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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 07:01 AM

8. I will never understand this

I cannot fathom why states feel the need the rush to kill prisoners. It's not like the prisoner is going anywhere. I keep thinking that the state prosecutors would want to make sure the person they're killing is actually guilty, but the gravity against the state/prosecutors admitting they might have made a mistake must be very, very strong.

I was once in a jury pool where the death penalty was on the table. I always mark the "moral objection" block of the juror form because I'm opposed to the death penalty. But, while waiting to be questioned, I had to think seriously about whether or not I could actually vote to kill someone. In the end, I knew I couldn't. And, no, I wasn't picked for the jury, but for having heard about the case.

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