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Old 01-09-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Some folks are just pure evil and should be put to death. I have no problem with it as long as I am 100% certain of their guilt. If I were on a jury, I could vote to convict if I were 85% certain of their guilt (beyond a REASONABLE doubt) but if they ask me to take a man's life, I would have to be 100% certain of their guilt (beyond ANY doubt).
I'm confused. What do you think they would be asking you on a jury in a death penalty case to do? They're asking you to take a person's life......you find a person guilty, and, yes, YOU are taking that person's life.

I don't get the distinction you're making.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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Study says Texas death penalty a homicide deterrent | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6802314.html - broken link)

As many as 60 people may be alive today in Texas because two dozen convicted killers were executed last year in the nation's most active capital punishment state,

MAY BE ALIVE.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:42 PM
 
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I dont support the death penalty

I will admit if I was going to commit a crime that could have me put to death it wouldnt be in texas.
Harris County. Not just Texas, but Harris County, Texas, which is basically the city of Houston and a bit of the outlying areas. Harris Co. is pretty much the capital of capital punishment. [url=http://people.smu.edu/rhalperi/texascounty.html]USA Executions (as of 01/07/10)[/url]

Scroll down to the second list, which compares every county in Texas to every other state in the nation.
1. Harris County, TX 112
2. Virginia state 105
3. Oklahoma 91
4. Florida 68
5. Missouri 67
6. Georgia 46
etc..... I live IN HARRIS COUNTY!!!! I would go to Chambers County to commit a crime. Not far from where I live, and apparently they're squeamish. (Not planning to commit a crime, just hypothetical....)
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:49 PM
 
Location: southern california
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yes also when you shoot murderers robbers and rapists, they rest lose interest fast.
our entire system of dealing with misdeeds needs reevaluation. time out does not work, dr spock lied. highest prison population on earth.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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The results of this study do not surprise me. We could cut the murder rate drastically by using the death penalty on a far more frequent basis. Plus they truly deserve to die for all the violation, pain, suffering, and misery they caused their victims and victims loved ones. The fact that the death penalty is being used less often today (even in Texas) shows how morally bankrupt we have become.
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