Ruling on juvenile killers reopens wounds for victims' families

Aug 17, 2012 Full story: Lake Wales News

Jose Vasquez remembers the night police officers came to his house and said his sister Tayde was dead.

Read more

Long Beach, CA

#1 Aug 17, 2012
This is some sick stuff. Only the worst of the worst get LWOP. Thanks libs.
no no no

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Aug 17, 2012
"Yet Lozano, now 37, has by all appearances turned her life around. She has excelled in academics, led prison fellowships and won accolades from the prison administration."

I would say following along in an extremely structured and limited environment is hardly "turning her life around." Dealing with people in the real world, who aren't convicts, or prison professionals is a whole different ball game.
Also, how can taking someone who, as a kid, could summon up the premeditated balls to shoot someone in the head, or beat them to death with a bat, and has known nothing since but a lot of convicts with the same M.O. or worse, possibly be a worthwhile candidate for release into civilized society? In prison, the better you are at manipulating others for your own ends, the better you generally do. That's not a good skill to be demonstrating in civilized society, as we've seen over and over again.

And finally, imagine you're a relative of the victim, and you run into his/her murderer at the grocery store? Or worse, the ex con goes a little haywire, and seeks out retribution against family members, or those who helped put him/her in the pen?

We give our old school clannish rights to retribution over to the state, in order to maintain a better, and more orderly society. Before then, the family would have the murderers head on a pike in their front yard. Keeping the murderer in prison is the compromise that maintains the contract between families and the court system. To let out murderers, regardless of age, is a breach of that contract, and unpleasant retributive acts will eventually ensue, which means family members of the victims could wind up doing time in prison, because the courts fell short of making the murderer pay his/her debt to society and the victims families.

There should be no shortened sentences for premeditated murder. It is a move toward anarchy, and undermines the security of the society the court system was intended to protect.
Game day

Long Beach, CA

#3 Aug 19, 2012
This makes me sad! It's also one of the resonsI will never vote for another democrat.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

San Diego County Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News DA Files Charges in Multi-Million-Dollar Invest... Mar 24 Mazur and Manjarrez 3
illegal immigration (Apr '06) Mar 14 Kpedo 453
News Public to comment on predator's residency (May '14) Mar 5 Lee Cahalan 2
San Diego County Sheriff Department: Law Enfor... Feb '15 Libi Uremovic 1
James Turner and Tina Walton Jan '15 telling it like i... 1
News Lawyer Dad Arrested Over Teen's Epic 'Playboy' ... Jan '15 dragoon70056 5
News Woman plunging San Diego toilet pulls up 5 1/2-... Jan '15 Tea Bag Residue C... 3
More from around the web