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Unread 07-07-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I used to be dead set (please forgive the pun) against it.
I've had mixed feelings the past few years.
Thing is, I simply deplore the thought of an innocent person being executed.
This is a very eerie set of Last Words of inmates who have been put to death.
They go on and on. Some of them are actually funny. A lot of them seem very peaceful. Many are religious.
"I'm sorry I killed Wayne Shinn. I hope North Carolina will one day be sorry that they killed me."
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Unread 07-07-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Are you all for or against the death penalty?

If you are for the death penalty, do you think it should only apply in murder cases or also in cases such as child rape, etc?

I, for one, am against the death penalty. But, I'd like to hear views from both sides.
I believe it is effective, if applied. However, I don't think that the state should make the decision, but each and every individual person threatened by the criminal. The state needs less power.
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Unread 07-07-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Do it. I agree with Blazer. If it's been determined that the party is guilty, bang this thing out. I say give 18mo. to get it done. And no more lethal injection. "I'm too fat to find a vein, it's cruel and unusual". Shoot'em, hang'em or fry'em. No vein issues there. Oh and it should be extended to rapists child or otherwise.
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Unread 07-09-2009, 08:37 AM
 
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Haven't read this thread but the first pages. But I strongly believe in the death penalty. I use to think criminals that got the death penalty were getting off easy if they died and would have to sit in jail for the rest of their life thinking about what they did and that is punishment enough. That thought process is not the same today. Those that commit crime get to work out, go to school, have counseling sessions, eat, don't have to pay rent, use the internet, play games with other inmates, get visitors, have free health care, etc. They get beyond what their victims received. If a victim had to suffer and was tourtured so should the murderer. An eye for an eye.
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Unread 07-09-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I don't think that the state should make the decision, but each and every individual person threatened by the criminal. The state needs less power.
Where can I submit my list of people I have known whom I want to have executed? Can I put C-D forum posters on the list?

You know, when I read the viscious bloodthirsty anger-driven posts in this thread demanding thousands of summary executions per year, I come to think that the USA is maybe the scariest country in the world to live in. And it's not the criminals who make it scary.

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Unread 07-09-2009, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Where can I submit my list of people I have known whom I want to have executed? Can I put C-D forum posters on the list?

You know, when I read the viscious bloodthirsty anger-driven posts in this thread demanding thousands of summary executions per year, I come to think that the USA is maybe the scariest country in the world to live in. And it's not the criminals who make it scary.
Not a matter of submission--it's a matter of taking action.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Gaston, North Carolina
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Originally Posted by afoigrokerkok View Post
Are you all for or against the death penalty?

If you are for the death penalty, do you think it should only apply in murder cases or also in cases such as child rape, etc?

I, for one, am against the death penalty. But, I'd like to hear views from both sides.
For in the case of murderers, rapist, and child molestors.
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Unread 07-10-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Nova Scotia
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There are those who rightly point out that sometimes new evidence is years in coming, but it's very rare it has an impact on a case where the person was sentenced to die.
But it does happen. Saving an innocent person.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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For in the case of murderers, rapist, and child molestors.
You mean you have mellowed in the case of horse thieves?

About 30 million Americans have stated that they have been either sexually abused as adults or molested as children. There are going to be brown outs on execution day. Even Pol Pot would have thought that would require an excessive number of executions. But Pol Pot has nothing on the vicious bloodthirst of the American people in our zest to kill other human beings and watch them writhe in their death agony.

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Not a matter of submission--it's a matter of taking action.

Without due process, right? Did I understand you correctly? Accusations are not submitted to a judicial process, we just kill the suspects? Iraq-style? Just blow up the houses, the villages, the neighborhoods where suspects are thought to live? Do you think napalm would work OK?

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Unread 07-11-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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I am against the death penalty, but not for the reasons you might think.

I'd rather see people who are guilty of the most heinous and vile crimes suffer and rot away in prison until they die. To me, death is the easy way out of what should be a long and horrible life in prison.
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