No justice in Aurora case

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In reading the article in The Augusta Chronicle regarding the James Holmes mass murder in Aurora, Colo., I can’t help but believe that for our court and legal system to consider a plea bargain would be a total failure to the justice Americans expect and deserve.

For the court to even entertain a plea bargain from an individual such as Holmes is total lunacy.

If ever there was a person guilty of the crimes charged to him, Holmes without question is. Justice should be applied swiftly and to the extreme as it fits the crime.

The cold hard truth is that there are some people who simply need killing.

You might argue that this individual should not be held responsible for his crimes because he may have been suffering from some level of insanity. Well of course he is insane.

This crime was planned for some time beforehand, and he was very prepared to deliver a massive impact. The biggest surprise to him is that he is still alive to now rub our noses in it.

Why should taxpayers bear the burden of paying for his cost of living expenses for the rest of his life when he will never be a contributor to our free society? You may argue that he will be locked away and never again be a threat to our society, but is that true justice? Of course not – appropriate justice no less than the extent of the crime is owed to the families of the victims that will relive this horror every day for the rest of their lives.

If our courts were to live up to their responsibilities to the citizens of America and deliver swift and decisive justice, it would send a message to other individuals plotting to commit similar insane acts.

Ernie McFerrin

North Augusta, S.C.

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longleafpine
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longleafpine 03/30/13 - 09:19 am
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No plea

Mr. McFerrin, well written.

Dorothy Kernaghan-Baez
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Dorothy Kernaghan-Baez 03/30/13 - 09:48 am
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Yep.

Yep.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/30/13 - 09:51 am
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The justice system is a joke.

The justice system is a joke. The victims never receive justice under our judicial system. There is NO balance anymore. All courthouses should demolish their little statues and carvings of the blindfolded lady holding the scales. She is no longer with us.

In addition to the Colorado fiasco, the U.S. Army has just decreed that the victims of the Fort Hood shooting cannot be awarded the Purple Heart for being wounded during a terrorist attack while on active duty because it would look bad for the accused murderer's trial. Receiving the Purple Heart gives certain additional veteran's benefits which these wounded soldiers most certainly should be entitled to have. So the Army is denying these soldiers these benefits in the name of being fair to a murdering terrorist. Our judicial system, our sense of what's right and wrong and fair, has simply turned putrid sick. And this sickness has apparently permeated our military's Politically Correct leadership (which is what allowed this guy to remain on active duty long enough to get this point in the first place).

We don't have justice anymore. We have a system that, on a daily basis, slaps innocent victims and law abiding citizens in the face and then pats itself on the back and arrogantly proclaims itself the defenders of justice. They would not know justice if they tripped over it.

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AprilLowry 03/30/13 - 09:57 am
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I agree with longleafpine

No plea. Well written Mr. McFerrin.

karradur
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karradur 03/30/13 - 11:08 am
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This is a good one.

"The cold hard truth is that there are some people who simply need killing"? Did James Holmes himself write this letter?

Unfortunately for Mr. McFerrin (and by the way, I wouldn't go near his house if I were you because apparently he's a little trigger-happy), we grant any and all accused criminals the right to a trial by jury as a constitutional right. This case is extremely cut-and-dry, but the next case might not be, and God forbid we decide to use the same kind of "justice" Mr. McFerrin talks about on an innocent person without a fair trial.

It always amuses me that people like this are so eager to exact bloody revenge on others, but are also the same people who decry the violent regimes of Iran and North Korea. You can't have it both ways. We're not them. We don't want to be them. Stop trying to make us like them.

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Darby 03/30/13 - 08:44 pm
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"So the Army is denying these....

soldiers these benefits in the name of being fair to a murdering terrorist."

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Not really. Our military answers directly to civilian control. You can be certain that the Secretary of the Army gave that order.

You can be equally certain that the Secretary of the Army got his instructions from the Secretary of Defense who received his "marching" orders directly from Obama.

The very first Republican president to take the Oval Office will countermand that order and will make it retroactive to the day of the terrorist attack on Ft. Hood.

You can take that to the bank!

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Chigger Hill Man 03/31/13 - 02:12 pm
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You can bet your sweet bippy.......

.....that this order originated with Obama. He said from day one that this was a law enforcement issue not a terrorist issue.....Don't you see? He's trying to save the country money....At the expense of the people who defend us. what a guy.

Darby
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Darby 03/31/13 - 06:04 pm
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"Don't you see? He's trying to save...

the country money...."
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I'd believe that pigs could not only fly, but fly at supersonic speeds while dive bombing before I'd believe Obama was interested in saving taxpayer's money.

No, what the great incompetent fraud is doing is just one more effort in his continuing campaign to suck-up to and mollify militant radical Muslims.

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