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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

 

Cruel And Unusual Punishment

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Roanoke Times, 12-20-2016, Pg Va 3:  Judge sets hearing to stop execution
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Unfortunately this federal judge was way late in stopping the executions on New Years Day 2006 at which time Ruby Harvey 4, Stella Harvey 9, Bryan Harvey 49 and Kathryn Harvey 39 were all “executed” in their south Richmond home.
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Clearly the Judge should have issued his “stop execution” order for Ricky Javon Gray’s execution of this innocent family!
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The Judge is Johnny-on-the-spot now, setting a hearing to stop the execution of Ricky because his demise by lethal injection would be “Cruel and Unusual” Punishment.  Really?
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Clearly Virginia, and all the other States, should have the options for guys like Ricky, so that they can choose between: injection, hanging, firing squad, electric-chair or the same method they used to kill their victims.
Always nice to have options for our felons and murderers.
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On the other hand it wouldn’t be a surprise if Obama pardons Ricky along with 
today's other lottery winners:
President Obama granted clemency to 231 individuals the most individual acts of clemency granted in a single day by any president in this nation’s history and bringing his total to 1,324.
With today’s 153 commutations, the President has now commuted the sentences of 1,176 individuals, including 395 life sentences.
The President also granted pardons to 78 individuals, bringing his total number of pardons to 148.

And he ain’t done yet!  He just loves his cell-phones and pens!
When Obama was a kid and played cops and robbers -- who did he think were the good guys?
And we call this our “Justice System”!
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News Flash: Roanoke Times worried about lethal injection costs – Really? – they sure don’t worry about any other government spending!
Roanoke Times, 12-12-2016, Pg Va 1,2: Cost of lethal drugs up for Va.
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