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Should the governor stop executions in MD? [108 votes total]

Yes (51)
 47%
No (57)
 53%


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Posted By: tss, a caring parent

Posted On: Nov 19, 2007
Views: 2089
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: 1766
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: 2027
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?


 
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