What's Not Good About The Child That Escaped Kidnapper Crimes & Incidents, posted by Deidra, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm
What's not good about the eight year old girl who escaped from the kidnapper in Fresno is that the abductor will get a few years in prison, maybe, and be released. Rapists and kidnappers receive extremely lenient sentences and are released to kidnap and rape again.
Posted by Dave, a resident of San Ramon, on Oct 6, 2010 at 12:23 pm
Someone who likes to do research, check this out: My dad told me several years ago, that in San Jose early in the 20th century, there was a kidnapping. The abductor was captured and put in the city jail. the public was outraged, broke him out of jail, and publicly strung him up in a tree outside of the jail, no kidnapping for decades after this incident in San Jose. Note: this was before tv, and the internet. Would i support public executions? Oh yeah.
Posted by Chuck, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 6, 2010 at 3:16 pm
To Dave, et al: I have read the book about the San Jose affair. The kidnapped was the son of a wealthy dept. store family, which was well respected in the community. It was a kidnapping for $$, and he was murdered and thrown off the San Mateo bridge. There were TWO men, never tried or convicted, but unquestionably guilty. Mob violence humg them both in St. James Park in downtown S.Jose; pure anarchy, with the "authorities" in SF, SJ, and Sacto looking the other way! No one was ever tried for the lynching, unfortunately NOT an uncommon occurrence back in the '20's, although MOST victims were black; these two men were white, as was the kidnap victim.
Is this really the type of "law and order" you want in our society, Dave? I suspect not, if you give it some thought. No justice for anybody, mob rule, and basically mob mentality.
I feel that what is needed is more PUNISHMENT of those truly guilty, particularly involving our children, and less LENIENCY from the bench. Uniform VALUES and ETHICS in our society is at the base of the problem; we won't get that with mob rule, either. It starts with RESPECT FOR LIFE, which is sadly on the wane in our society. Mankind being what it is, there will always be a violent element, and we will never be able to completely eradicate that. But, we need to start trying to do so, and now!