One in custody for murder in JC April 25, 2015
I think more stores for the kids should be brought back. There isn't much in Jefferson City or any where close that the teens can go and there is mall security so that shouldn't be an issue. Aeropostale, Hot Topic, just more stores that kiddos can go too would be nice. And for the record my kiddo is a Junior and an Honor Student who has never been in trouble a day in her life so not looking for a trouble spot.. just a place she enjoys going with her friends who also have never been in trouble. :)
Thanks Eileen, it's nice to know there are people who are willing to be open minded. I never lose hope or faith that some day, some time, things will change for the better for everyone.
A lot of it has to do with being uninformed.. such as going along with what your parents believed, their parents, etc. Just like when people who vote only one way like all Republican or all Democrat straight down the ticket whether you fully agree with that person's beliefs or not.
Sadly, I've got a few in my own family. But if people don't take the time to really understand something then "nothing changes if nothing changes". Whether it's our legal system, our Government, etc. There are innocent people in prison and there are guilty people set free because of flaws, it goes both ways. Our society are the ones who put these people in prison which is a horrible way for someone's fate to be decided. People do not always listen to all the facts, I can promise you that. Society elects the Judges and our Governor, who then elects the Parole Board. I can assure you the Parole Board does not look at these inmates as individuals. So again, people who shouldn't be released can get out and those who should be are still incarcerated which our tax dollars yet again pay for. I have a loved one in prison as well as being a victim myself of a horrible crime that the person was never convicted of, so I can honestly speak from both sides. My heart goes out to those that are wrongfully in prison and I pray for those set free or that should never have been to begin with. Don't get me wrong, this is not 100% across the board, there are times that the system works but more times then not, it doesn't.
But again, we (society) allowed our system to be this way and we continue to allow it.
look at the Ryan Ferguson case where the only testimony they have has all been recanted. There was no physical evidence, he was found guilty on another inmates testimony in which that person received a plea bargain and again he recanted. Ryan is trying to be released but "our wonderful system" is fighting to keep an innocent person behind bars.
I also know of another inmate who happens to be on death row, I know he has physical evidence that supported he was at a hospital with his sister at the time of the crime but they would not let this be entered as evidence and much more to support his innocence, all denied. Again, this person was convicted on another person's testimony without any physical evidence found connecting him to the crime.
When the individuals behind our legal system determines they're wrong, instead of admitting that and making it right, they'd rather fight you to keep you locked away. My tax dollars and yours are paying for this and we just keep re-electing these people.
I am totally embarrassed and disgusted as to how we find people innocent and guilty.. Mr. Allen's entire adult life was spent in prison almost 30 years. Nothing anyone can do can give him even a day of that back. I'm sure he's lost many loved ones and just lost his life in general.. so pathetic that things like this happen everyday!
Many people in our society are so quick to judge and say throw away the key without knowing any facts, that's why this keeps happening, because our society allows it.
Just for the record I think this is a very disturbed individual. My heart goes out to all of his victims and their families.
But to clarify about "prison" the inmates pay for their own cable when they go to purchase items from the canteen, so our tax dollars do not pay for any of that. Also, the AC or heat that you feel they don't deserve is the same air that the staff is being cooled or heated by to be able to do their jobs that they get paid to do. So the 3 hots and a cot and cable and all those "extras" that society thinks the inmates get, they don't. I can assure you.
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