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Death Row in San Quentin. Patch file photo.
Jeffe' July 19, 2014 at 11:09 pm
Fact: People are wrongfully convicted. Even 1 innocent person wrongfully executed is too much, theRead More fact that you are ok with that says a lot about how little you actually have thought about this. How many bad guys do we need to kill to make it ok to execute 1 innocent man? 100 to 1? 20 to 1? 1 to 1? If you think that death is the only effective deterrent to crime that matters then are also very confused. Do you really think that it is pointless to put anyone in prison, probation, or fine them, since death is the only deterrent that matters? I encourage you to actually think about your position and how you arrived at that. Killing out of emotion (revenge) in no way makes murder ok. Killing in revenge is the ultimate sign of weakness. It takes strength to hold your rage and remain a civil thinking person. I couldn't care less about revenge and consequences. The criminal justice system is about the safety of our citizens, not vengeance. Locking someone up for life is enough because it removes a killer from his potential victims. It also costs the tax payers less money than killing them. Being in favor of a policy of executing people is also incompatible with belief in Christ, and when 70% of this nation claims to be Christian it should give you a good idea how many are full of shit that this is even a debate. Bottom line: No, your immature and selfish desire to kill people does not make it ok. It does not make us safer. It solves nothing. It wastes more tax dollars, and we have and will again execute innocent people because juries and judges are composed of people, and people are fallible. If you are ok with all that you should be locked away from the rest of society where you can do no harm. Sorry for the rant, long day and I keep seeing this subject brought up everywhere I look due to the court's decision. Thank you all for letting me get this out of my system =)
Becky July 20, 2014 at 07:21 am
I feel sorry for the cruel and unusual suffering of the families who wait 20 + years for theirRead More murderer's sentence to be carried out.
Steve M July 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm
They didn't waste much time with Timothy McVeigh who killed 144 people including children but oneRead More official said that he's getting a free ticket out of this world with hardly anytime in prison.
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SheilaR July 15, 2014 at 07:20 am
Why am I getting this a day late? Today is July 15th but the article shows July 14 th. When theRead More article says the park will be closed today ....it was really yesterday since I just received this email this morning.
Batman July 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm
It can take days or even weeks to fully "mop up" a large wildfire.
A helicopter fights the Cocos Fire in San Marcos on May 15, 2014. Photo Credit: Cpl. Tyler Gregory/U.S. Marines
Batman July 10, 2014 at 01:09 am
This is nice, but Murphy's Law has it the big one will hit two days after the contract expires. OurRead More fire season has been known to extend into February. An aggressive fuel management program would be effective in protecting residents long after any contract runs out. The county has jails full of inmates with not a damn thing to do all day but get into mischief. Our county should hire Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a consultant to organize a jail labor brush clearing program. It would be a very productive and meaningful way for the inmates to repay their debt to society.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:44 pm
I appreciate your comment Jeremiah and I don't think I could've said it better myself, so I won't beRead More redundant. Except to repeat only one thing-- This is why Mr Melhman: "the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it." I'm still of working age yet from day to day I have bizarre health issues pop up. I run abt 3-5 miles per day, 5-6 days a week. I'm in excellent health. I'm also clever and a bright individual. Yet I've begun having pains in places, and I'm also getting forgetful. My eyesight is decreasing. I get stressed easier than I used to. Because this is our natural human aging process. we age. we just do. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, in reading this article, I didn't read, nor did I realize we were discussing being let go at a certain age. I thought we were talking about applying for the job, where can age limit is set due to medical and statistical averages. So I agree with you, I do not think a person should be let go the day they turn 62. Most others do also, that;s why we are offered pensions at particular ages for incentive. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lastly, your point using vote vs age limits is like comparing dogs to elephants, and completely irrelevant. We're talking about a person's capability to perform a certain type of job.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 03:55 pm
**** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lotRead More more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** hahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yep, exactly how I feel. There are many many careers out there to choose from. Maybe a girl's passion is to put on 100 lbs of equipment and run up stairs to fight a fire and carry out a 250 lb man- but I'm guessing more aren't than are interested in that. But I'll tell you what, if my daddy's house catches fire and some gal runs up his stairs she best be able to carry him down because HIS life depends on it. And if she can't, then her taking a job she's unable to perform is just wrong.
southernbelle July 12, 2014 at 04:01 pm
one more thing--Mr Melhman, Not sure how long you've been in the area or if you are familiar with LARead More county hiring for Police and fire. But over the past 10 yrs they have had to lower their physical ability testing, as well as their hiring requirements because they had to account for women's physical abilities, and not enough men or women were passing the orals due to prior drug use (even trying it once counts), criminal records (DUI's fall in this), etc. This is also why the quality is lower than it used to be. We haven't seen nothing yet! It's abt to get a whole lot worse because no one wants police officer jobs anymore. so sad how we treat them!
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glenn bernard July 2, 2014 at 04:54 pm
with all those people coming across the border every day, we better get all that land developedRead More right away. be sure to send the bill to all of us Taxpayers.
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Jay Berman June 27, 2014 at 09:32 am
How do you do that ?? I guess he has a 9mm ... the first thing you do is pop out the magazine andRead More check there no round in the chamber then you field strip it ,,,
Joe Minervini June 27, 2014 at 05:44 pm
Hey men, there's a saying, "never assume a gun is unloaded." problem with the semi's isRead More that when one is careless, sh-t happens. Our Border Patrol's duties are not as easy as they were in the 50's thanks to all that's been going on since then. My main point with this is that tis type of coverage with this story does not warrant the notoriety for this mistake. My guess is that we have just made this man's life more difficult.
glenn bernard June 28, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Sheriff Taylor allowed Deputy Barney Fife to have only one bullet, and the bullet had to be kept inRead More Barney's shirt pocket.
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glenn bernard June 25, 2014 at 07:14 am
Looking forward to when Driverless Vehicles are prevalent.
Donald Snyder June 25, 2014 at 08:00 am
Wow, Glenn, just what I've been talking about. If the driver actually obeyed the speed limit and theRead More rules of the road, this would not have happened. But I guess you'd rather he/she shop in Carlsbad. Huh? At least the red light camera caught it on video. Should speed up the trial.
glenn bernard June 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm
According to city leaders in Los Angeles, they eliminated all of their red light cameras because theRead More cameras were causing more accidents than previous. Are you looking forward to Driverless Vehicles? or just gleeful that the carnage continues?
Photo Credit: County of San Diego
Councilwoman Barbara Denny June 22, 2014 at 11:01 am
Congratulations and well done to the entire San Diego Trauma System team of Surgeons, Nurses, andRead More Assistants from all six hospitals, as well as all pre-hospital First Responders and Assistants. We appreciate and value each and every one of you for the sacrifices you make to look after us. Special thanks to the dedicated and gifted men and women of the UC San Diego Division of Trauma, Critical Care & Burns for staying true to your mission to save lives, teach the next generation of surgeons, and advance academic research. UC San Diego is the only Level One, Academic Trauma Center in San Diego County.
Jeremy Meeks booking photo. Courtesy the Stockton Police Department.
Diane Griego July 2, 2014 at 08:05 am
More proof of the downward spiral society has taken and the kind of news the media is moreRead More interested in.
The Beast ! July 2, 2014 at 08:17 am
Do you think he likes his salad tossed or with the dressing on the side ?
TT July 3, 2014 at 02:32 am
This is exactly why I don't help women anymore. There have been several times in my life, when I'veRead More helped a woman who should never have been in a violent relationship with a thug in the first place. And every time, they've eventually put themselves back into the same situation. Going forward, rather than help, my response will be to laugh. These tramps are not worth it.
Photo Courtesy: San Diego County Sheriff's Department
glenn bernard June 19, 2014 at 01:16 pm
According to city halls and state legislatures throughout America, Travel is something that onlyRead More Rich people do; so their hotel rooms must be taxed at 20% (and often higher). As some might similarly think that "spas are only for rich people," there are probably millions of lefties who view this man as a hero.
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