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  • #81
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    I agree. I'm personally against capital punishment, but since the majority are in favor of it in most states (including here in California), I understand I'm in a minority there. I believe we should be cautious and certain before executing, since innocent people DO get convicted now and then, but justice should be swifter than 25 freakin' years.
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    @Denizen_Kate

    I wonder if a jury would vote for the death penalty if it took place immediately after the verdict, in the court room and their were 14 buttons to push, one for each juror, the judge and the DA and if one did not push it the execution would not take place and the convicted would thereby be sentenced to life in prison.

    I mean how sure are you that the person you are convicting really did the crime. If there videos and DNA and eye witnesses, I say fine, execute them right then. but if we are relying on eye witness testimony, rarely trustworthy, never should the Death penalty be on the table.

    NOTE: I would rather stop the death penalty. It does nothing toward human freedom from fear [salvation] and I would rather some of these murderers spend the rest of their lives in a super max than die early and as far as I am concerned, set free from human punishment and since I don't believe in hell and am ambivalent about a heaven, then there is no god punishment.

    Laura
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    No kidding! There shouldn't pass more than a couple of years at the most once. A killer is sentenced to death. This 25 years business is ridiculous
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    @mkberry85

    This is after the jury votes... his job is to convict and he chooses the charges to be pressed and whether or not to seek the death penalty, so ya, he has a say.

    Laura
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  • #55
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    A noose or Old Sparky works...and no mess to clean up, except maybe from the guy shitting himself during the electrocution.
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    @methinks people shit when they die. doesnt matter how they die. the only ones who dont shit are the ones that starve to death.
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    @AaronK Or they went to the toilet just before passing on. My mom did that before she died.
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    @methinks In the old west, the sentence was carried out almost immediately, or at dawn or noon. Horse thieves on the spot.
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    This dude killed two people TWO MONTHS BEFORE I WAS BORN....25 YEARS AGO. why does it take so long to kill these people? Firing squad would work just fine
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    One man stretched out his appeals so long that when they were exhausted his lawyer went back and argued he was too old to executive. NEVER did hear the final outcome.
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    What bothers me more is the attempt by The State to pretend executions can be 'humane.'
    If the government is going to excercise the ultimate power over its citizens it shouldn't pretend there is some safe, easy, painless way to kill people. Be honest about it. Shoot them, cut their heads off, or hang them. This guy gasped like a fish for two hours and no one could have put a bullet into his head?
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    This is where the other countries that believe in Sharia Law have it right--simple beheading does the trick (and make no mistake, this is Sharia Law at it's most basic).
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  • #82
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    Agreed. Six or seven people with rifles, that way none of them can be certain that their bullet was the fatal one (there are psychological repercussions to being an executioner).
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    @Denizen_Kate

    I am also but if you are going to have it make it immediate and as painless as possible .

    A firing squad is the answer .
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    @mkberry85 - There should be? I'm not sure what you mean by that. Do you mean to imply that a state executioner deserves psychological problems? Or that such problems are inevitable when ending human life is your business?
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    Actually, they did; if they didn't measure everything properly, the rope would not break the miscreant's neck and they'd be left hanging (up to 20 minutes) until they suffocated. I bet we could get used guillotines cheap from the French - those things always worked.
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    @Ryuo
    "I bet we could get used guillotines cheap from the French - those things always worked."

    If you don't consider the decapitated heads that keep talking and the blinking eye lids and jerking jaws.
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    The only problems with executions (besides the morally murky notion of killing people to show that killing people is wrong...), is that it costs so much to go through the appeals and court procedures, and that sometimes we find out later they were innocent. Of those, the second one is far more important than the cost. the cost to deal with all the appelas in all the death-penalty cases ever is not nearly as expensive as a single battleship...

    so, really, its the problem of posthumous discoveries of innocence. the appeals process is supposed to deal with this, but its got a terrible track record. we execute innocent people all the time. so, how about we dont execute them? lets put them in induced coma and leave them there. that would cost about the same and then if they are proved innocent they can be woke up. they can also be woke up to answer questions about other crimes or investigations as needed. it might even save money because there would be fewer lawsuits about innocent guys being executed.

    just a thought.
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    @Now_What

    Hammurabi's Code:'An Eye For An Eye'(Let the Punishment Fit The Crime) AND
    Genesis 9:6 "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed";
    Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder"
    Exodus 21:12 "He who fatally strikes a man shall be put to death"
    Exodus 21:14 "When a man schemes against another and murders him treacherously, you shall take him from My very altar to be put to death".


    @BobSmith @KnightKore @HoraceGreely @Ahsum99ss @S_Bumgardner @BravoJuliet @Fleck @AMSCountryBoy @AUTiger @SOSMPLS @Galt45 @TheGrif
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    @GedankPol I am down with it brother, completely, only I think it should be left to any member of the murdered persons family to carry out the death.
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    @GedankPol Oh, the old testament, huh? Nothing from Jesus?

    Matthew 5:38-41 - You have heard that it was said,‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.

    From your own: "Exodus 20:13 "You shall not murder" - it is okay to murdera murderer, as Islam believes?

    Christianity - a religion of peace? Not to christian jihadists it seems.
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    @Now_What What about late term abortion?I think hypocricy is rampant on the left. I beleive you started this by bringing up God.
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    Regressives piss and whine about the State not being able to get anything right, but they're only too happy to put it in charge of killing certain citizens using some of the same methods they'd decry as being "heinous" and "depraved".

    "Fixing" a crime with another crime.....the civilized world has turned its back on such barbarous thinking, but we're in good company with the likes of China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Libya, Egypt (y'know, all those "backwards" countries).
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    @Crazyottojr I'm the one who DOESN'T want to force Dran-O down someone's throat, and I'M the "angry" individual? Yeah,.....

    I'd have this guy rotting in prison. Day after lonely, boring, noisy, dangerous, embarrassing, tasteless day. Letting his victims' families inform him that he's never getting out. Having it dawn on him that he'll grow old, gray, and decrepit, wasting away in a prison infirmary until he breathes his last and that black bag is zippered up over his head.
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    @twinertia I find it funny that you are the angry one. When so many on here has advocated that we torture this man. That we shoot him, hang him, electrocute him, and make him suffer. Yeah, that isn't an angry person at all. A
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    It should be up to the victims' closest kin and friends to decide if and how a convict is executed. But until then, this is actually a prototype for future executions: take your time and let them suffer awhile (consciously).
  • #11
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    This wasn't an execution...it was torture...and that is unconstitutional....it's not that hard to kill someone....this is barbaric and ridiculous in the 21st century...and everyone should be appalled.
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    @ahsum99ss
    Well, if you believe in the constitution it makes perfect sense....

    "The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the United States Bill of Rights prohibiting the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines or cruel and unusual punishments, including torture. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that this amendment's Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause also applies to the states"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighth_Amendment...
  • #31
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    I'm sure 29yr old Debbie Dietz and her father 55yr old Gene were inhumanely killed too....What about their justice? Screw this guy, I hope he suffered.
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    @MarkJM
    Well he did..so you should be happy...but....don't ever say you believe in the US constitution....because you have just proven ...you do not
  • #65
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    @ahsum99ss Haha, you write "SMH" on every post. Careful, your head is going to fall off.

    So you believe in torture and killing of criminals? I don't agree - I would rather follow our great Constitution than become an Iran type of nation. But that's just me. "SMH"
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  • #43
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    Nope, Cable Guy says "git 'er done". Big difference. More sophisticated folks say "get". Less so say "git".
  • #103
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    Are you kidding ? The death penalty can only be applied in cases of capital crime or capital offenses. Therefore it is called Capital Punishment. While this may vary from state to state it typically refers to first degree murder (premeditated), murder with special circumstances (such as intentional, multiple, involved with another crime, with guns, of a police officer, or a repeat offense), and rape with additional bodily harm, and the federal crime of treason. I would hardly call this just "any reason".
  • #119
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    @Crazyottojr At risk of repeating myself, let me be clear about this. I don't support putting anyone to death for any reason, even those you specify.
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