An early Christmas release for Langston Williams

Full story: Monterey County Herald

Langston Williams III got a surprise Christmas present in Monterey County Jail on Thursday.
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Its goning to be ok

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Such a sad tragic story. Bad decision and a bad reaction caused the death of one brother and the other to die alittle inside everyday. Take this gift Langston , a special gift and go forward with all you promised everyone. Best of luck to you and I hope you live a happy, fullfilled life!
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Well, he says when he gets home he's going to eat and eat and eat. So I'm sure he'll be able handle his brothers share of the food while he's pigging out at the family dinner table.

Hope his mommy cuts up his food for him and then hides the knife. Hope he doesn't get in an arguement with his momma or daddy about who's turn it is to use the home computer.
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Really? What a lovely Christmas story. The GUY MURDERED HIS BROTHER! This isn't a guy coming home from Iraq:He is a murderer! Take all the circumstances of this case and substitute his victim brother for a victim wife and would he still be treated with kid gloves? I hope he doesn't go home and stab his younger brother over the basketball like he did Thaddaeus over a lap top.
What a joke our justice system and media have become.
Josh

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Hope Langston doesn't get mad at me when he gets home and stick a knife in me, like he did Thaddaeus.

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LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS FAIR...AND MANY OTHER INMATES WILL NOT RECEIVE THE SAME SPECIAL CONSIDERATION...BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE A HIGH-PRICED ATTORNEY WITH FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES IN HIGH PLACES...

The real question: Is our local justice system the same for all, with fairness in the application of consideration and mercy?

I have never believed so. And special treatment such as this confirms my beliefs.

Treating people in an equal manner within our criminal justice system is something we should all strive for, but as long as money and power are in the hands of a very few, You, I, and the majority of Monterey County residents will be among those who will sit and wait while others receive special privilege...

It reminds me of Elijah McCoy, In-N-Out Burger, and the Kanalakis fairy tale of goodwill to inmates who are lost in the system, kept overnight in the downtown court holding cell with no heat, no jail staff, never missed for over 12 hours from the jail...and then paying Elijah $1,000 from County Counsel so he would not sue for negligence...it all still stinks as bad as the rancid smell of jail-house green bologna...

I am VERY thankful that Santa KANTALAKIS and his 4 ELVES will be leaving office in just a few days...

I look forward with great expectation to a restoration of integrity, trust, and pride within the Department of the Sheriff...From what I have seen in the last year, we are off to a wonderful start...

THANK YOU MONTEREY COUNTY VOTERS. I AM ANTICIPATING A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

MERRY CHRISTMAS SHERIFF SCOTT MILLER, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS...
Thad

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Langston! Don't kill Josh!!!!!
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robertoen wrote:
LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS FAIR...AND MANY OTHER INMATES WILL NOT RECEIVE THE SAME SPECIAL CONSIDERATION...BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE A HIGH-PRICED ATTORNEY WITH FRIENDS OR COLLEAGUES IN HIGH PLACES...
The real question: Is our local justice system the same for all, with fairness in the application of consideration and mercy?
I have never believed so. And special treatment such as this confirms my beliefs.
Treating people in an equal manner within our criminal justice system is something we should all strive for, but as long as money and power are in the hands of a very few, You, I, and the majority of Monterey County residents will be among those who will sit and wait while others receive special privilege...
It reminds me of Elijah McCoy, In-N-Out Burger, and the Kanalakis fairy tale of goodwill to inmates who are lost in the system, kept overnight in the downtown court holding cell with no heat, no jail staff, never missed for over 12 hours from the jail...and then paying Elijah $1,000 from County Counsel so he would not sue for negligence...it all still stinks as bad as the rancid smell of jail-house green bologna...
I am VERY thankful that Santa KANTALAKIS and his 4 ELVES will be leaving office in just a few days...
I look forward with great expectation to a restoration of integrity, trust, and pride within the Department of the Sheriff...From what I have seen in the last year, we are off to a wonderful start...
THANK YOU MONTEREY COUNTY VOTERS. I AM ANTICIPATING A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
MERRY CHRISTMAS SHERIFF SCOTT MILLER, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS...
We have a victim-driven criminal justice system. The victim's family is also the defendant's family. The defendant's family never wants them to go to jail. If the victim's family weren't related to the defendant, they would be calling for blood and they would get it. Victim's family's should have no part in the criminal justice system. The sentence should be decided according to the law, not according to what the victim's family wants. Victim's "rights" have gotten WAY out of hand in this country, thanks in part to people like Nancy Grace. This case is just a good example of how the victim's family influences the criminal justice system.

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Dec 24, 2010
 
hmmmm wrote:
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We have a victim-driven criminal justice system. The victim's family is also the defendant's family. The defendant's family never wants them to go to jail. If the victim's family weren't related to the defendant, they would be calling for blood and they would get it. Victim's family's should have no part in the criminal justice system. The sentence should be decided according to the law, not according to what the victim's family wants. Victim's "rights" have gotten WAY out of hand in this country, thanks in part to people like Nancy Grace. This case is just a good example of how the victim's family influences the criminal justice system.
This WAS decided by law and not by the victim's family. If the victim's family had prevailed he would have spent no time in jail.

This is such a tragic incident. I hope the Williams family can heal and find happiness.
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It all makes perfect sense. Worthington "writes" Kanalakis who finds the time in his "busy" schedule to write to Terry Duncan and the Worthington-Duncan team organize another well executed manipulation of the justice system.
Remember Duncan is the same judge who held a witness in contempt because the witness asserted his 5th Amendment right, the defense attorney objected and Duncan went on a Duncan style tirade. The witness was no saint but Duncan has no problem working the criminal system as though he invented it and Worthington is is pal.
Kill your brother do 8 months, hmmm ...
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This paper is a joke! What a heart wreching story. This idiot killed someone and gets 8 months? You make it like some wonderful heart warming story. I guess you guys think it's ok because it was his brother. Wait until this idiot loses control again and next it might be one of your family members. This is not a first time never before deal, come on. This is the best Christmas story you could find to write about? Within 2 years this idiots back in jail for something. Mark my word. Then come back and report about how it wasn't his fault, daddy issues, mommy issues, society did him wrong....whatever. Typical crap Herald article.
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sunnycali wrote:
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This WAS decided by law and not by the victim's family. If the victim's family had prevailed he would have spent no time in jail.
This is such a tragic incident. I hope the Williams family can heal and find happiness.
So, you think the victim's/defendant's family didn't have ANY influence on how the sentence came out? Like someone said earlier, if the victim had been his WIFE, instead of his brother, do you think there would be a different outcome. We're a "lynch-mob" society, this case shows that. Whether his sentence was appropriate or not wasn't my point, my point was that it WAS influenced by who the victim's family was. The hypothetical wife's family would have NEVER allowed such a light sentence. Hence my conclusion, victim driven criminal justice system-justice is NOT blind.
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Who wrote this story? I thought it would be a heart warming article, instead it ruined my Christmas! Manslaughter???? His baby brother???? What's wrong with this picture???? I feel so sick.
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I knew Thaddeus and Langston, and their dad... Their father was DEVASTATED... He is a local preacher and coach here in San Antonio. Thaddeus told the police when they arrived that it was an accident, and I know how much the brothers loved eachother. Please don't be so judgemental.
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It is just a matter of time before Langston Williams gets in trouble again. Langston was always bad kid I know I used to be one of his basketball coaches. His dad does nothing but protect and defend Langston no matter what Langston does.

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