The idea that Manson comes up for parole....absolutely stinks. Shouldn't happen....ever.
“Young girls no longer will write to him”
WTF IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?
I strongly object to this wording.
It trivializes whatever torments he inflicted on this little girl. While her body was too decomposed to determine whether she was raped, strong evidence at the scene indicates she was.
The death penalty should be enforced within 48 hours of the judgement. Any appeals must be filed and heard within that time frame. Spurious appeals should result in fines or incarceration for the defense team.
The death penalty should not be subject to plea bargaining
The death penalty works...its just you have pro-Criminal groups clogging the system with repeated appeals and clemency requests
Now, you have so-called conservatives against the death penalty
With a fully-functioning death penalty....you will reduce the number of violent crimes. And, a quick execution works a lot better than a 30 yr wait (which you see in some cases)
I also would like to see less plea bargains. The system only benefits real criminals, and ends up busting a few who really didnt commit a crime, but are threatened into confessing into one
Yes, there are wrongful convictions and prosecutions...but we need to change the system...not the punishment. Remove prosecutorial and judicial immunity, and there will be less nonsense
Sorry, but I saw Klaas on a TV show and something about that man doesn’t smell right to me. Isn’t he a “step” father?
“So now the folks behind Proposition 34 argue that California’s death penalty is “too costly” and “broken beyond repair.” End the death penalty, they say, and Californians will save money on sentencing trials, costly appeals and “special death row housing.”
Come now, just skip all the liberal formalities. Then this could all be streamlined with a good pistol and a big furnace - and all this waste of human flesh could be disposed of in a month or less.
“A jury found Davis guilty and sentenced him to death in 1996.”
The real problem is that this man should have been executed in 1996. Thanks to legions of lawyers (who make good money off the government defending that which, in a moral and sane world, would be indefensible) and bleeding heart commies (who are either intentionally screwing up the courts to ensure the collapse of the US or are too stupid to understand that there are only two ways to deal with two legged predators- lock them up or kill them) what should be a simple process fails to do its job.
This trial resulted in one of the most horrific legal abuses I have ever seen.
The evidence was damning, the criminal was clearly guilty, and as the jury was departing to reach their decision, the defendant flipped them off.
They quickly found him guilty. No problem as far as that goes. Then a juror shot his mouth off, ruining the whole trial.
“I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt until he flipped us off, then I knew he was guilty.”
An no, the judge neither granted a mistrial, nor did he punish the juror.
Here’s a better idea. That the US Senate and House Judiciary Committees reform the federal bench (they can do this), in several ways.
1) Limit death penalty appeals to major constitutional questions about the trial. No unrelated arguments. All appeals from a given defendant must be consolidated, and unless there is misconduct on the part of the judge, police, prosecutor, defense attorney or jury, cases are to be returned to the lower court for reconsideration, instead of overturning them outright.
2) All appeals move to the head of the federal court docket, and each side, and the court, may use a single, 30 day trial delay. Execution stays are limited to 5 business days.
3) States are considered competent to carry out an execution by whatever means and mode they deem appropriate.
4) Federal death penalty cases are just a mess and need a complete rewrite.
In Colonial times, if you were convicted of murder, you were usually hanged within a few days or weeks after sentencing (including appeals). Then the lawyers and other bleeding hearts got involved and came up this the hideous system we have in current days. Justice postponed is justice denied.