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Random Thoughts Of Yet Another Military Member

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Another One Bites The Dust

Clarence Ray Allen was executed today at 12:38 am at San Quentin Prison, on his birthday, but also because of ol' Clarence, 4 people haven't been celebrating there birthdays for the last 20+ years either, so it's hard to have any sympathy for him at all. Worst of all, he didn't have Joan Baez singing "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" out the fence at San Quentin either, maybe he should have wrote childrens books too like Tookie. His lawyers tried to argue 2 things: 1) That executing a blind, wheelchair bound diabetic was "cruel and unusual punishment" but from where I stand, I call that a mercy killing and 2)The fact he was on death row for 23 years was also "cruel and unusual punishment", the fact is that he was abusing the justice system and managed to stay on death row longer than one of his victims spent breathing (His first victim, Josephine Rocha who was only 17 yrs old at the time of her murder by Clarence). Justice was served today, it is now that we can positively say that Clarence will never commit another crime (also the fact that Clarence was already serving a life sentence when he hired a hitman to kill a witness and 2 innocent bystanders).

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