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"I agree; personally I think I'd much rather be executed than rot away in prison."


That's one of the reasons I am more for life in prison: i think execution can be an easy out. i would prefer justice be served by a long, hard prison sentence ending with the persons death.

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"Why does there have to be a number? When we rule people mentally unfit to be executed is it based on a number?"

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"So how would you change policy then?"

8/18/2011 4:08:29 PM

disco_stu
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A psychological evaluation to determine whether they are capable of understanding consequences, just like with crazy folks.

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"if the death penalty is on the table, then the only other possible sentence is death in prison at an unspecified time. It's not like we're trying to rehabilitate anyone at that point. At least the death penalty ensures them a relatively benign and peaceful way to die, as opposed to the deaths suffered by lifers John Gotti and Jeffrey Dahmer"


Bears repeating.

8/18/2011 8:23:52 PM

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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/12/cnn-poll-number-who-prefer-death-penalty-on-decline/

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"CNN Poll: Number who prefer death penalty on decline

(CNN) – When offered a choice between sentencing a murderer to capital punishment or life in prison with no chance of parole, half of all Americans say they prefer a life sentence over the death penalty - the first time that has happened in CNN polling.

Fifty percent would opt for a life sentence; 48% said they would choose the death penalty, revealing a nation divided when it comes to capital punishment.

Full results (pdf)

The remaining two percent had no opinion in the survey released Wednesday.

"That's not to say that Americans want to abolish the death penalty entirely," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "But there is a difference between thinking that the government should have the death penalty as an option and actually wanting to see it applied."

Seven years ago, 56% of the nation said they preferred the death penalty, a number that decreased to 53% in 2009 and to 48% now. At the same time the number of Americans who believe that at least one person in the past five years has been executed for a crime that he or she did not commit increased to 72%.

The issue of the death penalty has even found its way onto the 2012 campaign trail, with some media attention given to the controversy surrounding the execution of death row inmate Todd Willingham. Willingham, who maintained his innocence, received the death penalty while GOP contender Rick Perry served as governor of Texas."

10/13/2011 12:11:00 AM

thegoodlife3
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it’s gotta go away forever

12/10/2020 9:01:24 PM

UJustWait84
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^I'd make an exception for Trump

12/10/2020 9:37:49 PM

GrumpyGOP
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I don't think this last guy to get executed (for his role in killing a couple when he was 18) was a good case for it. Shouldn't have been executed.

The next guy (who physically and sexually abused his daughter to death) is a good candidate for it and should have been executed some time ago.

The one after that is a prime candidate, having been convicted of seven murders as part of a criminal organization.

I don't particularly care about this tradition of lame ducks presidents not executing people. It's not as though the president passes sentence, they can just choose to commute it.

12/11/2020 10:20:49 AM

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