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    The death sentence is only a deterant when it is executed. Women who kill with heinous disregard for life or humanity deserve the same punishment as men who do the same.
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    It would be best policy to perform executions within 24 hours of sentencing. Would save both time and money while also decreasing the surplus population.
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    There's a first time for everything. Most of your posts are offensive. I agree with you on this one wholeheartedly. Persons sentenced to death should be given a day to say goodbye to family members followed by execution.
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    Well, heck, that doesn't sound very equal. With my experiences of ex-wives and ex-GF's, women can be .....vicious! I'm all for equality. Now, if we can just get them to open our doors, pick up the check and send us flowers, we'd be on to something!
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    Good grief. Didn't we take care of this in the sixties? Jury duty is just the luck of the draw what the heck does it matter if eleven were white? The one black or Hispanic agreed.
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    The race of the jury matters. It is supposed to be a jury of your peers. A majority white jury is not just, due to the fact that racism still exist. YES, RACISM STILL EXIST. Just look at topix.
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    @910disaster This monster should have died years ago. And what makes you think she would have got a fair trial if all were black. Guarantee she would have been free today if that were the case. The majority of blacks cheered OJs Not Guilty charge with overwhelming evidence.
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    @910disaster ...Yes, racism still exists. If all had been black, she'd probably be walking the streets a la OJ - until another crime was committed. Wonder what the family of the stabbing victim thinks...
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    While I agree with that statement, when the evidence is incontrovertible get it over with. I think an independent court should review the cases of current death row inmates, if there is question about the conviction, hold off, if there isn't, mix the cocktail and send em off for the bug sleep. Like the Sweetheart Killer and the Speed Freak Killer.
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    @SavageMazx
    The problem with that is the inherent fallibility of human judgment. If you make a rule where the "evidence is incontrovertible" there will eventually be a case where the court wrongfully determines the "evidence is incontrovertible".
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    What has GENDER got to do with anything. Women USUALLY get LIGHTER SENTENCING than men. From that LaBabe LaFave case in Florida where someone said she was "too pretty to go to jail" on down! Hey, there's a song in there somewhere: "Too weak to fight; to big to fail; too darned pretty to go to jail" Makes a nice refrain, doesn't it? lol.
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    women should not be executed at all! after all they are not strong as men are! i think they should just be given a harsh sentence but kept alive! i will never strike my mother!
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    What I find amazing is the media busts its a$$ to get the guy or girl convicted but then when they are on death row, they bust a$$ to get them off!
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    I read in the WSJ that she got a halt to the execution so her attorney can pursue a claim that the all white jury was purposefully picked because she is a Black woman. Anyhow, she now has until Apr. 3.
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    @stepped_in_it No she should be in jail for the rest of her life. However giving the state the RIGHT to KILL someone is FASCISM and promotes the culture of death. Look at the countries that perform the death penalty: North Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Belarus, etc.
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    @WattheTyler "North Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Belarus, etc" These are all fascist states....thought Saudi was a kingdom? My bad!
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    No it's not, I have the rights and freedoms as my fellow U.S. citizens. Hmmm, let me restate that. I have more rights and freedoms than many of my fellow U.S. citizens!
    This woman's attornies should have been more steadfast in their choices of jurists.
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    If you do the crime, you should get the punishment that fits the crime. In "Big Bertha's" case here, her heinous criminal acts clearly warrant a death sentence. I don't care if you're Black, White, Latino, Male, Female, Gay, Straight, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc. etc. etc. If you commit and are convicted beyond a reasonable doubt a heinous criminal act that warrants the death penalty, then you should be made to face that death penalty.
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    It was a grisly scene Lancaster police found on July 22, 1997: Dorothy Booth, a 71-year-old retired psychology professor, stabbed to death on the floor of her dining room stabbed, her left ring finger severed from her hand.

    The evidence quickly led police to Kimberly McCarthy, Booth's next-door neighbor. McCarthy, police said, had taken Booth's ring to sell for crack. Immediately after the killing, she drove Booth's white Mercedes station wagon to a drug house, handed over the keys to one of the occupants and told him, according to a Morning News story, "I need some crack bad, give me a bump or something." During her trial, a police officer testified that McCarthy promised to confess to the murder if he would give her crack.
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    And with all this talk of crack, the "woman" should never have saw the next crack of dawn....why, oh why do we waste 20+ years on filth like this?
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    @stepped_in_it

    Because there are people in this world that feel predators deserve a second chance. I feel if you victimize the young or the elderly, your punishment should be as severe a possible, but that's just a country girl talking.
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    There are commandments, she broke 3 of 'em.....you shall not murder, you shall not steal, and you shall not covet. Now before y'all start hollering about Christianity, the commandments are just good guidelines to live by.
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