On June 26, 2017, in a unanimous decision to bamboozle the public in the Batts II case, the PA Supreme Court (Pa. S.Ct.) justices have released another duplicitous ruling against the fair and humane sentencing of children whom have murdered by giving the appearance of benignly providing procedural safeguards against the imposition of Life-Without-Parole (LWOP) sentences on child offenders on one hand, while on the other hand spitefully and vindictively authorizing trial courts to impose sentences greater than 35 years-to-Life on child offenders.
Yes, you heard it right! The Pa. S.Ct. II case decision explicitly allows trial court judges to fashion the minimum term of incarceration using the guidance of the Juvenile murder statute (law) section 1102.1 (a) of the Crime Code, and further, it also allows the trial court judge to impose a minimum sentence greater than the 35 years-to-life provided in section 1102.2 (a)! Perhaps 45 years-to-life!
Basically, the Pa. S.Ct. Justices' duplicitous decision States that our PA courts will provide procedural safeguards against imposing LWOP sentences on child offenders, but our trial courts will also impose the harshest prison terms of 35 years or 45 years as we possibly can against child offenders to undermine the spirit of Miller v. Alabama!
The Pa. S.Ct.'s Batts II decision is like giving a child a lollipop, then turning him around, and giving the child a hard kick in the buttocks!
In fact, the Public and all human rights activists should be totally out raged at the Pa. S.Ct.Justices insulting their intelligence in the Batts II decision, by their attempt to urinate on our heads and convince us its raining.
From the Belly of The Beast, at Prison Radio, I am Shakaboona. Date: 6-28-2017