The legislature provided for the death penalty when people kill police officers.
Rightly so!It is up to the District Attorney to ensure that every
single step of this investigation is done perfectly so that if the jury finds
the accused guilty, the prescribed penalty can be applied.If Gill
screws this one up, or allows a plea deal for life, he should be fired!
I have zero sympathy for this perpetrator. However, I don't think a law
enforcement officer's life is any more valuable than another person's.
I'd be just as upset if he had killed any other citizen.
Words can't describe this picture. I'm at a loss.
I'm with Aggielove. The photo accompanying this article shows the suspect
with weird wires on his face and head, but no explanation. Please someone, tell
me what these wires are all about. Ideally the one to tell me (and everyone else
who reads this article, and I bet lots of others are also wondering) is the DN
That is the best mugshot I have seen in a long time.
@Jay TeeRespectfully I disagree. Murdering a policeman should be an
"aggravating" circumstance which should be given extra consideration at
sentencing. When a person shoots a policeman, he or she is not just killing a
person, as bad as that is. He or she is killing a representative of our whole
legal system, the system that keeps us safe, the system that makes sure we have,
and keep, our rights.These are very delicate matters, especially for
the family of the fallen officer, but my opinion is that a person who kills a
policeman in cold blooded murder is taking on - and standing in defiance - to
the symbol of our peace and humanity. I don't think a policeman's
life is innately more valuable than the rest of ours, but it's the entire
rejection of our whole system we have implemented to protect ourselves that
aggravates the crime, rejecting our laws and those who have sworn to uphold
them. These officers put their lives on the line on a regular basis and
represent the power to execute laws and protect our citizens.
All the legal authorities talk tough at the time of the crime, but when it comes
to the work of a trial they do a plea bargain. Look back at the high profile
"missing" or shootings, I think the facts will prove they won't go
to court to get a death sentence.
I suspect gill will accept a plea, then drop the charges on some technicality.
Calm down. The facial wire frame and nasogastric tube in the photo are a medical
necessity, not some goth disguise.