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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-21-11 10:40 PM
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33. Don't preach to the choir, EFerrari...
Edited on Wed Sep-21-11 10:40 PM by hlthe2b
The fact is that while I agree with you tonight--in terms of my own attitudes towards capital punishment, I have never had a member of my family brutally murdered. The emotions that follow such tragic loss can have a devastating impact that none of us can predict. THAT is why family members don't determine sentences. That is why we have a justice system to begin with. Why everyone is focusing their wrath on the family members--instead of the clemency board and others charged with rendering IMPARTIAL review of this case, is just beyond me. They may be wrong in their attitudes. They may be in such denial so as to be pathetic. They may be pitiful in their misplaced desire for vengeance sans clear justice. But, they were and remain victims. They deserve understanding. Unless we have been in their shoes, we have NO RIGHT to judge THEM.
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