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Old 12-27-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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After recent events, do you regret doing away with future Death Sentences ?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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With the appeals process, I don't think it matters anyway. Unless people beg you to put them to death they'd probably be on death row for years.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:30 AM
 
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I believe in capital punishment, but it was pretty much just a law on the books when it was in effect. I can only remember 1 person being executed here. Also, the prosecutor in the Petit murders wasted a substantial amount of our $$$$$ when he refused to take guilty pleas in exchange for life sentences. He got his death penalty verdict, but it will never be carried out, and we'll be paying out our butts for many years to come during the appeals process.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:56 AM
 
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With the appeals process, I don't think it matters anyway. Unless people beg you to put them to death they'd probably be on death row for years.
This. Might as well do away with it and save some money on the appeals process.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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With the appeals process, I don't think it matters anyway. Unless people beg you to put them to death they'd probably be on death row for years.
This.

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I believe in capital punishment, but it was pretty much just a law on the books when it was in effect. I can only remember 1 person being executed here. Also, the prosecutor in the Petit murders wasted a substantial amount of our $$$$$ when he refused to take guilty pleas in exchange for life sentences. He got his death penalty verdict, but it will never be carried out, and we'll be paying out our butts for many years to come during the appeals process.
And this.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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After recent events, do you regret doing away with future Death Sentences ?
How would the existence of a death sentence change anything? I'm assuming that you are talking about Newtown, but the killer in that instance committed suicide before the cops got to him.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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How would the existence of a death sentence change anything? I'm assuming that you are talking about Newtown, but the killer in that instance committed suicide before the cops got to him.
I think it was more of a hypothetical, if he didn't. The suspect in Aurora didn't.

Either way, it doesn't matter to me. The DP is clearly not a deterrent.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I view the death penalty as an easy way out for criminals. Let them rot.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:06 AM
 
Location: S.W.PA
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These massacres have little to do with policy. In almost all of them the perpetrator goes in with intent to kill as many as possible and knows he will kill himself or be killed.
In terms of general homocide however the death penelty has shown to have some effect as a deterrent. This effectiveness has to be weighed against the less defineable questions about morality and ethics that the death penalty poses.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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They should kill more people for heinous crimes. I dont like the way the system works as far as appeals and the long waits but if they were to fix that and put in an express lane I would be all for it.
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