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    Just in case you forgot...

    Just in case you forgot what most people think cops are worth:

    Mumia Abu Jamal murdered a Philadelphia cop, Daniel Faulkner in 1981. He was sentenced to the death penalty. Over the last several decades he's garnered a huge following of celebrities and politicians advocating for him and dragging out his sentence which has yet to be fulfilled. 30 years, sentence not carried out.

    In 1989 Troy Davis murdered Mark MacPhail, a cop trying to help the homeless man Davis was beating for a beer. Last night, Davis finally made his court appearance with a Higher Authority. But not without the wailing and gnashing of teeth by celebrities and politicians including President Carter. Carter even claimed the death penalty is "unjust and outdated." 22 years for justice.

    In 1998, James Byrd was chained to a truck and dragged, dying a horrible death at the hands of three men, including Lawrence Brewer. Brewer also made his final court appearance last night for trial by a Higher Authority. Not a peep from Jimmy Carter, Susan Sarandon et al about the death penalty being "unjust and outdated." 13 years to execution, I guess a lack of celebrity help speeds things up. (Don't get me wrong, Brewer is an oxygen thief who got what he deserved.)

    In case you're keeping score, the death penalty as applied to cop killers is unjust, outdated, and should be abolished. But it is apparently justice when applied to white supremacists.

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    Good post Xiphos.
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    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    Just in case you forgot where you stand. Stay safe and watch your back. Watch your brother and sister's backs too. We have to look out for each other, if we don't nobody will.
    Good points.
    I must have missed the media coverage of Brewer's execution and the vigils.
    The victim LEOs and their families are almost portayed as the bad guys by the media and supporters of the convicted in the cases you mentioned.
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    Jury pools and local bias

    From Xiphos post above: ".....In case you're keeping score, the death penalty as applied to cop killers is unjust, outdated, and should be abolished. But it is apparently justice when applied to white supremacists...."



    David Lewis Rice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Perhaps Maclean, Car 4, or Morris have more direct knowledge of this Seattle/King Co. 1985 case known as the Goldmark murder case. Goldmark was a liberal lawyer, and leader in the progressive climate of the Big City. At the end of the trial the Seattle jury wasted no time getting a reservation for Rice with Washington's Hangman. Did not take that jury long to send Rice, a wanna-be (white) Nazi & loser to Walla Walla for execution. The usual anti death penalty forces (print and TV media, whiners, etc) were pretty much silent. This loser (Rice) murdered the family of one of "THEM", so the gallows became more "appropriate" for him.

    Unfortunately Rice was commuted to life due to a trial error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    In case you're keeping score, the death penalty as applied to cop killers is unjust, outdated, and should be abolished. But it is apparently justice when applied to white supremacists.
    That's because white supremacists are scum, deranged, dangerous people with a dangerous demented agenda. (which they are)
    Cop killers are just misunderstood products of their environments and cops are expendable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    cops are expendable.
    Yep.
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

    I intend to go in harm's way. -John Paul Jones

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    Here in Memphis they will typically drop assault charges on an officer ( misdemeanor ) but if it is someone from the private sector they have to have the victims permission. I have even heard a judge say it was just part of the job. the fellow that ran over my partner and drug him about 20 ft. got a whopping 4 months. I am sick of the catch and release program with p.o.c. getting time served and returned to the streets.


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