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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:37 AM
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Execution date set for US sniper
Source: BBC News

A US judge in Virginia has set a 10 November execution date for the man behind the 2002 sniper attacks on the Washington DC area.

John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death for the murder of Dean Meyers, one of 10 people killed during the shootings.

Muhammad's teenage accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo is serving life in prison for his part in the attacks.

Muhammad's lawyer said his client would appeal to the US Supreme Court.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8259319.stm
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:38 AM
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1. I'll tie half an onion to my neck, and try to shed a tear. n/t
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:55 AM
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2. Toodle-fucking-ooo
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:55 AM
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3. Every time I go to Home Depot I get reminded of this fuck.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 09:55 AM by YOY
He killed someone in the parking lot there. Even when it's full it has a creepy paranoid feel to it now.

Killing him won't bring anyone back though.
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Mike Daniels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:59 AM
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4. That may be so (won't bring anyone back) but in this case I can't bring myself to care
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 10:00 AM by Mike Daniels
n/t
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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:00 AM
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5. Meh...I won't bat an eye...but I will state the obvious.
n/t
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:10 AM
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6. Yeah...
...I live\work in the area of Rockville and go to two of the gas stations where people were killed.

One interesting side note - obviously everyone assumed that this crime was being committed by a couple of white guys. When the last person was killed (Metro Driver Conrad Johnson - his death affected me the most for some reason), the local Police started shutting down intersections and searching cars - ONLY cars with white males. I had my car searched and was sent on my way. When I got to work, two of my black coworkers had been waved through the same intersection. We had an ironic laugh about the turn around in situations.


That was a scary time. I admit that when the woman was shot at the Home Depot in VA - I rushed out to a Rockville gas station to fill up as I had been sort of (OK...very) scared of going to get gas.
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:10 AM
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12. I used to teach at the Willston Elementary School (that's the parking lot ...
from which the shot was fired.)
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:18 AM
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7. Good riddance.
Can't say I'm all choked up...because I'm not.
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FunkyLeprechaun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:34 AM
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8. I'm still against the death penalty
We shouldn't do these sort of things. He clearly has mental issues.

It was a very scary moment in time and I was actually scared of the Sniper coming to the MA area.

It's simply barbaric to wish the death penalty on him or anyone else.
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:42 AM
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9. His sentence should be commuted to life without parole...
The Death Penalty is as wrong.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:50 AM
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10. No, because the death penalty is too good for him. /nt
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Lost Jaguar Donating Member (193 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:58 AM
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11. I fail to see the good in this...
...perhaps the loved ones of his victims will feel better?

I'd rather he live behind bars in contemplation.
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JenniferJuniper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:20 AM
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13. "Murder is so wrong, you see
that both the Bible and the courts agree
That the State's allowed to murder in the chair."

Phil Ochs - The Iron Lady
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wpelb Donating Member (292 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:34 PM
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14. Like Andy Rooney
One time years ago on his "60 Minutes" commentary, Andy Rooney said he thought the death penalty was cruel and barbaric, but he didn't give enough of a damn about the people who were being executed to protest against it. I would only protest an execution if I thought there was a reasonable chance that the condemned person was not guilty of the crime for which he (or she) was being put to death.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:41 PM
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15. You won't get any complaint from me on this one.
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