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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-27-11 01:27 AM
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26. You either support it or you don't
Sorry, but there's no middle ground here. If you support it for someone like John Wayne Gacy or Ted Bundy, then you support it for Cameron Todd Willingham or Troy Davis. Juries get to decide guilt and/or punishment, and the human factor in the equation will always be prone to mistake and manipulation.

Even if you could somehow set the bar much higher for the crimes that qualify for the DP, that bar would always be subject to political change, and even if you could somehow prevent that political change, you still have the matter of discrimination in how often and to whom the DP is applied.

The DP is evil. No other way to look at it. It does society no good, it does the taxpayer no good, and it does the victims no good. There's simply no place for it in any type of society that wants to call itself civilized.
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