7:33 P.M. Better than A Stanley Cup final game 7 !!! …

Last night , around 6:00 news time .. My buddy Lar and I were thinkin’ about this Rafferty case in the courts … The jury was sequestered , thus the media could then release information ( evidence ) that was otherwise , up until that point in time , ruled incorrectly obtained by the police …

Those details , I feel … Were very pertinent to the outcome of the case … When Lar and I heard the jurors were taking some time to come to a decision … And FOUR times stood before the judge for the clarification of the letter of the law … We ( VERY BRIEFLY ) were concerned … We both knew this was a no brainer … And hoped the legal system wouldn’t fuck it up ! … But as we waited , we both figured that the jury just wanted to get everything done to the letter … They had their decision …

They just didn’t want LAWYERS to fuck it up !!! …

I hit the computer room before the news came on around 9:00 p.m. about the verdict .. But Lar was so ecstatic about the news he ventured up the stairs to let me know … That’s how passionate we both felt about this …

I read this story today , perusing the news as I always do … The first half of this individual’s thoughts ( from the Ottawa Citizen ) I agree with completely … But then he tails off to the bleeding heart socialist , ‘ holier than thou ‘ , type of misguided logic !! …

Thus his writings begin …

… For many Canadians , the verdict on Michael Rafferty was welcome but almost immaterial. The trial’s brutal revelations about the crime he was convicted of Friday … The 2009 murder of Tori Stafford , already confessed to by Terri-Lynne McClintic … Were so horrific … And , verdict aside , the grim impact was already made … Anyone who followed the trial over the last two months would feel sick either way …

Given the details … The horrific violation of the child , the cruelty casually visited on her , the terrible indignities done to her small body and , every day , images of that sweet face …

How could anyone not feel sick ? …

AND FURIOUS !!!! …

Contrast that with the vacuous faces of those two … Creeps whose humanity seems so far below normal you wonder what rock they crawled out from under …


And you feel something like rage … Messed-up childhoods ?!! … SO WHAT !!! … You wish them nothing but pain … The more excruciating and protracted , the better … If only , you think , we still had the death penalty …

But we do not …

We have not , effectively , for the past 50 years … And people like McClintic and Rafferty …
( Not to mention Paul Bernardo , Clifford Olson and every other lower life form who ever butchered the sweet , smiling innocence of kids ) shake our beliefs to their very foundations … No matter how passionate our conviction that capital punishment is wrong … We look at these grotesque parodies of humanity and find ourselves thinking that what we’d really like is to see the bastards hang …

MORBNOTE I ; How much money did it cost us to keep Cliff’s sorry ass alive ?!! … Fortunately , he’s dead ! … Although it cost us about 150 thousand a year for 30 odd years to keep the piece of shit alive !!! … To keep the sick asshole fed , housed and protected !! … While LAWYERS , paid for by the public , argued for HIS ‘ rights ‘ !!! …

OOooh … Take a breath … Calm down … Carry on …

… But Paul , Karla and Colonel shithead are still alive and costing us money !!! … WE KNOW THEY ARE GUILTY !!! .. This is no Milgarrd case !!! …

On with the article …

That’s why a recent public opinion survey on capital punishment , an Angus Reid/Toronto Star poll suggesting 63 per cent of Canadians think the death penalty is sometimes warranted , is hardly surprising. That’s why Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boivenu’s impulsive comment last February was so understandable. Boisvenu , whose daughter was raped and murdered in 2002 , said that serial murderers should be given rope to hang themselves with in prison … It is natural and instinctive , this desire for revenge , for meting out hurt when hurt has been given … To react horribly to those who have committed horrors is not only understandable but symmetrical in the logic of human psychology …

And yet , crazily enough , that doesn’t make it right … It especially doesn’t make it right as a foundation of justice based on transcendent values. That’s something to reflect on as we ponder the fate of a little girl’s murderer , or murderers … It’s also something to reflect on as the current Conservative government chips away at Canada’s once-strong international stance on capital punishment. Suddenly , this country no longer appears too bothered when its citizens find themselves on death row in , say , the United States … At the moment , lawyers for two such Canadians … One in Montana ( on death row for nearly 30 years now ) and one in Indiana … Have expressed dismay at the tepid response of the Canadian government , once so forceful internationally in its opposition to the death penalty …

Because capital punishment can be so emotionally satisfying , it can feel like the right thing … But in every other way , it is profoundly , tragically wrong …

MORBNOTE II ; Your misguided opinion only ….

The well-worn arguments are as relevant as ever. As we know , in sad cases from Steven Truscott to David Milgaard , wrongful convictions happen , miscarriages of justice that could only be made exponentially worse by state execution … Nor is capital punishment a deterrent , according to the experts …

‘ In light of the massive amount of evidence before us ,’ observed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall as far back as 1972 , ‘ I see no alternative but to conclude that capital punishment cannot be justified on the basis of its deterrent effect … ‘

MORBNOTE III ; It’s not meant to be a ‘ deterrent ‘ to society …

… It’s meant to rid society of A DEFECTIVE ASSHOLE !!! … And how do you come to the conclusion that some lawyer that became a judge , PRACTICING doctor , or any other person is ‘ an expert ‘ on this topic ?!!! …

Back to the article …

And the final terrible truth is this … Killing the killer does not restore the victim … Period.

MORBNOTE IV ; SO FUCKIN’ WHAT ?!!! … His victim is gone .. SO SHOULD HE / SHE !!! … Why must we all pay to keep defective human beings alive ?!! … From which ivory tower are these decisions made ?!!! …
This is where this writer lost me …

Despite its fleeting homage to vengeance , it accomplishes nothing either practical or morally defensible … Being opposed to capital punishment is not about coddling murderers … Especially if we can get our system to start handing out ‘ life ‘ sentences that really mean ‘ for life ‘ …

Nor is it about forgiving them , though some family survivors have offered deeply moving testimonials to the power of forgiveness and its healing potential … Still , only those who have suffered such an unspeakable loss have the spiritual authority to speak cogently to that …

What we can all speak to , however , is the issue of morality and justice … If , as a society , we condemn murder because it is the wilful taking of another’s life , we have no choice but to condemn those acts of wilful killing sanctioned by the state and carried out in our name …

MORBNOTE V ; AND THIS IS A BIG ONE FOR ALL YOU FUCKERS AGAINST CAPITOL PUNISHMENT !! … So read carefully !!! … If you are so concerned about ‘ the state ‘ taking a life … And that’s your biggest concern … Other humans ending the life of another human … Then what’s your fucking answer to those that violate that sanctity ?!!! … RAPING … MURDERING ?!!! …

Dressing them up with chaplains , witnesses and the sombre rituals of the state does not alter their reality … Being in favour of the death penalty is easy … With the image of an eight-year-old’s dazzling grin stuck in your head …

It’s the easiest response in the world …

Seeing it for the morally unacceptable option it is , though …

That is one tough slog … And still crucial …

Final MORBNOTE ; BULLSHIT PAL !! … Ya started off well …

Then ya crawled up your own ass !! … Wouldn’t happen to be from Kbec would ya ?!!! …

Hope ya have a solid grasp of my point of view …

via Fighting the desire for revenge.

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