Friday, July 15, 2011

Horror and Tragedy in Brooklyn: 7 Blocks to Walk; A Boy Ends Up Brutally Murdered

 After attending summer day camp Leiby Kletzky, an 8 year old Orthodox Jewish boy, was supposed to meet his parents after walking 7 blocks.  But he became disoriented and lost his way.  This is so tragic....sniff....and he asked the suspect for directions.  From what I've heard, the little boy was tied up, suffocated, and then the suspect chopped his body up.  This little boy's body parts were found in the freezer and in a trash bin.  What makes this horrific tragedy even worse is the suspect is a man from their own neighborhood and of the same background.  This monster is also an Orthodox Jew.  This is so sad.  My heart goes out to this boy's parents and the whole community in Brooklyn.  It is sad that in today's times kids can no longer walk on the streets alone safely.   

 Do you think that this is a case which calls for the death penalty?   I do.  Unfortunately I don't think that New York has the death penalty.  Maybe that will change due to this horrific crime?  Do you think that we need the death penalty as a deterrent to crime? 

From CNN:

An 8-year-old's grisly murder would shock any community, but there's an added layer of astonishment in this neighborhood because the alleged killer appears to hail from the same close-knit religious community as the victim.
On Thursday, New York police charged a 35-year-old man with the killing of Leiby Kletzky, an Orthodox Jewish boy, after officers found human remains in the man's refrigerator and a trash bin.
The alleged killer also appears to be an Orthodox Jew who lived relatively nearby to Kletzky, according to community members.
"You can't possibly describe how tragic this is and how upset people are this boy was murdered by a person living in the community, who shares his religion and his neighborhood," said Ezra Friedlander, who lives in Borough Park, the neighborhood where Kletzky went missing on Monday.
On Thursday, Levi Aron was arraigned on first degree murder and kidnapping charges in Brooklyn in connection with Kletzky's death.
"It would have been extremely scary if a terrorist would have come into the community and killed a boy, but when it's one of your own you feel even more vulnerable," said Friedlander, a public relations executive who represents many Orthodox Jewish clients.
"The level of fear that mothers and fathers and children here are experiencing is something that I never witnessed before," he said. CONTINUED 


innominatus said...

I've heard that the death penalty is indeed a deterrent. One source said each for executed murderer there are 22 murders that never happen

And even if this is false, the DP certainly cuts down on recidivism!

Quite Rightly said...

In New York, "the maximum the law will allow" does not include the death penalty, Teresa.

In all likelihood, New York taxpayers will be paying to keep the monster who committed this unspeakable crime alive for a long, long, time. He is only in his thirties.

Nate said...

I understand that fellow criminals have a special place in their hearts for convicted child-killers - a 'life' sentence for this guy might be measured in days, perhaps weeks.

Ron Russell said...

And this was a very good neighborhood---just think what its like in other parts of NYC. There's a lot of evil in this ole world.

Supi said...

I don't foresee New York having a death penalty any time soon. Personally, what happened to this little boy is a capital crime.

Opus #6 said...

I have always said there is no such things as a safe neighborhood. So sad for this boy and his loved ones.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Our world is coming down around our ears.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

With what this man did to that little boy, the death penalty would not be enough, he should be made to suffer immensely first. If my state of New York does not have the guts to execute this monster, then lets find a way to get him to another state like Texas. And instead of having to pay thousands for an execution, let us do like China, put a bullet in his head and then send his relatives the bill for the bullet.

To those who may be shocked or offended by my comment here, and may call me unchristian, too bad. Jesus never taught that we should have pity on this kind of individual. Jesus taught that if anyone offends a child, it would be better that they have a millstone tied to their necks and be flung into the sea.