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Help Oppose John Lennon's Killer from getting Parole
26 August 2012
2.54am
mr. Sun king coming together
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meanmistermustard said
Dont make out that Chapman is now being a victim.

I hate that I came across that way. I just can’t find any reason that continuing to stay at a medium security prison will make any difference to MDC’s willingness or ability to commit another crime (if he has any desire to). The point of a sentence is one of deterring the culprit to not repeat the offence. I can’t see how 2 more years will make any difference in that regard.

 

Edit: I’m going to shut up now. I’ve said my bit, and now I’m merely repeating myself. I still hate Chapman for killing Lennon, and I have no doubt his life would be endangered by his release. However, that is not the concern of the parole board. They made their decision, and I accept it. I want to get that transcript, however.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

27 August 2012
12.20pm
LTJX
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mr. Sun king coming together said

I maintain that allows cruel and unusual (the wording of the Constitution) to equal excessive punishment. I meant to say cruel and unusual, but i wrote excessive, hoping to get the same point across. Point taken on identity.

Ok, on second thought, I can see “excessive” as being reasonably equivalent in meaning to “cruel and unusual”.  Your point is well taken.

Sorry if I get shrill at times.  Even after so many years, I still tend to see this whole issue through a lens of anger and disgust and sadness at the cold, callous way that John Lennon was robbed of his life, and the world was robbed of John Lennon .  The Beatles changed the world.  And Lennon was the very rare man who might have changed the world a bit more yet, possibly into an even better place, had he only been allowed to live and perceive and speak out about what he saw, with music and words as only he could.

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