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    quote:
    Shooters convicted of manslaughter
    By CATHY REDFERN
    Sentinel STAFF WRITER

    SANTA CRUZ
    Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass.
    -Mark Twain

  • #2
    After a nine day deliberation, I suspect the jury was deadlocked, and compromises were made to get it over with.

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    • #3
      That makes sense, yes... All the same, how anyone of sound judgement can consider this mere manslaughter... I mean, I can understand if they said it wasn't pre-meditated murder, but...
      Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass.
      -Mark Twain

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      • #4
        I have unfortunately witnessed a jury screw up even worse than this on a murder case. I think an IQ test should be part of the screening process.

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        • #5
          'California' and 'sense' don't belong in the same sentence....
          "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a *****."
          -Commanding General, 1st Marine Division

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          • #6
            There is NO WAY to predict what the hell a jury might do. I've seen people convicted on what even I would consider was a flimsy case and people who were blatantly guilty and caught dead-to-rights set free. I know that the American justice system is also referred to as "not perfect, but the best one we've got" but the jury system is hugely flawed, IMO.
            No cops, know anarchy.

            "He aint finna come all up in my house and act a fool and be gettin away with it cause I will go smooth off." -Movista

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            • #7
              Look, this is the same county where a young woman stabbed a guy 27 times (I think it was in '91), killing him, admitted to it, and the jury gave her an ADW. They decided that the main witness was an accomplice, though there was no evidence of that. With her custody credits while awaiting trial, she spent all of nine months in state prison.

              The juries here never cease to amaze me. I have sat through 60 or 70 jury trials as bailiff and finally learned to let it go in one ear and out the other. Unfortunately, the juries do the same thing.
              Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan

              I don't think It'll happen in the US because we don't trust our government. We are a country of skeptics, raised by skeptics, founded by skeptics. - Amaroq

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              • #8
                And from the lovely defense attourney

                quote:
                "This case is an absolute tragedy; it broke my heart from day one," said defense attorney Steve Wright, who represents Garcia.

                "It is part of a societal problem. These kids were out on the street at 1:20 in the morning, in the wrong place at the wrong time. My biggest (complaint) is that anyone used a gun. I wish handguns were banned."

                Of course this is about gun control not gang's, not murder, but gun control
                On the wings of a dove
                Let's roll for justice
                Let's roll for truth
                Let's not let our children grow up
                Fearful in their youth -- Neil Young

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                • #9
                  Do the name O.J. strike a familiar tune? No barf emoticon. Too bad.

                  I did like how the gun got blamed.
                  Life is like a 3 ring circus and cops have a front row seat. It`s The Greatest Show On Earth.

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                  • #10
                    I think we should just kick California out of the country and let them do their own thing. We could just make a "West" Carolina so we don't have to change the flag.

                    Will Coy

                    I like Geography.
                    "It's a thankless job but I have a lot of Karma to burn off."

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                    • #11
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Hemtt:
                      I think we should just kick California out of the country and let them do their own thing.

                      Amen to that!
                      "Do not let any one claim to be a true American if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics."
                      --George Washington

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