Justice for Jessica

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
August 24, 2007 11:12pm CST
Some measure of justice was achieved today when child rapist/murderer, Richard Cooey was sentenced to die for the murder of little Jessica Lunsford. I have followed this case due to two reasons. There is a local connection-her father is from the area where I live, and the heinous nature of the crime. They were living in Florida when this horror occurred. The crime was committed by a child predator who lived in their community. After searching for days, the child's body was discovered buried in a shallow grave where this criminal resided. Justice may have been served, but there is still much work to be done as far as protecting our children from these sick predators.
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@Aurone (4757)
• United States
25 Aug 07
It Just doesn't seem right that they are released and allowed to harm or kill another child. There ought to be something more we can do.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 Aug 07
There are some legislators who are working on it, Aurone. We must contact our representatives and let our voices be heard on this issue.
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
26 Aug 07
absolutely.
• United States
25 Aug 07
this sick anmal (for he sure isnt a human should be burried alive just as he left jesica electric chair or leathal injection is to good for him!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 Aug 07
He is an animal, without a doubt, rev, and should be treated as such. I say, let the punishment fit the crime.
@rowantree (1190)
• United States
25 Aug 07
She was buried alive. She was only 9 years old. Any time someone commits a crime against a child, they need to be killed. Right there, on the spot. Over and done with. Free up the court system, free up the jails & prisons. Anyone who commits a crime against a child is not useful to the Universe, let alone society. Keep killing them until they get it through their skulls that children are to be cherished.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 Aug 07
You said it much better than I could have, rowantree. Justice should be served up swiftly in these cases.
• Philippines
25 Aug 07
So glad to hear that justice has been served. Justice is quite fast in your country. You must have a good justice system. It's very sad here in my country. Your people are very lucky.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 Aug 07
The wheels of justice do not always turn so fast in our country, Euphrosyne, but they do eventually grind exceedingly fine.
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
25 Aug 07
Oh that is so bad the poor Child I think that law should be brought in here to they deserve to die when they go and take a Childs Life or any Life for that matter but it always hurts me more when it is a Child
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 Aug 07
Yes, gabs. I think there is a special place in hell for those who commit these acts against innocent children.
@mummymo (23707)
25 Aug 07
I couldn't agree more sweetheart - a child abuser walked free from court here the other day even though he was convicted a judge handed down a suspended sentance! The man's (I use that word very loosly) own sister was outraged! I believe that anyone who abuses children like this should be left to rot in prison and the judge who let this guy walk should be put on trial himself and never be allowed to preside in court again! xxx
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
25 Aug 07
You are right, mummymo. Any judge that would allow this kind of scum to walk free to hurt other innocent victims should either be disbarred or jailed themselves.
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
30 Aug 07
I still have to wonder where the parents are when children are harmed. Yet another child living on a farm near here drowned in the family pool the other day. If his parent/s had been watching him he would be alive. Don't tell me 'you can't watch them 24 hours a day', I'm sick of this excuse when parents are neglecting their children and the kids are being harmed or killed.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I agree...although I think the punishment should be swift and severe. I'm really thinking we need to bring back public hangings. I think after a few of these ppl would think twice before doing alot of things they are doing. Have a good day!! AT PEACE WITHIN
@Buggheart (446)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I've been somewhat following the story as well and watched on Friday afternoon as the creepo perv was sentenced. I wanted to jump thru the TV and strangle the judge for the half hour reading of the horrific details of the abduction and murder while the poor family of the child sat there waiting for the sentence to be read. It's just so horrible and I cannot imagine what it must feel like to be Jessica's father and family. It's been nice to see Mark Lunsford grow the way he has. Heckuva a way to have to grow though. Seems like such a nice guy. Very sad.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I agree with you 100 percent. It was a horrible crime and the man deserves the punishment he got.