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BennyD Donating Member (207 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 02:17 PM
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33. I wonder if there are times when the Bible is used in the jury room to preserve a life?? n/t
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  -Texas man faces execution after jurors consult Bible to decide fate kpete  Oct-16-09 12:12 PM   #0 
  - But the Koran prescribes double smiting with iron instruments  SpiralHawk   Oct-16-09 12:16 PM   #1 
  - Texas is scary. I thought I lived in a dipwad state.  roguevalley   Oct-16-09 02:00 PM   #28 
  - Re: "I thought I lived in a dipwad state."  man4allcats   Oct-16-09 02:15 PM   #32 
     - pot calling kettle.  roguevalley   Oct-16-09 03:21 PM   #45 
        - Oh, I see.  man4allcats   Oct-16-09 10:35 PM   #59 
  - Talk about throwing the book at someone!  damntexdem   Oct-16-09 03:20 PM   #43 
  - The victim was shot in the face and beaten with his own rifle.  Zywiec   Oct-16-09 12:18 PM   #2 
  - Thou Shalt Not Kill  SpiralHawk   Oct-16-09 12:24 PM   #3 
  - +1  DeSwiss   Oct-16-09 12:28 PM   #4 
  - I think you could make the case that the Bible didn't decide his sentence, merely made the jury more  imdjh   Oct-16-09 12:37 PM   #10 
  - On what basis would you argue that? Reading the minds of jurors?  No Elephants   Oct-17-09 10:36 AM   #65 
  - If they can't feel 'comfortable' with handing down a sentence of death  enlightenment   Oct-17-09 12:27 PM   #77 
  - Thou Shalt Not Kill  AlbertCat   Oct-16-09 01:02 PM   #16 
  - You've got it all wrong.  JNelson6563   Oct-16-09 07:06 PM   #57 
  - Thou shall not murder....  WriteDown   Oct-16-09 01:49 PM   #23 
  - delete, dupe  WriteDown   Oct-16-09 01:50 PM   #24 
  - King James says "Thou shalt not kill." And there's a lot of debate about  No Elephants   Oct-17-09 11:11 AM   #69 
  - Thank you. Exactly right.  closeupready   Oct-16-09 02:54 PM   #38 
  - Naw, just his imprisonment for rape of multiple children  superconnected   Oct-16-09 02:10 PM   #31 
  - Now it's multiple children?  Zywiec   Oct-16-09 03:01 PM   #39 
     - I see you know nothing of the issue. There were several other girls.  superconnected   Oct-16-09 03:28 PM   #47 
        - Who said he was innocent?  Zywiec   Oct-16-09 03:35 PM   #49 
  - It's not about how we feel about a murderer, or any prisoner.  damntexdem   Oct-16-09 03:21 PM   #44 
  - Yeah, kinda like the Republicons tossing the Constitution in the crapper  SpiralHawk   Oct-16-09 07:07 PM   #58 
  - I don't have a lot of sympathy for the murderer either, but I do have a BIG problem  beac   Oct-16-09 04:07 PM   #53 
  - same here.  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Oct-17-09 10:49 AM   #67 
  - I would  yurbud   Oct-16-09 11:59 PM   #62 
  - Mistrial (or what ever it's legally called)  Auggie   Oct-16-09 12:29 PM   #5 
  - I could argue it either way.  ieoeja   Oct-16-09 02:01 PM   #29 
     - Guess this will be have to be left to the judge,  Auggie   Oct-16-09 03:18 PM   #42 
  - That would make the United States a theocracy  TrogL   Oct-16-09 12:30 PM   #6 
  - All we need is police state and we've hit the trifecta!  Zywiec   Oct-16-09 12:34 PM   #8 
  - Question would be "Who Highlighted the Passages"  FreakinDJ   Oct-16-09 12:31 PM   #7 
  - The other question should be "Who provide the Bibles with the highlighted passages?"  LiberalFighter   Oct-16-09 01:17 PM   #20 
     - I'm sure they limit what reading materials are in the deliberation room  FreakinDJ   Oct-16-09 02:17 PM   #34 
     - Four bibles in one jury room? The Gideons don't get that excessive.  No Elephants   Oct-16-09 02:25 PM   #36 
  - It isn't really appropriate to consult the Bible  LuvNewcastle   Oct-16-09 12:35 PM   #9 
  - I use burnt toast pictures, myself.  dixiegrrrrl   Oct-16-09 12:46 PM   #13 
  - I use "Grilled Cheese Sandwiches"  FreakinDJ   Oct-16-09 02:19 PM   #35 
  - It's not appropriate to consult it for anything, given that it's a ridiculous work of fiction.  Zhade   Oct-16-09 01:52 PM   #25 
     - What if they just consult what they remember in their minds?  WriteDown   Oct-16-09 01:53 PM   #27 
  - I don't even want to change planes at an airport in Texas.  undeterred   Oct-16-09 12:42 PM   #11 
  - Can we just give Texas back to Mexico?  lobodons   Oct-16-09 12:45 PM   #12 
  - I think split it in two and put Dems on upper half and leave them in the US.  glinda   Oct-16-09 12:54 PM   #14 
  - "remember the alamo--give texas BACK" one of my fave bumper stickers  niyad   Oct-17-09 11:24 PM   #79 
  - if they read what Jesus said  placton   Oct-16-09 01:02 PM   #15 
  - Of course without a death penalty...  AlbertCat   Oct-16-09 01:06 PM   #17 
  - What ever happened to 'Vengeance is mine said the Lord'?  Stellar   Oct-16-09 01:06 PM   #18 
  - I'm pretty sure they believe they're qualified to act on His behalf.  crim son   Oct-17-09 11:40 AM   #76 
  - Did they also cunsult Superman edition #1?  MNDemNY   Oct-16-09 01:06 PM   #19 
  - I'm the last to be fair but in all fairness, our President swears his oath on a Bible  tomm2thumbs   Oct-16-09 01:20 PM   #21 
  - It doesn't have to be a Bible  Gman   Oct-16-09 02:10 PM   #30 
     - Keith Ellison  Hansel   Oct-16-09 03:03 PM   #40 
     - That's him  Gman   Oct-16-09 03:48 PM   #50 
     - It doesn't have to be any book at all. They just have to say the words written  No Elephants   Oct-17-09 10:43 AM   #66 
  - all pagans need to stay out of texas courtrooms...  winyanstaz   Oct-16-09 01:47 PM   #22 
  - What does it matter?  WriteDown   Oct-16-09 01:52 PM   #26 
  - Were they deciding his guilt?  Bill McBlueState   Oct-16-09 03:16 PM   #41 
  - Either way, doesn't matter...  WriteDown   Oct-16-09 03:27 PM   # 
  - The guilty verdict is not the issue, only the sentence. It matters because we are not supposed to  No Elephants   Oct-17-09 10:52 AM   #68 
  - I wonder if there are times when the Bible is used in the jury room to preserve a life?? n/t  BennyD   Oct-16-09 02:17 PM   #33 
  - Point is, the Bible is not supposed to be in the jury room at all  No Elephants   Oct-17-09 11:17 AM   #71 
  - Khristian? Interesting first name for a man sentenced "by the Book." Interesting spelling  No Elephants   Oct-16-09 02:52 PM   #37 
  - This should have been declared a mistrial and retried. But yet, it's Texas.  Hansel   Oct-16-09 03:27 PM   #46 
  - I've always thought trials should be decided by computers...  WriteDown   Oct-16-09 03:31 PM   #48 
  - The world would have been better off had the Bible never been written  IndianaGreen   Oct-16-09 04:02 PM   #51 
  - If he is guilty, convict him based on LAW  Politicub   Oct-16-09 04:05 PM   #52 
  - Well.....  Socal31   Oct-16-09 11:44 PM   #60 
  - The bible was used in the sentencing, not the conviction.  No Elephants   Oct-17-09 11:14 AM   #70 
  - Texas' very own version of Shari'a law  KamaAina   Oct-16-09 05:57 PM   #54 
  - Texas law put the death penalty on the table, not the Bible -  lynne   Oct-16-09 06:40 PM   #55 
  - that passage calls for EVERY murderer to be put to death...  dysfunctional press   Oct-16-09 06:57 PM   #56 
  - Apparently, though, Texas law does not require the death penalty for every murderer and  No Elephants   Oct-17-09 11:26 AM   #72 
     - exactly.  dysfunctional press   Oct-17-09 11:27 AM   #73 
  - So smiting with a wooden club wouldn't be so bad?  daleo   Oct-16-09 11:57 PM   #61 
  - Somebody teach these dimwits about church-state separation.  Odin2005   Oct-17-09 12:05 AM   #63 
  - Many Texans know the concept and totally reject it. And no one does a thing.  No Elephants   Oct-17-09 11:27 AM   #74 
  - So what?  DatManFromNawlins   Oct-17-09 12:17 AM   #64 
  - Please see Reply ##s 68 and 72. The prosecution seems to have played upon  No Elephants   Oct-17-09 11:32 AM   #75 
  - Yeah, because the Bronze Age was sooooo civilized and all...  Taverner   Oct-17-09 12:34 PM   #78 
  - Is this from the Onion? n/t  krabigirl   Oct-17-09 11:27 PM   #80 
 

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