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(Chron)   Son of Texas dragging death victim doesn't want his murderer to suffer the same fate   ( divider line
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2002-07-04 03:41:32 PM  
"It's a wonderful gesture," Ellis said. "I think it's a great example for all of us to live in a spirit of forgiveness instead of revenge."

Easy for the defense attorney to say. Piece of crap as much as the white supremacist he represents.

"To want to see the men who killed my daddy die by the state is the same for me to go out and kill them myself," Byrd said in a news conference before leaving for Huntsville.

Everyone is entitled to change their mind but the punishment has been decided. The guilty will die before they want to. It is fair and just.

"It's not a black or white issue," he said. "It's a right or wrong issue."

So those 3 convicted prisoners did that murder randomly? I just want to commend the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the fine job they did in brainwashing Ross Byrd.
2002-07-04 06:52:48 PM  
Well, I for one don't think he should be dragged to death, either.

I think he should be taken out and shot.
2002-07-04 06:52:56 PM  
How wonderfully unamerican. (no sarcasm)
2002-07-04 06:53:31 PM  
well thats a releif
2002-07-04 06:54:13 PM  
How about a DUMBASS tag? Fry them all.
2002-07-04 06:55:48 PM  
Yeah thats the spirit!!! Lets let the wonderful Texas prison system rehabilitate him. He can change man...he means it this time!
2002-07-04 06:58:19 PM  
The only problem is, in Texas, there is no life without parole. As long as you're not on death row, you can be released...So I guess you could say that bastard is in for life without parole.
2002-07-04 06:58:25 PM  
finally some humanity and sanity from someone. its people like this that give me faith in human beings.
2002-07-04 06:58:41 PM  
2002-07-04 06:59:25 PM  
Fark that. Let the punishment fit the crime. If you kill someone, you should be killed in the same fashion. If you steal, you should have your things taken away. If you rape, you should be raped right back AND castrated. Torture someone, get tortured. You get the point. That fark face should be draged untill near death, then taken care of and healed, THEN dragged to his death.
2002-07-04 07:00:44 PM  
Isn't the point of jail to give criminals time (and lots of it) to think about what theyve done so they can correct themselves?

I don't see how spending life in prison will correct anything. And maybe (most obviously) the murder rate in prison would go down, because the lifers dont give a shiat, theyre there for life. They will do whatever the fark they want.
2002-07-04 07:01:05 PM  
Wow... he's a hero because he isn't as bad as that murderer... gewiz!
2002-07-04 07:02:01 PM  

how 'bout miguided
2002-07-04 07:03:52 PM  
I think Pigpen has replaced Bevets as the Offical Fark Mascot For All Things Christian.

Someone make him a trading card, quick.
2002-07-04 07:04:16 PM  
ah good call Pigpen....Christians don't kill people...Good thing you haven't read that pesky Bible.
2002-07-04 07:05:24 PM  
Pigpen: I'll swallow a lot of arguments for why the death penalty is wrong, but that Jesus Christ condemns it is about as stupid as you think state-sanctioned murder is.
2002-07-04 07:05:40 PM  
*tests new powers*

Summon Pigpen +2500
2002-07-04 07:06:36 PM  
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind, biatch.
2002-07-04 07:07:08 PM  
I counter you MrJesus with my Beelzebub "Test's Faith" at +1700
2002-07-04 07:07:23 PM  
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2002-07-04 07:08:51 PM  

*taps PigPen*

*summons Bevents +5000*
2002-07-04 07:09:04 PM  
killing people to teach people not to kill people is just retarded.

putting people in prison to teach people that keeping someone locked in your basement is wrong is just retarded.

taking reparations from shoplifters to teach that stealing is wrong is just retarded.

taking time to teach that double standards of logic are retarded is retarded.

2002-07-04 07:09:33 PM  
erm. bevets. i have sticky hands.

:/ :\ :| -- interpret as you will :D
2002-07-04 07:09:43 PM  
I just want to commend the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the fine job they did in brainwashing Ross Byrd.

SLAYERSWINE: you must not be a Christian.

Whoa! Most obvious statement of the day! Congrats.
2002-07-04 07:10:02 PM  
That man is a farking hero, no way around it. He's showing that not only is he better than the killers of his father, but that he's somehow found a way to forgive the most horrible crime that could possibly be committed in a persons life. More people ought to develop that kind of character. I know I'd want them all fried, and I do from a third person's perspective as well. Go him
2002-07-04 07:10:52 PM  
Two wrongs don't make a right. But what we should do is get an island, and take all murders and such and send them to the island with knives and video cameras. It'll be like Survivor only more fun. Sell it on pay-per-view and get rid of some of the national debt. It's a stupid idea but that's why I'm not in politics,
2002-07-04 07:11:54 PM  
IN OTHER NEWS: French morally superior to Brits for surrendering to Hitler and fighting back.
2002-07-04 07:13:09 PM  
Is there a fundamentalist christian in the house???
2002-07-04 07:14:42 PM  
The son can't lose his father again. He's already suffered. What about the rest of society who haven't suffered this loss (yet) at the hands of the murdering bastard and others like him?
2002-07-04 07:14:50 PM  
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2002-07-04 07:15:54 PM  

Where all da white women at?
2002-07-04 07:18:27 PM  
Umm the people who wrote the Constitution carried out death sentences. But let me tell you about my take on the Constitution. My interpretation says I'm to be supreme leader.
2002-07-04 07:21:24 PM  
Best statement EVER in the Bible IMO !
"An eye for an eye."

Do I consider myself a Christian?

I consider myself a person that treats others the way he wants to be treated...with respect.

I don't see a lot of that in organized religion THAT IS FOR SURE.

I believe in a higher power. My higher power doesn't mind that I listen to SLAYER, either. My God is cool. And I am not a devil worshipper either.
2002-07-04 07:21:27 PM  
Revenge is a primative and brutal concept.

Bullshiat.. revenge is about letting people know that if they attack you, their gonna farking pay for it.

Monkey A shoots Monkey B. Monkey B rips Monkey A's arms out of his sockets. Monkey C, D, E, and F run like hell whenever they see Monkey B.
2002-07-04 07:24:06 PM  
cruel and unusual is, like most things, up for judgement based on opinion, and (in most cases) morals. killing someone as a punishment isn't unusual, since it happens all the time. and, for most people, it ain't that cruel neither.
2002-07-04 07:24:40 PM  
Actually, your right. It is brutal, and primitive. But it works.
2002-07-04 07:25:09 PM  
Nothing you could say could tear me away from my God.

Hur dee hur hur. Mine lets me get fitshaced and pay very little in consequences. No hangovers for me!

My God's cooler than your God! Mine likes the death sentence. Survival of the fittest. Chucklefark slipped up, got caught, government eliminates him (they are higher on the food chain than a criminal). Rinse. Repeat.

Yay Darwin. Can I throw a Creationist vs Evolutionist curveball in? Oh fo' sho'.
2002-07-04 07:26:10 PM  
Also, humanists make me sick.

The psychological circle of humanists, anyway.
2002-07-04 07:26:29 PM  
The man has put forth a beautiful sentiment. I know I couldn't be as forgiving. If someone wants some good to come out of the man's punishment, let's try this. After executing the man, use any salvageable parts for people that need them. That way, our happy little white supremacist murderer is executed, and someone else's life is made a little better.
2002-07-04 07:26:43 PM  
I have a problem with people beliving there religion is the correct one, over others...isn't that kinda hypocritical?
2002-07-04 07:27:46 PM  
My God parties with Slayer's God. Mine looks like Beavis and his looks like Butthead and they sit on a couch and watch humanity through a television, occasionally remarking, "heh heh."
2002-07-04 07:28:07 PM  
Its actually required in Monotheistic religions. If you take the Mono then you got like Chronos and Zeus type stuff.
2002-07-04 07:28:17 PM  


2002-07-04 07:28:55 PM  
SLAYERSWINE speaks the truth. Current organized religion is a joke. Thats all i'm going to say.
2002-07-04 07:29:35 PM  
My God beats Slayer's up back in high school so now when mine comes around lookin for some trees Slayer tells him to getthefuggout.

My God's jonsing for some chiba. Anyone wanna make friends with him?
2002-07-04 07:30:12 PM  
Yeah Religion sucks unlike our towering institutions of say...Government and Business.
2002-07-04 07:30:28 PM  
what ya gotta do, is chop the bodies into six pieces, and pile it all together. apparently, the best thing to do is to feed them to pigs. it'll take at least 16 pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be aware of any man who owns a pig farm. you'll have to shave the head and take out the teeth for sake of the pigs' diet, you could do this afterwords of course but you don't want to go sifting through pig shiat do you? They will go through bone like butter, and can consume a 200 pound man in less that ten minutes. That means a single pig can consume an average of 2 pounds of meat per minute. Hence the phrase "as greedy as a pig." /Snatch
2002-07-04 07:32:46 PM  
Sometimes, you have to take out a few for the sake of the rest. Like those pig farmers in BC, who are suspected of raping and killing over 50 women (who were prostitutes but still people) and then hiding their sins by feeding their bodies to the pigs. They are the prime suspects so far but every couple of days you hear they found some of the women's dna on the farm.
2002-07-04 07:32:51 PM  
Yeah Religion sucks unlike our towering institutions of say...Government and Business.

Yes, state capitalism does indeed suck. Lets start a list...
2002-07-04 07:33:40 PM  
*Bevets fizzles*

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