Thursday, January 12, 2006

News: Young men with bats kill homeless man, injure 2 others in downtown, beachside Lauderdale

By Macollvie Jean-Francois
Posted January 12 2006, 12:00 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE – Young men armed with baseball bats or sticks attacked three homeless men, killing one and hospitalizing the two others early Thursday morning in the city's downtown and beachside areas, police said.

One of the homeless men died from his injuries around 8 a.m. at Broward General Medical Center. He was identified later as Norris Gaynor, 45. The two other homeless men were listed as serious at the hospital. They were not immediately identified….
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If I was a better person, I would not have an ounce of hate in my heart. But since I am not a better person I will allow myself to focus hatred on these cowardly murderers.

If anyone wonders why a normally left-leaning guy such as myself is in favor of the death penalty, this is the reason. And I don't mean mandatory appeals with decades on death row. I mean heads on poles to warn the next bunch of jackals.

These guys are on tape beating people, in one case to death, with sticks.

This is also why I am pro-choice.


Jeff said...

That's an interesting combination Eric!

John Cowart said...

Every few years a new wave of "Burn A Bum" advocates rises. I've seen a BMW with a "Kill The Poor" bumper sticker... heads on a pole? Only if the pole is inserted from below and the creeps are still kicking.

I believe in love, peace, brotherhood and kicking ass when needed.

Jas said...


I agree with you, and john coward too.

I wish we had cruel and unusual punishment.

I'd like to see people convicted of violent crimes all put into a gladiator arena together where they have to fight one another for their freedom.

And while I can not speak for our older brother, I too am in favor of the death penalty ( although a more expedient one) and am pro-choice. It is interesting how our beliefs evolved in our family.

Since I don't have a uterus, I don't feel men have much of any right to form an opinion, and since the vote is for, or against, I give my vote for choice over no choice.

Just my two cents.

Black Eyed Gurl said...

Eric remember: "Everyday is a negotiation and sometimes it's done with guns." -Joss Whedon.

I'm as liberal as they get (borderline socialist/commie even), but when it comes to fuckers filming their crimes or when they give a full detailed confession (ala Dahmer, BTK), I think the death penalty should be mandatory, and swift.
Although here in WI we have no death penalty, we do have poetic justice, which means a guy like Dahmer goes to prison, and the inmates kill him for us. It's not a bad deal, and is a lot cheaper than lethal injection and appeals.

Deb said...

I just finished reading "Freakonomics" (by Steven Levitt) which is a young economist's unusual views on things. He showed that legalized abortion resulted in a massive drop in crime. Very interesting book. Check it out.

I wish we had some punishment that would REALLY make people think twice before committing crimes. What we have now just isn't deterrent enough.

Bill German said...


No_Newz said...

First of all, I'm sorry about Bailey. Secondly, you describe my feelings very well in this post. It's just one of those things that makes you shake your head and wonder, wtf!?
Lois Lane

AM said...

To come full circle piggy-backing on what black eyed gurl said - I do believe Dahmer's poetic justice did involve a large pole.

The Catapillar said...

I agree with you on all counts. Let the punishment fit the crime. Let them be beaten to death.

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