OFFENSIVE WEBSITE HURTS THE DEATH PENALTY CAUSE
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From: Candyce J. Hawk
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2003 1:41 AM
Subject: Re: [patrickcrusade] http://www.jacktrawick.com/ ..CLOSE THIS SITE
Our cause must, of necessity, include the knowledge that there are people like Trawick in prison. We cannot pretend that all of those in prison are innocent or even "good" people because that simply is not true. We have to not only realize but let others know we realize that there are people in this world who have to be removed from society because they are simply too dangerous to be around other people.
Trawick is just such a person and there are many of them in prisons.
Yes, the site is no doubt disturbing to a lot of people and serves to incite them to riot. That's also what the media and politicians do. People like Trawick are used by the media and politicians to further an aim that is equally as inhuman and disgusting as Trawick himself is.
But regarding your comment: "it does not help our cause one bit", that is only true if our cause is wrong. We cannot in good conscience even allude that Trawick and those like him are the people we advocate for! We do not fight for compassion or the release of psychopathic people. Whether it harms or helps our cause depends entirely on our stand and not on this website and the psychotic words shared there. Our stand should always be grounded in truth and the reality of the world. The reality is that there are psychopathic people in prison and there are also people who have been convicted of crimes they did not commit.
We need to be compassionate to the victims of the crimes of Trawick. People who think for one minute that people who advocate prison reform or restorative justice support people like Trawick should be promptly and compassionately corrected. The "middle way" is always best. If we are of the opinion that just because someone is in prison they should have our compassion or support then we are not helping our own cause.
> http://www.jacktrawick.com/ This site is absolutely terrible and needs
> shutting down. The pro death penalty people are also fighting to have
> this disgusting stuff removed. the site is hugely offensive and deeply
> disturbing. It does not help our cause one
> bit. Karen www.kennyrichey.org/
> Kenny Richey the Innocent Scot on Death Row.--
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