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Old 02-28-2010, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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This case is not a death penalty case however it is another reason we need to stop the death penalty.
Tim Cole died in prison wrongly convicted. While the stae did not execute them we must always remember there are miscarriages of justice that do happen.
We cant undo tim Coles death and we can not undo a death sentence if we get it wrong.
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommends clemency for Tim Cole | Fort Worth | News ... (http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/02/27/2002476/texas-board-of-pardons-and-paroles.html - broken link)
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:42 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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As a person who was for the death penalty for many years, I've been rethinking about this for reasons such as this.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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This case is not a death penalty case however it is another reason we need to stop the death penalty.
Tim Cole died in prison wrongly convicted. While the stae did not execute them we must always remember there are miscarriages of justice that do happen.
We cant undo tim Coles death and we can not undo a death sentence if we get it wrong.
Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles recommends clemency for Tim Cole | Fort Worth | News ... (http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/02/27/2002476/texas-board-of-pardons-and-paroles.html - broken link)
The death penalty should be maintained for the most heinous crimes in which we are 100% certain of guilt. If I were on a jury, I would never give a death penalty to somebody unless I was 100% sure of guilt (no doubt). I could find them guilty if I were 90% sure (reasonable doubt).
There are people who deserve the death penalty. Another thing I would like to see is a return to public executions- preferably hangings- so it could serve as a deterrent.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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As a person who was for the death penalty for many years, I've been rethinking about this for reasons such as this.
We have got things wrong in the past. I would hate tat we would execute an innocent man. Life without the possibility of parole would keep society safe. Everyday he would have to wake up in a 5x9 cell and know this was all he had for 50-60 years. And if we got it wrong it would be correctable
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Old 02-28-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The death penalty should be maintained for the most heinous crimes in which we are 100% certain of guilt. If I were on a jury, I would never give a death penalty to somebody unless I was 100% sure of guilt (no doubt). I could find them guilty if I were 90% sure (reasonable doubt).
There are people who deserve the death penalty. Another thing I would like to see is a return to public executions- preferably hangings- so it could serve as a deterrent.
That's the problem though, you can very very rarely be 100% sure, unless you got HD-video recordings of everything leading up to and the heinous act there'll always be "some" doubt.

As for public hanging? Well, it sure didn't work as a deterrent then, no reason to think it will now.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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That's the problem though, you can very very rarely be 100% sure, unless you got HD-video recordings of everything leading up to and the heinous act there'll always be "some" doubt.

As for public hanging? Well, it sure didn't work as a deterrent then, no reason to think it will now.
that is the problem 100% sure is difficult. We should not use the death penalty when there ar ebetter choices
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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The death penalty is fine with me but it's more important to never release child killers, rapists, murderers and so on into society again. Keep them in prison forever if you want, don't give them death but don't allow them parole ever.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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The death penalty is fine with me but it's more important to never release child killers, rapists, murderers and so on into society again. Keep them in prison forever if you want, don't give them death but don't allow them parole ever.
I agree life without any possibilty of parole. let them spend their life in a 5x9 cell. let then live with that until death. Make the death wished for
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: between Ath,GR & Mia,FL...
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Better sacrifice an innocent's life than let 10 guilty as sin to get away with capital murder...
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Old 02-28-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Better sacrifice an innocent's life than let 10 guilty as sin to get away with capital murder...
Then go and sacrifice your life. What a statement
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