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Kyle 2012/09/02 14:23:29
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  • RezcrashGB 2012/09/06 18:42:43
    Fry 'em !!!
    RezcrashGB
    SLOW IN A GREAT BIG FRY-PAN .. 8¬ ))
  • Dzeeng 2012/09/06 10:30:15
    Barbaric !!!
    Dzeeng
    and if error occured?
  • Tom 2012/09/04 23:39:36
    Fry 'em !!!
    Tom
    If You Can't Do the Time, Don't Do the Crime
  • Mr Marvin 2012/09/03 16:48:38
    Fry 'em !!!
    Mr Marvin
    +1
    Dead murderers don't murder again.
  • David (oYo) 2012/09/03 13:19:09
  • santa6642 2012/09/03 02:34:46
    Fry 'em !!!
    santa6642
    +2
    Not used enough.
  • amoobrasil santa6642 2012/09/06 13:13:56
    amoobrasil
    How often do you want to be complicit in killing another human being?

    Since I am committed to Judeo-Christian teachings, I can understand that original sin prompts humans beings to hating and seeking revenge--we call it human nature. Ultimately, a lust to witness harm and even death for our fellow human beings is self-destructive. We find redemption in seeking redemptio--not destruction.
  • apaтнeтιc lycanтнrope 2012/09/03 01:39:49
    Barbaric !!!
    apaтнeтιc lycanтнrope
    I'm not fond of it, and I don't believe our justice system is wholly accurate in that approach. Though I do understand why some people agree with it.
  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/09/03 01:03:12
    Barbaric !!!
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +2
    no no no no no.
  • FortunaVeritas 2012/09/02 23:04:47 (edited)
    Barbaric !!!
    FortunaVeritas
    +2
    I'm with Scott Turow, actually. If we could actually consistently and fairly make sure we were convicting the right people, then I would be somewhat ok with the death penalty, but because of all of the problems with the system, it seems doing without the death penalty would be cheaper and have less wrongdoing.

    Everything I've seen shows that it does not actually deter anyone from committing a crime who wouldn't be deterred by prison anyway.
  • amoobrasil Fortuna... 2012/09/03 01:56:22
    amoobrasil
    Your fact is correct regarding failure to deter. Convicting the "right" people is impossible, whatever the crime--especially when the DA enjoys resources to which few of the accused have access. There is no reward to the DA who uses more resources to find one person innocent, but there is abundant reward if his conviction rate (whether the accused is innocent or not) is right at 100%.

    The incentive is not for him to find the truth but to find the easiest conviction.
  • Fortuna... amoobrasil 2012/09/03 04:20:57
    FortunaVeritas
    And ideally this would not be the case, no?
  • amoobrasil Fortuna... 2012/09/03 14:23:38
    amoobrasil
    To find the easiest conviction?
  • Fortuna... amoobrasil 2012/09/08 02:41:11
    FortunaVeritas
    +1
    Ideally prosecutors would not value putting someone, anyone behind bars over actually getting the right person behind bars.
  • amoobrasil Fortuna... 2012/09/08 16:32:39
    amoobrasil
    Ideally, that is right. It is as it should be. If our system rewarded prosecutors accordingly, that would be the reality and we would have something approaching a justice system.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/09/02 22:49:19
    Fry 'em !!!
    Ron in Oregon
    +2
    The main problem is that there are too many appeals and the lawyers get rich appealling and retire before sentence is carried out.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/09/02 22:20:56
    Fry 'em !!!
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    FOR THOSE WHO COMMIT THE MOST HEINOUS AND VIOLENT CRIMES....
  • Elephant Lord 2012/09/02 21:56:27
    Barbaric !!!
    Elephant Lord
    +2
    Those who support it must have a LOT of faith in our government and justice system.
  • Bec. Elephan... 2012/09/03 00:19:24
    Bec.
    +2
    My thoughts exactly D:
  • Headhunter 13 2012/09/02 21:42:04
    Fry 'em !!!
    Headhunter 13
    +2
    Yes someone that lost a family member to murder and watched the trigger man get out 3 years later and murder someone else FRY THEIR ASS
  • EDWARD G 2012/09/02 21:24:39
    Fry 'em !!!
    EDWARD G
    +3
    Some people do not belong in society and there is no reason to keep them around.
  • Hirnungah Mancandy 2012/09/02 21:09:12
    Barbaric !!!
    Hirnungah Mancandy
    the chair took my daddy .
    cry baby
  • Prime Time Lime 2012/09/02 20:46:00
    Barbaric !!!
    Prime Time Lime
    +2
    Should be abolished in all states.
  • JohnT 2012/09/02 20:44:42
    Fry 'em !!!
    JohnT
    +2
    Yup I think lethal Injection is just fine.
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/09/02 20:38:14
    Fry 'em !!!
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    Actually, the death penalty would be far too good for these perps.
    http://www.sodahead.com/unite...
  • MoonTroll 2012/09/02 20:31:59
    Fry 'em !!!
    MoonTroll
    +2
    Would ya like fries with that? Seriously though, some people are better off dead, and the world is better off without them living in it.
  • amoobrasil 2012/09/02 20:28:25 (edited)
    Barbaric !!!
    amoobrasil
    +3
    Absolutely not. Most of our justice system is based on hurting or killing someone for revenge (calling it "justice" changes nothing). Furthermore, the harm or death we bring about changes nothing for the victims; there is no healthy "closure". Only forgiveness can bring release.

    A safer society does not result from enriching private prison systems, locking people up at a cost per inmate of some $40,000 a year, or dehumanizing our fellow human beings (by calling them "dogs", for example). We lock up more people than does China!

    And compare our image of what we want our country to be with the injustice practiced in countries where people are executed sometimes at the whim of the system.

    In my Judeo-Christian belief, none of us is worthy of bringing harm to another of us.

    Our prisons are schools for recidivism, hardened criminals, and violence. We could learn much from countries where the incarceration rate is much less and the rehabilitation rate is much greater.
  • Bureauc... amoobrasil 2012/09/02 20:52:30
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    Yes Of Coarse, Criminals are people too, Right?
    The Norway Killer, Anders Breivik will serve out his years in a three-room cell with a TV, exercise room, and "Ikea-style furniture and 17 Staffers to watch over him in a brand new facility built strictly for and only for Breivik.
    That 'restorative Justice' is going to be expensive, even though he will likely NEVER be freed.
  • amoobrasil Bureauc... 2012/09/02 22:49:02
    amoobrasil
    +1
    Two things: to your first question, yes, right. Absolutely.

    To your cost of restorative justice, or rehabilitation, the cost is much less that perpetuating and aggravating the social afflictions of recidivism and increased violence.
  • Bureauc... amoobrasil 2012/09/02 23:04:46
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    Two things:
    1.You don't recognize Sarcasm, I.E. Breivik deserving any thing other than death.

    2. A rope or bullet cost even less.
  • amoobrasil Bureauc... 2012/09/02 23:17:19
    amoobrasil
    +1
    I recognized your sarcasm; I simply elected to ignore it and give an honest answer. Once I did, the second point became moot.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/09/02 19:52:48
    Barbaric !!!
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +2
    Neither! Why waste human resources when you can do medical or psychological testing on them or send them down mines?
  • misterz 2012/09/02 19:27:04
    Fry 'em !!!
    misterz
    After appeals, DNA, etc.
  • JDLogan 2012/09/02 19:21:44
    Fry 'em !!!
    JDLogan
    +1
    Murderers, rapists and child molesters are no better than rabid dogs, and we shoot rabid dogs. It isn't about revenge or punishment, it's about making society safer.
  • amoobrasil JDLogan 2012/09/02 20:32:52
    amoobrasil
    A safer society does not result from enriching private prison systems, locking people up at a cost per inmate of some $40,000 a year, or dehumanizing our fellow human beings (by calling them "dogs", for example). We lock up more people than does China!

    In my Judeo-Christian belief, none of us is worthy of bringing harm to another of us.

    Our prisons are schools for recidivism, hardened criminals, and violence. We could learn much from countries where the incarceration rate is much less and the rehabilitation rate is much greater.
  • Ron in ... amoobrasil 2012/09/02 22:53:29
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    In China they just shoot them in the back of the head and charge the family for the cost of the bullet.
    In Oregon we do not have any inmates, they are clients.
  • amoobrasil Ron in ... 2012/09/03 01:58:16
    amoobrasil
    If that were true(in Orgegon), why would you not wish to be imprisoned? False claims, even when passed off as hyperbole, contribute nothing to informed discourse.
  • JDLogan amoobrasil 2012/09/03 02:40:50
    JDLogan
    They dehumanize themselves when they kill others, rape and molest children; I didn't call them dogs, I said they are no better than rabid dogs. There are many things people shouldn't be arrested for, let alone locked up (marijuana use, prostitution, to name two) and I don't believe in locking up the dregs of society either, it isn't fair to society.

    As far as your Judeo-Christian belief, the most horrible atrocities in history were committed in the name of religion, and you can claim they don't truly represent your faith all you want, but it's there and it's consistent and it's enough to turn me off religion, especially when coupled with the constant power plays and corruption that have plauged every organized religion since the written word.
  • Maddog 2012/09/02 19:17:49
    Fry 'em !!!
    Maddog
    ...and let's reserve the most barbaric punishments for politicians. I'm thinking Medieval-type punishments such as The Rack, The Iron Maiden, Drawing and Quartering, Breaking on the Wheel and Burning at the Stake!

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  • jumpboots 187th PIR 2012/09/02 19:09:50
    Fry 'em !!!
    jumpboots 187th PIR

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