BETRAYED BY THE KANSAS SUPREME COURT: Victims’ Families Speak

Many of us remember watching in horror as the gruesome details of the Wichita Massacre were reported in December of 2000.

In an act of coldblooded violence, the Carr Brothers robbed, tortured, raped and kidnapped seven innocent people, killing five of them.

In 2002, a jury found both men guilty of capital murder, handing down the death penalty for their heinous crimes.

carr death sentences overturned headlineIt seemed that even though the families and friends of the Carr Brother victims would have to live with the pain of losing their loved ones, at least justice had been served. They could start picking up the pieces of their broken hearts and lives and move forward as best they could.

But in a stunning 2013 ruling, the Kansas Supreme Court overturned the sentences based on technicalities, thus requiring new trials for the Carr Brothers.

Isn’t the Court supposed to uphold law and justice, instead of helping defense attorneys find loopholes for murderers?

And this wasn’t the first time. These same justices have overturned death sentences in three other death penalty cases, using similar technicalities to overturn the verdict.

 

If it sounds ridiculous, it’s because it is.

The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the death penalty decision of the Kansas Supreme Court, reprimanding their blatant judicial activism.

The Kansas Supreme Court will stop at nothing to push their anti-death penalty politics, even at the expense of justice for victims and their families.

These out of control justices are so preoccupied with advancing their personal political agenda that they’ve forgotten their purpose in upholding the law for Kansans.

6 CASES OVERTURNED BY THE US SUPREME COURT

The last six Kansas Supreme Court cases that have been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court have been reversed, some unanimously. Below is a list of each case with dates of the U.S. Supreme Court reversal.

There is a pattern of mistakes, and Kansans deserve judges who follow their oath and make sound decisions.

  • Kansas v. Cheever  – Reversed – Death Penalty

  • Kansas v. J. Carr  – Reversed – Death Penalty
  • Kansas v. R. Carr  – Reversed – Death Penalty
  • Kansas v. Gleason  – Reversed – Death Penalty
  • Kansas v. Marsh  – Reversed – Death Penalty
  • Kansas v. Ventris  – Reversed – Robbery 

Click here for more info on the case citations and dates

How many more murderers will have their sentences overturned before Kansans hold the Kansas Supreme Court accountable?

This year, Kansans have the opportunity to remove these runaway Supreme Court justices that treat the state’s highest court like their personal political arena.

Vote NO on November 8th to reject retention of Kansas Supreme Court Justices:

Vote NO on JUSTICE LAWTON NUSS

Vote NO on JUSTICE MARLA LUCKERT

Vote NO on JUSTICE CAROL BEIER

Vote NO on JUSTICE DAN BILES

Let’s make 2016 the year Kansans reestablish a People’s Court in our state.

“Kansans…do not think the death penalty is unconstitutional and indeed very much favor it, which might suggest that a retention election that goes before such people would not come out favorably for those justices who create Kansas law”.

– The Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Washington, D.C, Oct. 7th, 2015 when reviewing the Carr case.