By: Friedrich Seiltgen
Copyright © 2022
Nikolas Cruz was the active shooter that murdered 17 students and teachers at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He was spared the Death Penalty by a one juror vote and will spend the rest of his life in prison!
Cruz murdered 17 people. The death penalty should not have been a question.
Originally, Florida law allowed the jury to impose the death sentence with a majority vote. The presiding Judge could even override the jury and impose the death penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down these options. Then, the Florida legislature passed a bill, imposing the death penalty as long as 10 out of 12 jurors agreed; that option was struck down by the Florida Supreme Court. Now, the death penalty requires a 12-person vote or the defendant will be sentenced to life in prison. When this 12-person vote passed, I predicted that Florida will never have an execution again. Sure enough, this appear to be happening. As long as one person can stop the death sentence, no death occurs.
Linda Schulman, the mother of murdered teacher Scott Beigel, had this to say about the verdict,
If this was not the most perfect death penalty case, then why do we have the death penalty at all?
This situation is another example of the left’s destruction of America by dismantling the criminal justice system. Such actions, plus the continued push to defund the police, and the elimination of cash bail, will be the end of this country as we know it.
Folks, arm up and defend yourselves because no one is coming to the rescue.
That’s all for now folks! Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas. And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There.”
Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department. He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism Counterstrategies, Firearms and Active Shooter Response. His writing has appeared in RECOIL, www.floridajolt.com, The Counterterrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Soldier of Fortune, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International. Contact him at [email protected].