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Old 11-29-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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Ricky Cooper, 49, who was serving a 20-year-sentence for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, was found dead at 11:25 a.m. Saturday. His body was found in a common area in front of a shower near his cell.

Cooper was charged with numerous counts of sexually assaulting a boy and girl, both under 12. The incidents went on for years, according to warrants.

SLED investigating child molester’s death - Crime & Courts - TheState.com (http://www.thestate.com/2011/11/28/2062097/sled-investigating-child-molesters.html#storylink=misearch - broken link)

Now I believe! In the past I have always said it was up to the courts to take care of child molesters not inmates. But an accident in the shower is not a bad ending at all.

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Old 12-01-2011, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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This is not uncommon in the jails. Child molesters are #1 on the worse offenders list in jail. Murder should be #1 but it isnt. What goes around comes around.
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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This is not uncommon in the jails. Child molesters are #1 on the worse offenders list in jail. Murder should be #1 but it isnt. What goes around comes around.
Depends on what kind of murder.
murdering a rapist/pedophile/heroinedealer or murdering a young innocent child is a huge difference.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:01 AM
 
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Depends on what kind of murder.
murdering a rapist/pedophile/heroinedealer or murdering a young innocent child is a huge difference.
I think what he is saying is, even in jail amongst the worst of society, there are criminals that are looked down upon. Child molestors and child murderers are hated, and commonly meet "jail house justice" amongst their fellow prisoners. It's not uncommon.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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I'd like to know how this even happened. Inmates are almost always housed based on offense and prior record so someone in for child molestation would likely be housed with other child molesters, rapists, child abusers, etc. (usually in protective custody or a housing unit for sex offenders and child abusers). It's highly unlikely that a child molester would be housed with violent criminals such as those in for offenses like murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, or carjacking so it sounds like either the guards purposely made a "mistake", or another inmate in the same unit happened to kill the child molester for reasons that have nothing to do with the decendant's child molestation conviction.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I think what he is saying is, even in jail amongst the worst of society, there are criminals that are looked down upon. Child molestors and child murderers are hated, and commonly meet "jail house justice" amongst their fellow prisoners. It's not uncommon.
This is true. Even some of the most hardened criminals would never hurt a child. In the big house it is considered an act of cowardice(It is) to prey on a defenseless child. it is "jail house Justice." Bearing in mind a prison is a housed population that has it's own culture, And rules among the residents. They even have their own currency, Which is cigarettes instead of cash.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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Now I believe! In the past I have always said it was up to the courts to take care of child molesters not inmates. But an accident in the shower is not a bad ending at all.
Jeffrey Dahmer had the same ill fated shower accident....what a shame.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:57 AM
 
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Jeffrey Dahmer had the same ill fated shower accident....what a shame.
Yeah, the states too chicken-$hit to have a death penalty instead put people like Dahmer into the general population.

Just ironic in that people can get pretty holier-than-thou about their state not having a DP but then making it so the inmate dies violoently.

If you've never read the details of Dahmers prison murder....it's pretty horrific....not saying he didn't deserve it.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Executing some one via the hands of fellow inmates is a no no ...To put this creep in with the general population is an eventual death sentence and judges know this as do the authorities who run the prisons...Either be honest and kill the person out right via the hand of the state - or spare the person and isolate them... It is kind of a primative and shifty way of disposing of someone...plus there is always the chance that the person might not be guilty as charged ..so in effect..the said molester might just get killed because of an established and instituted rumor ..generated by professionals who are bound and determined to get a conviction no matter what.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Jeffrey Dahmer had the same ill fated shower accident....what a shame.
a Smiley face hugh... Yah Dahmer was a total monster..but this type of execution is more than barbaric..To take the naked man by the hair and repeatedly smash his scull into the concrete untill the brains are leaking out of his ears...is not justified in a civlized society - BUT - I guess that barbarism is not well established when rich jerks like Dick Cheney state that torture is ecceptable...The high moral ground must be held in a so-called Christian society...but seeing there is none of that left according to Obama - who is some sort of weird secularist Muslim Christian.. what do we expect? Killing is simply bad..IF a person is a danger to society - lock them up - put them to work...No one has the right to give life through birth and death through natural cause..other than God - as long as we sit in our arm chairs and imagine that we are God and we can murder in his name or with out - the more we look like zealots..the more we should fear the terrorist within - the more warey we should be about our selves.
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