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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:34 AM

Fla. Ex-Cop Set for Execution in 1986 Killing of 9

Source: Associated Press

A former Florida police officer was scheduled to be executed Tuesday for the murder of nine people in a 1986 rampage over three months.

The execution by lethal injection of 56-year-old Manuel Pardo was set for 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. A federal judge denied Pardo's request for a stay Monday.

Officials said most of Pardo's victims were involved with drugs. Pardo contended that he was doing the world a favor by killing them in 1986.

Pardo, a former Boy Scout and Navy veteran, began his law enforcement career in the 1970s with the Florida Highway Patrol, graduating at the top of his class at the academy. But he was fired from that agency in 1979 for falsifying traffic tickets. He was soon hired by the police department in Sweetwater, a small city in Miami-Dade County. ...

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fla-cop-set-execution-1986-killing-17931198

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Reply Fla. Ex-Cop Set for Execution in 1986 Killing of 9 (Original post)
jsr Dec 2012 OP
naaman fletcher Dec 2012 #1
Tansy_Gold Dec 2012 #3
iandhr Dec 2012 #4
Gman Dec 2012 #2
Hayabusa Dec 2012 #5
Tom Ripley Dec 2012 #6
Mangoman Dec 2012 #7
friendly_iconoclast Dec 2012 #9
jsr Dec 2012 #8
Tom Ripley Dec 2012 #12
joshcryer Dec 2012 #10
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2012 #11
JohLast Dec 2012 #13

Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:43 AM

1. I'm against the death penalty

 

But, I have no personal sympathy for this guy.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:46 AM

3. You don't have to have personal sympathy

I, too, am against the death penalty. In all cases, even this one. Period.

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Response to naaman fletcher (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:29 AM

4. I share your sentiments.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:03 AM

2. Another Dexter in FL

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:46 AM

5. So, the guy went Punisher?

That's not cool in real life.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:21 PM

6. He's no vigilante, "Scourge of God", or whatever; he's just a psychopathic murderer and thief...

who should spend his life behind bars.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:40 PM

7. I smell some large lawsuits

 

"But he was fired from that agency in 1979 for falsifying traffic tickets. He was soon hired by the police department in Sweetwater, a small city in Miami-Dade County. ..."

Who the hell would hire a crooked cop that was just fired for corruption ?

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Response to Mangoman (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:48 AM

9. Florida law enforcement agencies occasionally have rather lax hiring standards...

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:12 PM

8. Ok, he ate and died.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/11/3136913/florida-readies-to-execute-former.html
According to a corrections spokeswoman, Pardo’s last meal Tuesday morning was roasted pork chunks, white rice and red beans, fried plantains with tomato and avocado, topped with olive oil. He finished off the meal with pumpkin pie and Cuban coffee.

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Response to jsr (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:07 PM

12. Sounds tasty. I am anti-death penalty, but fascinated by last meal choices.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:27 AM

10. This is how Dexter must end.

At least life imprisonment.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:09 AM

11. A horrific group of crimes, no doubt. But....

....I still don't see how killing him constitutes "justice" in any shape, way or form.

Just a sad, sad situation all around.

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Response to jsr (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:04 PM

13. It's about time.

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