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CHUCK 2012/08/15 23:26:44
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Briefing Report:
Life with the Possibility of Parole

“We
have no basis for deciding that progress toward greater decency can
move only in the direction of easing sanctions on the guilty.”

~ Chief Justice John Roberts

Introduction

In
the early morning of October 21, 2002, a 16-year old, continuation
school student, quietly walked through his Santa Paula, California
neighborhood wearing a hooded sweatshirt and carrying a black, aluminum
baseball bat with gold lettering. While this may not seem out of place
in many suburban neighborhoods throughout California, Adam Sarabia was
not simply out for a morning walk or headed to an early team practice.
For reasons that we may never understand, he instead went to the home of
John Ramirez and Joann Wotkyn, a happy couple in their 50’s who worked
at a local data storage company. Finding an unlocked garage door he
entered the home, moved up the stairs to the bedroom and brutally beat
and stabbed the sleeping couple to death. When he was finished he went
downstairs, took the couple’s car keys and cell phone and drove off, joy
riding with his friends for a few hours.

At the time of his
conviction, the judge in Adam Sarabia’s case was quoted as saying that
the "level of violence was just mind-boggling."[1]
Unfortunately, horrific details of this type are not unique in many of
the juvenile murder cases where the defendant, like Sarabia, is
ultimately sentenced to life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) in
California. However, the special interest groups that oppose this
particular punishment for juveniles would have you believe otherwise,
citing a mix of private research, anecdotes and questionable statistics.

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  • John Hall 2012/08/16 00:14:19
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    John Hall
    +4
    The little bastard deserves nothing less then a bullet to the head .

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  • MsDianna 2012/08/31 00:02:39
    THATS WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN..
    MsDianna
    +1
    if that's the sentence they are given than that should happen no pardon and parole
  • goatman112003 2012/08/28 00:11:04
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    goatman112003
    +1
    Horrific crime deserves horrific punishment.
  • ★Calliope★ 2012/08/27 22:31:26
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    ★Calliope★
    +1
    The likes of this kid, are not redeemable. Not for this heinous a crime. Does anyone really think prison will rehab him? Or that a juvvie home rehabs kids?

    Over and over we've seen the stats. The recidivism. The bleeding heart judges that release these folks or vacate their sentences and then what? We have to clean up the mess they leave after they caused more havoc and more are beaten, raped or killed.
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2012/08/25 22:17:30
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
    +1
    LWOP is never sure - some bleeding-heart judge 10 or 20 years from now could let the little coward out. Hang 'im after no more than a 6-month wait for new evidence, no possibility of recidivism!
  • Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪ 2012/08/16 21:55:10
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    Kat ♪ ~BTO-t-BCRA-F~ ♪
    +1
    No excuse for it.....too sick to live.
  • Cal 2012/08/16 19:50:50
    THATS WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN..
    Cal
    +1
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME. (picked the wrong one I guess, idk, that's what I mean though). Screw age, if you did the crime, you pay the time, that's just how it is.
  • Ken 2012/08/16 03:36:30
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    Ken
    +1
    Death should have been the sentence, it's nothing more than adult abortion.
  • enlightened one 2012/08/16 03:32:55
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    enlightened one
    +1
    Despite the laws protecting the under-age offenders, he still knew right from wrong and should be subject to the punishment to the full extent.
  • cc 2012/08/16 02:34:51
    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ,PAROLE THEM..
    cc
    Damned if I didn't graze that button....I'm not sure about LIFE behind bars, but they should be in jail for a minimum of 30 years. No....40.
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/08/16 01:08:49
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +3
    October 4, 2009 4 minors let themselves into Kim Cates house. They took machetes and killed her in her own bed. They then brutally attacked her daughter, 11 year old Jamie, and left her for dead. They wanted to know what it felt like to kill a human. One was an Eagle Scout, another a Youth Minister. They're trying to get off life without parole now because they were minors at the time. One whispered to Jamie as he left the courtroom, 'If I'd known you were still alive I'd have slit your throat myself.'

    Let them rot.
  • RayG 2012/08/16 01:02:25
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    RayG
    +2
    And spend the rest of his miserable days behind bars being the plaything for Bubba
  • John Hall 2012/08/16 00:14:19
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    John Hall
    +4
    The little bastard deserves nothing less then a bullet to the head .
  • Rock 2012/08/15 23:40:25
    POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ,PAROLE THEM..
    Rock
    I've said it before, but the decline in society started about the same time that we started trying juveniles as adults.
  • CHUCK 2012/08/15 23:27:26
    DO THE CRIME DO THE TIME..
    CHUCK
    +1
    LOCK UP THEIR PARENTS TOO..

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