Man who killed student called himself a manipulating 'womanizer'
Brigham Young warned us. I'll leave it up to the readers to find his
So why was he released from prison? The authorities involved are just as much to
blame for setting this unstable monster loose. They all knew what he was and had
no intention of changing. Whose decision was it to let him out? There should be
consequences and a full investigation.
None of the headlines mentioned "Convicted Rapist," and I'm
wondering why that might be.
This guy should have NOT been allowed to run free on the U of U campus! Instead
of going in and out of prison, he should have remained behind bars until he had
been completely rehabilitated by prison psychologists and others. I blame this
tragic death on the Utah Justice System. Feeling angry!
I just don't have the words to express my outrage at this clearly
preventable murder! It wasn't like the state authorities did not know who
this criminal was, the crimes he committed and the likelihood that he would
commit them again. Everyone involved from the original sentence, to his early
release, and the security company that hired him that led to his eventual
meeting and dating of this poor girl is indirectly complicit in her death. This
could and should have been prevented. There is absolutely no reason, none, why
this man should have been allowed out of prison to freely roam our streets and
commit this horrible crime. My condolences to her family and friends. I am so
sorry this happened. It should not have. To the state officials: people should
lose their jobs over this. Don't just dust off your hands and move on. Find
out what how and why this man was let out of prison and go after those who were
a part of his early release and why he was allowed to work as a security guard
with his record. Hold people accountable. Don't let something like this
happen to another young woman, her family and friends. Shame on you if you do!
this is a hard thing. Hard for students and friends but beyond hard for the
family to lose such a great daughter at the hands of evil.
I agree with Harrison. In several European countries, if you drink and drive
only once or twice, they throw away the keys for life. Rape is much more
serious. I would support a measure such as Harrison suggested. We, as American
citizens, do not have the right to rape. Since he was a documented rapist, he
should have had more restrictions.
The solidarity shown by members of "rival" university communities in
Provo, Ogden, and Logan, and the group from UCLA too, is touching. It's a
great reminder that what unites us is, or should be, stronger than those things
we allow to divide us.
...the 37-year-old man had been in and out of the Utah State Prison several
times.."Some people quite frequently argue that prison is about
"rehabilitation" and don't want to be "cruel" to convicts.
But prison **is not** about rehabilitation. It is about protection of the
law-abiding and innocent in our society. Those who are kind to the cruel are
actually cruel to the kind. It takes courage to follow through with law
enforcement and the imposition of seemingly "harsh" punishments. Anyone could probably make a mistake. But by the time it is more than one
mistake, certainly by the time it is "several", they have demonstrated
that they will be nothing but trouble for the rest of society.
"Sarah Burke was a half-pipe snow board champion set to compete in the 2014
Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She was the chief representative of the sport for
females. She worked diligently to get women admitted to compete in the
Olympics. 2014 was the first Olympics women would be allowed to compete in this
sport.Ironically, during a training accident in 2012 Sarah Burke
died from a severe head injury. Her mother said, during an interview, that she
always thought the worst thing that could happen would be to lose Sarah. After
she died her mother changed her mind and said that the worst thing that could
have happened would be to have never had Sarah in her life. She thanks God for
the privilege of having had her. Sarah left behind a husband and two little
girls."May Lauren's family and friends be sustained by deep
and lasting memories.
It's very clear now that this guy should never have been released from
prison. I hope somehow some good can come out of this. Perhaps we could create a
two strikes law that would keep violent or predatory criminals in prison for
life. Perhaps we could call it Lauren's Law. My heart breaks
for her family and friends.
"Most recently, he was released in April, about a year before he would have
served his entire sentence."So, if he was still in prison where he
should have been, and not released early, Ms. McCluskey would still be alive.
Just another example of what happens when you have a weak legal system. This guy
should have been in prison for 30 more years. Instead, our legal system lets him
out and this time it wasn't just another rape or underage sex. He murdered
this good person. I wish we could hold judges partially accountable for crimes
committed by people who were let out of prison without serving their maximum