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Child Molester Killed At Folsom State Prison
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Posted on 03/02/2012 6:24:27 PM PST by Arthurio

FOLSOM (CBS13) — A man serving 25 years to life for sexually assaulting a child was killed Saturday morning at Folsom State Prison.

Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing type weapon, according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacramento.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agoodstart; childrape; folsom; killed; molestor; moralabsolutes; pedophile
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1 posted on 03/02/2012 6:24:31 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Other than keeping accurate accounts, why does anyone care?


2 posted on 03/02/2012 6:26:52 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: Arthurio
There is honor among thieves.
3 posted on 03/02/2012 6:27:22 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Arthurio

Good.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 6:28:43 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: occamrzr06
Other than keeping accurate accounts, why does anyone care?

So that the family that put the hit out can be assured to deposit the money in the correct account.

5 posted on 03/02/2012 6:29:17 PM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Arthurio

We should care why???


6 posted on 03/02/2012 6:29:25 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Arthurio

IN truth, probably some some of Queer Lover Prison Triangle eruption, as opposed to any righteous outrage over his crimes.


7 posted on 03/02/2012 6:31:47 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Arthurio

The killer should get a few years knocked off of his sentence.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 6:32:14 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: lightman

The guy who killed him probably raped and killed two women.


9 posted on 03/02/2012 6:32:19 PM PST by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: Arthurio

Where is that hand clapping people picture?


10 posted on 03/02/2012 6:32:57 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN SQUADS is again on the move.)
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To: Arthurio

And?


11 posted on 03/02/2012 6:34:53 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Arthurio

Wow. Wonder if the ACLU will step in and sue all of the criminals. Poor guys civil rights had to be abused somehow. I am sure they can come up with some BS.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 6:35:28 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: Arthurio

Another soul consigned to an eternity in hell for destroying some child’s life, I weep not.


13 posted on 03/02/2012 6:35:50 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Arthurio

——Folsom State Prison is a medium-security facility that houses more than 3,100 inmates. It opened in 1880 and is the second-oldest prison in California.——

Wow....I didn’t know that...1880 !

Child molester took a dirt nap??? I cared for a whole nanosecond


14 posted on 03/02/2012 6:38:15 PM PST by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Arthurio

Wow great way to start the week end


15 posted on 03/02/2012 6:39:19 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Arthurio

I would like to shake the hand of the inmate who killed the molester. He saved the California tax payers tons of money.


16 posted on 03/02/2012 6:39:36 PM PST by Nitehawk0325 (Conservatives over liberals every time. No discussion, no argument, no liberals)
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To: occamrzr06
I care, given the absolutely ghastly laws in California for anyone accused of this, the fact he was probably not allowed to provide any kind of defense, and the extreme likelihood that compelling exculpatory evidence was excluded as “work product” odds are he did not get a fair trial. In all likelihood, he was given a plea bargain but because he was was innocent he foolishly decided to fight this. Big mistake if you don't happen to have a fortune in the bank! You have no idea how evil this whole money-making scam is, but watch out, you never know, the spoiled brat down the street might accuse you because she got caught driving the family car while drunk, or has some other hidden motivation.
17 posted on 03/02/2012 6:40:02 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: Arthurio

“...I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die...”


18 posted on 03/02/2012 6:42:57 PM PST by meyer (Fluke - the new "F" word)
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To: Arthurio

Justice was apparently done inside the justice system but not by the justice system.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 6:43:52 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: erkelly

You raise a valid point, Erkelly!


20 posted on 03/02/2012 6:48:56 PM PST by meyer (Fluke - the new "F" word)
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To: Arthurio
Original crime captured on videotape; earthly justice courtesy Folsom.
21 posted on 03/02/2012 6:51:00 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Arthurio

Wow. Democrats are really starting to turn on each other.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 6:51:32 PM PST by FerociousRabbit
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To: Arthurio

Ah, some good news. Thanks for posting.


23 posted on 03/02/2012 6:53:54 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Arthurio

Ah, some good news. Thanks for posting.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 6:54:10 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Arthurio

Ah, some good news. Thanks for posting.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 6:54:10 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Arthurio

I don’t know this guy’s case, but there is a certainly a history of people falsely accused of this crime. Look up McMartin Preschool, Wanatchee sex abuse, God knows what else.

Here’s a Wikipedia listing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day-care_sex-abuse_hysteria#Fells_Acres_Day_Care_Center

Note that MANY, MANY, people were convicted of this crime and found innocent when the evidence was based on an OWS type with a chip on her shoulder pushing children to “say the right thing”.

Perhaps this guy deserved what he got...but many, many, others have had their lives RUINED simply because they worked with kids.


26 posted on 03/02/2012 7:00:56 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: Arthurio

I personally know three correctional officers at Folsom, 2 males..1 female.

All are very professional but I am very careful when I joke with them because one never knows when they may break. Not to say that they are lose cannons, just under extreme pressure at work.

They really are a lot of fun at parties.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 7:01:41 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: erkelly

Not this time. Guy was a monster.

Leonard, 44, was serving a term of 25 years to life after being convicted in 1998 in Orange County of torture, aggravated sexual assault on a child and child abuse, prison spokesman Lt. Paul Baker said. His abuse of a 14-month-old girl was captured on videotape.

The Register reported that, in May 1997, after the girl’s mother noticed bruises on her body, baby sitter Lisa Leonard installed a video camera in the living room, hoping to find that the bruises were a result of the girl climbing out of her playpen. Lisa Leonard instead heard the child’s screams in video footage that showed her husband punching the girl in the stomach with a fist, banging her head against the playpen and molesting her.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 7:03:54 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: erkelly

You do make a valid point, but he was convicted in 1998, not like it was yesterday and he never got his day in court.

He was probably offed for crossing another inmate.


29 posted on 03/02/2012 7:09:30 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: KansasGirl

When I read your post I wonder why it took them 13 years to do away with this POS.


30 posted on 03/02/2012 7:12:15 PM PST by Venturer
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To: erkelly

What flavor of Kool-Aid have you been drinking? Do you have any supportive facts to support your “ghastly” diatribe or are you just speculating? Your imagined on-going scenario is ridiculous. Quoting you post, “absolutely ghastly”, probably not allowed”, “extremely likelihood”, “odds are”, “in all likelihood”, pretty much support MY theory that you are ranting, for reasons best left to you for explanation.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 7:14:05 PM PST by fuzzthatwuz
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To: doc1019
Another soul consigned to an eternity in hell

The killer? Or the victim?

32 posted on 03/02/2012 7:17:43 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Arthurio
One down, thousands to go! Then he will meet the justice of God!
33 posted on 03/02/2012 7:19:47 PM PST by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: krb

Did you really have to ask that question, I mean, really!


34 posted on 03/02/2012 7:27:07 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: erkelly

Your points are well taken. Any more, the fact that someone has been convicted of a crime merely means that they have been convicted.

I sometimes wonder if inmates like having the accused child molester to look down upon in order to feel good about themselves for having standards. Same goes for the “deadbeat dad” scenario.

Yes, we do not want an unsafe person around our children (I admit I look when considering a move), but we should keep in mind the range of circumstances that can lead to a charge of either, and the ex post facto nature of many laws regarding them. But at least we can say “I am thankful that I am not like that publican over there...”


35 posted on 03/02/2012 7:27:23 PM PST by Apogee
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To: TribalPrincess2U
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36 posted on 03/02/2012 7:29:16 PM PST by peggybac
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To: Arthurio
lets hope it was a learning experience...
37 posted on 03/02/2012 7:29:35 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Arthurio

It is sad that very low felons need to execute the justice that “decent Americans” just won’t do.

Child sexual predators should get the death penalty. I refer not to statutory rapists but child molesters.


38 posted on 03/02/2012 7:41:09 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: erkelly; wagglebee; little jeremiah

Link to support your NAMBLA talking point rant?

Pedophile dirt nap ping.


39 posted on 03/02/2012 8:07:16 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: erkelly
the fact he was probably not allowed to provide any kind of defense, and the extreme likelihood that compelling exculpatory evidence was excluded as “work product” odds are he did not get a fair trial.

You could not be more dead wrong about any of your assumptions regarding this case.

40 posted on 03/02/2012 8:13:20 PM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: fuzzthatwuz

I do a lot of work with this, I know whereof I speak. Do you? Both sides? Do you know anyone who has ever been accused, have you tried to help him (or her) or do you even believe in the presumption of innocence. Or are you fashionable, politically correct, and reflexively take the side of the one who probably has a very good reason to lie? In all likelihood, the accuser is already delinquent and looking for a way out a bad jam she (or sometimes he) has gotten herself into. Are you just a chump with no common sense who will believe whatever you are told by that child who has all the attention in the world showered upon her, and is treated like she is some sort of fragile saint who is incapable of lying, whose every word is and always was nothing but the truth? Do you have any idea of how heady that is, what a hook that is for a young person? Indeed it encourages lying, it encourages other children to follow suit!

And have you considered what it is like for the accuser when she grows up, realizes the awful consequencies her lie has brought upon the innocent, and tries to retract? Have you stood in line on visiting day at Folsom prison, or Mule Creek, or any other California prison, and talked to a young woman who in so much pain because she falsely accused her father, and tried to retract at the time but was not strong enough to withstand the manipulations of a quack therapist who stood to make a lot of money, reinforced by the DDA who stood to to get a big bonus and maybe a promotion with a conviction.

A tormented young woman, whose life has also been overshadowed by this ungodly injustice, who may well have made suicide gestures, who may have spent time in mental institutions recovering from this ghastly “therapy” (and frequently gets sucked into a cult such as Mormons or scientology.) But now, by the grace of God has been delivered from this demonic lifestyle, has grown up, perhaps married and with children of her own, and finds she cannot do anything to help her father because of the unjustness of these laws?

Do you understand that in the real world factual innocence is not grounds for an appeal or a new trial? That many of these poor children are only believed when they accuse, and not believed when they grow up into adults and they retract, though the retraction is far more believable than the original lie? The system first rapes the ones they accuse, then the system rapes them when they retract.

(That being said, most families visiting prisons are very tight-lipped about these crimes for fear of their innocent loved ones lives being taken, but you can tell, you can tell by the mute shocked look in their eyes that their beloved law-abiding decent family members are locked away FOR NOTHING! And you tell the innocent from the guilty by the look of wounded innocence in their eyes.)

Take some time, inform youself! You have no idea what it is like for the poor victim of these young predators — and predators they are — utterly without a conscience — or vindictive ex-wives for that matter. There is a lot of money to be made from this and a lot of rising political careers (look at how Janet Reno got her start.) You cannot begin to imagine how corrupt the system is unless you care to inform yourself or you find yourself accused though you have done nothing. But then it is too late — even 40 years later you could be accused because some woman who is unhappy with her life decides to put herself in the hands of some recovered memory charlatan — it’s exciting for her, it’s fun to be a victim and everyone feeling sorry for her, there’s lots of money in it for the “victim” and her “therapist” — promotions for police detectives, bonuses for DDAs and reelection for the DA — but alas the fact that such a long time has passed is is not going to help you one little bit in your defense, it fact it works against you, because witnesses are long gone, even dead, paper work long thrown away, bank records, credit card receipts, etc., long expunged from the system and all you left is he said/she said; (sometimes of course it is the other way it is the woman who is accused.)

Further even if there is exculpatory evidence, odds are the judge won’t allow it — or allow you a decent defense — so if you are the accused you are probably going to lose unless you are very rich and can afford a team of top-notch attorneys to fight the nonsense. Take the plea bargain if this happens to you, you will get a much shorter sentence, (because the DA KNOWS it is a lie) protective administrative custody, and you won’t be murdered.

I sometimes think that the shadow of sharia law which is looming upon us might be a judgement from God upon us because we have allowed this to go on, we have made war on American men and boys, we refuse to think critically, we have irresponsibly failed to recognize the fact that a person who is accused of a crime — any crime — needs the full protection of the constitution -— we have forgotten the lessons of Salem witch trials, and now for some crazy reason we have decided that teenagers are incapable of lyingm that they make good witnesses, and could not possibly have a secret agenda!


41 posted on 03/02/2012 8:14:05 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: erkelly

I feel a ZOT coming you way shortly nube. Your username is quite appropriate for your defense of this dirtbag.


42 posted on 03/02/2012 8:16:41 PM PST by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Arthurio
A few years ago some one did a survey of the life expectancy of a child molester in prison.

The average was about 3 years if they were exposed to the general population in prison.

Now to read the story to see how long this guy lasted.

43 posted on 03/02/2012 8:18:55 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets
1998 he beat the average.
44 posted on 03/02/2012 8:24:20 PM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: BobL

see link in post #21. guy was video taped abusing a 14 month old.


45 posted on 03/02/2012 8:41:03 PM PST by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: MrEdd; erkelly

The sick subhuman criminal was videotaped.

All child molesters should be executed. The only shame is that taxpayers had to pay for his upkeep for 13 years. Of course, the worst shame is the poor child’s suffering. But since he did the crime, he should have been removed from the planet years ago, along with every other child molester.


46 posted on 03/02/2012 8:43:46 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: Arthurio

47 posted on 03/02/2012 8:43:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: erkelly
since none of your posts have any bearing in this specific case...

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read your posts.I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
48 posted on 03/02/2012 8:48:40 PM PST by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: erkelly
since none of your posts have any bearing in this specific case...

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read your posts.I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
49 posted on 03/02/2012 8:48:50 PM PST by stylin19a (time to Obamanos)
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To: EyeGuy

Or a racial attack...


50 posted on 03/02/2012 9:15:58 PM PST by Amberdawn
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