9 October 1997 |
Los Angeles Times
re: "Ellie Nesler Apologizes as She is Released",
L.A. Times, October 2, 1997
How is Nesler's crime different from that of Sirhan Sirhan? She executed a man still considered innocent by our justice system, and did so inside a courtroom. If she was insane, she should be treated (for life) in a mental facility. If she wasn't, she should be incarcerated (for life) in a prison.
Given the indisputable facts, her scripted apology and Lungren's disingenuous condemnation of vigilante justice, not to mention the hero worship of Nesler by a bloodthirsty public, are absurd. We are not really a civilized society.