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JeanGrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 09:45 AM
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39. I agree. Life in Prison is cruel and unusual punishment. Not to
mention, expensive. The Death Penalty is far more humane. I am still astonished at how we do death in this country. We allow terminally ill people to suffer unbelievable pain and agony and withhold drugs because "it might kill them" and yet we give scum bag pedophiles and child murderers the sweet needle for quick death. We're so screwed up.
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  -Death penalty MissHoneychurch  Mar-31-08 02:39 AM   #0 
  - I'm for it.  MrSlayer   Mar-31-08 02:45 AM   #1 
  - May I ask why?  MissHoneychurch   Mar-31-08 02:48 AM   #3 
  - Because some people deserve to die.  MrSlayer   Mar-31-08 04:19 AM   #20 
     - I agree. Life in Prison is cruel and unusual punishment. Not to  JeanGrey   Mar-31-08 09:45 AM   #39 
     - Run for governor. You have my vote.  cliffordu   Mar-31-08 10:01 AM   #55 
     - No one deserves to die.  Fox Mulder   Mar-31-08 05:18 PM   #79 
        - But the predators do not suffer, they make other people suffer.  MrSlayer   Mar-31-08 05:46 PM   #82 
  - I'd like to see some white-collar corporate criminals do the Green Mile  krispos42   Mar-31-08 02:51 AM   #4 
  - Please clarify how you expand it?  wuushew   Mar-31-08 10:17 AM   #61 
     - Both.  MrSlayer   Mar-31-08 05:06 PM   #75 
  - Against it in all cases  Hippo_Tron   Mar-31-08 02:47 AM   #2 
  - I don't think the debate is a priority really.  napoleon_in_rags   Mar-31-08 02:53 AM   #5 
  - I'd say that is a totally different pair of shoes  MissHoneychurch   Mar-31-08 03:11 AM   #7 
  - It's part of a greater problem of our penal system being about punishment and not rehabilitation  Hippo_Tron   Mar-31-08 04:15 AM   #19 
  - Bingo  Echo In Light   Mar-31-08 07:41 AM   #34 
  - How do you rehabilitate a serial killer or mass murderer??  Ghost in the Machine   Mar-31-08 02:32 PM   #70 
     - It's actually not cheaper because trials to get the death penalty cost a fortune  Hippo_Tron   Mar-31-08 03:39 PM   #72 
        - I'll have to disagree with you on this...  Ghost in the Machine   Mar-31-08 05:08 PM   #76 
           - Here's a study done on the costs associated with the death penalty  Hippo_Tron   Mar-31-08 05:37 PM   #81 
              - I can agree with you to a certain extent....  Ghost in the Machine   Mar-31-08 06:25 PM   #85 
                 - You can't speed up the process without incurring further risk of executing innocent people  Hippo_Tron   Mar-31-08 06:39 PM   #86 
                    - You don't even realize the irony of your own words, do you?  Ghost in the Machine   Mar-31-08 07:10 PM   #87 
                    - Violent offenders are a tiny fraction of our prison population  Hippo_Tron   Mar-31-08 11:06 PM   #92 
                    - Look at the Brian Nichols case in Atlanta. He shot a judge, plus  JeanGrey   Mar-31-08 07:53 PM   #89 
                       - Because he could be mentally ill  Hippo_Tron   Mar-31-08 11:10 PM   #93 
                          - So? He took four lives. Besides he isn't "mentally ill".  JeanGrey   Apr-02-08 01:04 AM   #95 
                             - That's for the courts to decide  Hippo_Tron   Apr-02-08 05:01 AM   #98 
                                - Then you pay more taxes for millions of dollars of defense for  JeanGrey   Apr-02-08 11:43 AM   #100 
                                   - Again, you cannot expedite the process for some and not all  Hippo_Tron   Apr-02-08 12:58 PM   #103 
  - In addition to the second reply to your post, this reflects a real and present degredation  Zynx   Mar-31-08 09:48 AM   #42 
     - Right, well that's the thing...it *reflects* a moral degradation.  napoleon_in_rags   Mar-31-08 01:19 PM   #67 
  - Against in all cases. nt  chknltl   Mar-31-08 03:11 AM   #6 
  - A wise person once said  tkmorris   Mar-31-08 03:11 AM   #8 
  - Other--I say I am against it, but I've seen situations where I wouldn't object to its implementation  MADem   Mar-31-08 03:29 AM   #9 
  - there's a difference between understanding the feeling of wanting revenge  Skittles   Mar-31-08 03:32 AM   #11 
  - I have to be honest. If I were on that bastard's jury, I'd say "Hang 'em high."  MADem   Mar-31-08 03:45 AM   #13 
     - I understand, I do  Skittles   Mar-31-08 03:56 AM   #17 
        - I'm not sure I could rise above it if I were victimized myself  Hippo_Tron   Mar-31-08 04:12 AM   #18 
           - correct  Skittles   Mar-31-08 04:19 AM   #21 
           - You Probably Would  Irishonly   Mar-31-08 09:52 AM   #47 
  - About something that happend in Germany  MissHoneychurch   Mar-31-08 04:22 AM   #22 
     - Hmmm. I think that guy should be placed with the general prison population.  MADem   Mar-31-08 04:31 AM   #25 
        - Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!!!  cliffordu   Mar-31-08 09:44 AM   #38 
  - it cheapens humanity  Skittles   Mar-31-08 03:31 AM   #10 
  - Thanks Skittles  MissHoneychurch   Mar-31-08 03:40 AM   #12 
     - Death is too easy  latisha   Mar-31-08 03:52 AM   #14 
        - nice  Skittles   Mar-31-08 03:54 AM   #15 
        - Welcome to DU  MissHoneychurch   Mar-31-08 03:55 AM   #16 
  - Not sure  Juche   Mar-31-08 04:25 AM   #23 
  - It all depends  MissHoneychurch   Mar-31-08 04:31 AM   #24 
  - I wonder how many people who say they support the  cboy4   Mar-31-08 05:10 AM   #26 
  - Seems like there are people who are willing to do it  MissHoneychurch   Mar-31-08 05:13 AM   #27 
  - It's my understanding that they have someone from outside the prison  cliffordu   Mar-31-08 09:49 AM   #44 
  - If they killed my loved one, I'D do it. In a heartbeat.  JeanGrey   Mar-31-08 09:48 AM   #41 
  - Yeah. Or that maggot who killed Polly Klaas.....  cliffordu   Mar-31-08 09:50 AM   #45 
     - Or John Couey - I think that was his name.  JeanGrey   Mar-31-08 01:10 PM   #65 
     - But! (pushed send too fast) I could never have for instance  JeanGrey   Mar-31-08 01:13 PM   #66 
  - If someone killed someone in my family -- I'd be ok with using my bare hands....  aikoaiko   Mar-31-08 09:51 AM   #46 
     - Or a drill press......  cliffordu   Mar-31-08 09:55 AM   #50 
  - I'm against it but strangely enough , I sometimes get "Death Thoughts" about...  BlueJazz   Mar-31-08 06:19 AM   #28 
  - They should be streamlined into the general population of any  cliffordu   Mar-31-08 09:54 AM   #49 
  - Wishing death upon evil people is only natural.  Zynx   Mar-31-08 09:55 AM   #51 
     - Yeah, I like this wood chipper idea. One of those great big bastards  cliffordu   Mar-31-08 09:59 AM   #54 
  - I've heard about something new called 'the enlightenment'.  Warren Stupidity   Mar-31-08 06:23 AM   #29 
  - Yes. The death penalty satisfies a biblical need for vengeance...ties into your point  Echo In Light   Mar-31-08 07:40 AM   #32 
  - I've always felt a bit conflicted about the death penalty...  NaturalHigh   Mar-31-08 06:47 AM   #30 
  - Absolutely against it under any circumstances  elaineb   Mar-31-08 07:23 AM   #31 
  - Against  Echo In Light   Mar-31-08 07:40 AM   #33 
  - It Completely Depends on the Circumstances.  Toasterlad   Mar-31-08 08:31 AM   #35 
  - Yes. No justice -- no peace.  aikoaiko   Mar-31-08 08:37 AM   #36 
  - Absolutely against it...  SidDithers   Mar-31-08 09:37 AM   #37 
  - Absolutely opposed. I don't believe humans have the right to kill, much less the government.  Zynx   Mar-31-08 09:46 AM   #40 
  - Are you also pro choice? Not trying to be argumentative,  JeanGrey   Mar-31-08 09:49 AM   #43 
  - I believe life begins at viability of the fetus. Before that it is a health decision of the mother.  Zynx   Mar-31-08 09:54 AM   #48 
     - I always find it rather curious when people have no problem with  JeanGrey   Mar-31-08 01:00 PM   #63 
        - who aborts babies 5 minutes within birth unless their moms are dying?  lionesspriyanka   Mar-31-08 02:11 PM   #69 
           - Partial birth abortions. My neice had one. She was 23 weeks  JeanGrey   Mar-31-08 07:56 PM   #91 
  - Isn't the death penalty post-traumatic self-defense???  cliffordu   Mar-31-08 09:57 AM   #53 
     - No.  Zynx   Mar-31-08 10:09 AM   #59 
  - I'm against it here and now.  durutti   Mar-31-08 09:56 AM   #52 
  - Against, no exceptions.  mondo joe   Mar-31-08 10:03 AM   #56 
  - If people find homicide to be abhorant and unacceptable. They wouldn't use it themselves.  Wizard777   Mar-31-08 10:05 AM   #57 
  - If killing is wrong...  Iggo   Mar-31-08 10:06 AM   #58 
  - Thank You Iggo.  SalmonChantedEvening   Mar-31-08 05:16 PM   #77 
  - not all killing is wrong, IMHO  aikoaiko   Mar-31-08 05:46 PM   #83 
  - Absolutely against it, in every case. No exceptions.  flvegan   Mar-31-08 10:09 AM   #60 
  - In theory, I'm all for it  dropkickpa   Mar-31-08 10:32 AM   #62 
  - Against it, because it is WAY too easy for poor defendants to get railroaded and put to death.  raccoon   Mar-31-08 01:02 PM   #64 
  - other  galledgoblin   Mar-31-08 02:09 PM   #68 
  - If it was guaranteed to never execute an innocent person,  scrinmaster   Mar-31-08 03:03 PM   #71 
  - I'm against it, but it took me years and years to adopt this POV. It was  Mike03   Mar-31-08 04:36 PM   #73 
  - I vote no.  LanternWaste   Mar-31-08 05:05 PM   #74 
  - I'm firmly against it.  Fox Mulder   Mar-31-08 05:16 PM   #78 
  - I'm really torn on this issue.  nomorenomore08   Mar-31-08 05:23 PM   #80 
  - It is never acceptable in a civilized society, therefor I will always stand against it.  Nutmegger   Mar-31-08 05:50 PM   #84 
  - Further proof DU is turning into steaming pile of shit.  ToeBot   Mar-31-08 07:20 PM   #88 
  - What does it have to do with *??? n/t  MissHoneychurch   Apr-01-08 02:41 AM   #94 
     - You're posting from the future!  Swamp Rat   Apr-02-08 01:17 AM   #96 
  - I am against the death penalty. n/t  Breeze54   Mar-31-08 07:54 PM   #90 
  - "Until the infallibility of human judgment shall have been proved to me,"  Bright Eyes   Apr-02-08 01:57 AM   #97 
  - Against.  LeftishBrit   Apr-02-08 06:11 AM   #99 
  - A good read. . "AN INNONCENT MAN" by: John Grisham  B Calm   Apr-02-08 12:01 PM   #101 
  - Against it  johnnie   Apr-02-08 12:02 PM   #102 
 

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