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Posted By: tss, a caring parent

Posted On: Nov 19, 2007
Views: 2346
Death penalty

The bible states an eye for an eye..... yes I could accept the death penalty if if was proven 100% that the person committed the crime. Especially if the case involved children or the elderly. Perhaps also if the death penalty was definitely an immediate option for the 100% guilty, it would stop the ridiculous murder rate and child abuse. If found 100% guilty...why let the person live 8-10-15 years while the family of the deceased have to endure pain??


Posted By: Xtina

Posted On: Nov 18, 2007
Views: 2023
Death Penalty

Umm, I think if it was your ass about to be killed you would want a chance to appeal. It is a right that must be given.

Do you know what death row comprises? Most of them are poor and Black, lack of education and/or mental illness. Now, tell me this segment of society is the only one that commits murder. There is something deeply wrong with this picture. Do you know what is even creepier to me? There are actually counties and states trying to block DNA evidence because they know they are going to be shown to be horribly, horribly wrong and having a lot of people sitting on the row who don't belong there. That's how bad it is. I'm writing this from Chicago, where we have many people on death row who don't belong there. It is a barbaric practice, and obviously terribly unbalanced - if you are white, if you have money, your chances of getting away with it are greatly increased. This is wrong.


Posted By: da

Posted On: Dec 26, 2006
Views: 2284
death penalty

I'd be all for the death penalty if there was a way of being 100% positive that the person was guilty. However, since the advent of DNA testing, a few people on death row have been set free and their cases overturned. I wonder how many innocent people have been put to death?


Posted By: burgersub

Posted On: Dec 25, 2006
Views: 1385
stuff

Sometimes I wish we could give the death penalty to people guilty of making long-winded posts on the internet full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.


Posted By: sumnemo

Posted On: Dec 25, 2006
Views: 1382
Money and justice

Why is the death penalty so much more expensive and inefficient? Oh, right...the nearly endless system of appeals. Granted life and death is a very heavy decision to make, but if a jury found the person guilty of the crime and deserving of the penalty in the first place, then people need to stop undermining the system with appeals that show a general lack of faith in the capability of our justice system.


Posted By: Hoodlum

Posted On: Dec 24, 2006
Views: 853
Do it Christian Style

I say we expand the death penalty to include all the death penalty offenses of the bible. It'll be great. Does your kid act up? Stone him. Your husband wear any ugly nylon-polyster shirt? Stone him, and so forth.

After all, if God commands it, it must be good.


Posted By: septer

Posted On: Dec 21, 2006
Views: 861
Capital Punishment

I would support an immediate increase in executions.A death sentence in this town certainly means the s.o.b. definitely deserves it. Its hard enough to find a jury patient enough to sit threw the horse **** some of these defense attorneys try to feed them and then wise enough to see through the confusing guidelines set down by the judge before deliberating with people you wouldn't even want to share an elevator with,that always seems to included that one or two jurors who possess not one single once of reason. Our beloved Baltimore like alot of other citys are full to the brim with vicious violent thugs crooks murderous bastards whatever we choose to call them that make the good people who just want to work raise a family(or not) but deserve the right to live peacefully a very risky business.Why should a bastard that rapes a ninety year old woman deserve to draw another breath ?


Posted By: Emptyman

Posted On: Dec 20, 2006
Views: 873
Death Penalty

Leaving aside all argument concerning the morality of the death penalty, in theory and practice, there is the fact that it is a tremendous waste of time and resources. Life without parole is cheaper, quicker, and easier.

The recent decision in Evans v. State allows death penalty opponent/practical politician Martin O'Malley to have it both ways; he can see to it that the Department of Public Safety never promulgates proper regulations governing the implementation of the death penalty, and thus no executions will be performed while he is governor... and at the same time he doesn't have to make the politically difficult decision to sign any death warrants and/or commute any death sentences.

He and the new AG should present a united front and ask the legislature to repeal the death penalty on the grounds that it is just too much of a pain in the ass to implement in a Constitutional fashion.