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That just makes me sick to my stomach.
Nothing to consider as far as the death penalty.
Send these two to the rifle range AS TARGETS.
The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".
I'd make an exception to my reluctance to physical torture for this unbelievable crime. ... these @#$% 's knew he was a Marine and killed him partially because of it! ????
I hope the young man didn't actually believe that having little cash on him made him any less of a target. He was targeted by being present, irrespective of what color his BVD's were or how much cash was in his wallet.On leave from the violence he had survived in the war in Iraq, a young Marine was so wary of crime on the streets of his own home town that he carried only $8 to avoid becoming a robbery target.
Proposed sentence: If convicted, send the two perpetrators to the "rec room" of the local VA hospital, lock the doors, then let the Marines deal with them in a manner they see fit.
Sounds like a hate crime to me. Wonder why no mention of that in the media?
A member of the primary perp's immediate family said, too loudly, at the sentencing ... '' It's not like the old guy was gonna live forever.'' Wrong thing to say ... cops had to physically stop the fight between families.
I think it extra heinous that these punks said that he didn't deserve to live becuase he had no money and was a marine. However, I don't want them to get the needle. I would rather hope that they get sent to federal prison and become some dude named tiny's woman.
It also greatly saddens me that here is this kid who made good after all the difficult things he had to go through and now becuase of some thugs. who are probably already in the system, shot him.
I hope they get death,but for those of you who think a throw down wallet will save you,this is a prime example you can be shot nomatter how much or how little you have
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
Sometimes 'cruel and unusual punishment' is the only fair punishment.
"If we loose Freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the Last Place on Earth!" Ronald Reagan
Disgusting account of how a hero was treated on his return.
killed a young unarmed marine... well why dont you let a very old well armed one deal out the justice .. slowly.. I learned from professionals. I promise it will take a day or two to finish my work.
Honor, Courage, Virtue. These are what makes a man.
"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps."
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1945