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  • piene2 Dec 14, 4:45 p.m.

    "The only RACIST here is the JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These people committed horrible crimes and it is for the color of their skin they get off of Death Row??????
    cantbtaught"

    It is the color of their skin their got them on death row in the first place.

  • ih8aliar Dec 14, 12:29 p.m.

    People need to understand the true meaning and motive behind the Racial (In)Justice Act (RJA). Efforts to get a conviction overturned are almost always a failure because the defendant is in fact guilty and the process was followed correctly. Only in extremely rare instances will the conviction be overturned. The RJA was enacted to “backdoor” the conviction and ultimately free the offender, which is going to happen. Once a judge, whether it be this bozo or a truly fair and impartial judge who does not harbor racist beliefs and hatred, makes a ruling that the sentence imposed by the jury was unfair and based upon a fabricated claim of racism, then the conviction, which came about by the same jury, is also unfair and based upon a fabricated claim of racism. The conviction of these three, as well as the previous defendant whose sentence was vacated by this same clown of a judge, will be overturned. Even if the RJA specifically prohibits the conviction from being overturned, that

  • piene2 Dec 14, 11:02 a.m.

    "I find it interesting that people still respond to Piene2. Obviously this person thrives on the attention his/her outlandish posts generate. The best way to handle this poster is to totally ignore him/her.
    disgusted2010"

    Thank you for reading and responding to my posts.

  • piene2 Dec 14, 10:50 a.m.

    "Piene2-so it's ok to murder babies but not convivted murderers???
    baldchip"

    I can not think of many cases of baby murders. Usually it is an abusive parent and they are tried like any other murderer. If on the other hand you are speaking of abortion, flushing some bit of tissue taken from a woman's body down the toilet is not murder because there is no human being involved. One might as well say the surgeon murdered my appendix when he removed it.

  • piene2 Dec 14, 10:44 a.m.

    "Piene2 would you rather have a state executions or have vigilaties take care of the situations...
    ThomasL"

    Well, if those are the only two choices I would prefer the vigilantes do the murder for two reasons. First we are all a part of the state and if vigilantes did the murder I wouldn't be a part of it. More importantly, anyone who would become a vigilante is as bad or worse than their victims. We can round them up and see to it that they spend the rest of their lives rotting away in prison where they belong..

  • Minarchist Dec 14, 8:56 a.m.

    I find it interesting that people still respond to Piene2. Obviously this person thrives on the attention his/her outlandish posts generate. The best way to handle this poster is to totally ignore him/her.
    disgusted2010
    December 13, 2012 7:48 p.m.
    Report abuse

    Hes kinda like FOX News huh? Saying crazy things to get people worked up.

  • itneverchanges Dec 14, 8:29 a.m.

    Superior Court Judge Greg Weeks agreed with their motions for re-sentencing under the state's Racial Justice Act, saying there was "powerful and unmistakable" evidence of race-conscious jury selection.

    The only RACIST here is the JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These people committed horrible crimes and it is for the color of their skin they get off of Death Row??????

  • TWAL Dec 14, 8:24 a.m.

    These people deserve the death penalty. The jurrors were picked and done their job. The issue here is black people were dimissed because of race. Was it because of race or because of intelligence, age, gender, attitude, or how the lawyers felt about that persons answers? Just because black people were not picked as jurrors doesn't mean it's racial. If I go to have heart surgery I want the very best surgeon. I will pick who i think is the best out of the Doctors in that field. RACE WILL NOT BE A FACTOR! I am white and if i wasn't picked as a jurror and a black man was GREAT! We as NORTH CAROLINA AMERICANS SHOULD HAVE A MARCH AND SHOW OUR DISGUST WITH THIS LAW, LAWYERS,AND JUDGE.If someone more intelligent than me will start this up I will Join In. I will stand beside any race to stop this nonsense. One of these cases involved the death of a BLACK LAW OFFICER. HE WAS A BLACK MAN.

  • censorbait Dec 14, 8:10 a.m.

    I am sure that Judge Weeks astute ruling will no doubt gain the attention of our esteemed lame duck governess. She may appointed this fine piece of legal talent to the Court of Appeals unless she has already promised it to Cressie. Of course committments mean little to her. Just look at how committed she was to her previously ordered selection process.

  • atheistswillrule Dec 13, 7:51 p.m.

    If these murders do not call for the death penalty (and a couple of others over the last few years that were just as bad or worse that got life), what would? miseem

    Nothing would. We need to give up the death penalty and join the majority of nations that got rid of it years ago. Now it's just us, China, Iran and the middle eastern Muslim nations and a few banana republics in the Caribbean. Not very good company for us to keep when we are purported to be a leader of human rights. But then we are not even in the top 10 of standard of living, longevity, education or standards of health care. This is not a surprise.

  • ucla1 Dec 13, 7:48 p.m.

    wow, this state is so far behind the times.if this was a w...e person that killed a b...k cop it would be raciest and holly hell would break out. unbelievably.
    .

  • disgusted2010 Dec 13, 7:48 p.m.

    I find it interesting that people still respond to Piene2. Obviously this person thrives on the attention his/her outlandish posts generate. The best way to handle this poster is to totally ignore him/her.

  • mountainlover Dec 13, 7:45 p.m.

    "Yeah, street justice just like in the wild, wild west. If you think somebody did you wrong, just shoot 'em, right wingers? And only angry old ignorant white people have a right to a fair trial in the New wild, wild winger west." posted by geosol

    I am no right-winger by the stretch of anyone's imagination. I have voted in eleven presidential elections; in all but one, the Democratic candidate got my vote. However, here is the way that I see this: for some of you, the only way that a black will be deemed to get a "fair" trial is to have twelve black jurors seated. If there is one white on that jury, you believe you were dealt a racial injustice. I see that as small-minded and a far cry from equality.

  • atheistswillrule Dec 13, 7:42 p.m.

    THIS IS SO SICK, THEY WILL ANSWER TO GOD, AND THE ONES WHO SUPPORTS SUCH A SICKING ( sic) THING. MY 1 CENTS WORTH cjimmyray414

    You should save your one cent and put that in a gallon milk jug to save up for your GED classes. Thankfully, the judge understands that justice has not been served for these prisoners and took appropriate action.

  • highvolt1 Dec 13, 7:19 p.m.

    The plan is completely tear down the system & we are on a fast track for this to happen. It is a sick way for some to achieve what they think is equality. Tie up the court system with nonsense & break the system. That's the plan & we are alowing it to happen. Surprise me WRAL & allow this to be posted.

  • Tug Boat II Dec 13, 7:13 p.m.

    Miseem
    Well said!

  • cjimmyray414 Dec 13, 7:06 p.m.

    THIS IS SO SICK, THEY WILL ANSWER TO GOD, AND THE ONES WHO SUPPORTS SUCH A SICKING THING. MY 1 CENTS WORTH

  • tatermommy52 Dec 13, 6:42 p.m.

    Does the race card trump everything.

  • eoglane Dec 13, 6:35 p.m.

    The race card goes for everyone but white people.

  • miseem Dec 13, 6:35 p.m.

    I've finally found one thing that the new GOP state government may do that I'll support. Repeal the so called Racial Justice act. Prosecutors should be able to select a jury that if the evidence is there, will vote for the death penalty. It's the defense that should be looking for the ones that won't. I've always felt that an overzealous prosecutor that hides exonerating evidence or relies on limited circumstantial evidence would be literally the "death" of the death penalty. Looks like the RJA has done it with no help. I, for one, really don't care how bad your daddy was or how many drugs your mama did. You do what these three people did, and prove it beyond any reasonable doubt, I see no justification for any jury of any racial mix to arrive at any decision except death. If these murders do not call for the death penalty (and a couple of others over the last few years that were just as bad or worse that got life), what would?

  • tatermommy52 Dec 13, 6:24 p.m.

    Vote for conservative judges!

  • pwalker20 Dec 13, 6:23 p.m.

    While it is a heinous thing for the state to take someones life, it is more heinous to cage them for their entire life and ask the taxpayers of NC to pay for it. Black, white or whatever...if you do something so bad as to get the death penalty...Godspeed my friend.

  • rachel Dec 13, 6:22 p.m.

    atheistswillrule- yeah, we torture them-the best healthcare and free college education-what horrible people we all are.

  • tarheelpatriot Dec 13, 6:19 p.m.

    I think they should have been convicted of a "hate crime"
    I think the murder was racially motivated..Playing the race card
    goes both ways..I am tired of it only being used when it benifits a black..

  • rachel Dec 13, 6:19 p.m.

    so let me get this straight- we need to be ultra fair to murders who are totally unfair to their victims? There is no such thing as fair dealing with murders-they deserve the exact same consideration, thought, and physical violance done to them that they did to the victim-this judge who is once again putting criminal rights over victims rights has slapped the faces of every family member of the victims-if they did it, they die-end of story.

  • 20K Dec 13, 6:16 p.m.

    It doesn't matter what color they are. If they are guilty of murder they should be executed! Crimes like this will continue to increase if we don't punish people when they commit them!!!

  • Scubagirl Dec 13, 6:06 p.m.

    disgusting!!!!! I'm so very tired of special treatment!!! but it's only special treatment for some.

  • highcountry Dec 13, 6:02 p.m.

    If the races of the parties involved we're switched we would not be having this conversation.

  • geosol Dec 13, 6:01 p.m.

    The problem is that NO ONE wants killers to go free, and especially not cop killers. Right wingers just don't get this, they want to believe that non-right wingers want killers to go free, which of course is ludicrous. So instead of seeing a verdict like this as an indictment of racism and a cautionary lesson on why its WRONG to let racism taint our judicial system, the right wingers instead play the blame game without looking inward to see how their own bigotry can lead to problems like this.

  • mautry Dec 13, 6:00 p.m.

    THAT IS A SLAP IN THE FACE OF THE JURORS, JUDGE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND FAMILIES OF THE VICTEMS!

  • mautry Dec 13, 5:56 p.m.

    ONLY IN AMERICA!!!!!

  • mautry Dec 13, 5:55 p.m.

    "the court overstate the harm to African-American citizens and to the integrity of the justice system" WHAT THE HECK DOES AFRICAN-AMERICAN HAVE TO DO WITH COLD BLOODED MURDER? YOU GOT TO DECIDE ARE YOU AFRICAN OR AMERICAN. MY ANCESTRY IS FROM FRANCE BUT I DON'T GO AROUND CALLING MYSELF A FRENCH-AMERICAN. STUPIDEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD OF.

  • geosol Dec 13, 5:54 p.m.

    Yes, its simply not possible that the judge is correct, is it? I mean, the little right wing activists here know MUCH more about this case than any old American legal system. We should get rid of the whole thing and make the right wingers happy. Yeah, street justice just like in the wild, wild west. If you think somebody did you wrong, just shoot 'em, right wingers? And only angry old ignorant white people have a right to a fair trial in the New wild, wild winger west. What a shame it'll never happen.

  • mautry Dec 13, 5:50 p.m.

    AS LONG A THE PUBLIC LETS ACTIONS LIKE THIS TO CONTINUE WITHOUT TAKING TO THE STREETS, THE ACTIONS OF A FEW WILL CONTINUE TO OVERRULE THE MANDATES OF THE MAJORITY

  • computer trainer Dec 13, 5:49 p.m.

    atheistswillrule- Maybe you would like one of your relatives to be killed by one of these lovely people, and then have their hand slapped. Maybe they could just come and live with you.

  • tatermommy52 Dec 13, 5:48 p.m.

    So we are telling black youths to murder white police officers and they will be protected by black judges. Were the two officers civil rights violated.

  • dk239 Dec 13, 5:46 p.m.

    Is anyone surprised by any of these rulings? Just look at the judge.

  • tatermommy52 Dec 13, 5:46 p.m.

    So shouldnt their defense attorneys be disbarred for being incompetent.

  • jambro22 Dec 13, 5:33 p.m.

    So lets say this fine young man Tilmon Golphin murdered the State Trooper because He was white. I guess the judge can't over turn that death sentence. Think about it...

  • atheistswillrule Dec 13, 5:24 p.m.

    Well lets not execute them for murdering people, lets reward them will meals, a room with fresh linens, TV, exercise room and plenty of social life with other murders that are laughing at the justice system in NC Heavenly

    Actually several European countries treat prisoners exactly like that. The prison is more like a series of apartments or dorm rooms, there are no armed guards, the food is gourmet and they have access to TV, computers, and college courses. AND, even for murder, the longest sentence in places like Norway is only 21 years. Guess what? Countries that treat their prisoners with respect like that have the LOWEST recidivist rates in the world. Too bad the USA has no concept that "eye for an eye" justice does nothing to improve our society. Sweden refused last year to send a suspect back to the USA for trial since they find even our basic prisons "cruel and unusual punishment". I don't know why you all think we coddle inmates when we in fact torture them.

  • chichi Dec 13, 5:21 p.m.

    To the families of the victims, My thoughts & prayers go out to you all everyday!

  • sctech Dec 13, 5:19 p.m.

    Defense attorneys want black jurors, prosecutors do not. People with more than three brain cells know why.

  • whyalltheproblems Dec 13, 5:16 p.m.

    shortcake53, i was going to say the Exact same thing. It is absolutely sickening.
    I really don't know how this judge can live with himself. I am so so very sorry for the families of those these .... are responsible for killing.

  • oleguy Dec 13, 5:05 p.m.

    I think this is the last straw,,, and we the people will not stand for this much longer,,, I bought my own Judge, and boy is it sweet,, Public defender,,, Judge, and Govenor,, all sweet pieces,, Buy yours before its too late

  • shortcake53 Dec 13, 5:01 p.m.

    Did they care about the race of the people they killed? I am SO sick of seeing criminals get all the breaks..............

  • wildpig777 Dec 13, 4:59 p.m.

    impeach the legal system in nc..in fact over throw it. the court house aint yer friend.

  • mautry Dec 13, 4:54 p.m.

    THE ONLY RACIEST IN AMERICA ARE THE ONES CRYING RACE

  • whatdowehavehere Dec 13, 4:54 p.m.

    The only difference in this jury selection was that they wrote down racial descriptions and it was seen by someone other than the eyes that it was intended for, because EVERY LAWYER DOES THIS!!!! It is indeed strategy. They do want to win their case. And if a the victim was blind they would want someone blind on the jury. Come on, enough is enough.

  • think1st Dec 13, 4:53 p.m.

    This disturbs me more than words can describe.

  • NCHighlander Dec 13, 4:49 p.m.

    No two have ever deserved the death penalty more. What a travesty.

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