School Shooter, No remorse

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  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Prosecutor Jim Flaiz, upon learning Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane was going to make a statement in court Tuesday, told relatives of his victims to be prepared for something inflammatory.

    Lane's own lawyer told the court he urged his client not to make the type of statement that the attorney expected to be delivered.

    But no one could have fully foreseen the actions and words of Lane, who entered the courtroom and removed his blue button-down shirt while the judge and those in attendance took their seats.

    Lane, now 18, revealed a white T-shirt with the word "killer" written on it.

    The attire was similar to what he was wearing when arrested by police shortly after the February 27, 2012, killings at Chardon High School in northeastern Ohio.

    Given the opportunity to speak a few minutes later, Lane made an obscene gesture at the victims' families and spoke to them briefly, using explicit language.

    "What he did was beyond anything I could envision seeing in a courtroom," Flaiz told CNN a few hours after a judge ordered Lane to spend the rest of his life in prison without parole. "I was shocked and disgusted at how the defendant conducted himself."

    Lane smiled and smirked during much of the hearing, laughing when Flaiz described him as an "evil person."
  2. muck4doo

    muck4doo Least-Known Member

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    I'm not a big supporter of the death penalty, but there are special cases where it makes sense. This guy is one of them. Reminds me of Richard Allen Davis.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I think death would have been the right thing. Too bad they could not give him death.
  4. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

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    Pretty clear cut
    • He absolutely did it
    • Not the least sorry

    In the absence of execution, please give him solitary confinement and let him be the recipient of pain for a change.
  5. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    I hope they put him in solitary confinement for the rest of his life. That's worse than death.

  6. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so, I think if I was a family member of one of the victimes every day that guy takes a breath is one more day without justice.
  7. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I heard what he actually said to the families today on a radio station. Unbelievable. I can't type it here, but you can PM me if you're really interested, or maybe you can find it on google somewhere.
  8. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

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    The killer, like many internet trolls thinks nobody can harm him....that attitude would probably change if the death penalty was a possibility.
  9. bounce

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    I heard what he says, and who cares? Not defending it at all, but the kid is a dead man walking and is a waste of oxygen. Wasting one second of thought or care about this trash is a lesson in futility for the families. Anything he says isn't worse than what he did - and he's just still trying to play up the 'tough guy' act, because he knows his life is over.

    If I remember correctly, when he was arrested, he freaked out and was saying "i don't know what i just did." So, he's a coward that has had time to think about it, and opted to act like a tough guy rather than showing remorse. Society just needs to be done with him.

    If I were in the family's situation, any "remorse" he showed would be empty, anyhow. Hopefully the families can start the healing process knowing that he'll never see the outside of a prison as long as he lives.
  10. Shunpike

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    Doesn't Ohio have death penalty?

    I would love to see this guy die. I have 2 kids of my own. I can't think of a bigger pain than the ones the victim's families are feeling right now. They have a right to see this piece of die in the most painfully way.
  11. Doomsday101

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    They do but he was not 18 when he committed the crime so he was evidently not subjected to the death penalty
  12. BringBackThatOleTimeBoys

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    When executions happen, they are less painful than older forms like hanged-drawn-quartered.

    Don't have the time to research it, but bet 2-3 centuries ago, condemned men were not spitting at the court like this sick little monster - they didn't get locked up or put to sleep back then. Even if there was a few odd psychos back then, they didn't get to taunt back for long.
  13. khiladi

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    "Some men just want to watch the world burn."
  14. ninja

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    And where were this killer's parents? Were they in the courtroom when their son was talking garbage? Are they alive? Are his parents partly to blame for this mess or is this person just a result of mental illness?
  15. DFWJC

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    :eek: :eek: :eek:
  16. visionary

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    as humans we have the ability to be the best of the best or the worst of the worst

    no animal is more kind or cruel that human beings


    this man is a reflection of the worst in us

    when we dont punish this behavior ADEQUATELY, we promote in unknowingly
  17. Doomsday101

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    Lane's sister, Sadie Lane, pleaded for compassion and prayers for her family a well as for those of the victims. She, too, was in the school cafeteria when the rampage began. "Many families were damaged that day. Our family was too," she said
  18. Muhast

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    I have a feeling he won't be smiling much in prison. It's easy to be tough when your surrounded by policemen in court. When your in the penitentiary I imagine he'll find a whole new world awaiting.
  19. Manwiththeplan

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    i don't have a problem with the death penalty, but it's not that great of a deterant
  20. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Executing him is letting him off easy. Let him spend the rest of his life looking over his shoulder in a maximum security prison in general population. Even solitary is to his benefit because he will not have to worry about physical abuse coming his way.

    I have a feeling he will not last too long in the yard, someone will get him eventually. He needs to go through mental and physical anguish for a long time.

    I agree he is a waste of perfectly good air and resources but killing him soon kind of lets him off the hook in a way. If there ever was a case to execute someone rather quickly, this is one of those instances. I would only agree so the families can get closure. Personally, If someone in my family was involved, I would want to see him tortured by bigger and badder inmates for years then executed, let him think about what is coming.

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