Friday, April 29, 2011

Life vs Registry

  • Earlier this month, the Illinois House of Representatives passed a law creating a “murderer registry” that would require criminals convicted of first-degree murder to check in with the state for 10 years after their release from prison.

    The bill was named for Andrea Will, a young Batavia woman who was strangled to death by her boyfriend in 1998, when they were both students at Eastern Illinois University.

    The boyfriend, Justin Boulay, was set free last year after serving only half his 24-year sentence. For taking away an estimated 70 years of his girlfriend’s life, Boulay did just 12 years in the joint.

    Here’s an even better plan for keeping an eye on killers: don’t let them out of prison. I was all in favor of repealing the death penalty, but if Illinois isn’t going to have capital punishment, we should have another method of permanently removing murderers from society. The penalty for first-degree murder should be changed to a mandatory life sentence, with no chance of parole. It’s a lot easier to keep track of people in prison. Instead of asking murderers to check in with the state, we’ll have prison guards check their beds every night.

While we personally favor removing murders from breathing air, there would have to be way more safeguards in place for us to even consider supporting something like this. Like guarantees against assholes like Ryan emptying the prisons or Quinn from paroling/pardoning/commuting everything in sight for a political end.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you vote if your convicted of a felony? i thought in servere cases no

4/29/2011 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A “Murderer Registry”?

How thoughtful!

I'd recommend Crate and Barrel, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Williams Sonoma -- they all have some nice things.

4/29/2011 03:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a way to protect Andrea Will and every other potential victim. When you are convicted of First Degree Murder, you never see the light of day without being surrounded by constantine wire and chain link fences while being watched by guards with assault rifles.

4/29/2011 05:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe this will be as successful as the sex offender registration ...yea, right, sure.
Like Mark Twain said; "politics is the last refuge of a scoundrel "

4/29/2011 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alderman tunney and mayor daley pal micheal jackson, got parole after 6years, for the murder of a cabbie and attempted murder of a nurse. No wonder that nutjob from canada came over and felt at ease in taking a life. This state is a joke. You can be on a sex registry for life for sleeping with your 16 year old girlfriend, when you were 18, but a p.o.s like mike there, can roam the state with his head held high. Unbelievable!

4/29/2011 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moo and Oink

4/29/2011 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only in Illinois would you let murderers free and then worry about keeping track of them. Unfuckingbelieveable!
009 days

4/29/2011 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BURR OAK all ready has a registry and maps too.

4/29/2011 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May I suggest an implanted GPS..nothing cruel here because these are murderers who should spend the rest of their f*cking life in jail or visit Mr. Sparkey. They truly lucked out with killing in's THE PLACE TO COMMIT MURDER!

5/01/2011 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No wonder that nutjob from canada came over and felt at ease in taking a life."

--4/29/2011 10:02:00 AM

Damn. I know what you're talking about, but I'm tired. Refresh my memory.

Canada sure won't let anyone with a felony conviction in from the U.S., not even to visit. Celebrities like Martha Stewart included.


5/02/2011 07:02:00 PM  

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