Community Editor Danielle Masterson email@example.com
3:13 pm on Friday, February 1, 2013
By virtue of your statement " all of the evidence " you imply that either all of the evidence was not presented or there was exculpatory evidence that created reasonable doubt. There can be no debate, if Mr. Brown said he was there and participated in the prank gone wrong with the defendant, then any reasonable person would conclude that the defendant was a party to the crime. There cannot be any other explanation. Either he was there or he was not. if he could establish he was elsewhere then reasonable doubt exists. Otherwise he is guilty. maybe not of premeditated murder by surely 2nd degree as it is defined. Please use your common sense.
10:25 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2013
If Brown said he was there and the defendant was there, then there is no gray area. The defendant was there, he participated in the crime. Where is the reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury. Why would the witness make up the story 43 year later ? To unburden himself of the guilt...This is a textbook case why we should have professional juries made up of people with common sense- which seems to be not too common with this jury. As DA I would call each juror in a room privately and determine if they were bribed... This is sick and the family of the victim deserves full accountability of the jury.
2:15 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2013
It's hard to believe that the prosecutor was incompetent. Although I was not there nor in the jury room, it strains credulity that 12 people who heard a witness who was there and described what happened for the jury to return anything but a guilty verdict regardless of the severity of the charge. If as teenagers they wanted to scare him I can think of a lot of ways to do that without tying him up and leaving him for dead,, No different if you are a teenager and you walk into a convenience store to rob it and you don't plan on any resistance and you end up killing the store clerk..I suspect that a juror was tainted in some fashion. This is beyond the smell test...
5:38 pm on Friday, January 25, 2013
At least they know what happened and who did it. Whether the jury made the right decision is immaterial at this stage. They have gotten off for a long time. Yes, the family deserves compassion...
4:47 pm on Friday, January 25, 2013
This is hard to believe. How stupid can a group of people be ? One of the participants says that he was there and that the defendant was also there and did it and he is acquitted ? There could not be any reasonable doubt. And they are still going to try the third guy ? Our justice system is lacking. Sad.
2:44 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
By virtue of 9 Americans voting 7-2 to allow women to kill their children that women's lives have dramatically improved ? How ? Women's lives have improved a lot but not because of that... What about roughly half the 54mm Americans sentenced to death by our government's approval of taxpayers funded executions of the most vulnerable. Just think of all of the beautiful young women who would have been teachers, nurses, mothers, the list goes on. Maybe 5 Tom Brady's..My point being that women's lives are NOT better because they can legally kill their child because they can't be bothered. Rather their lives are decidedly worse living with the denial, guilt and shame that comes from killing their child. Each person on this earth has a day of reckoning with their Creator and it will be very hard to stand alone in front of HIM and say " well I just couldn't be bothered-so I murdered my child." One does not have to be labeled as a member of the GOP or any other group to view the protection of life as sacrosanct.
6:15 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2012
By virtue of minors in possession of alcohol, they have broken the law. As such the police should search the car, period !
6:12 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2012
One would have to be brain dead to allow 4 teenage boys with a 30 pack and pot to drive anywhere. Notwithstanding your anti cop screed, you are obviously not a parent. If these boys hit and killed a pedestrian on the ride home after the cops let them go, would you say the cops were negligent for letting them go ? I think you might. Moreover, any reasonable person would assume that they were not in condition to drive and they are damn lucky that the cops let them off with a slap on the wrist. Yes I believe in rights and you are fully entitled to your opinion on police and corruption but the majority of law enforcement is there to protect us.
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