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California authorities deny state's first medical parole case (1998 rapist)
LA Times ^ | 5/30/11 | Tony Perry

Posted on 05/31/2011 9:55:13 AM PDT by Libloather

California authorities deny state's first medical parole case
A quadriplegic inmate serving a 150-year term for kidnapping, beating and raping a San Diego woman in 1998 will not be released to the care of family members under a new law, parole board rules.
By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2011

Reporting from San Diego— The reasoning seemed disarmingly simple: In a time of fiscal crisis and over-crowded prisons, why should California spend hundreds of millions of dollars retaining prisoners so sick, aged, paralyzed or otherwise infirm that they are no longer a threat to the public?

And so the Legislature passed a bill to permit medical paroles as both a humanitarian gesture and a way to save money for the state.

**SNIP**

A knife attack in prison in 2001 severed Martinez's spinal cord, leaving him a quadriplegic. His medical expenses cost the state more than $600,000 a year. When he was in a medical facility outside the prison, the cost of round-the-clock guards exceeded $800,000 a year.

His family — his father is a retired firefighter, his mother a former business executive — is ready to take him home and provide care.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ca; california; medical; parole Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Libloather

His junk is dead. Keeping this guy incarcerated to the tune of $600,000 a year, when he’s imprisoned in his own broken body is beyond stupid.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 9:58:05 AM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: Libloather

Release the guy that shived him.


3 posted on 05/31/2011 10:00:19 AM PDT by Larry381 (If in doubt, shoot it in the head and drop it in the ocean!)
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To: Libloather

Push him out the door! 600K to keep him? How many dangerous scumbags would that amount keep in prison?


4 posted on 05/31/2011 10:04:11 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Libloather

Doesn’t seem likely he’ll rape anybody else.


5 posted on 05/31/2011 10:04:29 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Libloather
He's a big time burden to the tax payers...

He's as dangerous as a rubber chicken.

Cut this AH loose.

6 posted on 05/31/2011 10:13:34 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: Libloather

I think he paid his price..


7 posted on 05/31/2011 10:15:09 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Melas
His junk is dead.

His mouth still works.

A state board on Tuesday denied medical parole to a convicted rapist who has been a quadriplegic since he was attacked in prison 10 years ago, arguing that the inmate's verbal threats in prison to female staffers proves he would still pose a threat to public safety if he were to be released.

http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-05-25/news/29584664_1_ken-karan-medical-parole-commitment-offense

8 posted on 05/31/2011 10:15:15 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Begs the question: why didn’t the freak get the death penalty?

Answer: because he is in the People’s Republic of Kali-fornia.


9 posted on 05/31/2011 10:16:59 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: subterfuge
Begs the question: why didn’t the freak get the death penalty? Answer: because he is in the People’s Republic of Kali-fornia.

Yeah, California is so easy on criminals....A quadriplegic serving a 150-year prison term......lol.

BTW, he was not convicted of murder.

11 posted on 05/31/2011 10:21:29 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: jmaroneps37

If they release him he will still be paid for by the taxpayer. In the stead of the County Corrections paying his tab, Medicare or SSDI will pay.

Gas him, and everyone wins.


13 posted on 05/31/2011 10:30:41 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: dragnet2

He’ll still be a burden on society.


14 posted on 05/31/2011 10:34:54 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: subterfuge
Begs the question: why didn’t the freak get the death penalty? Answer: because he is in the People’s Republic of Kali-fornia.

Yeah, California is so easy on criminals....A quadriplegic serving a 150-year prison term......lol.

BTW, he was not convicted of murder.

were you on the jury smart-ass?

Smart ass? You do not want to get into a name calling thing with me. Capiche?

In addition, you might be a little slow, but one does not need to be on a jury to know what a suspect was charged with, convicted of, or what their sentence was.

15 posted on 05/31/2011 10:40:36 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: driftdiver

Yep, but he’s a much bigger burden while in the joint.


16 posted on 05/31/2011 10:43:27 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: subterfuge

Why so angry?


18 posted on 05/31/2011 10:45:10 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: dragnet2

Not angry in the least.


19 posted on 05/31/2011 10:47:05 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Libloather
A prime example of who should be let out and they fail to do it.

"I'll bite your legs off!!!!

"

20 posted on 05/31/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Socialism works great until capitalism starts to falter)
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To: subterfuge

???


21 posted on 05/31/2011 10:49:33 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: subterfuge
were you on the jury smart-ass?

I’ve got all day dipshit.

I'm...Not angry in the least.

lol..

Do you happen to understand one does not need to be on a jury to know what a suspect was charged with, convicted of, or what their sentence was?

22 posted on 05/31/2011 10:50:22 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: jmaroneps37; Melas
Y'all gotta keep in mind that 600K annually is "Government Bookkeeping Speak", just as in the cost of waging wars, etc.

The prisons are built, his keepers are there anyway, and those costs go on whether or not he's imprisoned......just the way people don't seem to fathom that our military costs are pretty much the same, no matter where the troops are stationed.

Keep him right where he is.

23 posted on 05/31/2011 10:56:02 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: dragnet2
Do you happen to understand one does not need to be on a jury to know what a suspect was charged with, convicted of, or what their sentence was?

No kidding? Wow! Are you able to comprehend that the details of any case determine what a likely sentence for criminal activity is? Did you read ALL, or any of, the testimony?

At least everyone will now know you feel a person convicted of rape and kidnapping and beating and innocent person is getting a light sentence of 150 years. Here is a clue for you. The man was likely trying to MURDER the woman and the jury and judge heard that. But if you prefer to take the words of the LA Times at face value and believe the man simply "beat" her, then be my guest.

24 posted on 05/31/2011 11:04:56 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: ErnBatavia
The prisons are built, his keepers are there anyway, and those costs go on whether or not he's imprisoned.

You're forgetting the astronomical costs to the tax payers for his health care while in prison. A rubber chicken would be more a threat in this particular case. This guys life is basically already over. Even if ya opened his cell door, he couldn't leave....

25 posted on 05/31/2011 11:05:43 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: ErnBatavia

It’s expensive to keep a quad, no matter how you slice it. Barring that, it’s no secret that those who are forced to live in the prison hospital cost us an arm and a leg. He’s not capable of causing trouble, let his family have him and save the cash.


26 posted on 05/31/2011 11:06:29 AM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: subterfuge
The man was likely trying to MURDER the woman

It might be a total surprise you, but trying to murder someone and actually murdering someone, are two very different things.

27 posted on 05/31/2011 11:08:32 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: subterfuge

He got sent to prison where he was paralyzed for life. I’d say that he wound up with life. Let him go. He’s never going even going to have the freedom to wipe his own ass. There is no reason to keep this one behind bars.


28 posted on 05/31/2011 11:08:58 AM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: driftdiver

Yup. He’ll qualify for all kinds of “po, po, pitiful me” assistance from the govt.


29 posted on 05/31/2011 11:21:03 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free

He already does, and then some due to being incarcerated.

His folks are professionals, and can share the cost.


30 posted on 05/31/2011 11:43:10 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: dragnet2

That’s true, but they will still collect a pretty penny. Too bad the cockroach didn’t die from his wound.


31 posted on 05/31/2011 11:47:57 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Libloather
If we imprisoned every one who had a mouth on them we'd have no one outside prison walls.

Sparing some future 'hurt feelings' is not worth $600,000 a year to the taxpayers for housing a quadriplegic.

32 posted on 05/31/2011 12:53:33 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Ignores War Powers, law by auto-pen, 70 golf rounds, 'unexpected' economic news. 4 more yrs?)
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To: ErnBatavia
The prisons are built, his keepers are there anyway, and those costs go on whether or not he's imprisoned.

That $600K is for his individual health care alone. The regular prison stuff, which you talk about as money spent whether he's there or not, is an added $200K.

33 posted on 05/31/2011 12:56:24 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Ignores War Powers, law by auto-pen, 70 golf rounds, 'unexpected' economic news. 4 more yrs?)
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