Murderer's execution is upheld

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The California Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty sentence for a killer convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Redondo Beach man, burning him alive and causing an agonizing death that took hours. Full Story
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lynn

Lynwood, CA

#1 Feb 8, 2008
yea,hope he suffers just like he made the poor victum and his family suffer
Wendy

Redondo Beach, CA

#2 Feb 8, 2008
Unfortunately, he will live a long time on the taxpayer's dime while he files appeal after appeal. Making the victim's family suffer. I wish it would be carried out immediately.
Torrance Mom

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Feb 8, 2008
too bad they can't execute him in the same manner he executed Mr. Guest....
debbie

Grand Rapids, MI

#4 Feb 8, 2008
a shame that he, as wendy notes, will live a long time on taxpayers money. yeah, yeah, constitutional rights and all that...but when you are blatently guilty..... hard call i guess but seems that "rules" are bent in so many OTHER areas of life... a$$lick should get the chair immediately.
Good Citizen

Monterey Park, CA

#5 Feb 8, 2008
Scum like this should never be allowed to see the light of day, again. I wish the courts would get out of the way of the wishes of the people, and fry this guy, as well as others like him.

What is the courts intent for keeping a guy like Manson alive? Did they think he was going to be rehabilitated? WAKE UP YOU IDIOTS ! If a dog bites a human, chances are he will be put down. These dogs should be put down too!
matt

AOL

#6 Feb 8, 2008
I have to say I wouldn't object to him be doused with gasoline, set on fire, and dumped somewhere to die slowly, painfully, and alone.
Who

Long Beach, CA

#7 Feb 8, 2008
Sorry guys...but who was Anthony Guest...it states he was a child actor...a child actor...of what show?
Larry Altman

La Crescenta, CA

#8 Feb 8, 2008
He had a part on Spenser for Hire, a detective show starring Robert Urich.
DC law dog

Fort Washington, MD

#9 Feb 8, 2008
<<yea,hope he suffers just like he made the poor victum and his family suffer>>

wow! you must be one of these loving christians I keep hearing about!

fortunately, the constitution says cruel and unusual punishment is illegal... we do not torture death row inmates in this country....
DC law dog

Fort Washington, MD

#10 Feb 8, 2008
<<I have to say I wouldn't object to him be doused with gasoline, set on fire, and dumped somewhere to die slowly, painfully, and alone.>>

the constitution says that won't be happening, goober!
DC law dog

Fort Washington, MD

#11 Feb 8, 2008
<<Unfortunately, he will live a long time on the taxpayer's dime while he files appeal after appeal. Making the victim's family suffer. I wish it would be carried out immediately.>>

too bad, goober.. the constitution says he gets the full gamut of appeals...

why do you people hate the constitution so much?? Maybe you would be happier living in Iran where nobody has any civil rights..... oooppppsss... I forgot, if you were in trouble with the law, you would be whining like a baby for YOUR civil rights.....
kjbandell

La Puente, CA

#12 Feb 8, 2008
In advocating for something other than death, one does so consciously aware of a perilous possibility than in reference to the context, one may emerge as if profoundly inured to the vulgarity of what transpired. That is, however, not the case.
I am opposed to capital punishment. I am opposed in all cases. In pleading for the life of Spencer Brasure, I am neither unmindful nor insensitive to the close to stupefying nature of the torture endured by Mr. Guest and of the incomprehensible catalysts which drove Mr. Brasure to unparallelled sadism. As a human being, however, I do not in thought or in deed aspire to replicate an act - that is, the taking of another life - which I and which society has vis-a-vis Mr. Brasure condemned.
Capital punishment is not about those who are incarcerated. It is about us. It is about whether or not we choose to function as accessories and as accomplices to premeditated and to preventable murder, It is about whether or not we choose to collaborate and to collude in a form of homicide for hire - that is, the remuneration of an execution team to do what we ourselves in most instances are reluctant physically to do. Alternatives exist.
Mr. Brasure both can and should indefinitely be confined and contained in a manner which is respectful of communal aspirations for justice and for safety. Mr. Brasure can be forgotten. The sanctity of the life he destroyed - i. e., the life of Mr. Guest -can thus without additional carnage be celebrated. The meaning of that life can be explored.
Violence is a substitute for thinking. Let us elope from its seductively simplistic grip. Let us think. In peace.
coolmom

Sioux Falls, SD

#13 Feb 8, 2008
I think this guy should fry. He has never been a decent human. Give him the chair and let him fry.
JUDITH

Shreveport, LA

#14 Feb 8, 2008
Tax payers of California I don't know why you continue to pay the upkeep on this low life scum of the earth burden on society and his toadies. Did I read where the jury had convicted it and it had been sentenced to die? Why is it still breathing? Execute this idiot A.S.A.P. Now I'm gonna get holy on you so prepare yourselves the Holy Bible supports the death penalty! Yea for sure the Bible supports the death penalty in more places than the one I listed below.

Deuteromoy 19:11-13
redlipstick

Stanton, CA

#15 Feb 9, 2008
DC law dog wrote:
<<Unfortunately, he will live a long time on the taxpayer's dime while he files appeal after appeal. Making the victim's family suffer. I wish it would be carried out immediately.>>
too bad, goober.. the constitution says he gets the full gamut of appeals...
why do you people hate the constitution so much?? Maybe you would be happier living in Iran where nobody has any civil rights..... oooppppsss... I forgot, if you were in trouble with the law, you would be whining like a baby for YOUR civil rights.....
i dont think anyone said they hate the constitution..what they hate is the fact that criminals like this appear to have more rights than their victims. the victim had not only his civil rights taken from him but his life as well..not everyone has the last name of ESQ nor do they subscribe to the liberal point of view..last time i checked they have the right to have an opinion different from yours.. and i for one believe that the men who wrote the constitution never thought it would become as twisted as it is..i dont recall hearing of criminals in their day receiving the pampered treatment they do today..
this man tortured and murdered another man and i do not want to pay for his upkeep and i do not want him free on the streets. he had a fair trial and was found guilty. period. he is owed nothing more.
DC law dog

Fort Washington, MD

#16 Feb 9, 2008
<<i dont think anyone said they hate the constitution..>>

anyone who advocates for executing criminal without permitting the appeals they are entitled to hates the constitution... anyone here who advocates for making the criminal endure torture hates the constitution...

<<what they hate is the fact that criminals like this appear to have more rights than their victims.>>

Appear nothing... it is true.... when someone becomes a criminal suspect or defendant, the special rights imbued in the 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th amendments kick in... this applies to each and every one of us, you included... you get the same rights that every criminal suspect and defendants get if you are ever accuused of a crime...

<<the victim had not only his civil rights taken from him but his life as well..>>

the constitution says nothing about the rights of crime victims...

<<not everyone has the last name of ESQ >>

Esquire is not a last name.. it is a title..

<<nor do they subscribe to the liberal point of view..>>

If you do not like living with the constitution, which was created by our liberal founders, you are free to move to china or Iran....

<<last time i checked they have the right to have an opinion different from yours.. >>

My statement that the constitution protects the rights of criminal suspects and defendants is not an "opinion" goober.... this is a cold hard fact! You wanting a criminal to be tortured to death is an "opinion..." a very unamerican opinion, I may add...

<<and i for one believe that the men who wrote the constitution never thought it would become as twisted as it is..>>

No one has twisted the constitution... it says what it means and means what it says... alll criminal suspects and defendants get a fair trial and judicial review of their cases.

<<i dont recall hearing of criminals in their day receiving the pampered treatment they do today..>>

Give me the name of one criminal you believe is being pampered and describe exactly how they are pampered....

<<this man tortured and murdered another man and i do not want to pay for his upkeep>>

I don't want to pay for mr. bushit's war, but I don't get to say how my tax money is appropriated...

<< and i do not want him free on the streets.>>

Is he free on the streets, gomer??

Isn't he currently living in a super max prison facility...??

<< he had a fair trial and was found guilty. period. he is owed nothing more.>>

all persons convicted of capital crimes and under death sentences are entitled to judicial review of their convictions and sentences by both the state and federal level.... the appeals are to ensure that they really did get the fair trial you are claiming he received...
matt

AOL

#18 Feb 9, 2008
DC law dog wrote:
<<I have to say I wouldn't object to him be doused with gasoline, set on fire, and dumped somewhere to die slowly, painfully, and alone.>>
the constitution says that won't be happening, goober!
You're the typical jackass. You are the one who can't distinguish between people venting their feelings over the outrage of what this guy did to the victim and the USSC. It's nice to see you demonstrate you utter lack of empathy for the victim in this case.
matt

AOL

#19 Feb 9, 2008
DC law dog wrote:
<<Unfortunately, he will live a long time on the taxpayer's dime while he files appeal after appeal. Making the victim's family suffer. I wish it would be carried out immediately.>>
too bad, goober.. the constitution says he gets the full gamut of appeals...
why do you people hate the constitution so much?? Maybe you would be happier living in Iran where nobody has any civil rights..... oooppppsss... I forgot, if you were in trouble with the law, you would be whining like a baby for YOUR civil rights.....
Why do you hate innocent victims so much? Why are you incapable of expressing any empathy for the suffering of the victims? You sound like a sociopath.
matt

AOL

#20 Feb 9, 2008
kjbandell wrote:
In advocating for something other than death, one does so consciously aware of a perilous possibility than in reference to the context, one may emerge as if profoundly inured to the vulgarity of what transpired. That is, however, not the case.
I am opposed to capital punishment. I am opposed in all cases. In pleading for the life of Spencer Brasure, I am neither unmindful nor insensitive to the close to stupefying nature of the torture endured by Mr. Guest and of the incomprehensible catalysts which drove Mr. Brasure to unparallelled sadism. As a human being, however, I do not in thought or in deed aspire to replicate an act - that is, the taking of another life - which I and which society has vis-a-vis Mr. Brasure condemned.
Capital punishment is not about those who are incarcerated. It is about us. It is about whether or not we choose to function as accessories and as accomplices to premeditated and to preventable murder, It is about whether or not we choose to collaborate and to collude in a form of homicide for hire - that is, the remuneration of an execution team to do what we ourselves in most instances are reluctant physically to do. Alternatives exist.
Mr. Brasure both can and should indefinitely be confined and contained in a manner which is respectful of communal aspirations for justice and for safety. Mr. Brasure can be forgotten. The sanctity of the life he destroyed - i. e., the life of Mr. Guest -can thus without additional carnage be celebrated. The meaning of that life can be explored.
Violence is a substitute for thinking. Let us elope from its seductively simplistic grip. Let us think. In peace.
Execution is not murder. You do not get to make up your own legal definitions. Opposing capital punishment does not make you more civilized. And since the USSC specifically endorses capital punishment your objection to it makes you in the words of the jackass from MD a “goober.”
matt

AOL

#21 Feb 9, 2008
the Hawk wrote:
It's very clear, that most people never got the drift, of what the Constitution says.
They also forgot about the Declaration, in spite of all these yearly fireworks. I guess it's only entertainment; Bogert & Hollywood aren't enough?
<quoted text>
The USSC proscribes capital punishment. You and the other anti-dp nuts have never gotten that drift.

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