Guilty in 1st degree

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by stubeeef, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. stubeeef macrumors 68030

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    So scott's verdict is in, was it in doubt.
    2nd degree for baby Conner.
    And Special Circumstances,meaning no parole or possible death penalty.
     
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Get rid of the jurors that were keeping it deadlocked to get a guilty verdict, should make his appeal much easier.
     
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601

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  4. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Good lord, what will theliberalmedia have to talk about now?
     
  5. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Don't think so. There's already a thread discussing this over in the Current Events forum.
     
  6. vwcruisn macrumors regular

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    no.
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    The inevitable death penalty discussion will become political.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Discussions about his sex life/marriage in prison also belong in this forum. ;)
     
  9. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Yaaawn. Thousands of people are murdered in the US every year. Why does this case matter to anyone outside of the victim's immediate family?
     
  10. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Because of the implications of 'Laci's Law'.
     
  11. vwcruisn macrumors regular

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    i agree, however, i think the general public looks at it as a real life twisted reality tv/soap opera. these people usually have no lives of their own.
     
  12. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Possibly, but I think it must have even more to do with current trend towards the creation of popular pseudo-realities. One of these days I do need to pick up a copy of Neil Gabler's book, "Life, the Movie." I've heard he does a credible job of explaining how Americans are merging real life and entertainment.
     
  13. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Well I don't think 'Laci's Law' is why most people are paying attention to this trial, but they should be very concerned about it's effect. When real news like what is happening in Iraq is too complicated and comprehensive to be put into our sound-bite-quality news shows, they like to make easy money on a 'compelling story' like this one. The media has exploited the hell out of this story.
     
  14. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i noted w/ some interest that while cnn.com made it their main story, and a "breaking news" one at that, nytimes.com put it as story #4.
     
  15. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    IJ's right. This is just another murder among too many. What the heck, Dreiser wrote the story decades ago, but it wasn't new even then...

    I vote for Life w/o Parole. Less costly than all the appeals and whatzit if the death penalty were imposed. Save money for the taxpayer.

    Otherwise? "Extra crispy, pleez."

    :), 'Rat
     

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