Tuesday, February 26, 2008

We're not a nation of vigilantes

marjorie says...

The notion that this guy deserves clemency harkens to the days when it was considered fine to hang a person on the spot for horse theft. There's a reason that this nation is based in the rule of law. The victim in this case is Daniel Romero, who was chased a quarter of a mile, gunned down and killed. He did not deserve to die for trying to steal a car. Do we want vigilante justice in this country? Thats what all these people urging for clemency are suggesting. If its ok for Elton John Richard to shoot people, its ok for anyone else also, not just ex-marines with blood lust.