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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Support The Klang Family

Cross-posted at Texas Hold 'Em Blogger.

I have blogged about the murder charges against Eric Hainstock, the gunman who shot and killed John Klang, principal of Weston High School in Cazenovia, Wis.

For the record, let me repeat my position so there is no misunderstanding: Eric Hainstock is not a victim here. He is the villain in this story, a cold-blooded murderer who took the life of an innocent man and left a school without a principal and a family without a husband and father.

A collection of barking moonbats from Free Eric Hainstock, an affiliate of the Indymedia collection of barking moonbats, as well as another collection of kooks and crackpots from Justice for Juveniles, is trying to help Hainstock evade justice by trying to convince a judge that Hainstock really is a victim of abuse and neglect and as such needs to be treated as a juvenile and be able to walk away no later than age 25 without a lick of punishment for the crime he committed.

You can read some of the venom from the supporters of Hainstock at the Indymedia site here, people who would view Hainstock being waived into juvenile court as some sort of victory.

In the process, the group pushing the online petition to have Hainstock treated as a juvenile as well as their supporters have deliberately misquoted the Klang family, in particular Mrs Klang, the widow of the principal murdered by Hainstock, claiming the family supports their efforts to help a cold-blooded killer escape justice.

This could not be further from the truth. I have exchanged e-mails with Mrs. Klang and a member of the Klang family who state that this is not the case, that the Hainstock supporters are essentially lying about them to gain public support and that in order to obtain justice for John Klang, the family needs our support.

There is a hearing on April 17 on a reverse waiver to send Hainstock back to juvenile court, where he would essentially get away with murder, being treated then released to the public by age 25.

So far, the judge in the case, Patrick Taggart, has been hearing only from the moonbats who want Hainstock to be sent back to juvenile court.

Mrs. Klang and the Klang family have asked me to make the judge’s name and address public here and ask those of you who support law and order and justice for John Klang to write the judge as well and tell him why Hainstock needs to be tried as an adult and punished as an adult.

I am more than willing to do what is necessary to see that justice is done here.

Please write the judge who will be hearing the petition at:

Judge Patrick J. Taggart
Circuit Court Branch I
515 Oak St.
Baraboo, Wis. 53913

Please be polite and respectful if you write; rants and off-topic letters won’t be of any assistance. The DA for Sauk County has informed the family that the judge is copying all the letters he receives and may be influenced by whomever he hears from the most.

Usually in cases like these, the wrong side is the one most in communication with the judge: cases in which a mother gives birth to a baby in a bathroom and leaves the baby to die in a toilet gets all kinds of pleas for leniency, while some guy who kills a dog or a cat gets cries for a trip to Old Sparky.

It’s the nutjob activists that have all kinds of time to write crank letters while the people who support law and order and justice work the jobs to pay the taxes that support the system that listens to the nutjob activists.

This time, don’t let the nutjob activists circumvent justice. Justice here is life in prison without the possibility of parole for Eric Hainstock.