They will catch the DC sniper, and try him under all the crazy new anti-terrorist laws… Sooner or later those laws will be challenged and eventually overturned, and this sniper will be freed.

Of course, I am just in a bad, pessimistic mood today, so what the fuck do I know?

4 thoughts on “Prediction

  1. I think he’ll off himself before they can catch him, or they will kill him on sight due to his being too dangerous a target.

    At least, that would be the logical conclusion.

  2. I hadn’t thought about the whole situation in that kind of light, but I think you’re absolutely correct. On the other hand, perhaps a fellow prisoner might off him before he can be released? (See Dahmer [AP])

  3. Don’t worry

    Plain old murder charges will do just fine:

    In 1977, Virginia enacted revised capital murder statutes to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ’72 decision. In that decision, the court ordered the states to narrow the imposition of a death sentence to only the most horrible crimes. Virginia’s legislature decided that it would limit the death penalty exclusively to 1st-degree murders, and then only to such murders of certain types:

    (1) During the course of an abduction committed with the intent to extort money or to sexually defile the victim.

    (2) For hire.

    (3) Of an inmate.

    (4) During the commission of a robbery or attempted robbery.

    (5) During the commission of certain classes of sexual assaults.

    (6) Of a law-enforcement officer during the performance of his duties.

    (7) Of more than one person as part of the same act.

    (8) Of more than one person within a 3-year period.

    (9) Of a person in the furtherance of a narcotics-distribution scheme.

    (10) Of any person by another pursuant to a continuing criminal enterprise.

    (11) Of a pregnant woman with the intent to terminate her pregnancy.

    (12) Of a child under age 14 by an adult age 21 or older.

    In addition, the prosecution must also prove the following:

    (1) The murder was outrageously or wantonly vile, horrible, or inhuman in that it involved torture, depravity of mind, or an aggravated battery to the victim; or

    (2) After considering the criminal record of convictions of the accused, there is a probability that the defendant would commit future criminal acts of violence that would constitute a continuing serious threat to society.

    I think this guy falls in category 8 in the first part and both in the second part.

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