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  •  I introduced "impulse" (1+ / 0-)
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    as the defendant's attorneys used the word "snapped" to describe the defendant's reaction to hearing Larry wished to changed his name to a feminine name.

    Of course as the trial record indicates, there was no "snapping," it was a coldly premeditated crime.

    Not that the idea of him "snapping" over such a minor provocation should give us optimism over his prospects for someday being a productive member of society. Most people experience far more challenging provocations during the course of the day without putting bullets in peope's heads.  

    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." —Mohandas Gandhi

    by Scott Wooledge on Wed Sep 07, 2011 at 09:38:40 PM PDT

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    •  Somehow I managed to endure years . . . (2+ / 0-)
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      of antigay harrassment when I was a child without killing anyone.  Even at a very young age, I was aware killing was wrong.  Perhaps it was the stern instructions of the nuns in my Catholic elementary school.

      Of course, I'm also not straight, so I wasn't raised with the notion that I would be justified in killing someone simply because of who they are.  

      "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

      by FogCityJohn on Thu Sep 08, 2011 at 01:11:11 PM PDT

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