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If ol' Tsarnaev had done this in Baltimore, he'd only get the death penalty if convicted on federal charges.
Maryland's governor signed a bill Thursday repealing the death penalty.
Same as Boston OP.
RIP Lil Julio
Yeah, he wouldn't be treated any differently had he committed the crime in Massachusetts (or Maryland or 16 other states).
Need to bring back hangings in the middle of the city. There a lot of people that have no right to live. We need to accelerate the process. I don't want to fund the existence of people when I can go to Home Depot buy a hundred feet of rope and get rid of plenty of scum.
And it's trending towards more. Most states barely execute anyway. California has the most people on death row by far (close to 750) and has executed 13 people since 1976 (when Gregg was decided and basically allowed the death penalty again).
Just finished my last paper for Death Penalty class. Some crazy statistics. People on death row in Cali have said they would rather that than life without parole because they get unlimited free legal resources to fight their cases. Then there are Texas and Arizona, which are a complete 180 from Cali. Amazing how differently it's treated from state to state.
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If you kill(other than self defense or related circumstances) or rape someone. You deserve to die. End of story.
Especially a child. You basically kill them. Children who are raped have serious psychological issues for life most attempt suicide at one point in their life (especially during the teenage years). Some begin to actually believe their entire purpose in life is supposed to be used as a sex slave. Most of the time when the freak that raped them gets away with it or gets out of prison, they continue to terrorize them for life, until they find another child.
Rapist should at least be put away for life. They prey on the innocent. They permanently harm the innocent. They deserve nothing in life.
This post was edited by CptAUmerica21 14 months ago
Lord you are predictable. And usually wrong
This is the same idiot Governor that wants to tax rainwater.
People act like there are no legitimate reasons to ban the death penalty, it's crazy. The amount of exonerations alone is enough for some people to be turned off by the system. It's also less expensive to ban it in some states (the amount of taxes people pay to house people on death row for life likely would end up costing less than paying for their lawyers for years worth of appeals and housing).
The death penalty system clearly has flaws, everyone on both sides will admit that. Some are willing to accept those and some would prefer to ban the system. There are legitimate arguments on all sides.
If it were used properly and more often it sure would be. Jmo
Mmmmm...nope. The facts say otherwise.
My view on the death penalty:
Because there's almost always the possibility that the convicted person is innocent (regardless of how small that possibility is), why would you impose irreversible punishment? If you send a person to prison and he's later exonerated, you can undo the damage by releasing him and letting him get his life back together. But if he has been executed.... not so much. So even if you're 99% sure he committed the crime, why risk it?
Almost no statistics support that though. The states that have banned the death penalty tend to have the least murders (Six of the eight lowest murder rates are by states that abolished the DP before 1985, most much earlier). Now, that could be based on millions of factors obviously. But there is little connecting the death penalty as a deterrent to murder.
States without the death penalty are mostly white.
It was only a matter of time before someone played the race card...
East coast is all soft. Disgraceful to Murica really.
Edit: mainly the northeast... and califorigay. Them too.
This post was edited by 34WEbuckeye 14 months ago
And that's so relevant to the subject at hand.
IMO he should get the death penalty. Next?
A Michigan man has been jailed for repeatedly raping his pet dogs.
Convicted sex offender Kurtis Peterson, 37, had sex with his pit bull and blue heeler at his Muskegon apartment.
Judge Timothy Hicks heard on Monday how the deviant dog owner was first caught penetrating one of his pets by Joyce Yeaw on his bed in April 2010.
Good bless the State of Maryland.
Just saying. Every state in the US sucks in some way. Trying to be all high and mighty is a joke.
Still not sure what that has to do with soft ass libs slowly turning Murica into a big vagina.
Better a vagina than people like you turning it into a giant asshole.
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