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on: April 02, 2013, 10:26:37 AM 1 Victims and Victim Related / Remembrance and Support / Re: Елена

Чтобы моя дорогая Елена. Я тебя никогда не забуду. Я до сих пор плачу за вас каждый день.

Вы были взяты от нас таким молодым. Вы бы ваша жизнь у тебя украли

ваш любящий папа

My heart weeps for your loss :'(

on: October 02, 2012, 01:38:03 PM 2 General Crime / Crime Debate and Discussion / Re: Question - California V. Texas

One of the reasons that it takes so long in CA is there is not enough qualified appellate attorneys that handle DP cases, consequently there is a backlog of inmates waiting to get assigned an attorney. 

Then the solution is obvious, California needs to attract more qualified appellate attorney's. If the incentives are attractive enough for these attorney's, they'll be a backlog of attorney's waiting to be assigned a DR appeal. The bottom line is that it will cost the taxpayers LESS by not carrying out these  unreasonable decades long appeals. Once they are executed..the expenses stop.

on: October 02, 2012, 12:29:04 PM 3 General Death Penalty / Connecticut Death Penalty News / Re: Conn. death penalty repeal appears in doubt

“As expected, members of the House voted 86-62 in favor of the bill after a floor debate that lasted nearly 10 hours on Wednesday.”

This is the fatal flaw..we MUST hold our representative's to be accountable to the public and the victims. The public needs to put pressure on these people who refuse to carry out the death penalty which is the law.or was the law in Connecticut.

Why do we see this anti-victims and support for those who did the worst of the worst?  After the jury of their peers decided that these DR inmates deserved the ultimate punishment, how DARE they go against the will of the juries.

I pray that Californians will vote NO on the ballet this coming November 6th to abolish the death penalty. The death penalty needs to remain for these monsters...and needs to be carried out by our Representatives eliminating the obstacles the delay the process of JUSTICE!

on: October 02, 2012, 11:31:12 AM 4 General Death Penalty / U.S. Death Penalty Discussion / Re: A few observations as a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison.

You are so right about the murderers on DR.  Many can charm the socks off you, look like the nice boy next door and come across as charming and harmless.  However there is darkness in their heart that can not be fixed.  These are sociopaths that the do-gooders and women on PTO will fall for time and time again and not see the truth.

And thanks for your posts and insight, Frankie. I look forward to learning more.

on: October 01, 2012, 10:28:37 PM 5 General Death Penalty / U.S. Death Penalty Discussion / A few observations as a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison.

When I started to work in San Quentin in 1982, I was very naïve, I knew there were bad people in prisons, but didn’t realize HOW BAD the majority of the inmates were. At the time there were only two maximum prison in California, San Quentin and Folsom. 

At that time there were over three thousand inmates at SQ, the majority were in for murder, and then there were about 170 on death row. These death row inmates were the worst of the worst, realizing this after reading their chromos. After doing routine cell searches on the row, I noticed religious materials in some of the cells.  I thought that these DR inmates aren’t using the “Found Religion”  theme to get parole I thought how can they be “religious” after the heinous crimes they committed to get to DR?

After much thought, I believe that the DR inmates that became religious must feel that the only forgiveness  for the monstrous crimes they committed is God. Maybe they had a fear of going to hell?

After being a tier officer in the protective custody section which was Badger Section at the time. I got to talk and see how different they were from most of society. Most were un- remorseful, no empathy for other people and little if no conscience. One without a conscience is a very dangerous person.

There were a few exceptions. One was a former Assistant District Attorney who was in for manslaughter. He was told that his wife was having an affair and what time her lover came to the house after he left for work. Sure enough, he came home “early” and found them together. As the lover was going out the bedroom window, he was shot and killed by this inmate. The court found there was some premeditation since he was tipped off about the time the lovers were together. He was allowed at the time as Asst. DA to carry a gun.

Now this particular inmate was very different than the most. He was remorseful, and not a “typical criminal”, and when released, I’m sure he would never murder again. Others made a one time serious mistake in their lives  and have a good possibility of getting out and never returning to prison. But I feel the great majority of the inmates there at the time could NEVER be rehabilitated . They were what is known as habitual criminals.

I hear people say there is too many people in prison. I say there isn't enough, there is too many criminals out on the streets doing harm.

What do you think?

on: October 01, 2012, 09:20:24 PM 6 General Crime / U.S. Crime Related News / Re: Youths serving life without parole get second chance in California Courts

Yeah, they';re giving them a second chance alright, a second chance to kill. And when that happens, it's going to cost everyone more money for a trial in that murder too. Definitely not worth it.

on: October 01, 2012, 08:23:00 PM 7 Forum Rules and Information / Introductions / Re: I am Saskia's mother, Cat Burke-POMC/VOVC!

Thank you Cat for the up date. It must have been so traumatic to be in that court room and have to re-live that nightmare and see the MONSTER SIMPSON again.

"well - during a break in court, even his defense lawyers approached us and apologized for what happened...  Apologized for it being their job to defend him...”

 I give credit to the attorney’s for coming up to you and your family and saying the above statement. I’m sure they too were sickened by the facts of the case. By them saying this, it will help when you hear them defend the monster. You’ll know in their hearts they feel like the rest of us. What a difficult job that must be to defend a savage who could do the unthinkable.

You’re right, Californians must DEMAND that the death penalty is upheld. And after it is DEMAND THAT JUSTICE IS SERVED by eliminating the obstacles that exist that prevent  the sentence carried out. They need to fix the problems.
I think about the only way this can be done is politically, to hold our representatives  accountable , to uphold the law and wishes of the public.. Mark Klass recently gave a statement to the press to maintain the death penalty in California. He said that the monster Richard Allan Davis, the murderer of his daughter Polly Klass has been on California’s death row longer than Polly was alive. What a true statement…sad but true.

Cat, you would be a strong voice and people would demand, the politicians would have to listen.  Many laws have been upheld and changed by the victims demanding justice like three strikes and MADD to name a few.
When people hear your story,  there will be an abundance of supporter’s.

May God give your family strength.

on: October 01, 2012, 01:00:43 PM 8 General Crime / U.S. Crime Related News / Youths serving life without parole get second chance in California Courts

 Youths serving life without parole get second chance in California
Courts can review their cases after 15 years and lower their sentence to 25 years to life

NBC News and news services
updated 9/30/2012 6:13:36 PM ET


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Sunday a measure that grants juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole the chance to petition for their release after serving 25 years.

Roughly 300 inmates in California's prison system have been sentenced to a lifetime behind bars for offenses committed as teenagers, according to the bill's sponsor, state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco.

Those inmates will now be eligible for parole after serving at least 25 years in prison.

The courts can review their cases after 15 years in prison and lower their sentence to 25 years to life if the juvenile offenders demonstrate remorse and work towards rehabilitation.

"The governor's signature ... is emotional for both the supporters and the opposition, but I am proud that today California said we believe all kids, even those we had given up on in the past, are deserving of a second chance," Yee said in a statement.
Juvenile murderer ruling reopens 'traumatic wounds'

The California District Attorney's Association opposed the bill, saying it applies almost exclusively to 16- or 17-year-olds convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances, and that life without the possibility of parole is an appropriate sentence for them.

Other opponents say the bill is unfair to victims' families. Allowing the possibility of parole would force the survivors to relive their experience as they fight against parole.

"Before, we had life without possibility of parole -- without," said Maggie Elvey of Sacramento, who helped organize opposition to the bill. "It's so sad that they're taking the justice away."

She said survivors like herself were told that their loved one's murderers would never be released from prison.

"It's not fair to go retroactive back to all those killers," she said.

The law will take effect on Jan. 1.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles as unconstitutional "cruel and unusual" punishment. But the ruling didn't affect California's law because it already gives judges the discretion to impose a sentence of 25 years-to-life.

on: October 01, 2012, 06:58:04 AM 9 Forum Rules and Information / Introductions / Re: I am Saskia's mother, Cat Burke-POMC/VOVC!

My heart aches for you and your family, and the profound loss you have in your life.  There's a hole in your life that can never be filled.  Please don't let it turn into a cancer that prevents you from enjoying the lives of the ones in your family who survived.  They desperately need you too.

I know it is hard, but please try to find the joy in living again, even in the midst of your pain.  Your family needs and depends on you so much.  I know you are the glue that binds them all together.

My  deepest sympathy to you and your family. :-* :-*

on: October 01, 2012, 05:51:26 AM 10 Off Topic / Off Topic - Anything / Re: A message to all Americans From her majesty you new Queen

NOT ON MY WATCH QUEENIE!!!!! My veteran Buddies will NOT go down without a MAJOR FIGHT and If You think we kicked your A$$ in our Revolutionary War You will Be Lucky if we Do Not Decide to Take over Your little Kingdom while we are at IT!!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

You do realize this a joke, a spoof right?

Yes, I know it is a spoof.  I just tend to be a little too sensitive on this subject sometimes. Sorry if I offended anyone!

Jim S

on: September 29, 2012, 02:29:30 PM 11 General Death Penalty / U.S. Death Penalty Discussion / Re: Could you find it in yourself to be the executioner?

After reading the case facts of a death row inmate, which are almost always disturbing and disgusting, I would have no problem offing the scumbag. I wouldnt necessarily look at it as a great thing to do, but as a just thing to do. I doubt I would lose much sleep I would be thinking about the victim and their family and friends more so than the coward murderer.

on: September 29, 2012, 01:11:27 PM 12 Forum Rules and Information / Introductions / Re: I am Saskia's mother, Cat Burke-POMC/VOVC!


I spent 25 years of my life working to put criminals away.  I lived with the excuses they made, the lies they told, the responsibility they denied.  Early one, I could look upon, and understand, the damage, the hurt, the pain, these people caused to both their victims and the families.  Sadly, I must admit over the years, that I grew a harder shell, not being as vulnerable to the pain and suffering.  A defense mechanism indeed, but a condition that I did not realize as it occurred over time.

As I read your post, and watched the videos, I was taken back to a time in my life where such pain was felt.  The photos of your daughter showed me a young lady who lived life, and loved it.  I felt as if I could see the mirth in her eyes, the excitement of the moment she was in, and I felt the pleasure that she derived from life.  While her death is the definition of a horrific tragedy, what you have shared is her testimony to the joy that you taught her to appreciate in life.  She lived through you, and now you live through her.  Her spirit came through the videos and reached out to me, caused me sadness and smiles.  It reminded me of the loss that everyone that had your daughter in her life feel, as well as those who had not yet met her will never realize.  Please continue to live your life, keeping her a part of it, but not becoming a prisoner to it.  Your daughter was very lucky to have you as her mom, and we are lucky to have you share with us the importance of love, giving, and life.  God Bless you and your family...

on: September 28, 2012, 03:34:23 PM 13 General Crime / Crime Debate and Discussion / Re: I scored a Victory today!

Great job Cat. :-*

I talked to my advocate by phone from Austin today about our case.  She is the Director of the People Against Violent Crime (PAVC) in Texas.  I also mentioned yours to her, and told her about your pain and suffering for your daughter.

She told me that California has an excellent organization there and to put you into contact with them for help.  She said it is called Citizens Against Homicide and they have support groups.  She thought there were contacts all over California for people.  I hope you contact them for some help and support.  You would be an awesome advocate too!

Citizens Against Homicide
Address: San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: (415) 455-5944
Transit: Kerner Blvd & Fairfax St

That is the website for them, and they have memorial pages, where you can post your daughter's information.

There are also newsletters.

Please take a look.

Best to you :-* :-*

Granny B

on: September 28, 2012, 02:51:14 PM 14 Off Topic / Off Topic - Anything / Re: What’s wrong with this picture? Off topic discussion

Well I would pay  to see the Dallas Cow farts go bye bye....
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