When it comes to the death penalty ‘Justice is not blind, but it is capricious.’
“That just means that every year or so, I have to attend another hearing and say, he killed three of my beloveds.”
The judge offered his children money for marrying “a person of the opposite sex that’s Caucasian, that’s Christian.”
Randy Halprin says the judge who sentenced him to death called him multiple anti-Semitic slurs.
“[I]f Judge Cunningham is the bigot described in the application, a fair trial has not yet happened,” the groups said.
They citied his premeditation, planning, anti-Semitic motivation and the number of victims as well as his “lack of remorse.”
Jonathan Perlman of the New Light Congregation cited religious tradition and his congregants’ still-opened wounds.
The prosecutors concluded in 2006 that he was a “California Skinhead” and should be sentenced to the death penalty. The court now says that was wrong.
The only case of an execution in Israel was carried out against convicted Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1962.
These rabbis say it is time to see the death penalty for what it is: not as justice gone awry, but a symptom of injustice as status quo.