The Inequity of Our Laws

I am boiling mad, so I will get right to the point. The point is a Tampa, Florida jury came in with a “guilty of murder” charge today. Joseph Smith, a parole violator, was the defendant, who was accused of kidnapping, brutally raping sexually assaulting, strangling and murdering 11-year-old Carlie Bruscia . Let’s hope and pray that at the Nov. 28th sentencing hearing, the judge rules the death penalty for this animal. So, what happens after he is sentenced to die and why am I upset?

After an average of 10 years, all legal shenanigans and maneuvering will come to an end. All possible appeals will be exhausted and denied and justice will have it’s day. Smith will be injected with a tranquilizer and then only after he is in a suspended sleep state, lethal chemicals and will flow into his body and then it’s “Adios Animal.” Why our system gives anyone sentenced to death an additional 10 years, I’ll never know.


Here’s the inequity: Every day, many people who have led exemplary lives and are the pillars of society, die horrible, painful, excruciating, inhumane deaths, while ravaged by terminal diseases. We deny them doctor-assisted suicide. In fact, Dr. Jack Kervorkian, is serving 15 to 25 years for second-degree murder which was shown on CBS’ “60 Minutes” in the 1998 videotaped poisoning of Thomas Youk, who had Lou Gehrig’s disease and received a lethal dose of potassium chloride. Kervorkian was sentenced to prison for helping a doomed man who begged for someone to end his suffering.

I believe it is a person’s right to choose when to die, because there comes a point for some incurable, near death patients when the agony of the pain is worse than the dying. As far as I know, the compassionate doctor Kervorkian is still behind bars. Yet we are so friggin civilized that we coddle Smith, the monster, killer, rapist who is a disgrace to mankind, and we imprison the good and merciful doctor.

If you ask me when I think there will be some changes made to correct this… unfortunately, I have a one word answer…NEVER!

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