"End the death penalty"
"All life is precious"
"Stop state killing"
"Black lives matter"
"Justice for Brandon"
I have to say, hard core lefties get more and more confusing by the passing days. I was honestly appalled when I realised people actually wanted this murderer freed. According to BBC,
He was given the death penalty for his involvement in the murder of Todd and Stacie Bagley in June 1999.He was one of five teenagers accused of robbing the pair and forcing them into the boot of their car in Texas.They were shot as they lay in the boot by 19-year-old accomplice Christopher Vialva before Bernard set the car alight.
According to Kim Kardashian (yes, not very reliable, but the first list I could find of why Brandon shouldn't be executed).
1. He was 18 at the time.
An adult who can legally buy a shotgun, drive a car, drink alcohol and pay taxes.
2. He was not the shooter.
He's the guy who helped force a couple into the boot of a car and then turn them into pork crisp.
3. The prosecutor and of the jurors now support clemency.
I'm pretty sure I would change my mind pretty quick if I had an army of lefties stomping around making a racket of whom would definitely not be pleaded justice was served.
4. He’s spent decades in prison w/out a write up, helping at risk youth.
There's a difference between rehabilitation and criminal justice. Criminal justice is about punishing.
5. There’s bipartisan support for his commutation.
Doesn't matter. A court ruling is a court ruling.
I'm worried that this whole matter is a race related situation. I'm quite certain that if the races were switched (Brandon was white and the victims were black), there would be outrage from the opposite direction. Lefites would almost certainly say "Look at this murderer, he burned a black couple for God sake".
How do I know this? Look at the reaction when Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self defence.