Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Tribute to Martin Grossman

I know nothing of this governor Charlie Crist, except that he's cold-hearted and cozies up to the goon in the White House.

He ordered the execution of Martin Grossman who 25 years ago, at 19 years old, did an insane act, under the influence of drugs. There's no question Mr. Grossman suffers from some dementia, but all these years as he grew up he was remorseful for what he did and was mild-mannered. He acted, then, on the spur of the moment and thereafter foolishly tried to hide the evidence.

The governor's email, in response to emails to him, allocates much verbosity to Mr. Grossman's attempts to cover up his act of murder. As if these attempts of cover-up 25 years ago, in and of themselves, constitute a stronger case against the man. And he talks about the ruthlessness of the act, that Miss Park was hit on the head with his gun, and so on.

Since then, Martin has become a docile human being. His life could easily have been spared. His victim happened to be a law officer. What difference should that make? The poor man had an abusive father and a sick mother. Did he plan the killing. No. It all happened on the spur of the moment.

Much worse people, who killed and cold-bloodedly planned their killing, are spared. The video in the previous post shows they even receive benefits most Americans today do not have.

Remember the case of Limerick Nelson who stabbed Yankel Rosenbaum to death with a knife in the back. The guy is walking free today! Nelson's lawyer said the alcohol made him do it. And what about O.J. Simpson? And what about the guy who killed Rabbi Kahana? He too was acquitted, though he held a smoking gun! Floridian justice looks no different.

Martin Grossman's last words were an apology to the family, and a prayer; He recited the verse "Shma Yisrael" (to acknowledge G-d is The One And The Only) and then added 2 words: "Ahavas Yisroel" (which means "love of fellow Jews"). Why these 2 last words? Perhaps he was told about the outpouring of emails, calls and faxes on his behalf; And/Or he felt his death sentence derived in no small way from enmity towards Jews, and he defiantly stood proud with his people.

Here's his story by a witness who watched this monumental, sanctimonious person in his finest hour.

Here's Crist's email:

Thank you for contacting me and sharing your concerns about the execution of Martin Grossman.

On December 13, 1984, Mr. Grossman violated the terms of his probation by leaving Pasco County and having a stolen firearm in his possession. In a routine stop, Florida Fish and Wildlife Officer Margaret Park found the weapon. When she reached for the radio in her patrol car to report him, Mr. Grossman attacked her with her own large flashlight, beating her over the head and shoulders 20 to 30 times. When Officer Park tried to fight back, Mr. Grossman took her .357 Magnum revolver and shot her in the back of the head, killing her.

Mr. Grossman took several carefully planned steps to cover up this horrible crime. The weapon was buried, and Mr. Grossman attempted to burn his clothes and shoes, which were later disposed of in a nearby lake. The following day, Mr. Grossman thoroughly cleaned the van and changed its tires to mislead law enforcement.

Officer Park’s autopsy revealed lacerations on top of her head, hemorrhaging inside the scalp and extensive fracturing of the skull. All of these injuries resulted from Mr. Grossman’s attack. The facts of this crime clearly meet the definition of heinous, atrocious and cruel, and his actions afterward demonstrate his well-reasoned attempts to cover it up.

The courts have fully reviewed Mr. Grossman’s legal claims, and his conviction and sentence have been affirmed by both the Florida Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Based on the facts and exhaustion of legal proceedings, and in accordance with Florida law, I signed his death warrant on January 12, 2010.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.

Here's what Crist is really saying: "I let him die because a law officer was the victim and the politically correct thing to do is kill him, even if he was mentally handicapped back then. Whatever else you say, I don't care about. Period."

UPDATE (11/2/10): Here.