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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Pick Me For That Jury

An attorney for the alleged kidnapper of those two boys---the one who was held for four years and the more recent victim---has apparently rejected a plea deal that was offered because, among other things, it included several consecutive life sentences (as well it should). The attorney is quoted as saying, "Let's see what 12 people can decide. Because I think we can do far better with a jury. You've heard one side of the story. That's it. At trial, both sides are going to come out."

Both sides?

You mean there's a side that could possibly, possibly justify kidnapping a young boy, depriving him of life as he knew it and forever changing life as it might have been? You mean there's a side that could possibly excuse and pardon the anguish and horror that the families involved suffered, not to mention the fear and terror of a boy stolen?

Excuse me if I find that side to be a non-weight-bearing side.

7 Comments:

Blogger bryan torre said...

I'm doubting this is the case here, but just as a hypothetical about the older boy:
what if he had been living in a crack house with tweaker parents who beat him, and he spent all his time hanging out at the kidnapper's house anyway, and the kidnapper was going to move away and the boy cried and said "please take me with you"?

8:07 AM, March 09, 2007

 
Blogger jay are said...

I'd help him pack his bags I reckon. Maybe we can hope that happens now and then but unfortunately (fortunately), from all accounts, nothing could be further from that truth in this case.

10:40 AM, March 09, 2007

 
Blogger unca said...

"...what if he had been living in a crack house with tweaker parents who beat him, and he spent all his time hanging out at the kidnapper's house anyway, and the kidnapper was going to move away and the boy cried and said "please take me with you"?
---Wow, does that take me back.

6:39 AM, March 10, 2007

 
Blogger mamacita said...

Shame on you, Unca!

3:00 PM, March 10, 2007

 
Blogger mreddie said...

It boggles my mind as to what possible motive they could even offer for justification. It makes me angry that so many criminals seem to get away with the wrong they do - but I do take comfort in the fact that there is a just Judge in the end. ec

3:36 PM, March 10, 2007

 
Blogger Ev said...

he needs to have his testicles removed with a pitchfork and should be made to eat them just before he gets raped repeatedly by a gang of well-hung crazy people.

9:23 AM, March 15, 2007

 
Blogger jay are said...

I had to laugh, ev, though it's no laughing matter...that would be justice indeed, would it not?

1:50 PM, March 15, 2007

 

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