Probably the Last Statement from Ray Jasper, who was put to death 19 March 2014

highland145

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Jasper had acknowledged he slit Alejandro's throat to steal equipment from the San Antonio studio during a recording session, but insisted it was his two accomplices' more than 25 stab wounds that killed the studio owner.
 
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purbeast0

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bleh i stopped reading after he started saying what he thinks punishments should be for crimes, and crying that he has to "work" in prison and he's a "slave" because he is in prison.

newsflash - don't kill people and you won't have to be punished with being in prison going through these conditions.

i've been watching a lot of "locked up abroad" on nat geo recently and if this guy thinks prisons over here are bad, he should go spend time in a prison in brazil.

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okay i read more but stopped again once he also played the race card. he said he's never seen so many black people in one place as he did in jail. i'm sure all of the guys he hung out when he killed someone were a bunch of upstanding white or asian citizens.

When you have a black man name John Williams and a white man name John Williams, the black man got his name from the white man. Within that lies a lost of identity. There are blacks in this country that don't even consider themselves African. Well, what are we? When did we stop being African? If you ask a young black person if they're African, they will say 'No, I'm American'. They've lost their roots. They think slavery is their roots. Again, its a strong identity crisis.

A French woman who moved to America asked me one day, 'Why don't black kids want to learn?' Her husband was a high school teacher. She said the white and asian kids excel in school, but the black and hispanic kids don't. I said that all kids want to learn, it's just a matter of what you're trying to teach them. Cutting a frog open is not helping a black kid in the ghetto who has to listen to police sirens all night and worry about getting shot. Those kids need life lessons. They need direction. When you have black kids learning more about the Boston Tea Party than the Black Panther Party, I guarantee you won't keep their attention. But it was the Black Panther Party that got them free lunch.

wow this guy is retarded.
 
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smackababy

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bleh i stopped reading after he started saying what he thinks punishments should be for crimes, and crying that he has to "work" in prison and he's a "slave" because he is in prison.

newsflash - don't kill people and you won't have to be punished with being in prison going through these conditions.

i've been watching a lot of "locked up abroad" on nat geo recently and if this guy thinks prisons over here are bad, he should go spend time in a prison in brazil.

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okay i read more but stopped again once he also played the race card. he said he's never seen so many black people in one place as he did in jail. i'm sure all of the guys he hung out when he killed someone were a bunch of upstanding white or asian citizens.
He is from San Antonio, they were all Mexican. lol


Really though, this guy admitted to slitting the throat of the studio owner, whom the planned to rob. He later tried to blame it on someone else, but regardless, he was convicted of MURDER. I don't give a fuck what he thinks about his prison time or how reformed he is.
 

OutHouse

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i've been watching a lot of "locked up abroad" on nat geo recently and if this guy thinks prisons over here are bad, he should go spend time in a prison in brazil.

yea our prisons are club med compared to prisons in other countries.
 

blackdogdeek

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No one has to care about him. I'm posting this because I found his letter interesting and thought others might, too, regardless of your feelings about his crime.
 

AViking

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Yeah but you said you were sad he's dead. Why? What makes you sad to see a murderer go? Regardless of your stance on the death penalty I can't imagine anyone is going to miss this piece of shit.
 

Insomniator

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guys we are all whites judging the only black man so its unfair... doesn't matter that he murdered someone...
 

Gunslinger08

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My views on the death penalty have changed and I'm pretty strongly against it, but that doesn't mean I have to feel sorry for this guy. He admitted to slitting the guy's throat. Blaming the prison system and racism when you are clearly guilty doesn't do much for your cause. He should be standing up against what leads people to these crimes: poverty, single parents, and a culture that encourages it.
 

blackdogdeek

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Yeah but you said you were sad he's dead. Why? What makes you sad to see a murderer go? Regardless of your stance on the death penalty I can't imagine anyone is going to miss this piece of shit.

That's a good question.

I guess I feel like maybe some part of him has been reformed or salvaged from his time in prison and maybe even if he could never again be a part of regular society that maybe he could still do some good in prison by serving as an example to other inmates and help them on towards better paths. At the risk of starting a flamewar on the merits of the death penalty, if he could never again live life among mainstream society, what harm is there in him living on death row for the rest of his life?
 

blackdogdeek

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He should be standing up against what leads people to these crimes: poverty, single parents, and a culture that encourages it.

He does address how the youth need better role models than Jay-Z and Rick Ross and that they need to understand their own history in order to understand what is really important in life.
 

swanysto

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"I'm on death row and yet I didn't commit the act of murder. I was convicted under the law of parties. When people read about the case, they assume I killed the victim, but the facts are undisputed that I did not kill the victim. The one who killed him plead guilty to capital murder for a life sentence. He admitted to the murder and has never denied it. Under the Texas law of parties, they say it doesn't matter whether I killed the victim or not, I'm criminally responsible for someone else's conduct. But I was the only one given the death penalty."

He didn't actually kill anyone. Not saying that being a part of it wasn't wrong, but it is still kinda harsh.

As for his other comments. Some have some truth, and some are kinda crazy.
 

AViking

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That's a good question.

I guess I feel like maybe some part of him has been reformed or salvaged from his time in prison and maybe even if he could never again be a part of regular society that maybe he could still do some good in prison by serving as an example to other inmates and help them on towards better paths. At the risk of starting a flamewar on the merits of the death penalty, if he could never again live life among mainstream society, what harm is there in him living on death row for the rest of his life?

I can't argue that. I am not as pro-death penalty as I used to be but I truly can't feel sad for a guy who slit someone's throat. The guy was a monster. Whether he was reformed or not is pure speculation and more of a pity party than anything else in our current system.
 

smackababy

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"I'm on death row and yet I didn't commit the act of murder. I was convicted under the law of parties. When people read about the case, they assume I killed the victim, but the facts are undisputed that I did not kill the victim. The one who killed him plead guilty to capital murder for a life sentence. He admitted to the murder and has never denied it. Under the Texas law of parties, they say it doesn't matter whether I killed the victim or not, I'm criminally responsible for someone else's conduct. But I was the only one given the death penalty."

He didn't actually kill anyone. Not saying that being a part of it wasn't wrong, but it is still kinda harsh.

As for his other comments. Some have some truth, and some are kinda crazy.

That is what he says now. He admitted to slitting the throat of the victim. Also, being part of a crew whose intent is to kill and rob a guy doesn't make you innocent.

He does address how the youth need better role models than Jay-Z and Rick Ross and that they need to understand their own history in order to understand what is really important in life.

Which is stupid. Jay-Z is known for having worked hard to get out of his criminal life and now does a lot of good. I don't know much about Rick Ross, except that he is incredibly fat (and doesn't wear a shirt on occasion) and names his label after a car he clearly wasn't buying very many of as they were stopped production due to extremely low sales (Maybach, which was made by Mercedes).
 

blackdogdeek

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Which is stupid. Jay-Z is known for having worked hard to get out of his criminal life and now does a lot of good. I don't know much about Rick Ross, except that he is incredibly fat (and doesn't wear a shirt on occasion) and names his label after a car he clearly wasn't buying very many of as they were stopped production due to extremely low sales (Maybach, which was made by Mercedes).

His argument, I think, is that the young see their images and equate success with money and so that becomes their main focus.
 

smackababy

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His argument, I think, is that the young see their images and equate success with money and so that becomes their main focus.

He should have used better examples, if that was his intent. Picking someone who is successful that did it the 'old fashioned way' of hard work, ingenuity, and a little luck isn't the best way to illustrate that. Had he said people use those who abandoned all morals to attain 'success', I might have given him the benefit of the doubt.

This is a guy, after all, who was part of a plan to rob and murder someone, rather than gain money the 'right' way.


If he wants to play the race card, he should talk about how rappers are easily what is holding black people back in the community. They portray caricatures of what successful black people look and act like, and black people should be offended by it.
 

blackdogdeek

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If he wants to play the race card, he should talk about how rappers are easily what is holding black people back in the community. They portray caricatures of what successful black people look and act like, and black people should be offended by it.

I thought that was what he was trying to do, though, apparently not very well.
 

rudeguy

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No one has to care about him. I'm posting this because I found his letter interesting and thought others might, too, regardless of your feelings about his crime.

regardless of my feelings about his crime?

Fuck him. How's that for my feelings about his crime. I do not care what someone like him says or does. Every second that he uses oxygen and costs taxpayers money is a waste. I'm pissed that the taxpayers had to pay for the paper he wrote on.

I hope his last statement was "oh shit that hurts".