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Here is another example of why the death penalty should be re-instated. A convicted criminal, not rehabilitated after serving 15 years of “life without parole”, escaped with a second criminal and killed two police officers. In addition he traumatized an elderly couple and then other civilians families, two of whom helped with capture because a homeowner was himself armed.  This article is from the web copy of a local paper:

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By Kate Brumback and Erik Schelzig, The Associated Press

Posted: 06/16/17, 6:00 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. >> Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured after a chase and being held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose vehicle they were trying to steal, authorities said.

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Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose were apprehended Thursday in the rural community of Christiana, Tennessee, ending a multi-state manhunt that began Tuesday morning.

“True bravery is what’s caused us to stand before you tonight to talk about a successful capture instead of a tragic incident,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said at a news conference. “So I’m totally grateful to everyone involved.”


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Earlier in the day, police in nearby Shelbyville had responded to a call about a home invasion, where a couple had been held captive, Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.

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The suspects fled in the couple’s vehicle and fired on sheriff’s deputies chasing them on Interstate 24 about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Nashville, Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said. Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said his deputies did not return fire and none of them was injured.

car wreckRowe and Dubose crashed the car and bailed out, running into the woods, Miller said. They then came across a home set back on a long driveway.

The trooper said the homeowner looked outside and saw the two allegedly trying to steal his car. The man held the two at gunpoint with a neighbor he called for help until the sheriff’s department could get there to arrest the fugitives.

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Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said in a news release that he was relieved the two inmates were captured and no longer a threat to the public.

“They will be brought to justice swiftly for their heinous crime against our officers,” he said, also expressing gratitude to all of the law enforcement officers who provided support and assistance in the search for the two men.casket



Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal applauded the “tireless efforts” of law enforcement but also turned his thoughts to the families of the two officers, saying their pain remains.

“We will do everything in our power to support their loved ones, and we will not forget their sacrifice and service,” Deal said.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said the bureau’s agents will take part in processing the scene.

The two men had been on the run since early Tuesday, when they are accused of having killed Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue.

The two inmates overpowered and disarmed the guards on a bus about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday as 33 inmates were being driven between prisons, authorities have said. One of them fatally shot both guards, and then they jumped out of the bus and carjacked a driver who happened to pull up behind them on state Highway 16 in Putnam County, southeast of Atlanta, authorities said.

The two inmates then fled in the stolen Honda Civic and drove about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north to Madison, where they ransacked a home, stealing food and clothes and leaving their prison uniforms behind around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. old couple

Late Tuesday night, about 12 hours after the home burglary, the pair stole a Ford pickup truck from a rock quarry about 9 miles (14.5 kilometers) from the burglarized home when the trail had gone cold.

The FBI announced a tip line and said pictures of the men and information about a $130,000 reward would appear on billboards in multiple states. TBI’s Gwyn said Thursday he wasn’t sure who would collect the reward.

Authorities warned that the men, who had escaped with the guards’ 9 mm pistols, were considered very dangerous. Gwyn said investigators believe both weapons have been found at the site where the men crashed the vehicle.

Monica and Billue were transfer sergeants at Baldwin State Prison. Monica had been with the Georgia Department of Corrections since October 2009 and Billue since July 2007.

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Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said the escaped inmates had been inside a secured area of the bus. He said he didn’t know how they got through the locked cage to overpower the guards.

Protocol is to have two armed corrections officers on the bus, but the officers don’t wear bullet-proof vests during transfers, Dozier said.

Both escapees were serving sentences for armed robbery and other crimes. The Department of Corrections said Rowe, 43, had been serving life without parole since 2002, and Dubose, 24, began a 20-year sentence in 2015.

Associated Press writers Russ Bynum in Savannah, Georgia, and Adrian Sainz in Memphis, Tennessee, contributed to this report.  – AP


……Had bleeding heart liberals not had misguided compassion on such a grand scale in questioning the wisdom of the death penalty for murder and violent crimes, these two policemen would still be with their families. I believe it is time to re-instate the death penalty. I understand the reluctance some may have had in the past about the possibility of making a mistake in sending an innocent man to the chamber but that is no longer the case now that we have DNA.

For additional reasoning on these points please see other articles on the “death penalty”, including “eye for eye, tooth for tooth”  at  under category DEATH PENALTY titled ‘Eye for Eye, Tooth for Tooth’ which outlines both restrictive and permissive reasoning

…..Thanks for reading, and for listening and thinking






Society1— Mary A. LaClair

 Have you noticed?

1) People against capital punishment are often for abortion?

2) People against abortion are often for capital punishment?

On the face, it seems these statements contradict themselves. Yet, most people will agree with either the first or the second–  in its entirety.

A roaring liberal once attempted to confuse a conservative by asking how they could favor capital punishment and still claim to be against abortion. The answer seems simple to me.

They did not think capital punishment respected life; however, others think that it is abortion which does not respect life.

Are people actually contradicting themselves?Who%20knows%20Man%20shrugging%20his%20shoulders%20wearing%20a%20Q

Not if you look at it this way.

I feel one group is for the destruction of a civil society; one group is for the preservation of a civil society.

Observation: those against capital punishment are often the same ones against the public display of the Ten Commandments.

Let’s look at the second statement: being for capital punishment and being against abortion.  bassinet

The issue here is more than life. It is about innocent life. One life is innocent, one life has been proven not innocent in very grave matters that threaten a civil society.

criminals9When abortion is favored over capital punishment, that chooses to let the criminal live instead of the innocent; in actuality, it condemns the innocent instead of the criminal.

To decide against abortion and to favor capital punishment chooses to give life to the innocent instead of the proven incorrigible criminal in

With no death penalty, often times these criminals live to further corrupt society through the jail cell marketing of products touting their destructive personalities, often in the form of colorful biographies, and movies made on those biographies for sale to those who feed criminal minds6upon such inerrancy, once again multiplying the detriment to society. This has become such an issue that legislation has been considered that puts any profits from such dealings to families of the victims. What a vicious circle!

Let us never overlook the descriptive word of innocent.

Woe to a society which will not rid itself of crimes against humanity.

And woe to a society who sheds innocent blood!

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This article is about SOCIETY , groups of people. If one is repentant of an abortion, there is forgiveness through Christ Jesus when we go to Him seeking that forgiveness without assuming it.  In these cases, a talk with Jesus is now the right  thing to do.

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