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#341194 - 03/08/11 01:38 PM Michael Woodmansee
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Interesting story about Michael Woodmansee.

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#341197 - 03/08/11 01:49 PM Re: Michael Woodmansee [Re: CatBrat]
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It's all over local news here and people are really huffed over it.
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#341244 - 03/08/11 06:00 PM Re: Michael Woodmansee [Re: BobKay]
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I do not see how someone who did something like that can change. I think letting him go is putting children in danger.
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#341248 - 03/08/11 06:37 PM Re: Michael Woodmansee [Re: Lampshade]
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To show he is in fact, no danger as they are letting him go, he should live next to the judges family/parole board who's allowing it.

I also don't believe people like that will change. He proved as much by a second attempted murder.
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#341271 - 03/08/11 09:29 PM Re: Michael Woodmansee [Re: Adrian]
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Would anyone feel differently had he served his entire sentence? I don't think so.

He's been in prison since he was 16. He got a 40 year sentence instead of life, 'cause the family didn't want to have to deal with the ugly details in court. Yes, I know they're horrific, but the kid had to be a bona fide nutcase. And, at 16, his chances of still being alive in 40 (35 to date) years was pretty good and they had to know that then.

If he committed any crime in prison, it should have been tried and a new sentence added on, if he were found guilty. Same with sex offenders, or anyone.

If you're going to sentence someone to X # of years, it should not be possible, without further offenses, to extend that sentence just because we're afraid. We do that here in MA (here, Chris, Massachusetts). We've got a slew of sex offenders, levels 1-3, who have served all of their time and we're still holding them just because we feel like it.

Sure, it eases public fears, but the sentence you are remanded to serve is/was the law. It made no provisions for societal changes to incur add-ons.
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#341295 - 03/08/11 10:32 PM Re: Michael Woodmansee [Re: BobKay]
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Nicely put, Bob. Sometimes it's good to be reminded that we're supposed to be a nation of laws.
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#341296 - 03/08/11 10:33 PM Re: Michael Woodmansee [Re: pmbuko]
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Agreed, Bob.
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#341301 - 03/08/11 10:51 PM Re: Michael Woodmansee [Re: Ken.C]
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Mark "accused" me today of being sane. Agreeing with me only screws with my distorted self-image.

Here, I'll take it back 'round for ya:

If I were that kid's father, I'd be feeling the same way. But if he does act on it, he's only going to bring more misery on his own family.

Besides, revenge killing should be strictly limited to family and spouses. Or the attorney who charged you $25k to lose your $10k lawsuit. Or that smarmy kid driving with the seatback headrest touching his trunk deck.

Whew. Now I feel better.
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#341311 - 03/08/11 11:11 PM Re: Michael Woodmansee [Re: BobKay]
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Honestly, I couldn't read the article. Too awful.
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#341314 - 03/08/11 11:18 PM Re: Michael Woodmansee [Re: Ken.C]
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I do feel badly that it's you that left that one wide open for me to say something really awful, like..."Ehhh, ya didn't miss much. They didn't include any recipes or anything."

So I won't.
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