Friday, October 23, 2009

Night Stalker Richard Ramirez Still Among Us Twenty Years Later

While I'm on the subject of torture (see my last post), I thought I'd pose a question since a story came out at SFGate.com yesterday about serial killer Richard Ramirez. Ramirez was the Night Stalker who terrorized primarily Southern California back in the early 1980's. Apparently Ramirez also stayed in San Francisco in which a cold case murder was recently reopened.

It took another twenty years before San Francisco police reopened a case of the murder of Mei Leung, in which they are currently seeking Ramirez' DNA. The first question that came to mind was, why is Richard Ramirez still alive on death row? Why does California allow this serial killer to live for twenty + years after his conviction? Why are they allowing this monster Ramirez who killed and even tortured over a dozen people to remain well fed and taken care of in our world?

Richard Ramirez committed his heinous murders way back in the early to mid 1980's. He was convicted in 1989. Why is he still on death row? Do the people who oversee this death penalty think it somehow serves our society to allow these kind of men to exist for 20 years after they were sentenced? How can this be considered the death penalty? Richard Ramirez shouldn't be living in our world right now. I want to know why he's still among us.

Could it be because Ramirez was such a high profile media figure those in the system were hoping for a new murder to come up so they could rehash it all over again and make tons of money in doing so? It seems to me they kept him alive in order to resurrect him so they could squeeze more money out for their legal system. This guy Ramirez should have been put to death a long time ago. The fact they're talking a possible trial over the murder does support my theory it's about money. The man was convicted to death. Why would they need a trial again?