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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-26-11 02:16 PM
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5. So sad
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  -"He was 14 yrs. 6mos. and 5 days old --- and the youngest person executed in the United States." Pab Sungenis  Sep-26-11 02:04 PM   #0 
  - The more things change, the more they stay the same.  GreenPartyVoter   Sep-26-11 02:06 PM   #1 
  - Remember the freepers, fundies and teabaggers hate history and refuse to learn from it.  Initech   Sep-26-11 02:39 PM   #9 
  - poor little angel. god help us all.  roguevalley   Sep-26-11 02:41 PM   #11 
     - Yes. That says it all.  yardwork   Sep-27-11 10:21 AM   #56 
  - Dear God  get the red out   Sep-26-11 02:08 PM   #2 
  - We haven't come all that far.  Pab Sungenis   Sep-26-11 02:09 PM   #3 
  - Good lord...only 14...  joeybee12   Sep-26-11 02:13 PM   #4 
  - that's what? an 8th grader, maybe an HS freshman?  rurallib   Sep-26-11 02:30 PM   #6 
     - Given the times and where he lived, he had probably stopped going to school  LuckyLib   Sep-26-11 07:52 PM   #22 
        - IF there was a school for him to attend.  NOLALady   Sep-27-11 11:05 AM   #67 
  - So sad  madokie   Sep-26-11 02:16 PM   #5 
  - Damn- just 81 days between the crime and the date of execution..  LeftinOH   Sep-26-11 02:31 PM   #7 
  - The jury selection, trial and conviction took one day  Cali_Democrat   Sep-26-11 05:35 PM   #19 
     - Just. Wow. n/t  Earth_First   Sep-27-11 08:00 PM   #121 
  - I agree with you... Death penalty has to end...  midnight   Sep-26-11 02:32 PM   #8 
  - very very very sad  Broderick   Sep-26-11 02:40 PM   #10 
  - What kind of people could do something like this?  NNN0LHI   Sep-26-11 02:45 PM   #12 
  - Sadly, there are many many of them today, just like then, and they are working  RKP5637   Sep-26-11 02:53 PM   #14 
  - You forgot to mention that DU is full of them. Don't know if they're paid trolls or DLCs  saras   Sep-27-11 10:01 AM   #55 
     - Yeah, I've noticed that and it constantly surprises me. It always reminds me  RKP5637   Sep-27-11 12:08 PM   #89 
  - The American people and many are damn proud of it....  Bandit   Sep-26-11 04:09 PM   #16 
  - us - we did this, within living memory, and many of us would support  Warren Stupidity   Sep-26-11 05:35 PM   #20 
  - People effected by the teachings of RW hatefilled propaganda -- especially racist propaganda --!!  defendandprotect   Sep-27-11 11:33 AM   #78 
  - How many believe in TORTURE still -- ??  defendandprotect   Sep-27-11 11:38 AM   #80 
  - omg - that poor child  dana_b   Sep-26-11 02:52 PM   #13 
  - This wasn't that long ago. But we are in a post-racial society. Right. nt  thereismore   Sep-26-11 03:14 PM   #15 
  - this was during WWII also, later than i thought it would happen  JI7   Sep-26-11 04:56 PM   #17 
  - Everyone should read the comments and links to lynching stories  Cali_Democrat   Sep-26-11 05:34 PM   #18 
  - Southern Trees Bear Strange Fruit...  classof56   Sep-27-11 10:39 AM   #63 
  - Many people on the DU still support the death penalty. Unbelievable.  Logical   Sep-26-11 05:40 PM   #21 
  - I support it for someone like John Wayne Gacy or Ted Bundy  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Sep-27-11 12:22 AM   #24 
  - You either support it or you don't  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 01:27 AM   #26 
  - +1  trumad   Sep-27-11 06:31 AM   #36 
  - ++++ thousands  bread_and_roses   Sep-27-11 07:57 AM   #43 
  - Well said. nt  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-27-11 08:44 AM   #48 
  - Thank you. The death penalty diminishes us all. n/t  myrna minx   Sep-27-11 10:32 AM   #60 
  - Sorry, but that is utter bullshit  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Sep-27-11 11:21 AM   #70 
     - Either the state killing someone is wrong or it isn't --  defendandprotect   Sep-27-11 11:26 AM   #73 
     - +1000!  Fearless   Sep-27-11 11:28 AM   #74 
     - +++  Ignis   Sep-27-11 05:57 PM   #112 
     - Sorry, but that is utter bullshit  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 05:25 PM   #108 
     - Ok, I'm irrational. So cry for Bundy and Gacy then  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Sep-27-11 08:29 PM   #124 
     - More of your brilliant critical thinking skills displayed for all to see!  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 08:50 PM   #126 
     - +1 -- "vengenance and bloodlust" -- and agree re RW aims to expand it --- !!  defendandprotect   Sep-27-11 09:38 PM   #128 
     - Death Penalty is the most premeditated murder of all  gort   Sep-27-11 09:48 PM   #129 
     - You are deeply wrong, PTBBIR  Arugula Latte   Sep-28-11 11:56 AM   #136 
  - There are many failed policies that could work in a perfect world.  ZombieHorde   Sep-27-11 12:43 PM   #91 
  - There will always be that poorly prepared public defender,  Enthusiast   Sep-27-11 01:48 PM   #103 
  - The death penalty is barbaric. Life in prison is the only option.  bluestate10   Sep-27-11 06:23 AM   #35 
     - Believe it or not, Texas went for decades without the option of life without parole  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 10:50 PM   #133 
  - There is NO NO NO excuse, there is no conscience.  donheld   Sep-27-11 12:19 AM   #23 
  - Just a baby  Tsiyu   Sep-27-11 01:16 AM   #25 
  - family run out of town: he "had to endure the trial & death alone." & still happening, see:  DrunkenBoat   Sep-27-11 01:43 AM   #27 
  - RW is zealous about making juveniles criminal -- tho it is our male adult population which  defendandprotect   Sep-27-11 11:29 AM   #75 
  - another i never heard of: burned at the stake, 1893:  DrunkenBoat   Sep-27-11 01:52 AM   #28 
  - Fuck  dipsydoodle   Sep-27-11 05:24 AM   #31 
  - Disgusting.  blackspade   Sep-27-11 07:34 AM   #40 
  - "Beware of those with a strong urge to punish" --  defendandprotect   Sep-27-11 11:31 AM   #77 
  - K & R  malaise   Sep-27-11 05:15 AM   #29 
  - My mom wrote about this in her law class (online), all the other students mocked her...  joshcryer   Sep-27-11 05:23 AM   #30 
  - My God......are you serious?!?! they probably went on to become more of the lawyers we hate.  tropicanarose   Sep-27-11 10:22 AM   #57 
  - Maybe it's just me but this seems frivolous. And ridiculous.  Ostanes   Sep-27-11 05:27 AM   #32 
  - Welcome to DU  NNN0LHI   Sep-27-11 06:05 AM   #33 
  - So it doesn't matter just because it happened sixty years ago?  strategery blunder   Sep-27-11 06:12 AM   #34 
  - I am puzzled by your comment  Papagoose   Sep-27-11 06:40 AM   #37 
  - Racism still exists to this day.  Jamastiene   Sep-27-11 06:50 AM   #38 
  - Really?  dddem   Sep-27-11 07:52 AM   #41 
  - Notable racism still exist today ESPECIALLY in the judicial system, color DOES matter here  uponit7771   Sep-27-11 08:22 AM   #45 
  - It's just you.  blackspade   Sep-27-11 08:27 AM   #46 
  - Exactly. I seem to recall a fairly recent incident.  FedUp_Queer   Sep-27-11 10:35 AM   #62 
  - "Assuming he was wrongly executed."  FedUp_Queer   Sep-27-11 10:32 AM   #61 
  - Others have eloquently rebutted your post so I won't bother to try.  classof56   Sep-27-11 10:48 AM   #64 
  - Every exoneration of a prisoner who was put to death weakens arguments in favor of the DP.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-27-11 10:58 AM   #66 
  - We can learn from what happens in the past. We just don't ever seem to be able to do it  LuckyLib   Sep-27-11 11:25 AM   #72 
  - "Frivolous and ridiculous" .... ???  defendandprotect   Sep-27-11 11:48 AM   #85 
  - It was the 40s. Within the lifetime of many people still living. And that kind of  DrunkenBoat   Sep-27-11 01:19 PM   #97 
  - The truth matters.  ChadwickHenryWard   Sep-27-11 01:37 PM   #99 
  - Among other things in your statement, who is YOU people? n/t  Jefferson23   Sep-27-11 08:08 PM   #122 
  - And people have to wonder why the jury in the OJ Simpson trial  Ilsa   Sep-27-11 06:53 AM   #39 
  - It just goes to show that too many are swayed by emotion rather than reason  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 06:35 PM   #115 
  - words cannot expresse the horror of this...n/t  hue   Sep-27-11 07:55 AM   #42 
  - Youngest?  kctim   Sep-27-11 08:17 AM   #44 
  - How do you know, for certain, that they were his victims?  MadHound   Sep-27-11 08:30 AM   #47 
  - The OP is about "the youngest person executed in the United States"  kctim   Sep-27-11 09:20 AM   #52 
     - An eye for an eye soon makes the whole world blind.  MadHound   Sep-27-11 09:28 AM   #53 
        - Sorry, but I have done research  kctim   Sep-27-11 10:27 AM   #58 
           - Illuminate us on that research, please.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-27-11 11:06 AM   #68 
           - Crickets  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 07:53 PM   #119 
           - I don't know one way or the other about this poor little guys's  polly7   Sep-27-11 11:31 AM   #76 
           - which is why, historically, young men were drafted, and now, recruited.  dddem   Sep-27-11 01:39 PM   #100 
           - This Sort Of Semantic Blurring Is Nonesense, Sir, And a Dead Tip-Off Honest Argument Is Not Intended  The Magistrate   Sep-27-11 11:35 AM   #79 
           - Since study after study shows the death penalty to be useless...  S_E_Fudd   Sep-27-11 12:44 PM   #92 
              - The Disctinction Some Claim Between Vengeance And Justice, Sir, Has Always Eluded Me....  The Magistrate   Sep-27-11 06:18 PM   #114 
                 - So apparently you believe in an emotional response thinly veiled as justice  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 09:12 PM   #127 
                    - A Pretty Basic Fellow, Myself, Sir  The Magistrate   Sep-27-11 10:09 PM   #130 
                       - Good for you  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 10:14 PM   #131 
           - And who are you?  MadHound   Sep-27-11 11:59 AM   #87 
           - They are nothing alike  kctim   Sep-27-11 12:47 PM   #93 
              - Just because it has the force of law does not mean...  S_E_Fudd   Sep-27-11 12:53 PM   #94 
              - What revenge does one get  kctim   Sep-27-11 02:16 PM   #105 
              - well then, with all due respect, consider these facts,  dddem   Sep-27-11 01:42 PM   #101 
              - Facts are facts  kctim   Sep-27-11 02:12 PM   #104 
                 - huh?  dddem   Sep-27-11 05:38 PM   #110 
                    - I'm not trying to "win" anything  kctim   Sep-28-11 08:29 AM   #134 
              - And what about the innocents that the state murders?  MadHound   Sep-27-11 10:14 PM   #132 
           - And nothing probably will  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 07:56 PM   #120 
  - Actually, DNA evidence indicates we were executing innocent people all the time.  caseymoz   Sep-27-11 09:12 AM   #51 
  - That has nothing to do with the fact that kids younger are executed daily  kctim   Sep-27-11 10:29 AM   #59 
     - If you just want to hear you're own point, I suggest a blog.  caseymoz   Sep-27-11 11:10 AM   #69 
        - You can call  kctim   Sep-27-11 01:15 PM   #95 
           - What understanding of the word execution do you have then?  caseymoz   Sep-27-11 03:00 PM   #107 
  - And yet, given the circumstances of the murders, there is reason to believe  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-27-11 09:38 AM   #54 
  - STFU!!!!  rbnyc   Sep-27-11 11:43 AM   #84 
     - Oh noes  kctim   Sep-27-11 12:30 PM   #90 
  - This fucking country  ellie   Sep-27-11 08:55 AM   #49 
  - This kind of thing happens around the world  Raine   Sep-27-11 05:54 PM   #111 
     - Yes, but we are the beacon of democracy and freedom  ellie   Sep-27-11 06:07 PM   #113 
     - Sure, and those places are known as the 3rd world  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 06:43 PM   #117 
  - Sickening government-sponsored barbarism  democrank   Sep-27-11 09:04 AM   #50 
  - Reminds me of Steven King's - The Green Mile  avaistheone1   Sep-27-11 10:48 AM   #65 
  - One day, these RW courts will be compared to Germany's Nuremberg Judges/Laws --  defendandprotect   Sep-27-11 11:21 AM   #71 
  - Somewhere a GOP mob laughs and applauds  Politicub   Sep-27-11 11:41 AM   #81 
  - Horrific.  Arugula Latte   Sep-27-11 11:41 AM   #82 
  - If your psyche can withstand the assault pick up a copy of Without Sanctuary. The images will make  Citizen Worker   Sep-27-11 11:42 AM   #83 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Sep-27-11 11:50 AM   #86 
  - Even if you support the death penalty in some cases, it should be illegal for minors.  Liberty Belle   Sep-27-11 12:02 PM   #88 
  - But he was black...  Glassunion   Sep-27-11 01:18 PM   #96 
  - "the young boy couldnt have killed two girls"  greiner3   Sep-27-11 01:32 PM   #98 
  - This is the part that gets me  wryter2000   Sep-27-11 01:47 PM   #102 
  - The world used to be a much rougher place  CopingBarker   Sep-27-11 02:43 PM   #106 
  - Society isn't evolving fast enough, and these things remind us of what we are capable  Major Nikon   Sep-27-11 07:18 PM   #118 
  - kick  Blue_Tires   Sep-27-11 05:36 PM   #109 
  - I would be interested to see how they clear his name  Raine   Sep-27-11 06:41 PM   #116 
  - I have never heard of this story before, thanks for posting. It is scandalous the history of the  Jefferson23   Sep-27-11 08:18 PM   #123 
  - Absolutely appalling!!!!!!!!!  Beacool   Sep-27-11 08:39 PM   #125 
  - OMG what a baby face! How tragic...and the beat goes on.  Alameda   Sep-28-11 11:53 AM   #135 
  - Kids are very capable or murder  CopingBarker   Sep-29-11 02:39 PM   #137 
 

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