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JUSTIN HARRIS INDICTED BY COBB COUNTY GRAND JURY ON MULTIPLE CHARGES By Liz Gunn ||This story has maYou must Subscribe or log in to read the rest of this content.

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45 comments

dafuq September 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Why in the fuck was this article ever posted? Why are any of this writer’s articles ever posted? Seriously, these articles offer no information and no interesting point of view. It’s like the brain farts of a Mom standing in a checkout line.

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????????? September 4, 2014 at 1:07 pm

If you can read the first three words “By Liz Gunn” you can just not read any further. It’s that simple.

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Bravo September 4, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Nicely done.

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Squishy123 September 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I wish I knew, I guess Will wants to draw in more middle-age, middle-class, female reader. If I wanted that I’d go read Brad Warthen’s blog.

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Sad Sacks September 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

HA! This has to be the funniest comment I’ve seen yet – Liz is neither middle aged or middle class so bringing her on would be a weird way to reach that audience. for someone who is perplexed and annoyed by her presence – I sure see you commenting on her posts A LOT. Awww Squishy has a crush. how cuuuuuute.

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Squishy123 September 4, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Did I say she was either of those? I mentioned that the articles she’s writing would draw in those types of readers. I’m guessing you’re a product of SC public schools based on your reading comprehension.

Speaking of crushes, how do you know so much about her?

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SCBlues September 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm

“Squishy has a crush. how cuuuuuute.”
I don’t think so. Squishy despises females – read his posts. The only folks he likes are lily white males. You do the math.

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SCBlues September 4, 2014 at 7:37 pm

“Seriously, these articles offer no information and no interesting point of view”
I really think you are being overly harsh. What would you consider to be an “interesting point of view”?
I do not even know what you mean when you talk about “brain farts of a Mom in a checkout line”? What’s your beef? You don’t like Moms? You think that standing in a checkout line is beneath you? Kids have to eat so somebody has to stand in checkout lines and often times that task falls on Mom.
Quite frankly your comments were not very informative or interesting. They were more demeaning than anything else. If you do not like the writer’s style or substance then click to something else.

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Dr. Phil Good September 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm

“I truly don’t think it’s laziness or stupidity when people legitimately forget their kids in the car.”

What is it then? Low IQ? Short term memory loss? Irresponsibility?

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????????? September 4, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Well – I saw this in an article on CNN.com — it’s something that is being studied, apparently.

Forgotten Baby Syndrome, is a “failure of prospective memory, which refers to the planning and execution of an action in the future.”

Two brain structures process prospective memory: the hippocampus, which stores new information, and the prefrontal cortex, which enables planning, he wrote. The hippocampus processes that a child is in a car. The prefrontal cortex enables a person to create a route, factoring in a change in plans like going to day care rather than going directly to work.

Forgotten Baby Syndrome seems to involve a “clash between prospective memory and another form of memory, referred to as habit memory,” he wrote. “Habit memory is formed subconsciously through repeated activities, such as learning how to ride a bike or, in the case of FBS, repeatedly driving to and from home and work.”

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Dr. Phil Good September 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm

I get it, so this guy’s cortex was preoccupied with whacking off in front of his computer, so his hippocampus took a back seat to his boner.

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The Frappening September 4, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Sounds familiar….

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JC September 4, 2014 at 1:10 pm

“But I am very glad the state of Georgia employs it, and I wouldn’t mind if this guy gets it.”
How can the state prohibit its citizens from murdering one another, yet commit murder itself? This maxim should especially ring true in a representative government, where the state’s power only stems from the consent of the governed, who themselves cannot murder. If one truly believes that human life is inherently valuable, it cannot condone the murder of another human being, even if it is “state-sanctioned.”

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????????? September 4, 2014 at 1:14 pm

that’s a very good point. I was speaking more from an emotional standpoint than a legal one – but you’re right. It reminds me of people who are pro-life and pro-death penalty…doesn’t make a lot of sense.

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Dave Chappelle September 4, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Now Liz, can we really say that one’s view on abortion must be dispositive of their view on capital punishment?

I’m afraid that these subjects are far too distinguishable to make such a comparison. Perhaps I am wrong. Care to enlighten me?

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????????? September 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Well if you truly believe that it’s wrong to take a life, no matter the circumstances – shouldn’t you be against both?

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Paladin September 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

The distinction is an innocent life vs a not-innocent life. Big difference.

Emotional clouds September 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Sure it does. One hasn’t been given the chance at life and to be a positive member of society. The other has and decided to take another’s life.

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????????? September 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

But “an eye for an eye” is Old Testament, right? What if the guy on death row repents and turns over a new leaf?

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Dave Chappelle September 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

“Eye for an eye” is not the basis for capital punishment. I would encourage you to read the SCOTUS opinions. (I posted the citations to a few of them higher in the thread).

Furthermore, invoking the Old Testament screams in the face of the Establishment Clause.

Neil Young September 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Hard to do after the needle and the damage done.

Smirks September 4, 2014 at 4:18 pm

What if the guy on death row repents and turns over a new leaf?

Who determines whether or not someone has turned over a new leaf? If you can find someone who can quite accurately do so, remember that the alternative outcome is getting someone like Mike Huckabee, who ultimately unleashed this guy back into the free world:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Clemmons

The Colonel September 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Capital punishment is not murder.

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Dave Chappelle September 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Irony in your comment = Some of the leading SCOTUS opinions re: capital punishment originate in Georgia.

See Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238 (1972); see also Gregg v. Georgia, 428 U.S. 153 (1976).

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Dabo September 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Furman hasn’t played Georgia in 39 years.

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Crooner September 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Ding Ding. We have a winner: stupidest article ever posted here. And that’s saying something. Are you unfamiliar with the “ham sandwich” analogy? As in a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. True because only one side is presented to the grand jury, and there is no cross examination.
This whole situation is obviously a tragedy. Moreover, because of the emotions that will be involved in the trial, he will very likely be convicted. Almost makes you hope he did do it on purpose.

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Crooner September 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm

And I take back the “hotter” comment from before. Stupid ain’t sexy.

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Dave Chappelle September 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

“[S]tupidest article ever posted here.”

In all seriousness, have you read every single article “here?” You very well may have done so. But if not, then wouldn’t it be mere speculation to claim that this one is unmatched?

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Crooner September 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Stupider than the ones about the 17 year old married to the 50 year old has been.

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????????? September 4, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Oh dear…yawn…how will I ever go on?

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Bible Thumper September 4, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Just to make you feel better, I think Will’s articles are stupider.

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Gdaddy September 4, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I gotta say Crooner sure has lots of time to respond to articles he doesn’t like and a writer he disrespects.. I am thinking unemployed blowhard living in mom’s basement looking for anyone to talk with via blogs.. All agree??

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Pee Wee Gaskins September 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm

I drove a hearse around the midlands kidnapping, raping and torturing innocent folks. Some I knew some I didn’t. I bragged about kill’n people. I killed for fun. I killed for anger. I killed for pleasure. I killed causin I was bored. I killed because I could. Finally some cop got lucky and they got me up to the CCI, the old prison. Death row. Then I got me a radio. I wired it up and gave it to my neighoring celly. You know. That dude was annoying. Always crying. Well, I don’t knowed ifin it was boredom, meanness, anger or what. But I told that cracker. Hold it up real close to your head and turn the volume up as loud as it will go and it will work, you’ll hear the music. Well, he heard the music. The blast tore his head damn near’n slap off. That was my last murder. The state of South Caroliiiiner put me to death. I sure do wish they would have kept me around for a few more years. I sure do.

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Bible Thumper September 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm

— I don’t always support the death penalty – mainly because it has never been proven as a deterrent to violent crime. —
It is a proven 100% effective deterrent. An executed person has never gone on to commit another violent crime.

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Smirks September 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

An executed person has never gone on to commit another violent crime.

Sometimes an executed person has never committed a violent crime at all.

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Bible Thumper September 4, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I am against the execution of non-violent offenders.

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Smirks September 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm

I’m not against the death penalty either, though I think there needs to be a very high bar as to who we execute.

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Bible Thumper September 4, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Hopefully the mandatory appeals process takes care of these problems.
1. False confessions
2. Mistaken identity
3. Mishandled or misunderstood scientific evidence
4. Public or professional pressure on police and prosecution
5. Incompetent defense council.

Tom Landry September 4, 2014 at 3:45 pm

“Well, we win some we lose some. Just try not to put yourself in that spot son.”

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Smirks September 4, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Just a note, to “lose some” is to murder an innocent citizen, so don’t treat that too lightly.

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Back to breast feeding September 4, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Actually, no person ever executed has gone on to commit another violent crime. Therefore, by deductive reasoning, I conclude that the death penalty is a deterrent.
Some things are truly that simple.

If this helps, why is a dog put down by the authorities when it attacks and injures a citizen? Dogs continue to attack helpless people everyday. By your reasoning, and many in your corner, putting that dog to death does not prevent additional dog attacks.

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Smirks September 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

If this helps, why is a dog put down by the authorities when it attacks and injures a citizen?

1) The same reason why dogs are not afforded the alternative of life imprisonment, that is, because a dog’s life does not hold the same value in society as a human life. Should dogs be treated the same as humans? And conversely, should humans be treated the same as dogs?

2) Like humans, dogs have been “put down” by authorities despite clear evidence of not acting violently. There’s plenty of case examples of that on YouTube.

By your reasoning, and many in your corner, putting that dog to death does not prevent additional dog attacks.

Unless, you know, the owner buys another violent dog, or turns a regular dog violent through abuse and/or neglect.

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In real life... September 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm

oh hey captain obvious. so tell me – are murder rates lower in states without the death penalty? because that would be real proof that it’s an effective deterrent.

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i think u mean September 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm

^^states WITH the death penalty

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CharlesDikkens September 4, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Why not just leave him handcuffed in the back seat of a police car for a few hours on a hot day?

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