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  • Myra Oct 21, 7:58 p.m.

    Roy T. Cooper's Spokeswoman can say whatever she wants but it is a fact that under Cooper's leadership in the DOJ, hundreds of criminals, rapists, murderers, child sex offenders, are RELEASED - paroled back into the public every month. Twenty (20) more released felons really isn't anything new. A "released" sex offender in NC, (James C. Morrison, Jr.) was just accused 2 days ago of beating a 4 year old boy to death.

  • ladyblue Oct 20, 5:27 p.m.

    no problem...just send them to the judge's house who found it in his best interest to release them.... this mess is making national news and other people across the country are laughing and mocking NC.

  • NCAries Oct 20, 5:12 p.m.

    This is disgusting and EVERYONE should be outraged.
    jgriffith3792

    Why?...people now days only feel outrage when whatever is going on touches them or their group...otherwise to hell with the rest...not in my neighborhood, not in my school, not on my street, not in my state....either you want to respect the laws and lawmakers or you don't...can't have it both ways.

  • NCAries Oct 20, 5:06 p.m.

    One of these people were guilty of 18 infractions while in prison. How are they justifying release for good conduct?
    kjanicke

    Any of those infractions could be caused by an a-hole officer just messing with someone cause they can or a short timer inciting a long timer and the inmate having no other recourse but to take the punishment...segregation, taking away of privileges. There's abuse behind the wall too you know. Never been there, heard a lot of stories from people who have.

  • nccowbo Oct 20, 4:33 p.m.

    WHO are the legislators that passed this law, we the tax payer gave them HUGE money to do the right thing. NOW it is time for them to fix what they were paid to do, keep us safe.

  • EZeegoing Oct 20, 3:36 p.m.

    Look at it this way. Early release from prison, no education, criminal record, convicted felon - who is going to hire these ex-cons?? They will continue to be a burden on society by drawing welfare and eventually return to a life of crime to keep up with their other gun toting friends.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Oct 20, 2:01 p.m.

    I do not get premium cable and miss that show...why can't writers still be on strike? SME2

    Netflix
    RaceCard Balker

    netflix with an x360 is even better

  • shortcake53 Oct 20, 12:42 p.m.

    This is by far the stupidist idea i have ever heard. Its like the inmates running the asylum. Every single person in this state ( and surrounding states) are in mortal danger the instant these convicts are released. I guarantee you we hear of some horrible crime committed shortly after they are set free. They were sentenced to life for a reason, and that reason didnt just simply vanish. Its bad enough we have to protect ourselves from those that have not been caught yet, now we have to worry about the ones being set free too. Thanks a lot to those to screwed up the laws, way to protect us.

  • jgriffith3792 Oct 20, 12:20 p.m.

    they have paid their debt to society. -- jafarmg2

    They have paid their debt? How so? Why don't you ask their victims, or for those that were murdered, ask their family if the "debt" has been paid?

    As far being written up by a "malicous guard" or for doing "nothing", if its unfair and you don't want to have to endure that - DON'T GO TO JAIL! Pretty simple.

    BTW, like how all the "infractions" you listed are caused by someone else or circumstances. As posted earlier, when these convicts mess up some bleeding heart will point out its always the fault of someone else and not the criminal. Thank you for proving my point.

  • Here kitty kitty Oct 20, 11:06 a.m.

    After Sun's N&O article I'm not concerned about Ms. Brown; I'm worried about the others. I don't like what the guy on tv said last night about the fact they are in their 50's & 60's and we pretty much shouldn't be concerned. Why not? They are murderers, rapists. If you are one of those who say "they've served, let'em out" then be a good citizen and rent them a room in YOUR HOUSE.

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Oct 20, 10:42 a.m.

    they have paid their debt to society. The law is being upheld.
    jafarmg2

    7 were on death row but were not killed due to the law being too mean at the time....so no, there debt is not paid. Mathis raped a 9 year old and tried to sexually assault an inmate within the past few years....he definately should not be released

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Oct 20, 10:40 a.m.

    I do not get premium cable and miss that show...why can't writers still be on strike?
    SME2

    Netflix

  • SME2 Oct 20, 10:20 a.m.

    so...what do we have to do to get dexter to move out of miami for a few weeks?
    CaLmDoWnItStHeInTaAaARnEt

    I do not get premium cable and miss that show...why can't writers still be on strike?

  • SME2 Oct 20, 10:18 a.m.

    Instead of people on here, LEOs and who ever else complaining and stomping their feet like children over these people being released. Ask questions like; Are they given the tools to be a productive citizen? If the answer is not yes then people/organizations need to be upset with the prison system for knowing these releases were coming yet did not proactively attempt the reformation of these inmates. Why be upset with the inmates for working within the system given to them?

  • jafarmg2 Oct 20, 9:38 a.m.

    A note on the infractions! A man can get an infraction [which is a write-up by a guard on duty] just for being in the wrong place, at the wrong time...doing nothing wrong. Or just because that guard had a bad day and is out to 'get' someone. You get a write up for taking a shower at the wrong time, it's "disobeying an order". You get a write up if you don't move quick enough to suit some sadistic guard that doesn't like you...maybe because of your race, maybe because of your name, maybe because he/she is just power hungry and enjoys making someone's life miserable. For a man to be in prison for 30 years and only have 20 infractions is nothing short of a miracle.

  • jafarmg2 Oct 20, 9:33 a.m.

    Three criminals – Alford Jones, James Pone and Manley Porter – have been involved in the DOC's pre-release program called Mutual Agreement Parole Program. With the MAPP they already had a release date! All they had to do was complete the program and they would be released. Without the hype from the media, no one would have known when they were released. Men and women who are violent offenders are released from our prison system every day...without the scare tactics of the media. I agree that the crimes these people committed are heinous; but if they have served the sentences that were imposed on them...they have paid their debt to society. The law is being upheld.

  • jrfergerson Oct 20, 9:21 a.m.

    They are going through a crash course to get the convicts ready for public life, reaching out to community groups who could help them find jobs or provide support. The law abiding citizens can't even find jobs, how do these people with a former prison record think they can - Good luck finding them jobs that can pay them enough to make a living with the cost of living being so high today.

  • Iwasasoldier4u Oct 20, 9:18 a.m.

    Hey. They've be on the inside SO long. They don't know how to treat people... GIVE THEM A CHANCE...I'm sure that's all they NEED!

    Maybe one of them will move in next door to you. I am wondering why our power that be in Raleigh have not examined passing a civil commitment bill like several states have and use that to keep them locked up, at least until the bleeding heart supreme court gets their fangs into this or is the governor's concern over this just more ear candy for NC citizens.

  • Rick Davout Oct 20, 9:16 a.m.

    My son (12) asked a very good question this morning on the way to school... "Dad, why doesn't 'Life Sentence' mean until you die?"

  • jgriffith3792 Oct 20, 9:07 a.m.

    For those on here proclaiming "justice" , "law is the law" and "they have served there time" - tell that to their victims! Oh, that's right you can't - THEY'RE STILL FREAKIN' DEAD! The victims that aren't dead still bear the trauma caused by these creatures now have to realize their tormenters are once again walking the street - free and clear because of our liberal court system.

    This is disgusting and EVERYONE should be outraged. Would like to think that those of you celebrating their releases would be the only ones affected by the crimes these criminals will commit after they are released. But you won't. It will be some innocent person or worse yet a child. Then you bleeding hearts will be back on here blaming the victim, society and everyone else except for the criminal.

    Disgusting.

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Oct 20, 9:00 a.m.

    so...what do we have to do to get dexter to move out of miami for a few weeks?
    CaLmDoWnItStHeInTaAaARnEt

    Sweet!!! Another Dexter Justice Fan!!!

  • Lead by Example Oct 20, 8:51 a.m.

    Jackflash123,

    Unfortunately it isn't a money issue regarding parole officers for these folks, it's the law that says once released they are free and clear from supervision.

  • Lead by Example Oct 20, 8:49 a.m.

    This whole misuse of the justice system is exactly why we need to expand the use of the death penalty.

    Seven of these people were previously on death row. Even if it would have taken 25 years for them to be executed, they would all be dead now instead of us having to put GUILTY murderers back into society.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Oct 20, 8:17 a.m.

    so...what do we have to do to get dexter to move out of miami for a few weeks?

  • fbaker7 Oct 20, 8:16 a.m.

    This event will put many more people on death row in the future. When juries know that life does not mean life then the detah penality becomes the only option to keep the worst among us off the streets.

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Oct 20, 8:04 a.m.

    they have done the crime and did the time enough said
    woodrowboyd2

    7 were sentenced to death, but thanks to the "mean law" of the time, they were given life instead....so no, they did not serve their time

  • 8th. N.C. Oct 19, 7:40 p.m.

    The people who passed this silly law is just as much a danger to the people as the "Bad Guys" are.

  • larieke Oct 19, 7:38 p.m.

    "Sudden releases raise questions about inmates' futures"

    We know what their future will be. Based on the rate of recidivism for violent offenders, half of them will be back in prison within 3 years. Hopefully not too many people will be murdered by that half. The only problem is--which half is it?

  • Dick Oct 19, 7:24 p.m.

    Hey. They've be on the inside SO long. They don't know how to treat people... GIVE THEM A CHANCE...I'm sure that's all they NEED!

  • Dick Oct 19, 7:15 p.m.

    WRAL cuts off comments (sometimes immediately) to stories that they know want fit their views. But this one is their SWEETHEART. Which one of you editting this section is the one that was hurt/ touched by a violent offender?

  • woodrowboyd2 Oct 19, 7:05 p.m.

    they have done the crime and did the time
    enough said

  • we-r-just-human Oct 19, 6:41 p.m.

    I have a place they could get some work...go to Iraq and look for IED's

  • kjanicke Oct 19, 6:35 p.m.

    One of these people were guilty of 18 infractions while in prison. How are they justifying release for good conduct?

  • Legal Guy Oct 19, 6:17 p.m.

    Can they not charge some of these people with crimes that they committed while in prison? A lot of their "infractions" are crimes as well. I know a lot of times these crimes are subject to aggravated sentencing because they occurred while in prison (i.e. misdemeanors become felonies). People who commit crimes should not get a free ride just because they are sentenced to "life" and committing the crimes on other inmates, especially if "life" turns out to be "just a few years."

  • Here kitty kitty Oct 19, 6:05 p.m.

    And how can Gov. Bev be fighting this? She isn't even in the country!!!!

  • Here kitty kitty Oct 19, 6:03 p.m.

    I think I'll start looking into an alarm system. This is really scary.

  • Professor Oct 19, 5:34 p.m.

    This is a joke......right?

    No joke. The prisoners has their rights and has proven it. They will be freed. They will be singing " Free at last...thank God, I am free at last."

  • Tax Man Oct 19, 5:33 p.m.

    These folks all need to be deported to Chicago where ACORN can take care of them. We do not want them loose on the streets in NC! WRAL - it would be very nice if you could assign a reporter to track their progress and to report if any of them violate the terms of their parole. I pray none of them commit any more crimes, but can't imagine that being reality.

  • US VET Oct 19, 5:27 p.m.

    Laws can be changed... Politicians never abide by the law so why should the state be locked into this madness. Whoever was responsible for this (Probally democrats) should be lynched.

  • lost in translation Oct 19, 5:23 p.m.

    This is a joke......right?

  • Professor Oct 19, 5:18 p.m.

    NC Leaders made the law and will have to comply with it. It not about what they like or dislike - law is the law. They will have to release the prisoners Oct. 29.

  • OSX Oct 19, 5:18 p.m.

    How come WRAL doesn't find some of these lawmakers that got this wonderful law passed in 1974. It would be so nice to hear their thoughts on their wonderful foresight.

  • Professor Oct 19, 5:15 p.m.

    There is nothing that NC can do. Not even the governor Purdue. They will have to release the prisoners. Sad but true. The law is the law.

  • Professor Oct 19, 5:15 p.m.

    relying on Government to protect you will quite simply get you killed.
    whatelseisnew
    GOLO member since October 18, 2007
    October 19, 2009 5:10 p.m.
    Ignore Report abuse

    True. But they will by LAW have to released these prisoners. Enough said.

  • whatelseisnew Oct 19, 5:10 p.m.

    I have said this many times; relying on Government to protect you will quite simply get you killed.

  • Professor Oct 19, 5:01 p.m.

    THERE WILL BE MANY MORE PRISONERS RELEASED BECAUSE OF NC LEADERS MAJOR MISTAKE. COME NOW AND ADMIT IT. YOU WERE WRONG!

  • meyersonrobert Oct 19, 4:59 p.m.

    They passed the law like it or not,you can't have it both ways.You can't enforce just the laws you like. Congrats to the Defence lawyers. On the ball

  • vote4changeASAP Oct 19, 4:53 p.m.

    Locked and loaded.

  • jrfergerson Oct 19, 4:47 p.m.

    freedomdiddy maybe you can rent them a room at your place.

  • 4lilboys Oct 19, 4:38 p.m.

    I feel REALLY safe since atleast one of them is going to be supervised. Please... What is gonna happen when one of these people commits the same crime they were locked up for in the first place once they are out? I wish them all the best and I hope they do well once they are released but I don't see this ending positively for the community.

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