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Old 06-21-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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There must be something in the water in Florida, State seeks death penalty in Barahona's adopted girl's murder - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/28/2138013/state-seeks-death-penalty-for.html - broken link)

That case will make anyone sad, a little girl was tortured to death by her adoptive parents...

And I agree, any one who hurts innocent children...they cannot be "cured" there is something way wrong with them.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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I heard with the cost of the appeals, that a criminal on death row costs more than life in prison Death penalty costs California more than $300m per execution | World news | The Guardian
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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There must be something in the water in Florida, State seeks death penalty in Barahona's adopted girl's murder - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/28/2138013/state-seeks-death-penalty-for.html - broken link)

That case will make anyone sad, a little girl was tortured to death by her adoptive parents...

And I agree, any one who hurts innocent children...they cannot be "cured" there is something way wrong with them.
serial killer Ted Bundy fled to FL bcs he wanted the death penalty, in the end.

The taxpayers shouldnt have to pay to house and feed a person like that for a decade. Its nonsensical. Doing that to a child, that person needs an asylum, or DP
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:39 PM
 
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Does having the death penalty make us on par with those countries who are "an eye for an eye"? Those Islamic countries? Hmm, never thought of it that way...but I still believe in the death penalty.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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I dont think it does. Yes there are punitive and repugnant practices internationally. BUT any woman who can chloroform her infant, i really dont think is rehabilitation material.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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I am completely against the death penalty. I believe that the governing body of a population should have higher standards for itself than the people it prosecutes/punishes.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:46 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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The U.S. is the only first world nation which still invokes the death penalty. Thoughts?
I'm beginning to think that life in prison may be worse than the death penalty.

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any true crime cases you are interested in?
Leslie Van Houten.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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If I did a crime, and would have to live the rest of my life in prison, or take a needle. Give me the needle.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:37 PM
 
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If I did a crime, and would have to live the rest of my life in prison, or take a needle. Give me the needle.
I feel the same way...but a criminal must not. If they did, there would be no years and years of appeals. They would just accept the death sentence and get it over with. Instead they fight like hell to stay alive. I don't know why that is...maybe they feel that what's waiting for them is a whole lot worse than prison.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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I completely for it, especially if the crime is extremely evil. The opponents of the DP claim it's not a deterrent. IMO, who cares. Many of these DR inmates aren't being "punished".....they get TV, fan mail, noteriety and everyday they draw breath they get to relive their crime and take delight in doing so.

A far as specific cases I'd like to see Oba Chandler pay for what he did with his life. Although it's unclear exactly what order he killed his victims, imagine the horror of having to witness your family member thrown overboard bound and gagged tied to concrete blocks knowing that you'll soon suffer the same fate.
The problem with the death penalty is when an innocent person is wrongfully convicted. After they're been executed, you can't bring them back when the mistake has been discovered.
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