Poland asks Connecticut not to send m...

Poland asks Connecticut not to send murderer to death row

There are 5 comments on the Sentencing Law and Policy story from Dec 11, 2013, titled Poland asks Connecticut not to send murderer to death row. In it, Sentencing Law and Policy reports that:

I just saw this intriguing domestic death penalty story from Connecticut with a notable international spin.

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“In the cockles of weirdness”

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#1 Dec 12, 2013
In what could spark an international incident, the president of Poland is demanding the state not execute a former Trumbull man for the terrifying 2006 murders of a city woman, her 9-year-old daughter and a Milford landscaper.

"We strongly believe the death penalty should not be imposed," Agniestka Torres, vice consul and head of the legal section for the Polish consulate general in New York, told Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. "It doesn't matter what crimes he committed."

The government of the Republic of Poland this week notified Gov. Malloy and the Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane that it objects to Richard Roszkowski -- whose parents were Polish -- getting the death penalty. Torres said the appeal comes directly from their president, Bronislaw Komorowski, who recently signed a law banning the death penalty in all circumstances.

Roszkowski was born in the U.S., but both his parents, who are now dead, emigrated from Poland and Roszkowski visited Poland when he was a child. "As far as we are concerned Mr. Roszkowski is a Polish national and is covered by our laws," Torres said....

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"As far as we are concerned Mr. Roszkowski is a Polish national and is covered by our laws,"

He's American and he will be executed under American laws.

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

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#2 Dec 12, 2013
Another dumb Polak in defense of one ruthless Polak dog. Another Limpy´s relative ?

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#3 Dec 12, 2013
Pesky army wrote:
Another dumb Polak in defense of one ruthless Polak dog. Another Limpy´s relative ?
I don't get it. Why do they feel they're entitled to intervene on his behalf? And people think Americans have a lot of nerve!

“Dimitri at the races in Russia”

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#4 Dec 13, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>I don't get it. Why do they feel they're entitled to intervene on his behalf? And people think Americans have a lot of nerve!
Well, one can not be too surprised here, I feel.
After all, we are dealing here with dumb Polaks.
A leopard cannot change his spots.
50pct-Polski

Norristown, PA

#5 Dec 14, 2013
spies r us meeting?

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