"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

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-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

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--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Life Imprisonment Fails to Render Offender Harmless, Part 34

From Long Beach, California:
A man already on death row for killing two Marymount College students in a San Pedro supermarket parking lot was sentenced to death again today for killing a fellow jail inmate while awaiting trial in the double slaying.... Jurors recommended Feb. 6 that Coen sentence [Raymond] Butler to death for the March 26, 1995, jailhouse stabbing death of Tyrone Flemming....
Butler was already on death row for the March 25, 1994, shooting deaths of Takuma Ito, a Japanese citizen, and Go Matsuura, a U.S. citizen who grew up primarily in Japan -- a crime that made headlines in both countries.
Once executed, triple-murderer Butler will be rendered harmless.

4 comments:

Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

Tom, you know it, I know it, but Mark Shea will never know it, no matter how many times you post these stories showing life imprisonment fails to render offenders harmless.

Tom McKenna said...

I hope to inform a general audience of good will, not an ill-educated ideologue who rejects reasoned discourse. Unfortunately, he is not the only one who is either ignorant or willfully blind about this issue.

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

I would hope that the good citizens of California remember this when the death penalty will come up for a vote in November.

There's another excellent example of the folly of "life imprisonment w/o possibility of parole": Charles Manson

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This is a very serious issue. The only way to stop is by hanging him to death.