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December 1st, 2009
10:45 AM ET
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Michelle Johnson, Lomita, CA

    The judge said he acted responsibly in granting clemency, and he did not. People were murdered as a result of his decision; yet he wouldn't admit to an unwise judgment. Being underage doesn't make the criminal less dangerous, so why grant leniency on that basis?

    December 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm |
  2. Cindy

    I didn't think that the judge did anything wrong at all for suggesting clemency for Clemmons. It's his job to look at what was before him and not what he thought may be done in the future. No one could have predicted that he would kill people. There are a lot of life long criminals that never do but are always in and out of jail for something. Our law system is based on making people pay for what they did not what they may do.

    I did think Cooper got a little too riled up with the judge also. If any judge was to blame it would have been the last one he was in front of who did nothing to him.

    Cindy..Ga.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:58 am |