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Shandris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-22-11 06:33 PM
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123. I think Mr. Davis had enough on his side to fall under Reasonable Doubt
regardless of whether he actually did, or did not, commit the murder. If I had full transcripts (and the time and wherewithal to read them) of both the recantations and the original testimony, I might be more inclined towards one belief or the other...but I doubt either one would move me past Reasonable Doubt.

I see a lot of DU'ers going for the throat of each other. "Oh just so long as someone dies huh" and "Well hopefully you'll never have to get killed for a murder you didn't commit" and "CIVILIZED people don't like MURDER RAWR!" That's bullshit. A person can be a civilized member of society and still be in favor of the death penalty (**in proper circumstances, of which this is NOT ONE). It doesn't make them have a hard-on for killing people, and trying to label someone with that is fucking ignorant. It's as stupid as the kind of shit homophobes say about gay people -- easy to label, but fucking ignorant in concept.

Smiling as he died was probably a line too far, but I can, on some level, at least understand why. They THINK Mr. Davis was guilty, and so they're happy to see him go. This is not an unusual concept. I question their rationality when so much counter-evidence exists. But I understand the PROCESS behind the emotion. I think they should have DEMANDED a higher level of certainty...but I understand where they are coming from.

Being for the death penalty at its' most stringent requirements is not a barbaric belief, it's not an anti-liberal belief, and it's not an anti-Democratic belief. Being for the death penalty in its current implementation...I would think that fits all 3 categories.
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