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Death Penalty in Supreme court

Post by CrznDnUS1 »

I just head this on the news today although this link is from last year. I think they said the Supreme Court is hearing the case of capital punishment for child rapists. Now I am on the fence about the death penalty but this one has a little more meaning. I am all for it as long as there is no margin of error since we will be taking a life. But if there is no doubt the idiots should be drawn and quartered first.

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They should be gelded.

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green1 wrote:They should be gelded.
true, but that wouldn't keep them away from and harming innocent children who are helpless to adults.
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I would like to see the end of the death penalty. Life without parole is fine by me. I believe it is crueler to the criminal and victims family to drag out the sentences for 10-25 years before actually executing. The death penalty is no longer a deterrent because it is not quick administered. There are also a lot of statistical arguments that it is biased. Get rid of it and you remove one of the issues that divides the country. I also find it hypocritical that the conservatives are strongly opposed to killing of unborn children but they are willing to judge and murder criminals. I'm not a fan of child molesters but any judgement that leads to the abolishment of the death penalty is good by me.
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As someone who has had a family member tortured and murdered.....and went through the whole process up to the execution of the two convicted a$$holes....

I will say that we breath better knowing they are not breathing the same air or sharing the same planet with us.

I do the the death penalty should be reserved for homicide......but that's a very personal opinion.
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perhaps they should be de-nutted.
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WOW! Imagine if it was your own daughter... :( Some of our minds might change.

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Skibo wrote:I would like to see the end of the death penalty. Life without parole is fine by me. I believe it is crueler to the criminal and victims family to drag out the sentences for 10-25 years before actually executing. The death penalty is no longer a deterrent because it is not quick administered. There are also a lot of statistical arguments that it is biased. Get rid of it and you remove one of the issues that divides the country. I also find it hypocritical that the conservatives are strongly opposed to killing of unborn children but they are willing to judge and murder criminals. I'm not a fan of child molesters but any judgement that leads to the abolishment of the death penalty is good by me.
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buffettbride wrote:
Skibo wrote:I would like to see the end of the death penalty. Life without parole is fine by me. I believe it is crueler to the criminal and victims family to drag out the sentences for 10-25 years before actually executing. The death penalty is no longer a deterrent because it is not quick administered. There are also a lot of statistical arguments that it is biased. Get rid of it and you remove one of the issues that divides the country. I also find it hypocritical that the conservatives are strongly opposed to killing of unborn children but they are willing to judge and murder criminals. I'm not a fan of child molesters but any judgement that leads to the abolishment of the death penalty is good by me.
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buffettbride wrote:
Skibo wrote:I would like to see the end of the death penalty. Life without parole is fine by me. I believe it is crueler to the criminal and victims family to drag out the sentences for 10-25 years before actually executing. The death penalty is no longer a deterrent because it is not quick administered. There are also a lot of statistical arguments that it is biased. Get rid of it and you remove one of the issues that divides the country. I also find it hypocritical that the conservatives are strongly opposed to killing of unborn children but they are willing to judge and murder criminals. I'm not a fan of child molesters but any judgement that leads to the abolishment of the death penalty is good by me.
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Post by rumdrinks »

Wow, this is a very, very delicate topic. Unless you have personally experienced a crime where the the death penalty is a possibility, it's really hard to put yourself in someone else's shoes.
I have always thought I was in favor of the death penalty for certain crimes, I am not so sure now. Unless there is absolutely, positively no doubt that someone committed the crime that DNA validifies, maybe, life with absolutely no chance of parole may be better. People on death row have been cleared many years later by DNA.
Read John Grisham's "The Innocent Man" and you to might change your opinion of the death penalty. There are too many police and prosecutors just looking to close a case with no regard for facts and evidence.
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Skibo wrote:I would like to see the end of the death penalty. Life without parole is fine by me. I believe it is crueler to the criminal and victims family to drag out the sentences for 10-25 years before actually executing. The death penalty is no longer a deterrent because it is not quick administered. There are also a lot of statistical arguments that it is biased. Get rid of it and you remove one of the issues that divides the country. I also find it hypocritical that the conservatives are strongly opposed to killing of unborn children but they are willing to judge and murder criminals. I'm not a fan of child molesters but any judgement that leads to the abolishment of the death penalty is good by me.
CRUELER TO THE CRIMINAL??? Are you kidding - we are now worried about being cruel to the person who raped a child or killed a loved one? So...let's put these people in prisons for life and provide them college educations, libraries, movies and all things to which they are "entitled"???

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MammaBear wrote: CRUELER TO THE CRIMINAL??? Are you kidding - we are now worried about being cruel to the person who raped a child or killed a loved one? So...let's put these people in prisons for life and provide them college educations, libraries, movies and all things to which they are "entitled"???
I could give a rats behind about the criminal. Once convicted, sentence them to life without parole and they are out of sight out of mind. No more exploitation by the media for political purposes, no more pain to the victims family fighting for vengeance. I also support putting the major perves in general population and letting it out what their crime was. Jailhouse justice doesn't bother me. I don't believe any human is qualified to make a life/death judgement on anyone. Religious people believe that there is a final judgement day or an afterlife based on your life. I'm not religious. I do have a cousin serving a life sentence for a crime he was convicted of when he was 15. I changed my opinion on the death penalty about 5 years ago. My cousin has been inprisoned for over 20 years now. His situation has nothing to do with my opinions.
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Post by flyboy55 »

Capital punishment for child rapists? No I can't agree.

I don't support capital punishment in any circumstance. Too many mistakes have been made. Since the advent of DNA testing, dozens of convicted death row inmates have been exonerated and set free.

Some other punishment for serious crimes, but not the death penalty.

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Post by momsrule27 »

pbans wrote:As someone who has had a family member tortured and murdered.....and went through the whole process up to the execution of the two convicted a$$holes....

I will say that we breath better knowing they are not breathing the same air or sharing the same planet with us.

I do the the death penalty should be reserved for homicide......but that's a very personal opinion.
I am sorry that you and your family had to go through such a tragic experience. I am against the death penalty but I can sympathize with the way you feel. As far as pedophiles, child rapists, scumbags, whatever you want to call them, I believe they cannot be reformed and therefore should be locked up for the rest of their lives.
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Post by Dezdmona »

This particular case is specific to individuals who sexually abuse children under 12.

That said, many child advocacy groups are against the death penalty being applied to these offenders because they feel if the penalty for molesting a child is the same as killing a child, then the perpetrator may kill the child to avoid leaving a witness that could testify against him/her.
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buffettbride wrote:
Skibo wrote:I would like to see the end of the death penalty. Life without parole is fine by me. I believe it is crueler to the criminal and victims family to drag out the sentences for 10-25 years before actually executing. The death penalty is no longer a deterrent because it is not quick administered. There are also a lot of statistical arguments that it is biased. Get rid of it and you remove one of the issues that divides the country. I also find it hypocritical that the conservatives are strongly opposed to killing of unborn children but they are willing to judge and murder criminals. I'm not a fan of child molesters but any judgement that leads to the abolishment of the death penalty is good by me.
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Skibo wrote:I would like to see the end of the death penalty. Life without parole is fine by me. I believe it is crueler to the criminal and victims family to drag out the sentences for 10-25 years before actually executing. The death penalty is no longer a deterrent because it is not quick administered. There are also a lot of statistical arguments that it is biased. Get rid of it and you remove one of the issues that divides the country. I also find it hypocritical that the conservatives are strongly opposed to killing of unborn children but they are willing to judge and murder criminals. I'm not a fan of child molesters but any judgement that leads to the abolishment of the death penalty is good by me.
So you work for the Cottage industry that is known as the
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Post by ragtopW »

flyboy55 wrote:Capital punishment for child rapists? No I can't agree.

I don't support capital punishment in any circumstance. Too many mistakes have been made. Since the advent of DNA testing, dozens of convicted death row inmates have been exonerated and set free.

Some other punishment for serious crimes, but not the death penalty.
put them in Gen Pop.. no need to kill them ourselves..

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Post by ragtopW »

pbans wrote:As someone who has had a family member tortured and murdered.....and went through the whole process up to the execution of the two convicted a$$holes....

I will say that we breath better knowing they are not breathing the same air or sharing the same planet with us.

I do the the death penalty should be reserved for homicide......but that's a very personal opinion.
and it's rare that you and I don't see eye to eye..
I think a lot more things should be capital crimes..

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