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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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Moral quandaries

Some people make it very hard for me to continue my anti death penalty stance.

Like this guy they executed yesterday in Texas.

The man raped and murdered a 93 year old woman in her home, stole $10 worth of spare change, and cut out.

He was out on parole from a 10 year sentence, and during the time he served? He escaped once, and raped two other inmates.

What the hell was he doing out of prison?

Here's a fact: if he'd been black, he'd have never gotten parole. Not in Texas. No way, no how.

And because Texas is one fucked up crazy ass state, legally speaking, an old woman was murdered in her home, after enduring what was probably a brutal rape. I keep imagining my own 91 year old grandmother and it's got me shaking.

Assholes like this make it HARD to be against the death penalty.


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Borderline symptom of the day: angryangry

I personally think all rapists should be shot on sight. I have my reasons. Shit like this is one reason on a long long list.

My grandmother was 84 when a 6 foot plus 15 year old who should have been in residential care, or at least medicated, snuck into her apt while she went to check the mail, and brutalized and raped her.

He was tried very quickly, as an adult, and sentenced to 40-some years. He will probably serve his full sentence. He will definitely not be out of jail in her lifetime.

I keep remembering my Nana having to go back months later for bloodwork for an AIDS test.

Something more should have been done. There's a nameless hole in me where I imagine terrible things to be inflicted on him. Really it was that the system failed, but the brain and heart lash out against such things.



Edited at 2008-09-18 04:23 pm (UTC)