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FRONTLINE: The Confessions

This extraordinary film made me so angry I wasn't sure if I should scream or cry. The film exposes the "system" as fatally flawed, no pun intended. From that piece of ___ work Kaine down through the DA and the defense attorneys and the criminal cop, all should be indicted for crimes against humanity.

Legislation should be enacted immediately to have 100% of police interrogations subject to codes which control how why when and where and they should all be monitored by referees who cannot advocate for law enforcement but simply enforce the federal law under which interrogations may take place.

Finally, I started life in a conservative household and consequently became a death penalty advocate. In 1980 after reading Norman Mailers book, The Executioner's Song, I decided I was against the death penalty, to the dismay of my family and many friends.

Interestingly, Mailer wrote that prior to writing the book he was against the DP, but after he was reluctantly in favor. Strangely he favored it because of the symbol-logy. He wrote that (and I paraphrase) he felt the presence of the death penalty kept the populace from reacting to strongly to crime in our midst, maybe vigilantism or electing someone like Hitler into power ??? But I digress, I am not sure that there has ever been a more striking indictment of the death penalty than this horrendous tragedy.

I am a retired USN Seal and consider myself to be as patriotic as anybody. But this event is as horrific as the hanging of Delara Darabi and all of us should be ashamed.

November 15, 2010 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What Can Be Done To Reduce Feral Cat Population?

I have read that these cats are likely responsible for the disappearance and even extinction of many species of birds and reptiles. Is this true? These cats should be dealt with the same way we deal with any other imported species that threatens the ecosystem.

September 8, 2010 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )