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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:38 PM

Curious About Current Events... Are You... FOR Or AGAINST The Death Penalty ???

Seen polls here before... and definitely before the Drone White Paper story broke.

So I wonder where DU stands now.



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Yes... I am Pro- Death Penalty.
4 (16%)
No... I am AGAINST the Death Penalty.
20 (80%)
Obligitory Other.
1 (4%)
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Reply Curious About Current Events... Are You... FOR Or AGAINST The Death Penalty ??? (Original post)
WillyT Feb 2013 OP
bayareamike Feb 2013 #1
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #2
Shrike47 Feb 2013 #3
Loudly Feb 2013 #4
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #5
MNBrewer Feb 2013 #7
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #8
MNBrewer Feb 2013 #9
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #11
MNBrewer Feb 2013 #18
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #21
Permanut Feb 2013 #6
djg21 Feb 2013 #10
one_voice Feb 2013 #12
libdem4life Feb 2013 #13
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #14
Justitia Feb 2013 #15
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #16
Th1onein Feb 2013 #17
Apophis Feb 2013 #19
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #20
mnmoderatedem Feb 2013 #22

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:44 PM

1. Firmly against. nt

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:44 PM

2. Nay.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:53 PM

3. Too much chance for error ( not to mention it seems... Evil)

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:21 PM

4. I'm for access in favor of any incarcerated person

 

to a length of rope and a sturdy overhanging pipe or beam.

Every incarcerated person needs to be offered an opt-out consisting of those elements.

Embrace it. It's entirely just, humane, and capable of garnering popular and political support.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:22 PM

5. I've never been shy about my support of capital punishment.

 

Of course there is a tough criteria that must be met first but I'm firmly in favor.

Cases like the Aurora movie shooter and the asshole that shot Gabby Giffords are no-brainers. Those scummers should have been hanged the day after. Other cases are obviously more difficult.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:57 PM

7. without trial, even if it can't be demonstrated that they were sane?

WOW.... just, wow.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

8. Who said without trial?

 

Some of you guys just love to jump the gun. They'd get a trial, it would just be over in ten minutes. There is no question of their guilt, there is no defending their actions. Open and shut cases don't really require much time or money.

I never said they wouldn't get a trial.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:03 AM

9. Sorry, should have said FAIR trial

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:08 AM

11. What's not fair about presenting the facts?

 

What more should there be than that?

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:50 PM

18. Present the facts and shoot them in the face

what could be fairer than that?

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:06 PM

21. Some trials should go that fast.

 

When there is no doubt about the facts of the case, it's merely a formality. It's best for all involved that it come to a swift conclusion.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:46 PM

6. Over 300 death row inmates have now been released..

subsequent to development of DNA evidence. The system is not good enough except in rare cases.

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/28/nation/la-na-nn-louisiana-death-row-released-20120928

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:04 AM

10. I have no problem with ideological concept that

one can commit a crime so heinous that it warrants a death penalty, but so long as we have an imperfect justice system and there is even a remote possibility of an innocent person being wrongfully convicted, we should not have a death penalty.

For this reason alone I am opposed to the death penalty.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:08 AM

12. Depends...

I always have trouble with this question. I can't answer yes or no. Too many variables....then I say if there are too many variables then I have to say no, I'm against it.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:10 AM

13. Against. Other than the more common reasons, it seems that many of these killers will suffer much

more with life without parole. Every day they will have to face people...even the other prisoners...who know of their heinous acts.

And sane or insane...legally it's pretty much a guessing game. But morally, anyone who can do these things is doubtless insane, at least at the time.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:11 AM

14. Same as always. Against.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:35 AM

15. Against - killing people in cages is about revenge. -eom

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 12:40 AM

16. Always against. I'm especially against the death penalty without due process.

I guess I worked in the legal biz too long...

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:53 AM

17. Trial, no trial, guilty or innocent, I am AGAINST the death penalty. eom

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:51 PM

19. 100% against.

 

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:32 PM

20. I don't believe individuals should have the right to murder or commit voluntary manslaughter.

The same holds true for the state, for that matter the state with all its' knowledge, experience and resources should have a higher threshold of conscious awareness and responsibility.

Some people may deserve to be executed, but no doubt innocent people will be and have been executed as well, you can't have one without the other and one innocent person executed is one too many.

Thanks for the thread, WillyT.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:14 PM

22. against


too many have been exonerated after being sent to death row. And one wrongfully convicted death row inmate is one too many.

Invariably, death penalty supporters, usually republicans, will use a particularily heinous crime to jump on their soapbox. They never have an answer to what happens to the wrongfully convicted, except for rather tacitly claiming a certain percentage of error is acceptable for the greater good.

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