Well...when your son killed the guy, he sure didn't take his life very seriously.
posted on 01/05/2003 8:59:07 AM PST
Did they happen to mention where one could aquire the aforementioned ties?
"That's when it really hit me," Mr. Jacobs said. "These guys are out to kill my son. And they're making light of it."
No a-hole, these guys are out to win a conviction against your son. Your son is the only killer in that courtroom.
posted on 01/05/2003 9:02:23 AM PST
Yeah...a murderer has the audacity to be affronted by a neck tie.
posted on 01/05/2003 9:04:07 AM PST
Nevertheless, this is unprofessional and creates the wrong impression. Justice should be impartial and impersonal.
It is true that it may be necessary to execute guys like this, but we should not take pleasure in it. We would have been much happier if he had not committed the crime in the first place.
"...Jefferson Parish, which actually has a low murder rate...'
Well, no s**t!! If a potential killer KNOWS they are going to get him, it will deter him. This "not a deterent" myth was made up by anti-death penalty jerks who simply asked a bunch of prisoners if the threat of the death penalty would have stopped them from committing the crime(s) for which they were imprisoned.
This is truly Clintonian!! If your kid is a murderer, shift the discussion to something else. It speaks volumes about the kid's guilt that the only thing they could find was the prosecuter's tie.
"No, double sausage with breakfast is no problem, your arteries aren't going to have time to harden."
posted on 01/05/2003 9:12:41 AM PST
"I mean, who else got strung up?" he asked.
Well, a real quick search shows that in Indiana, prior to 1913, all executions were by hanging. I also found that up until the 1890s, hanging was the primary method of execution used in the United States, and that Washington and Delaware still use it - although another site indicates that New Hampshire also still uses it and yet another shows that Montana still has it - and that since 1976, three prisoners have been executed by hanging.
Oh, but you're trying to show some sort of racial motivation here. I don't see it - unless the prosecutors showed up in hoods or some such as that. Your son killed a man - how much kindness was there in that act?
"These guys are out to kill my son. And they're making light of it."
posted on 01/05/2003 9:16:48 AM PST
by M. Peach
I've never had a prosecuter do that to me. Of course, I've never murdered anyone either. Probably a connection there.
".... Mr. Jacobs, then 16, and a childhood friend, Roy Bridgewater, then 17, both black, burst into an occupied home in Marrero, a white suburb. The teenagers stole guns and jewelry and raced away in a minivan. When police entered the ransacked house, they found two people, a 45-year-old man and his 70-year-old mother, slumped on the bed, shot to death..."
"..."That's when it really hit me," Mr. Jacobs said. "These guys are out to kill my son. And they're making light of it."..."
If I could be at the execution of your piece of shit offspring, 'Mr.' Jacobs, you'd know what "making light of it" really looks and sounds like.
How did you raise your little savage, 'Mr.' Jacobs, that he could do what he did?
Shouldn't you be slumped in a corner, 'Mr.' Jacobs, nearly paralyzed with grief, self-hatred and overwhelming guilt?
Why are you embarrassing yourself like this 'Mr.' Jacobs?
Don't you have some rope? And a bucket? Isn't there a tree with a stout limb somewhere near where you lived?
See how good that sounds in the past tense, 'Mr.' Jacobs?
posted on 01/05/2003 9:20:51 AM PST
There is an interesting legal precedent wherein two male lovers of a woman arranged a meeting with her at a motel to discuss their conundrum.
One of them shot and killed her, and at the trial they both said that the other pulled the trigger. Since there was no way to prove which one did, they had to let them both go.
posted on 01/05/2003 9:21:00 AM PST
by M. Peach
The killer's pa will use this to get unfavorable decision overturned. He's just laying the groundwork.
posted on 01/05/2003 9:23:47 AM PST
Yet prosecutors in Jefferson Parish, which actually has a low murder rate, are not alone in what apparently is a relish for capital punishment. It seems to be part of prosecutorial machismo in many places, especially in the South
After reading this, I checked the source (Slimes) and stopped reading. By that time, I heard everything I wanted to hear.
I'd have a problem with this if it was a clip-on.
" simply the latest proof of a racially tinged, bloodthirsty culture ....
"are not alone in what apparently is a relish for capital punishment. It seems to be part of prosecutorial machismo in many places, especially in the South. In East Baton Rouge, 75 miles away, the district attorney celebrates death sentences with office parties, replete with steak and Jim Beam. "
"Bloodthirsty culture,relish for capital punishment,prosecutorial machismo,especially in the South"- The NYT tries to paint a picture of the prosecutors as knuckle dragging,KKK members,who get aroused at the thought of the electric chair!! Did Maureen Dowd write this?? Maybe this pro criminal NYT writer should spend some time in a prosecutor's office. He'll see crime scene photos that will haunt him forever,he'll see the families ,especially the mothers of the victims, begging him to find justice for their child and maybe he can even go to the morgue and actually see the victim.And in many,many cases-the victims will be black.And when he goes to court,he can see a smirking,unrepetant and cocky defendant. Why do the eastern liberals at the NYT only demand justice for Matthew Shepard and not for an inner city teenager, who was stabbed in the back,because he refused to submit to a street robbery? Does the NYT only support the death penalty, if the victim was white and gay? Why does the NYT think it's wrong for the prosecutors to have a steak and a drink,after winning a case? Didn't OJ's Dream Team,do the same thing-now,that was offensive !
When Lawrence Jacobs walked into the courtroom a few weeks ago, he couldn't believe his eyes. There was a noose swinging from the prosecutor's chest.
"Don't do the crime if you can't do the time."
posted on 01/05/2003 1:10:09 PM PST
by Dan Day
I must insist on some royalties on these ties.
"I mean, these guys with their ties act like death is a joke," he said. "And that's what's crazy. They're the ones calling me a cold-blooded killer."
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