The Old Dominion Blog Alliance
The Old Dominion Blog Alliance is alive. John at the Commonwealth Conservative has a great idea and I hope to contribute my fair share to the cause.
This info is from the Richmond Times Dispatch. It is about a few bills Kilgore is trying to get passed. It reads
- “ Kilgore's death-penalty bill would eliminate the "triggerman rule," which requires that a defendant commit the killing to be eligible for a death sentence. Under his proposal, someone who significantly participated in a capital murder would be eligible.”
“Kilgore said the bill is an outgrowth of the sniper case, in which John Allen Muhammad faces the death penalty in Virginia while his young accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, was sentenced to life in prison.”
I think they both deserve the death penalty.
- “Kilgore also would provide another chance to condemn someone if the first attempt fails. Currently, if a jury deliberating in the penalty phase is hung, the defendant gets life in prison. Under Kilgore's proposal, a new jury could be convened for the penalty phase and could impose the death penalty.”
- “Other Kilgore proposals would increase penalties for the manufacture of methamphetamine and create a felony statute to punish "phishing," in which criminals use junk e-mail to bait computer users into supplying personal financial information online.”
Yes, stop that meth!!! Stop email fraud!!!
- “Kilgore, who has targeted gangs in previous legislative sessions, also will back legislation to create "Gang-Free School Zones," with increased penalties for gang recruitment near schools.”
This all sounds good to me. Give it a read and let me know what you think.