Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Homework wk 2

Local: Parole Denied




6 comments:

Melissa said...

In regards to the Condemned Killer of Dallas woman loses appeal, seems to show a classic case of children who come from a broken home tend to turn more towards violence when they grown up. The fact that the perpetrators were 15 and 18 years old and not really “grown up” is surprisingly not shocking. The listed counts of felonies these kids seem to have committed that night and years prior shows they seem to gear their attacks towards women. The victims were women and in an early crime, a woman with a disability. With that in mind, the article seems to focus more on the fact that the boy’s inability to be up for parole seems to be more on the issue.

channingt said...

Two things about the Dallas piece piece...

The first thing I noticed was that the gender of the killer was not apparent in the headline. Outrageous! However, try as I did, I couldn't think of a better way to include the gender of the killer and still convey the message in as few words. I realized you could hide both genders though, by saying, "Condemned killer of Dallas citizen loses appeal" This might even draw in readers that may have ignored the piece originally (that's a bit cynical, though, isn't it?).

The other thing that I found interesting was that the partner's four charges all held equal sentences, and that he wasn't charged with anything related to the murder.

Andres Estrada said...

I just want to further my discussion on the three articals that I read and disgussed about first the artical on the young girl being druged and sexualy assalted the afender I would say was not down played by the media. if he was try to be a tough guy I would say no. The reason I say this what he did to his faimly was cowardly and coniving. But he was being opressive and someone close to the victims. the other artical I spoke about the abusive realtionship was about a coward trying to be a tough guy, by controling his girlfriends every move. He was the opressor, and the opressor was a man and a person who knew the victim. Finaly the last artical the man with the standoff with the police, that was diffinetly a guy trying to be a tough guy. He first puts a gun towards his wife then at the police. The opressor was a man, and he was opressing his wife. And finaly she was someone close to the perpertrator.

Andy Estrada

Jess Lynch said...

The first thing that I thought about while beginning to read the article about the killer in Dallas was punishment for sex and violent offenders. Even though this man did something very very terrible, but is execution the correct way to punish someone and set an example for others. Obviously, the "setting an example" part seems to not be working at all. Violent acts happen every day, with just as much magnitude. So what do we do? What is the proper punishment?

Didi3885 said...

While reading the article I continue to be surprised at the culture and the nature at which these offenses are committed. There is a culture of offenders that are committing these acts and its clear that the there is not necessarily one type that it targeted. Its sad when reading these articles because too many times these incidences continue in our society.

Elan said...

I also noticed the lack of gender of the perp, this is another way that we as a society have been covering the idea that men are the case for the main source of violence within our society. It also baffles me that this individual was a part of many different crimes within his lifetime, and it too something as horrible as a death to finally capture/give him justice. I really find it hard to have faith in our justice system, being a women, when is it ever o.k. to harm anyone?