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Mother Of Murdered Teen Boy Outraged That ‘Alpha Dog’ Kidnapper Granted Parole
CBS Los Angeles ^ | October 18, 2013

Posted on 10/19/2013 11:00:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The mother of a teen boy kidnapped and murdered more than a decade ago is voicing her outrage that one of the defendants is about to be released from prison.

“I have lost a sense of justice. I have lost Nick all over again. It’s like him dying all over again,” Susan Markowitz told CBS2/KCAL9 reporter Randy Paige.

In August 2000, 15-year-old Nicholas Markowitz was kidnapped because of a drug debt his half brother owed a dealer named Jesse James Hollywood.

The innocent teen was held for three days, then tied up with duct tape and led to a shallow grave where he was shot nine times. Markowitz’s last days inspired the 2006 film “Alpha Dog,” which featured an A-list cast and garnered international attention.

Hollywood, considered the mastermind behind the brutal murder, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

The shooter, Ryan Hoyt, was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

Jesse Rugge, now 33, was convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in 2002.

“He walked my son up to the grave that was already dug. He walked him up and he duct-taped his hands behind his back and his feet together and told Nick, ‘I’m not going to hurt you,” Susan Markowitz said. “And Nick responded, ‘I know you won’t.’ How can you say that and then follow through after looking into those innocent eyes that are now crying…that’s a special kind of evil.”

This week the California state parole board granted Rugge’s request for parole. He is scheduled to be released Tuesday.

“It’s very upsetting to think he’s going to get out and get married because he has a fiancée and have babies,” Markowitz said.

“The things you always dreamed about for your son?” Paige said.

“Yes. He was my only child,” Markowitz said.

The state parole board declined Paige’s request for an on-camera interview, saying it’s policy not to comment on specific cases. The board said they based their decision on a finding that the prisoner “no longer poses an unreasonable risk of danger to the public.”

“What do you say to those who say everyone should get a second chance and that’s what the justice system is about. When you show that you are not a danger to society and you’ve learned your lesson should you have a chance to go free?” Paige said to Markowitz.

“I think that when it involves taking the life of another that you should forfeit yours,” said Markowitz, who said the parole board’s decision has denied her son the justice he deserves.

For more information about Nicholas Markowitz’s story and how his mother uses it to inspire positive change visit www.mystolenson.com.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: California
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1 posted on 10/19/2013 11:00:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That’s California for you. The home of freed killers and commies, wacko politicians, adulterers, druggies, Rap/Hip Hop gang murders, and Charles Manson wannabes.

Does God hate America so much that he cursed us with the leftists of California, or is this an aberration that has become “normal”?


2 posted on 10/19/2013 11:12:18 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

> Jesse Rugge ... sentenced to life with the possibility of parole in 2002.

> California state parole board granted Rugge’s request for parole. He is scheduled to be released Tuesday

Wait... what? So what does “without the possibility of parole” actually mean?


3 posted on 10/19/2013 11:23:57 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Does God hate America so much that he cursed us with the leftists of California, or is this an aberration that has become “normal”?

As far as I can see, starting in the early 70s the left-wing in this country began a concerted effort to take over the public school systems, both K-12 and universities, and also began to take over the major media institutions, both Hollywood and the TV networks.

Financial conservatives and libertarians aren't primarily concerned with social matters. And social conservatives have reacted by holding their noses and turning their backs on those institutions - a sure formula for defeat. The Left took over the educational system and Big Media by default, without a fight.

If social conservatives want their values to prevail in US culture and society, they have to get involved by becoming part of the biggest influences on culture and society - withdrawing and becoming insular isn't going to do it. Social conservatives should encourage interest by their kids in entering the entertainment and education fields - and not at specifically Christian institutions. Reach a critical mass at the major institutions and these young men and women will start to set the agenda for these institutions. It's how the Left won, and why they are setting the social agenda in this country.
4 posted on 10/19/2013 11:41:36 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: nickcarraway

I got buddies still rotting in federal prison just for smuggling boatloads of pot in the 80s

What bullshit

America....her flag is indeed upside down


5 posted on 10/19/2013 11:45:41 PM PDT by wardaddy
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Well, there’s an injustice that will hopefully be corrected.


6 posted on 10/20/2013 1:11:25 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: BinaryBoy
Read it again.

Rugge's sentence included the possibility of parole. In his case, life with "possible" meant 12 years.

7 posted on 10/20/2013 1:47:07 AM PDT by FredZarguna (The sequel, thoroughly pointless, derivative, and boring was like all James Cameron "films.")
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To: Gene Eric

Well, there’s an injustice that will hopefully be corrected.

8 posted on 10/20/2013 3:29:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (-)
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To: nickcarraway

When the parole board and the judge are held liable for thier stupidity this compasionate, he or she has been cured, or we dont have the money to lock them up anymore humanitarian think will end.


9 posted on 10/20/2013 5:14:47 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: nickcarraway

No jury will convict mom.


10 posted on 10/20/2013 5:16:25 AM PDT by lafarge
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To: FredZarguna

Aaaah. It was 2:23am.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 5:43:33 AM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

God doesn’t and never has hated America. The problem is that the majority of those living in America hate God. And neither he nor His influence will stay where they are not wanted. And that is where America finds itself today. If you think that things are bad now, just wait until tomorrow. Pull your belts tight because the ride is just starting.


12 posted on 10/20/2013 5:51:37 AM PDT by sport
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
That’s California for you.

Yeah, because this type of senseless violence just doesn't occur in the state you live in. /smh

13 posted on 10/20/2013 6:10:18 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: nickcarraway
We have a friend who's daughter was murdered when her boyfriend poured Drano down her throat. Whenever he is up for parole all their friends write letters to the parole board to keep the monster in there. So far so good.
14 posted on 10/20/2013 6:19:21 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: nickcarraway
This is unbelievable.

It's not like he murdered the kid in a barfight or that the kid was a bystander in a botched convenience store robbery.He murdered a helpless, restrained kid deliberately, in cold blood, after toying with him.

He is a stone cold psychopath.

It is simply a matter of time before he does something like this again. And there is no way the judge does not realize this.

15 posted on 10/20/2013 6:28:47 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
As far as I can see, starting in the early 70s the left-wing in this country began a concerted effort to take over the public school systems, both K-12 and universities, and also began to take over the major media institutions, both Hollywood and the TV networks.

Our ideological enemy at that time knew that we would not be defeated on the battlefield and that any one-on-one physical war would end with nuclear annihilation.

Better to tap into our psychology and manipulate our behavior via our beliefs and emotions.

The fittest survivor is not always the physically larger and stronger. No matter how fast and powerful the hardware, a little bug in the software will bring it down.

Convert enough hearts and minds and sooner or later your enemy will demonstrate the ancient wisdom that a house divided against itself cannot stand. We broadcast Radio Free America from the outside, but they countered with a long term plan from within.

Interestingly enough, that bug our enemy planted here killed them before it got us and now our roles are being reversed, as they recover while we succumb.

16 posted on 10/20/2013 8:07:09 AM PDT by GBA (Ezekiel ch. 7, verses 1-14...our consequences?)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Yes, you are right. In the 1920s, the influential Italian communist Antonio Gramsci wrote that in order to take over a country or a society, communists first had to take over its “institutions,” by which he meant the media, the education system, the universities, the legal profession, voluntary organisations and churches. Methodically, and slowly but surely, his idea was put into practice in our country. All of those very institutions have been taken over by the far Left in our country, and they are now taking us to our doom.


17 posted on 10/20/2013 9:27:30 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: mac_truck
The problem isn't so much the violence, but the disposition of the case.

But you are correct, parole boards suck all over the country.

18 posted on 10/20/2013 9:30:59 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

You sure are chucking a lot of stones around there sport...


19 posted on 10/20/2013 9:36:15 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: nickcarraway
Don't say anything. Kill the son of a b!tch as soon an he gets released.

That's what I would do if he killed one of my children.

20 posted on 10/20/2013 11:33:25 AM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: nickcarraway

We are beyond the days when we could expect justice from the Courts. I wouldn’t have said a word, I’d make sure he didn’t live too much longer though.


21 posted on 10/20/2013 12:46:53 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- <<http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: wardaddy

Your buddies were attempting to defraud the rulers of their share of the financial gains. That’s much different than committing an act of violence. Far more serious.


22 posted on 10/20/2013 12:50:09 PM PDT by B4Ranch (AGENDA: Grinding America Down ----- <<http://vimeo.com/63749370)
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To: B4Ranch

Pretty much


23 posted on 10/20/2013 5:00:10 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: SZonian

To #13 and #19:

My state of Virginia has crime, like every other state, but not on the scale of viciousness that is endemic to California.

Most of our horrible crimes are due to gangs, drugs, or psychos, but they are not a weekly occurrence.

When I read the crime articles here at FR and also the links to other crimes in the same city/area, I see that California ranks right up there with Philadelphia, E. St. Louis, Chicago, and Oakland, among other Democratic playgrounds.

From the website “philly.com, 4/27/2009, “Two held in killing of S. Phila. friends”. “The killers knew they had the wrong kids, according to police. But they shot anyway”.

Shooters, Anthony Stachell, 16 and Derek Barnes, 19. Victims Harvey Lewis, 15, “a cadet in the police Explorers program” and Dominque Smith, 18”.

“They showed no remorse, (Capt. James) Clark said.

The killers had a “beef” with “others in the area” so they assumed Lewis and Smith were in that group. When they saw that they weren’t, they killed them anyway, shot them in the back.

One example, even though old, of the viciousness of the crimes being committed on the streets of our cities and mainly in states that either do not have a death penalty, have one but don’t use it, or don’t execute teenagers.

Here in Virginia, we execute murderers, not let them out, that is unless Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat Thug from New York wins, in which case, its’ open season on humanity without any real punishment.

Read about the two killers in Florida who forged passes to get out of prisoner. Luckily there were caught today before they could kill anyone.

We do not take crime seriously in many parts of the US including California. Just found an old article about how the leftist politicians tried to postpone a case before the Supreme Court re the death penalty so that the anti-DP judge Bird might win the seat of Chief Justice of the California SC and abolish capital punishment.

The mindset that lets vicious killers live is a mindset that says that prison staff and medical personnel, and the people on the street, are fair game for those who have absolutely no respect for life, and who will kill again and again( inside the prison or if they escape), until they are killed.

We’ve had a couple cases like that in the DC area in the past (i.e. the murder of Dr. Halberstam by an escaped murderer who had also murdered his cellmate in a high security Chicago prison. If he had been executed for being the cold blooded killer that he was, two lives would have been saved.

[[PS: I’m not talking about circumstantial evidence case; only clearcut “he did it” ones]].

I have an AA (Certificate, equivalent to a degree) in Police Science and my son is a federal police officer. I’ve worked on a federal Organized Crime Task Force (the Gottis and Gambinos, among others), as well as a major terrorism case. I know something about crime and I know that we are no dealing with it the way it should be done, just like we refused to fight in Vietnam (I was there), Iraq (my son fought there)(until Fallujah II), and Afghanistan.

It is the unrealistic mindset of too many Americans that are placing us all in harms way, while those who do the planning live in gated communities and Ivory Towers, or have govt provided body guards.

The rest of us are often left to fend for ourselves.


24 posted on 10/20/2013 9:48:58 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: nickcarraway

How long before these judges and parole board members are treated like the monsters they are??


25 posted on 10/20/2013 9:57:31 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Social conservatives should encourage interest by their kids in entering the entertainment and education fields

encouraging your kids to sleep their way onto TV?

The media doesn't hire people who doesn't share their "values", they will blacklist them.

26 posted on 10/20/2013 9:59:25 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
encouraging your kids to sleep their way onto TV?

Young men and women who have been raised well do not discard every guiding principle they've been brought up with the instant they interview for a media job. Encourage kids who are interested in writing, producing, directing, as well as acting. Encourage kids who are interested the business of media - entertainment law, entertainment management. Those are the positions of influence and power.

The media doesn't hire people who doesn't share their "values", they will blacklist them.

Media job interviews don't include questions about values. Very few job interviews of any type do.
27 posted on 10/20/2013 11:42:25 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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