‘testing’, and have prison guards stay with him until he is ON that plane.

THen require that he return in 30 days or else have his sentence doubled. That would guarantee he never returns


24 posted on 04/23/2011 7:52:09 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: neverdem
> Aren't all NY State taxpayers on the hook?

Yes, they are. My error.

> Why not give him a compassionate parole, if NY has it?

Ummm, because a convicted child rapist is approximately the last person I feel compassion for?

I'd give him the choice of a) live out a shortened life in prison, or b) be executed now to save everyone the hassle.

Parole a child rapist? I don't think so... (or did you leave off your sarc tag?)

25 posted on 04/23/2011 10:33:01 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: palmer

We don’t have enough spare hearts to withhold what’s needed to trash a donor’s organ. The best we can do is pray that the recipients, particularly those who seem less worthy to our human eyes, will experience a total change of heart in every sense of the word.

A blessed Resurrection Day to everyone here and your loved ones!


26 posted on 04/23/2011 10:48:37 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Wouldn't be a problem if I was the warden. Just put him in with the other prisoners. They would take care of this scum bag fast.
27 posted on 04/24/2011 12:11:19 AM PDT by jarofants
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I think it’s ok if he donates his organs. Lets take them now.


28 posted on 04/24/2011 5:32:15 AM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Yes I know what the article is about. I just have an ironic wit that I use now and again.


29 posted on 04/24/2011 5:33:01 AM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: Joe Boucher
Child rapist should be hung...

I think if you asked around, more people would probably prefer he be castrated or that the child rapist is hanged

30 posted on 04/24/2011 5:39:20 AM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Just shoot the SOB. save the taxpayers $800 grand


31 posted on 04/24/2011 5:46:12 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I think they should remove his heart for a close exam to make sure he REALLY needs a transplant.


32 posted on 04/24/2011 6:04:07 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: The Theophilus

Thanks for the grammar lesson.


33 posted on 04/24/2011 6:15:33 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) " Crusade", I sort of like the sound of that.)
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To: dayglored; neverdem

For what it’s worth,I took his compassionate parole idea to mean if the rapist were paroled no more free heart.


34 posted on 04/24/2011 7:46:22 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
> For what it’s worth,I took his compassionate parole idea to mean if the rapist were paroled no more free heart.

Yep, I could see that but only as long as his parole is controlled (not just monitored) in such a way that he can do no harm. Child rapists and similar vermin have a very high rate of recidivism.

Then sure, let him figure out how to earn or otherwise legally acquire the $800K for himself, the exercise in walking the straight and narrow might do him good.

I still don't feel any compassion toward the guy; this is about saving a couple hundred grand in tax revenue for some more worthy use.

35 posted on 04/24/2011 2:04:27 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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