Solano County prosecutors to seek death penalty in slaying of Vallejo police officer James Capoot

Feb 15, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Reporter

The Solano County District Attorney's Office announced today that it will seek the death penalty against Henry a. Smith, 39, the man charged with the 2011 bank robbery and slaying of Vallejo Police Officer James Capoot.

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A Thought

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GOOD!

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A Thought wrote:
GOOD!
Agreed,but why the hell has it taken so long?
If our criminal justice system wasn't so broken this guy would have been tried, convicted, and executed by hanging in the town square months ago.
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Birds Landing Bob wrote:
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Agreed,but why the hell has it taken so long?
If our criminal justice system wasn't so broken this guy would have been tried, convicted, and executed by hanging in the town square months ago.
True, but then.... If things were done more timely, "some people" would'nt have anything to take us to task for on topix.

:-)

You know some of our favorite town idiots will check in on this one..... Let's be nice now and not name them......
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Birds Landing Bob wrote:
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Agreed,but why the hell has it taken so long?
If our criminal justice system wasn't so broken this guy would have been tried, convicted, and executed by hanging in the town square months ago.
True. As far as the death penalty goes, an inmate convicted to death by lethal injection has a better chance of dying of old age then by the injection itself due largely to the lengthy appeals process. According to Wikipedia, "As of 2012, there are 725 offenders (including 19 women) on California's death row. Of those, 126 involved torture before murder, 173 killed children, and 44 murdered police officers."

Meanwhile, on San Quentin's death row, since 1978:

57 inmates have died from natural causes
6 inmates have died from other causes
20 inmates have committed suicide
13 have been executed in California

The system IS dysfunctional and chances are good that Henry Smith will never see the gurney and lethal injection. Meanwhile, we the California taxpayers provide billions of dollars to support this system.

As long as the democrap libturds maintain a majority in the state legislature and Governor's office, the judicial and corrections system will never be reformed.

Justice delayed is justice denied.
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Mike wrote:
<quoted text>Justice delayed is justice denied.
After all legal appeals afforded under The Constitution, then, and only then, is "justice" complete.
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Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text>After all legal appeals afforded under The Constitution, then, and only then, is "justice" complete.
bullschidt.
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<quoted text>bullschidt.
Says you
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Mike wrote:
<quoted text>...The system IS dysfunctional...
The "system" is working just fine.
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Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text>The "system" is working just fine.
Whatever you say Olive Pit.
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<quoted text>Whatever you say Olive Pit.
Learn the Constitution, then get back to me.
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Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text>Learn the Constitution, then get back to me.
How's the insurance business doing these days Jer-Jer?
:-(
Emjoe

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Mike wrote:
<quoted text>How's the insurance business doing these days Jer-Jer?:-(
I wouldn't know, ask him. You must envy that guy to continually reference him here. Get out more Mikey.
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quick fix: rope, tree, furnace
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and a set of Bleachers
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and a concession stand

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Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text>After all legal appeals afforded under The Constitution, then, and only then, is "justice" complete.
Nowhere in the United States Constitution is there any mention of the endless appeals process as is carried out in California.

So Jer, it looks like it is you who needs to "learn the Constitution, and then get back to us".
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<quoted text>Nowhere in the United States Constitution is there any mention of the endless appeals process as is carried out in California.So Jer, it looks like it is you who needs to "learn the Constitution, and then get back to us".
I know the Constitution and how to punctuate. Innocent until proven guilty.

The idea is to avoid executing innocent people. So far, there are 141 known cases where wrongly convicted people were sentenced to death. They were eventually exonerated and released from death row after an average of 9.8 years. If the process was faster, many of them would now be dead.

The system can make tragic and irreversible mistakes. DNA is rarely available in homicides, often irrelevant and canít guarantee we wonít execute innocent people. Capital juries are dominated by people who favor the death penalty and are more likely to convict.

The list continues to grow even since DNA technology has been around- innocent people get sentenced to death. And appeals courts are not set up to revisit the critical question of actual guilt or innocence. Their purpose is only to make sure that the trial met constitutional standards of fairness, not that the jury reached the right conclusion.

That's why the appeals process can hinge on technical errors. But it is the only way defendants can get evidence of actual innocence heard by an appeals court. In too many cases, prosecutors (to their great discredit) have fought against post conviction testing of DNA evidence.

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Emjoe wrote:
<quoted text>I know the Constitution and how to punctuate. Innocent until proven guilty.
The idea is to avoid executing innocent people. So far, there are 141 known cases where wrongly convicted people were sentenced to death. They were eventually exonerated and released from death row after an average of 9.8 years. If the process was faster, many of them would now be dead.
The system can make tragic and irreversible mistakes. DNA is rarely available in homicides, often irrelevant and canít guarantee we wonít execute innocent people. Capital juries are dominated by people who favor the death penalty and are more likely to convict.
The list continues to grow even since DNA technology has been around- innocent people get sentenced to death. And appeals courts are not set up to revisit the critical question of actual guilt or innocence. Their purpose is only to make sure that the trial met constitutional standards of fairness, not that the jury reached the right conclusion.
That's why the appeals process can hinge on technical errors. But it is the only way defendants can get evidence of actual innocence heard by an appeals court. In too many cases, prosecutors (to their great discredit) have fought against post conviction testing of DNA evidence.
PRESUMED innocent until proven guilty!!!

Her Jer, you forgot to change your name back to Antwan again. Emjoe would never make a comment like that.
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Innocent. The man is innocent. I agree with Emjoe.

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