This morning as I did my daily news read I noticed this ….
One reads “US Afghan massacre soldier gets life” and the other reads “Ft Hood shooter guilty, faces death”. Hmmm?
So anywho, I then clicked on each article to discover these headings ….
“Life, no parole for US soldier Robert Bales who massacred 16 Afghans”
“Ft Hood shooter Nidal Hassan found guilty of 13 charges of murder; now faces death penalty”
Then this is how they justify each sentencing ….
Robert Bales – “There is only one appropriate sentence for the senseless slaughter of 16 innocent people – a sentence reserved for the worst crimes and worst criminals – confinement for life without eligibility for parole,”
Nidal Hassan – “From the beginning of the case, the federal government has sought to execute Hasan, believing that any sentence short of a lethal injection would deprive the military and the families of the dead of the justice they have sought for nearly four years.”
OK, call me silly, but aren’t both these men US military ? Didn’t they BOTH senselessly kill a lot of innocent people? Plus, neither one has shown any remorse for their actions. So here’s the thing, shouldn’t the sentence be the same for both? Just saying.
One more time people, DO NOT smuggle drugs into Indonesia for crying out loud. A British granny is now facing the firing squad after getting caught with $2.5 million worth of cocaine in Bali. Despite prosecutors wanting a 15 year prison stint, she has now got herself a death sentence, thanks to a non amused judge. In handing down the sentence the judge said she had damaged the image of Bali as a tourism destination (and like shooting her won’t either?) and weakened the government’s anti-drugs program. In her defence Lindsay June Sandiford claims she only did the drug run because the kingpins had threatened to hurt her kids.
Psst Clearly she ain’t no drug lord, just a very silly woman.
A murderer has had his death sentence overturned after a juror tweeted that the “coffee sucks” during the trial and another juror fell asleep due to boredom. Despite being originally sentenced to death for the killing of a 17 year old during a robbery Erickson Dimas Martinez has had the sentenced overturned .
Might want to remember the name Rodney Alcala. He has been just sentenced to death for the murder of 4 women and a 12 year old girl but he might also be America’s worst serial killer. The 66 year old has admitted to killing 30 women during the 1970’s but police suspect there could be up to 120 victims. Police believe the 100 or so photos of unidentified women and girls discovered in a storage locker in Seattle could all have fallen prey to Mr Alcala (an amateur photographer).One detective described him as somewhere just below Hitler. Mr Alcala who has a genius IQ of 160, sucked his victims in by offering to take their photo, he would then rape them, strangle them, revive them and then eventually kill them. His nickname came from winning an episode of Blind Date. Fortunately the woman who chose him canceled their date because she thought he was too friggin creepy.
Psst What was up in the 70’s, a friggin serial killer fest!