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Frances Newton: Executed

Update: Frances Newton was executed a few minutes ago.

It took eight minutes for her to die from the time they pumped the chemicals in her.

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The Supreme Court has denied Frances Newton's petition to stop her execution scheduled for 6:00 pm CST.

On Wednesday afternoon justices rejected appeals that could have kept Frances Newton, 40, from becoming the third woman executed in Texas since the Civil War. She also would become the first black woman executed in modern times.

Without dissent, the high court declined a pair of appeals about an hour before Newton was scheduled to be taken to the Texas death chamber. Newton is slated to die by chemical injection at 6 p.m.

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  • Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#1)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:50 PM EST
    I disagree with the death penalty, and think it should be outlawed. Life imprisonment without parole would remove any future danger to society, and at the same time allow for opportunity for review and release of persons found to be convicted in error. Erring on the side of caution is, I think, the moral imperative here. Admittedly, this would not be an ideal solution, since we could never give back years taken from the life of an innocent person convicted and sentenced in error. On the other hand, courts, and juries are human and not infallible... and we cannot restore life to a person executed in error. The only justification I can see for the death penaly appears to be revenge and retribution.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:50 PM EST
    Without dissent, the high court declined a pair of appeals about an hour before Newton was scheduled to be taken to the Texas death chamber.
    Where are the so-called liberals on the Court? How can they let this (or any execution) happen without dissent? Don't any of them believe that the death penalty is unconstitutional (as a majority of the court once did)? It's shameful that this is still happening.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#3)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:50 PM EST
    [Did] she deserve to die? Well, her trial lawyer doesn't know. EDITORIAL BOARD - Austin American Statesman Monday, September 12, 2005 Tom and Virginia Louis, the parents of the man Newton was convicted of killing, have their doubts. "We are the parents of Adrian Newton and the grandparents of Alton and Farrah Newton . . . We were willing to testify on Frances' behalf, but Frances' defense lawyer never approached us," they said in a letter to the Board of Pardons and Parole asking for leniency. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refuse[d] to hear any new evidence or facts in Newton's case — and many others like it — because those facts were raised after court deadlines expired.
    I am single now. Caucasian - Romanian background. My girlfriend, Cara, was a black woman, with Irish and Cherokee mixed into her genes. Beautiful, 5 foot 9, with a sprinkle of freckles across the bridge of her nose, and flashing mischievious eyes that would burn a permanent mark onto your soul. When Cara Mae walked into a room all conversations were forgotten, and every head turned in her direction. She was a blinding light in this and in my world. She's dead. Murdered in May 1999. By a white Navy Seal, Gulf War Vet, loaded to the eyeballs on crack. Stabbed 37 times with a broken piece of mirror, and gutted from breastbone to pelvis... He was convicted of manslaughter because the prosecutions psychiatrists decided he was "too stoned" to form the intent to kill, and they didn't think they'd be able to convict on a murder charge. Everytime I see "The Bodyguard" with Whitney Houston singing "I will always love you" I see Cara.... I still talk to her in the middle of the night a couple of time a week - and now and then she answers back. ---- Tonight, I will ask Cara to meet Frances Newton, and be her friend... Goodbye, Frances. Go in peace...

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#4)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:50 PM EST
    If you hate, or you have mean spiritedness in your heart, please stop, in Cara's name, and in Frances' name, if not for yourself. There is too much of it in the world already... and life is much too short...

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#5)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:51 PM EST
    I think she was innocent, but you don't get much of a chance when you're poor, black, and convicted in Texas. It's a shame.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#6)
    by Dick Durata on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:51 PM EST
    f**kers

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#7)
    by kdog on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:51 PM EST
    It's quite unsettling to think she proclaimed her innocence until the very end. Usually, those who falsely claim innocence crack at the end.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#8)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:51 PM EST
    ...unsettling to think she proclaimed her innocence until the very end...
    We all know why she did. Even if we can't adnit it, or logically justify that knowledge. We know...

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#9)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:53 PM EST
    Soy una chica Española y les dire que la cultura americana me da asco. Matan a una persona por matar a otra y ellos tambien son asesinos. Los politicos son Payasos de circo solo con poder por que tienen dinero del pueblo que se muere de hambre. No tienen medicos gratis y la gente se muere por enfermedad. Mientras las hijas del presidente se pasean por España y se gastan fortunas de dinero en fiestas. Frances no se si era inocente o no, pero nadie tiene derecho a matarla. No quiero ir a USA ni de vacaciones, por que no quiero que los politicos vivan de mi dinero. Otra cosa. Sabian que los politicos censuran las informaciones de television? tienen el poder de hacerlo. Las noticias no son las mismas en USA que en Europa. Mienten y los ciudadanos se creen todon lo que dicen en la television. No soy Americana ni quiero serlo. Gracias a los politicos todo el resto del mundo no quieren a los Americanos. Soy una Europea y me siento contenta de eso por que aqui no hay Pena de Muerte y la gente que meten en la carcel es culpable pero no los matamos VIVEN. Gracias. Toñi Redondo Serrano.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#10)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:53 PM EST
    Can any one translate and paraphrase the post above from toñi, for those of us who can't read Spanish?

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#12)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:53 PM EST
    Thanks, Dark Avenger... She seems to be a compassionate woman... and expresses some strong clear points here: Frances not if he were innocent or no, but nobody must right to kill it. Thanks to the politicos all the rest of the world do not love the Americans. I am a European and I feel contented of that so that aqui is Capital punishment no and the people who put in carcel are guilty but we did not kill them LIVE. Thanks. --- The voice of the rest of the world?

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#13)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    Perdonar si no escribí en Ingles pero para mí es muy difícil. Soy la chica española. Siento mucha rabia por lo que hacen los americanos. No tienen derecho a matar personas. Estoy enterada de lo que hacen en los juicios con los acusados y lo que hacen es que falsifican pruebas solo por cerrar un caso de asesinato. También están el caso de menores que los condenan a muerte. Como se puede condenar a un niño a muerte? Otro caso son las armas. Por que todo el mundo tiene pistolas en sus casas? Eso en España o Europa esta prohibido y no hay tantas muertes como en vuestro país. Enseñan a los niños desde pequeños a utilizar armas de fuego solo por que son americanos y así se consideran mejores que los demás. Vela más que les enseñen otros valores como aprender a ayudar a otras personas y amar a los que son de otras razas. En España ayudamos a los emigrantes y les damos facilidades para que prosperen por que así nuestro país se hace fuerte con ayuda de los emigrantes. Es increíble cuando veo por televisión como los papas se siente orgullosos de enseñar a sus hijos a disparar un arma desde que tienen 3 años. No saben vivir de la vida ni valorarla. Los políticos juegan con las personas prometiendo y prometiendo cosas que son mentira. Tienen al país en contra del resto del mundo. Se piensan que son los reyes de la tierra y no lo son, por que solo juegan con el dinero de los ciudadanos comprando armas y gastándose el dinero en ejecutar a los presos. En España a los presos se les da trabajo y ayudas en las prisiones y se les enseña a convivir. Siento mucha rabia por lo que veo y mucha pena por la gente inocente que muere en las cárceles con la silla eléctrica o una inyección letal. Quienes son ellos para matar a nadie? Dejo mi dirección de correo por si una persona quiere hacer un comentario personal Gracias. bambi01@eresmas.net

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#14)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    To pardon if I did not write in Ingles but for me it is very difficult. I am the Spanish girl. I feel much rage reason why makes the Americans. They do not have right to kill people. I am found out of which they do in the judgments with the defendant and that they do is that they falsify tests single to close a case of murder. Also they are the case of minors who condemn them until death. As it is possible to be condemned to boy until death? Another case is the arms. So that everybody has pistols in its houses? That in Spain or prohibited Europe this and are no so many deaths as in your country. They teach to the small children from using firearms single so that they are American and thus they are considered better than the others. Candle more that they teach other values to them like learning to help other people and to love a those that are of other races. In Spain we helped the emigrants and we give them facilities so that they prosper so that thus our country takes control strong of aid of the emigrants. It is incredible when I see by television like the Popes one feels proud to teach to its children to shoot a weapon since they have 3 years. They do not know to live on the life nor to value it. The politicians play with people promising and promising things that are lie. They have to the country in against of the rest of the world. They think that they are the Earth kings and not it they are, so that single arms play with the money of the citizens buying and being spent the money in executing the prisoners. In Spain to the prisoners work occurs them and aids in the prisons and are taught to them to coexist. I feel much rage by that I see and much pain by the innocent people who die in the jails with electrical chair or a lethal injection. Who are they to kill nobody? I leave my direction of mail in case a person wants to comment out personal Thanks. bambi01@eresmas.net

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#15)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    toñi redondo serrano :
    They do not know to live on the life nor to value it. The politicians play with people promising and promising things that are lie. They have to the country in against of the rest of the world. They think that they are the Earth kings..
    You make some good observations... The way America is viewed by the rest of the world is something for all to think about.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#16)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    off topic deleted

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#17)
    by roger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    Wow! Sometimes I cry for my country. Sometimes I just cry

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#18)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    TRANSLATIONS (I work with many customers with different Spanish dialects; I'm pretty fluent so I thought I would help make this more clear.) Post 1: I am a Spanish girl and I want to tell you that I am disgusted with American culture. They kill a person for killing another and they are also asenine. The politicians are circus clowns who only have power because they have money from the people who are hungry for death. They don't have free doctors and the people are dying of sickness, while the president's daughters visit Spain and spend fortunes on parties. I don't know if Frances was innocent or not, but I don't have the right to kill her. I don't want to go to the USA even for vacation, because I don't want the politicians to live off my money. Another thing. Do they know that the politicians censure information on television? They have the power to do this. The news are not the same in the USA as in Europe. They lie and the citizens believe everything they are told on television. I am not American and I don't want to be one. Thanks to the politicians the rest of the world doesn't like Americans. I am European and I am content with this because here there is no death penalty and the murderers in jail are guilty but we don't kill them, THEY LIVE. Post 2: I'm sorry that I did not write in English, but for me it's very difficult. I am a Spanish girl. I have a lot of rage for what the Americans do. They don't have the right to kill people. I found out what they do in the courts with the accused and that what they do is falsify proof only to close a murder case. There are also the cases of minors that are condemned to death. How can you condemn a child to death? Another case is guns. Why does the whole world have pistols in their homes? This is prohibited in Spain and Europe and there are not as many deaths as in your country. They teach the children from a young age to use firearms only because they are Americans and as such they consider themselves better than others. It takes care of them more if they teach them other values like learning and helping other people and loving those that are of other races. In Spain we help the immigrants and we give them facilities to prosper because that is how our country will be made strong with the help of the immigrants. It is incredible when I see on television how the fathers feel joy in teaching their children to fire a gun starting when they are three years old. They don't know how to live life or value it. The politicians play with the prominent people and prominent things that are lies. They have a country contrary to the rest of the world. Thay thing that they are the kings of the earth and they are not, because they only play with the citizen's money, buying arms and wasting the money in executing the prisoners. In Spain the prisoners are given work and help in the prisons and they teach them to coexist. I feel a lot of rage because I see this and much pain for the innocent people that are killed in the jails by the electric chair or lethal injection. Who are they to kill anyone? I am leaving my email in case anyone wants to make a personal comment. Thanks. bambi01@eresmas.net Post 3: Thanks. I don't know. How can I change the way I feel about the Americans? How can they live like this? How can they have free doctors in the whole world? How can they get rid of the weapons? How can I make it so that I don't hate people? What I can do is to end with war: WHY IS THE UNITED STATES INVOLVED IN ALL THE WARS? Countless people are dying in the wars only because your presidents have fun killing innocent people. If you want to kill Bin Laden because you only want to stop him, but don't kill entire towns with small children and women and defenseless elderly people. I think that you want to be masters of the world. My question is why do you want to be masters the world? I would like to have your president in front of me to ask him various questions and one of them is why did you have weapons negociations with Bin Laden. Thanks.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#19)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    Toni- Su programa que transducir que usas los hace sus palabras un poco dificil a entender. En mi experiencia las programas asi tiene muchas problemas con expresiones idiomaticos y orden de las palabras. No puedo entender su comentario previo. Si quieres escribirlo en espanol, puedo escribirlo en ingles por todos mis companeros americanos porque piensas mucho y tienes muchas cosas inteligentes para compartir. (Your translation program makes your words a little difficult to understand. In my experience, these programs have problems with idioms and word order. I can't understand your last post. If you want to write it in Spanish, I can write it in English for all my American friends because you think a lot and have a lot of intelligent things to share.)

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#20)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    off topic and in Spanish - deleted

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#21)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    Toni:
    The politicians play with the prominent people and prominent things that are lies. They have a country contrary to the rest of the world. Thay thing that they are the kings of the earth... Countless people are dying in the wars only because your presidents have fun killing innocent people. If you want to kill Bin Laden because you only want to stop him, but don't kill entire towns with small children and women and defenseless elderly people. I think that you want to be masters of the world.
    If this is how the rest of the world sees America we all have something to ponder...

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#22)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    Thanks, kt, for your translations...

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#23)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    anti-war screed in Spanish deleted as off-topic

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#24)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    me gustaria escribir en Ingles pero no se si la traduccion es buena. Espero que una persona lo pueda traducir Muchas gracias bambi01@eresmas.net

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#25)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    I think this case was so full of bull**** it was ridiculous. I am not here to campaign for Frances Newton's innocence, or the innocence of anyone else on death row, because in many cases there are only a handful of people who know the true story: the person on death row, the victim(s), and the guilty party (whether or not it's the same as the convict). God knows none of them are talking in most cases. But the fact that someone who MAY be innocent was killed is sickening. I used to be pro-death penalty because I was led to believe that it was only used in extreme cases, when there was no question of guilt. How sad that the American people are led this way. If there is ANY question or ANY holes in the case where a person may not be guilty, that person SHOULD NOT BE ON DEATH ROW. Here we are with a president that rants about Sadaam's barbaric actions, when the government that he is heading up can kill people and say "So we make a few mistakes and end up killing innocent people. S*** happens," which is the prevailing attitude among government leaders who are pro-death penalty. I still believe in the death penalty, but not in the hands of our government. Matter of fact, I don't believe in very much in the hands of our government anymore. -kt, 24/OH, friend of a death row inmate in FL

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#26)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    One more thing: what are the two reasons most often cited by those who are in favor of the death penalty?? Answer: Deterrance and closure for the victim's family. Now look at that case. The woman (supposedly) killed her husband and children. What....do we need to warn mothers not to kill their children or they'll get the death penalty?? I don't think this is a problem to the extent that we REALLY need to be making an example out of someone. As for reason 2, Adrian's parents (his closest living relatives) DID NOT want her executed. They said it would hurt them more than if she were kept alive. So take these pro-death penalty excuses away and what do we have?? A cold-blooded murder that even the farthest right-winger can't defend!!!

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#27)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:54 PM EST
    kt, I hope your friend can somehow get the sentence commuted to life.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#28)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:55 PM EST
    la pena de muerte en estados unidos no es otra cosa, que una forma de dar miedo a la sociedad. Toñi

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#29)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:55 PM EST
    (English translation: The death penalty is nothing else but a way to give fear to society.) And edger, thanks. He just got an appeal rejected due to FL basically looking at the appeals process as a lottery since they don't have time to read them all. He's also in the process of getting rid of his piss-poor attorney and trying to represent himself since he could do it better. He's not a perfectly upright citizen, but there are plenty of holes in his case; things that he was told could not be used against him WERE used against him, and the key witness against him was nailed for perjury. Not to mention that even according to the prosecution's case, the way they defined first-degree murder was sketchy at best. He's got people to protect so I can't divulge much about him or raise much of a protest about his case, but I do support him and I appreciate others who are against this unfair and cruel practice!

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#30)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:55 PM EST
    "Life imprisonment without parole would remove any future danger to society, and at the same time allow for opportunity for review and release of persons found to be convicted in error." While I, too, am troubled by the thought that an innocent person may be executed, I am also troubled by the thought that LWOPs may kill other prisoners, guards and civilians should they escape.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#31)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    sarc:
    I am also troubled by the thought that LWOPs may kill other prisoners, guards and civilians should they escape.
    It's not an ideal solution, true... and there are serious ramifications whichever way we go on this. While I think that your concern is a legitimate one, I think it is a security issue. A person serving LWOP would likely be in a max or supermax institution, without real opportunity for escape.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#32)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    kt: He's not a perfectly upright citizen The standard for "perfectly upright" varies, and is always opinion, I think, is it not? And I've never met anyone who would qualify or measure up to everyone's opinion. Good luck to your friend.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#33)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    edger, our legal system and our prison system are both subject to human failings.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#34)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    sarc: our legal system and our prison system are both subject to human failings. No question about that. One of the failings is that innocent people are executed in error ocassionally. It's my opinion that we can avoid that entirely. That the avoidance would require tight security on those serving LWOP is, I think, not too high a price. For what it's worth, not being able to restore life to a person executed in error is too high a price, I believe, to allow these mistakes to occur. I think that anyone, yourself for example, or someone you love, innocent and sentenced to death, would agree. No?

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#36)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    Any one who cares to respond to that post, feel free... Not worth my time.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#37)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    edger, my point was as our legal system and prison system are both subject to human failings, therefore we cannot 100% gaurantee that an innocent person will not be executed, nor can we 100% gaurantee that a LWOP won't kill again. I would like the least number of innocent people killed, period. I believe that more innocents are killed by un-executed murderers than innocents are executed.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#38)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    sarc: Good points, those... Thanks. There are no easy answers, and probably never will be... I believe that more innocents are killed by un-executed murderers than innocents are executed: My feeling on this is that I don't wan't the state to be one of the murderers, either.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#39)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    Yes, this is one position I never feel good about.

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#40)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    Thanks for thought, Sarc. You gave me aspects to consider that I hadn't thought of. I had hoped there would be more input on this thread...

    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#41)
    by Edger on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:56 PM EST
    From: NoDeathPenalty.org
    Since 1976, more than 100 people have been released from prison after being sentenced to death despite their innocence. In other words, 1 in 7 of those on death row have been freed after being fully exonerated. The book, In Spite of Innocence, notes that between 1900 and 1992 there have been 416 documented cases of innocent persons who have been convicted of murder or capital rape -- a third of whom were given a death sentence. The authors discovered that in 23 of these cases, the person was executed.


    Re: Frances Newton: Executed (none / 0) (#42)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:03:57 PM EST
    The political system of the United States is pathetic. They are using a policy of constant threats. Their knowledge on the laws are ridiculous and they are based on judging to people or countries on theire social status. For me they use the force to intimidate people and that is not a good justice, that is fascism. Hitler killed race people that supposedly believed inferior and Bush does exactly the same. He forms a world-wide Holocaust causing wars and killing innocent people. By my studies and also with what have been able to arrive at my hands, judgments on murders are based on accusations without conclusive evidences. Legist medics are also falsifying evidences and the investigators when they have not got them, invent them to be able to close a case of murder. What typa of law is that? Who can kill a person without having an evidence. Who can kill a woman with an electrical Chair who has killed her husband in self-defense. Perhaps they must change theire form to think and theire culture. As an European people we have history and we have learned from the errors we have made in the passed. During the inquisition period murders took control and they killed innocent people, but it was 400 years ago and now it is part of our history. What American people are waiting to change history? You still live with pistols like when you invades north america and that is a lack of culture. You never asked yourself what what does the rest of the world think about the American peolple? I believe that they would have to listen what forein peolpe think and so they would realize what american politicians are doing with the country. They are creating hatred, and social rejection by his customs and there is no so many difference with Talibans. They kill by their customs and to defend their country Americans are doing the same thing. I think that they would have to change the form to think, to react and to fight as a normal person. Nobody can walk safe by the street by fear to find a murder. Most of murders are committed crims because of the economic problems. I also believe that the problem is here. So that people kill to be able to receive an insurance. I believe that is the key to solve problem and now it it high time for people to request their right, like gratuitous medical aids and economic aids. American people think that the rest of the world have problems and they think that they are the rescuers of the rest of the world. All the money is spent by the government in military armament and defense, should be spent in hospitals public and aids to people. The United States is a rich country due to agriculture, fishes and industries, so I do not understand why there is as much people without working and dying by diseases because they cannot pay medication or hospital. Nobody has right to kill another one and if you want that they respect to you you must begin to respect them. I believe that it is high time for you to learn what respect is, but not with the force and arms. Only by studying his problems you will realize in which country you are living. In a country where you have not rights and you only have an American nationality that does not represents anything. Toñi españa. bambi01@eresmas.net texto traducido por Victor Kinet