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Old 09-06-2008, 04:34 PM
 
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When it came time for revenge, Jorge Padilla Ruiz listed only one criterion: The targets of his retribution had to be black.

On Friday, a Sacramento Superior Court jury convicted Ruiz of two murders he committed two years ago in North Sacramento in a case that prosecutors said was motivated solely by racial hatred.

Deputy District Attorney Dawn Bladet told jurors in her closing argument that Ruiz, 30, shot and killed Roosevelt June Campbell and Lonnie Lee Taylor, both of whom were 40-year-old African Americans, "because of their race, because of their color, because of their ethnicity."

Ruiz was angry, Bladet said, because the defendant's brother had been pummeled an hour before the 4 a.m. murders on April 23, 2006, in a fight that pitted a group of Latino men against a gathering of young African Americans.

Upset over the beating, Ruiz armed himself with a 9 mm handgun and took to the streets in a relative's sport-utility vehicle. He came across Campbell and Taylor at the Shell station on Del Paso Boulevard and El Camino Avenue, a popular hangout for street people on the city's north side. It's two miles from the site of the earlier fight at the 7-Eleven on Northgate Boulevard.

"His motivation wasn't to get the people who hurt his brother, but to strike out against a group of people who represented the people who beat down his brother," Bladet said in her closing argument Tuesday.

Ruiz fired four times and shot his victims dead, the jury found.

"He goes there to hunt down targets like they're sitting ducks at a shooting range," Bladet told the jury.


Jury convicts man in racially motivated shootings - sacbee.com (http://www.sacbee.com/101/v-print/story/1214611.html - broken link)
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Old 09-06-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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This man deserves a death sentence-- no doubt about that.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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Yes he does. I hope the doctor who administers the injection is also black. Poetic justice.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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Yes he does. I hope the doctor who administers the injection is also black. Poetic justice.
Poetic justice indeed. I'd love to be there to fill and hand him the syringe
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I would like to be there to teach him a few words in english.
Any last words?
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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According to the article the prosecution "did not seek the death penalty." Maybe he'll get shanked in prison...
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Old 09-06-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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According to the article the prosecution "did not seek the death penalty." Maybe he'll get shanked in prison...
Hopefully after being rented out for ciggy's for a while first.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:57 PM
 
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According to the article the prosecution "did not seek the death penalty." Maybe he'll get shanked in prison...
Ever seen Blood in Blood out? That might happen to em
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:52 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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im glad his own family ratted him out.
well im gald someone ratted him out period.
his family was the only evidence linking him to the crime.
without the family they would have had no case.
he deserves what he gets.

bad for him.
good for the family who turned in this killer.

dammm hispanic family values
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: S.Florida
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im glad his own family ratted him out.
well im gald someone ratted him out period.
his family was the only evidence linking him to the crime.
without the family they would have had no case.
he deserves what he gets.

bad for him.
good for the family who turned in this killer.

dammm hispanic family values
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"dammm hispanic family values"

We have same family values as any other race. Every group has its bad apples .

If you want to say you can't think of a Hispanic politician worth a damn than I will agree but family values we are no different.
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