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Canada and or France would be a good fit for you softie.
Started at the bottom, now we here.....better get used to it.
Yes because keeping criminals alive is so wonderful.
We should be expanding not reducing the death penalty and making it more cost effective to carry out executions. This will save us money on incarcerating prisoners.
All crimes of murder and rape should be punishable by death with no other sentencing options available.
Hell we don't even kill people for treason anymore...this country sucks so bad.
Yes, more barbarism. That's just what a civilized nation needs.
I think they are criminals so who cares if they are dead, and that we are better off with them dead.
How is it barbarism? It's simply eliminating a problem.
Lets take a rapist for example, a rapist will always be one they cannot be reformed and even if they could, which they can't, they committed a hideous crime in the first place.
What benefit is there to society to allow them to live...absolutely none.
Just FYI, the vast majority of the money spent on death row prisoners isn't from costs of incarceration, it's from appeals. Since most of these guys are appealing for the sole purpose of avoiding the death penalty, they're all well aware that they'll spend the rest of their lives in prison. If we abolish the death penalty, we remove most of the incentive to exhaust appeals, costs go waaaaay down.
So a woman who was beat as a child, then beat by her husband, one day decides to off her husband. She clearly was unstable. She just snapped one day and murdered her scumbag husband. Death penalty?
What about the 5 people a year who are exonerated after sitting on death row? Just sucks for them?
And a million other scenarios. Mandatory death sentences were made illegal for a reason. Things are almost never black and white. If you can't see that there are varying degrees of how culpable a person is for a murder, there's no reason to continue
First of all you don't believe in the Constitution...secondly since we had the death penalty back then I think it's safe to say it wasn't barred in our Constitution.
I thought Christians were all about forgiveness and second chances? And it's ridiculous to think a person can't be reformed. I've seen it personally. I've also seen people who do not change. Everyone is different.
100% punishment based imprisonment is just as useless as 100% rehabilitation based imprisonment IMO. Many people in the system have used up their chances and deserve nothing more than punishment, on that we agree. But to speak in such absolutes and make a broad generalization across a large swath of situations and claiming that rehabilitation is not only not worthwhile but not possible and your solution is simply to kill them is, well, barbaric.
It's not prohibited chief. Make your argument or leave me alone.
Game of Thrones style.
You are either beheaded by Ned Stark or You go to the border patrol wall.
well, other than it being true... I wanted to be that guy.
The only reason I don't support the death penalty is because it costs more to kill a person than to keep him alive for his whole life.
I just hope they spend the time reflecting on what they did instead of the easy way out. (without pain and suffering SMH)
Shorter appeals process one maybe two.
That's another thing - if someone's all about retribution, then why advocate for the death penalty? Do you know what happens to child molesters in prison? Giving them a life sentence is worse than a quick, painless death.
In a lot of ways, lifetime imprisonment for anyone is worse than death. American max-security prisons are not nice places.
Spoken like someone with no experience whatsoever with death penalty law.
Interesting, Troy strikes me as an accomplished death penalty litigator.
They get segregated from the general population and never face any of the stuff you are alluding to.
Dumbest statement I have read today. I mean I suppose you are right if I had experience with it I would probably favor the long drawn out appeals process also...more billable hours Am I right?
One appeal and bullet to the head...all problems solved.
Less likely to sentence a person to death who shouldn't be.
No evidence of states that have the death penalty deters crime plus it takes like 15 years of $$$ and time just to execute and a lethal injection isn't even painful so what's the point
It happens...rarely but it happens.
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