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Saturday, October 1, 2016

MARC KLAAS DEFENDS THE DEATH PENALTY [PRO DEATH PENALTY QUOTES]



           We, the comrades of Unit 1012, will remember Polly Klaas every year on October 1 and also January 3. We will show our love and support to her father, Marc Klaas. We urged everybody to donate money to the KlaasKids Foundation to learn more about protecting your children from pedophiles.

  
Marc Klaas (left) & Polly Klaas (right)

            We will post Pro Death Penalty Quotes from her father, Marc Klaas, who is a VFFDP:

QUOTE 1: Marc Klaas of Sausalito, whose daughter Polly was murdered by Richard Allen Davis in 1993, said anti-death penalty activists have a troubling effect on the families of the victims and society in general.

"It diminishes the victims when people burn candles and mourn someone who has committed a heinous crime," Klaas said. "People on death row are some of the worst individuals that appear on the face of the earth.”

QUOTE 2: "The abolitionists refuse to acknowledge that evil exists and evil has to be put down."

  
Marc Klaas
QUOTE 3: The best way to illustrate that is to point out that there are maybe 750 or more individuals on death row in California, a state that's executed 13 people in the last 30 years. That's what I mean.

There's various mechanisms to do that. The one that's being utilized right now is the idea that the administration of the lethal cocktail in the execution process may cause pain to the individual being executed.

For the life of me, I don't understand why anybody is concerned about the last 10 minutes of a death row inmate's life, about whether that individual is feeling pain or not. It doesn't make any sense to me. These are people who are being executed for having committed absolute atrocities against innocent people.
[Interview: Mark Klaas, Father of Murder Victim Polly Klaas, Speaks in Support of Death Penalty Friday January 13, 2012]

QUOTE 4: But we do know that guilty people on death row who have been released back into society have killed again.

These individuals on death row have no consideration for other people's humanity. They tend to be psychopathic and show no remorse for the crimes they have committed. I believe that as they walk that last mile and contemplate their own fate, they perhaps do understand better the value of life. I believe that's a hard-earned lesson, but if it's learned, then I think that's added value to the death penalty.
[Interview: Mark Klaas, Father of Murder Victim Polly Klaas, Speaks in Support of Death Penalty Friday January 13, 2012]
 
Marc Klaas with his daughter, Polly.
[PHOTO SOURCE: http://klaaskids.org/]
QUOTE 5: Thursday March 1, 2012 - Victims advocate Marc Klaas is opposed to the measure. His 12-year-old daughter Polly was murdered in 1993. Her killer, Richard Allen Davis, confessed and is on death row.

"I want the guy that murdered my daughter to be executed and I suspect the majority of Californians would like to see the guy that murdered my daughter executed, as they would so many other of these monsters and goons and creeps that exist on death row," Klaas said.

  
 Marc Klaas with his daughter, Polly.
QUOTE 6: Tuesday April 17, 2012 - Anderson’s primary support came from Marc Klass, a well-known advocate for victims whose daughter, Polly, was kidnapped, assaulted and killed by a parolee who has been sitting on death row for nearly 16 years.

Klass’ frustration boiled over after the committee rejected Senate Bill 1514 and was on the verge of voting against Senate Constitutional Amendment 20.

“You people don’t care about my daughter, You don’t care about any of the victims,” Klass told the panel. After he was admonished and told part of the solution involved money, Klass demanded: “How much does it cost to do nothing? How much does it cost to let this go on year after year? How much does it cost to have Richard Allen Davis on death row for 30 years?” Davis stole into a bedroom of Klass’ suburban Petaluma home, kidnapping by knife point and later killing the 12-year-old Polly. It took nearly 13 years for his automatic appeal to reach the state Supreme Court, which summarily upheld his conviction. His appeal is now before a federal court.

QUOTE 7: Wednesday April 25, 2012 - "The only reason I think about Richard Allen Davis at all is because these people who oppose the death penalty keep throwing this in our faces," said Marc Klaas, whose 12-year-old daughter, Polly Klaas, was kidnapped from her Petaluma home, then raped and strangled. Her body was discarded near an abandoned lumber mill in Cloverdale.

Davis was sentenced to death in 1996. He awaits execution.

QUOTE 8: Klaas criticized the backlog of death penalty appeals cases for causing ballooning costs.

He also worries that the system would become more lenient if the death penalty is abolished, eventually allowing some people to eventually be released on parole.

"There are no guarantees whatsoever, not even an inkling of a guarantee, that replacing the death penalty with life without the possibility of parole will guarantee these people will stay inside," Klaas said.

QUOTE 9: Klaas said that he will be able to stop thinking about his daughter's killer once the man is executed.

"Who the hell do they think Richard Allen Davis is? Don't they get what he did, don't they know that Salcido slit the throats of his own daughters?" Klaas said. "Why are they so hell-bent on protecting these individuals?"

  
Polly Klaas
QUOTE 10: Monday August 20, 2012 - Davis is one of over 700 inmates currently awaiting death in California, which hasn’t executed anyone since 2006.

That year, U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel ordered a moratorium on executions in the state, after hearing complaints about how lethal injections were to be administered.

Klaas believes the moratorium is an example of a roadblock to execution engineered by death penalty opponents.

“Baby killers, cop killers, mass murderers; I mean really the worst people in society have been deemed worthy of the ultimate law of the land, the death penalty,” Klaas said. “But the abolitionists have created barrier after barrier.”

QUOTE 11: When Klaas knocks death penalty opponents, he makes clear that he understands what motivates many victims’ survivors who take the opposite view.

“I know that the ones who deal with it best are those who find the will to fight back, whether it’s for the death penalty, against the death penalty or something else” he said.

  
Polly Klaas A.K.A Polly Hannah Klaas (January 3, 1981 – October 1, 1993) was an American murder victim whose case gained national attention. At the age of twelve, she was kidnapped at knife point from her mother's home during a slumber party in Petaluma, California, on October 1, 1993. She was later strangled. Richard Allen Davis was convicted of her murder in 1996 and sentenced to death.

QUOTE 12: It has been 20 years since Richard Allen Davis was sentenced to death for kidnapping, raping and murdering 12-year-old Polly Klaas of Petaluma in 1993, bringing to a close a case that shocked and outraged the community while cementing a legacy as the most horrific crime in the city’s history.

But for Marc Klaas, Polly’s father, the case is not closed as long as Davis is still alive. The Marin County resident and president of the KlaasKids Foundation, which aims to stop crimes against children, also is an advocate for the death penalty.

Klaas said he is closely watching two competing state initiatives on the November ballot — one that would abolish the death penalty in California and one that would expedite the process. He said seeing Davis put to death would bring a sense of finality to the case.

“It would give me satisfaction. It would give my daughter closure,” he said. “I think she deserves closure. The only way to get that is for Richard Allen Davis to be put down.”

QUOTE 13: “These are the worst killers — cop killers, serial killers, child killers. They set a standard for evil that needs to be acknowledged,” he said. “If you give Polly’s killer what he wants — his life — that’s not punishment.”

 
In this Oct. 30, 2015 file photo, Marc Klaas, far left at podium, father of Polly Klaas, who was kidnapped and slain in 1993; Scott Jones, Sacramento County sheriff; L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Sheriff Jim McDonnel join other victims' rights advocates, community leaders, and elected officials to announce efforts to place an initiative on the 2016 ballot to streamline the death penalty in California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
AUTHOR: Marc Klaas - In the aftermath of the Oct. 1, 1993 kidnap and murder of his twelve-year-old daughter Polly, Marc Klaas gave up his lucrative rental car franchise to pursue an aggressive child safety agenda. In announcing the formation of the non-profit KlaasKids Foundation in September, 1994, Mr. Klaas said, "We can give meaning to Polly's death and create a legacy in her name that will be protective of children for generations to come by pursuing the singular mission of stopping crimes against children."

On June 8, 2001 Mr. Klaas cofounded BeyondMissing, Inc., a federally funded California public benefit non-profit corporation. BeyondMissing provides America's law enforcement community with a free and secure Website to easily and swiftly create and distribute missing child flyers via broadcast fax, email and SMS technology. Working with Texas Governor Perry's staff, BeyondMissing, Inc. has created a state of the art high tech Amber Alert application that is unsurpassed in efficiency, speed and dependability.

Through federal and state legislative efforts Mr. Klaas promotes prevention programs for at-risk youth, stronger sentencing for violent criminals and governmental accountability and responsibility. Often times this advocacy takes the form of legislative testimony.

Mr. Klaas has appeared on most network television newsmagazines, syndicated talk shows and is a regular resource for CNN, FOX and MSNBC, offering commentary on missing children and victim's rights. He has written for Newsweek Magazine and published editorial opinions for newspapers as diverse as the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. A sought after speaker, Mr. Klaas has shared a podium with President Bill Clinton, New York Governor George Pataki, California Governor Gray Davis; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mayor Guliani and many other distinguished civic leaders.

Mr. Klaas travels extensively through the United States facilitating town-hall meetings, encouraging innovative solutions and proven programs that positively impact crime, abuse and neglect that plague children in so many of our communities. He also counsels and advises numerous victim families and families of kidnapped children.

Besides his duties as volunteer president of the KlaasKids Foundation and president of BeyondMissing, Inc. Mr. Klaas sits on the advisory boards of the Center for the Community Interest; Fight Crime Invest in Kids and the National Children's Advocacy Center. 

CHECK THESE PREVIOUS BLOG POSTS:

1. Polly Klaas’s story


2. Quotes by Marc Klaas

3. THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLLY KLAAS’S MURDER


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