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  •  Gary Ridgeway worked out a deal. (5+ / 0-)
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    jlms qkw, Kasoru, Be Skeptical, exlrrp, quill

    He had something to trade -- information where he left all those women's bodies -- in exchange for sparing his life.  So it's not the same.

    I've often pointed to his case as the example why I think the death penalty is a bad idea. Ridgeway just disappeared down a hole. We never heard of or from him again. No appeals, no speechifying by his attorney on the courtyard steps. Just poof! He was gone.

    And as angry as some in the community were with the DA's decision, it was a very healing thing for the community.

    But lets never think that Ridgeway was "allowed" to live. He would have been executed. But all those families of all those women would have never have known what happened to their daughters and sisters.

    It was the right decision for that case.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 01:55:05 PM PDT

    •  "Courthouse" steps. (2+ / 0-)
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      a gilas girl, second gen

      Autocorrect. Can't live without it. Can't make intelligent -sounding statements with it.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 02:22:20 PM PDT

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