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Colorado governor a friend
of paroled inmate´s dad

Associated Press, by Nicholas Riccardi & Kristen Wyatt

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/23/2013 4:40:54 AM

DENVER -- Attorney Jack Ebel testified before the Colorado Legislature two years ago that solitary confinement in a Colorado prison was destroying the psyche of his son, Evan. When Jack Ebel´s longtime friend, Gov. John Hickenlooper, was interviewing a Missouri corrections official for the top prisons job in Colorado, he mentioned the case as an example of why the prison system needed reform. And once Tom Clements came to Colorado, he eased the use of solitary confinement and tried to make it easier for people housed there to re-enter society.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 3/23/2013 5:01:08 AM     (No. 9239624)

Yo...yo...The dude is the poster child for why there should be the liberal application of the DEATH PENALTY!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 3/23/2013 6:07:13 AM     (No. 9239643)

Well, that all worked out well, no? :sigh:


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Alynnmcw, 3/23/2013 7:14:52 AM     (No. 9239704)

Small world story - discovered last night neighbor is first cousin to Tom Clements. Family is distraught as expected. They have been told not sure this kid is the one. Still trying to confirm all the evidence. Even if he is and is already dead it doesn´t help the hurt. It does keep him from causing any other family such grief. Evil is afoot in the world. Shaking my head.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 3/23/2013 9:19:24 AM     (No. 9239924)

Strange little story out of Colorado today. Seems Governor Hickenlooper may have a connection to the dead warden and his killer. Maybe the previous policy of solitary confinement had its good points...like keeping crazy murderers off the street.

Question is: Was he crazy prior to solitary or did solitary caused his craziness...want to bet which way the liberal governor and media will play this?

Notice killer had no trouble getting a gun even as a convicted felon.I think we should enforce the gun laws already on the books. World would be a safer place. Governor can´t seem to run away from this story fast enough!


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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/23/2013 10:24:32 AM     (No. 9240043)

Hickenlooper making life easier for his pal´s son.

Some snippets from the article:

Scott Robinson, a criminal defense attorney and media legal analyst, represented Ebel in 2003 and 2004. He said Ebel had been sentenced to a halfway house for a robbery charge in 2003 before he was accused in two additional robbery cases the following year that garnered prison sentences of three and eight years.

"I thought he was a young man who was redeemable, otherwise I wouldn´t have taken the case," Robinson said, saying he didn´t recall the details of the case.


He took the case because he had known Ebel when he was younger. And because his father was a well-connected "nice" lawyer.

And this:

"He had a hair-trigger temper as a kid. But his dad was so nice," Bankey said.

Hickenlooper agreed that Evan Ebel had "a bad streak" that his parents had tried to correct.


But Hickenlooper bought into the notion that solitary confinement was ruining his friend´s son´s psyche. Never mind that he was a member of the most vicious white supremacist prison gang. A real pro.




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Reply 6 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/23/2013 12:08:17 PM     (No. 9240219)

Sounds as though this guy, from a good family, was on the way to a life of crime from a fairly early age. And enablers along the way, friends of that good family, helped him along.

Denial and enabling can be a toxic mix.

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