ORLANDO, Fla. -- A jury on Wednesday convicted the son of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on charges of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest stemming from an incident that occurred after a re-election party in November.Charles William Nelson, 31, faces a maximum penalty of six years in prison but could also get no jail time. Sentencing was scheduled for July 31 by Orange County Circuit Judge Stan Strickland. "While we are disappointed with the verdict, we respect our system of justice," said Sen. Nelson and his wife, Grace, in a statement issued in Washington. "And we love our son and support him during this difficult time in his life."
Jurors deliberated just a few hours Wednesday before returning the verdict. A misdemeanor charge of public intoxication was thrown out by Strickland, who said no evidence was introduced to support it. (Source.)
Friday, June 29, 2007
Woman Accused Of Killing Baby In Trash Chute. (Source)
Some things you read and cannot believe. If this is not a death sentence I do not know what is.
Truitt, 18, of Solon, Iowa, told police she hid her pregnancy from her parents and boyfriend. They were all staying at the Wyndham Resort in Pompano Beach when authorities found a bloody knife in the hallway and the newborns body in a trash bin June 2, said Broward County sheriff's officials.
At least someone found the bloody knife and did something about it or who would have ever known. Infanticide is the worst evil imaginable. I wonder how her parents feel.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Stanford psychology professor Philip Zimbardo,who conducted the experiment remarks, "Prisons are failed social-political experiments" that consistently bring out the worst in relations between people "because the public is indifferent to what takes place in secret there, and politicians use them, fill them up as much as they can, to demonstrate only that they are tough on crime. They are as bad for the guards as the prisoners in terms of their destructive impact on self-esteem, sense of justice and human compassion."
In response to professor Zimbardo; When showing compassion to a monster, the monster sees only weakness and then you have a very good chance of becoming a victim.
In closing I feel that the appeals process and how long it takes prevents the survivors of the victim speedy justice. You leave a monster in a house of horrors and after some time most of the monsters will say that they have in fact, found God (like He was lost), Allah or whomever. The average time is at least 10 years to wait while appeals process continue and run their course. That is plenty of time to collect pen pals (90% of whom would become cadavers in a morgue somewhere if left alone with the so called "pen pal"). The monsters also stroke the anti-capital punishment crowd who it seems care more for the monsters than the victims or their survivors. The anti-capital punishment crowd says "all death is wrong" and they speak on behalf of some monster who has caused death. This silly judgment makes little sense to me.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville police have arrested a 17-year-old they said they considered armed and dangerous.Police took Freddie Wade into custody on Wednesday.Authorities said Wade shot and killed 17-year-old Corey Wilder after an argument last week in the 5200 block of Washington Estates Drive in Northwest Jacksonville.Police said that during a confrontation, Wade displayed a handgun and Wilder to attempted to run away. As Wilder was running, Wade shot him in the back multiple times and then fled the scene in a vehicle that was later recovered, according to authorities.Wade has been arrested previously on multiple felony charges, including armed burglary (Source).
Police Say Man Came In, Started Shooting(Source).
It was not in jest about "Jacksonville; the murder capitol of the state of Florida".
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Women Arrested, Accused Of Bathroom Sex In Front Of Children. Source
I really could not believe this but after reading it I was simply disgusted. In a community pool bathroom?
Hernandez apparently bit Jimenez inside the patrol car, according to the police report.
As the hearing began Tuesday, Judge Jack Schemer told the jury that the penalty phase could take up to three days. At the end of the process they will recommend a sentence, but the final sentence will be issued by the judge.
- Tracy Habersham, 26, was strangled after leaving a party in Columbus, Ga., in September 1997.
- Tyresa Mack, 24, killed in her Eastside Jacksonville apartment on July 26, 1999.
- Nichole Williams, 18, found dead Dec. 19, 2002, in a ditch on Soutel Drive.
- Nikia Kilpatrick, 20, found strangled in her Arlington apartment on Jan. 1. 2003.
- Shawanda McCalister, 20, found strangled in her Arlington apartment on Jan. 10, 2003.
- Jovanna Jefferson, 17, and Surita Cohen, 19, were found near each other in at a construction site in northwest Jacksonville on Feb. 5, 2003. Jefferson and Cohen were distant cousins.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Patrick Knight - Texas
- Convicted in the August 1991 abduction murders of Walter and Mary Werner of Amarillo. Knight was a neighbor of the Werners, and according to relatives, had been harassing them. On the day of the crime, Knight and accomplice Robert Timothy Bradfield broke into the Werners home and waited for them to return. They held the couple captive for several hours in their home before driving them to an isolated location and shotting them to death. Their bodies were found in a ditch along Masterson Road.
- Bland is to be executed June 26 for the Nov. 14, 1996, murder of 62-year-old Doyle Windle Rains 11 years ago.
- Hightower, convicted in 1988 in Baldwin County for murdering his wife and two stepdaughters, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 8 p.m. tonight.
Soon comes the reckoning. ( A settlement of accounts.)
Monday, June 25, 2007
These guys are insane and only care about the murderers.
What about the Victims?
It is very easy for FADP to worry about the poor murderer who has just had his death warrant signed. How do they plan on paying for the murdering bastard and his time in a maximum security facility? Convicted inmates are leeches and a huge drain on money that the state should spend elsewhere (anywhere else)? Hurricane relief would be nice. Murderers had a choice and they blew it. I do not want to pay for it. I have no choice in it. Money in the form of taxes go to keep the convicted murderer in a place where all his/her needs are provided. They have access to layers and the judicial process. Again; who is paying for the appeals?
The system will go bankrupt unless the FADP and others can stop murder and crime. It is an impossible problem that will not go away. Until then they expect everyone to pay to house these monsters of humanity.
I know it is in our Founding Documents.
Enough of this; it is time to get the executions going again, 380 on death row is way too many. Texas is the only state that seems to be keeping up with the executions.
TAMPA, Jun 5 (IPS) - Two newly-trained teams of executioners committed to the principle of "humane and dignified death" are ready to go into action as soon as Florida's new governor Charlie Crist starts signing death warrants for the state's 380 death row inmates -- but no one knows yet who will be the first to be executed after the lifting of a four-month moratorium.
In this photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Jimmy Dale Bland is shown in a photo dated Oct. 2, 2003. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board denied clemency Tuesday for Bland, who is terminally ill and scheduled to be executed on June 26 for the shooting death of a 62-year-old man 11 years ago. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections)
More of the story.
Friday, June 22, 2007
USA (South Carolina) Calvin Alphonso Shuler (m), black, aged 40
Calvin Shuler is scheduled to be executed in South Carolina on 22 June. He was sentenced to death in 1998 for the murder of James Brooks during an armed robbery in 1997.
On 3 December 1997, three guards in an armoured van were collecting and delivering money to banks in the Low County area near Charleston. When they arrived at the First National Bank of Harleyville, a man wearing army fatigues and a camouflage face mask ordered the two guards out of the driver and passenger seat at gunpoint. After the assailant had climbed into the driver’s seat, he and the remaining guard, James Brooks, who was in the back of the van, exchanged gunfire through the mesh that separated the cab and the rear of the vehicle. The attacker threw a handgun out of the van window before driving off at speed. The van was found, with James Brooks dead in it and $1,555,400 in cash still in the vehicle. A search revealed an assault rifle, a box of ammunition and a bloody ski mask hanging on a tree. The handgun thrown from the vehicle was also recovered, and traced to Calvin Shuler’s late mother. The rifle, meanwhile, was traced to Demond Jones, the fiancé of Shuler’s cousin. Jones had purchased the weapon at Shuler’s request.
Calvin Shuler subsequently confessed to the crime. In November 1998, a jury found him guilty of murder, armed robbery and kidnapping and voted for a death sentence.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007
- Monopolies are characterized by a lack of economic competition.
Monday, June 18, 2007
My wife was rear-ended on her way to work this morning. She says it was a very minor bumper bender and the girl that hit her was going to pay out of pocket. We shall see.
That mean a little bit busier schedule this week.
NOTE TO SELF: Take pictures of the damage.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The silliest thing I have heard in a while:
The Rev. Tricia Teater, a Buddhist priest from Chicago, said she spent Thursday afternoon with Lambert, praying, mediating and chanting. She joined the protesters in arguing that the death penalty is not a solution. More details of this murderers execution.
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
This just proves you can even get away with murder in Virginia. Who cares he murdered his co-worker so he could get some crack. Not the Governor of Virginia. He thinks the inmate needs more time to clog the already clogged judicial system.
The Stay was issued 2 hours prior to his scheduled execution. It will be Extended for 90 days. (Source.)