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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    By a trial with people who now recanted their testimony saying they were pressured by the prosecution.
    I think it was more like, "people who recanted thei tesitmony, because they didn't want to be seen as sending a black man to the death chamber".

    I mean, it took 20 years for them to say something??? Gimme a break!
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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think it was more like, "people who recanted thei tesitmony, because they didn't want to be seen as sending a black man to the death chamber".

    I mean, it took 20 years for them to say something??? Gimme a break!
    Man you have everything all sewn up in your race-based theory. Color me surprised. lol
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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Man you have everything all sewn up in your race-based theory. Color me surprised. lol
    What's that supposed to mean?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    This is basically the reason that, when it comes to death penalty discussions, I avoid discussion of DP's claimed utilitarian purpose (that it deters crime/murder). There are other philosophical or moral reasons to oppose or support DP, but I don't believe the death penalty either discourages or encourages crime and it is thus irrelevant to the discussion.
    I believe it encourages murder by setting the example that it is ok to target helpless harmless people - for "good enough reasons". If the government can justify it... so can others. Is it possible that government policy has no influence on people? I don't think so.
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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    The death penalty was a pointless waste of money in this case. There was no compelling reason to kill him rather than give him life in prison.
    the death penalty is made needlessly expensive through the ridiculously long appeals process. You shouldn't have to spend more than a year on death row between your original conviction and your execution - and last I checked, rope and bullets were still cheap.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    Im all for the death penalty.
    in fact I believe it should be used more often.
    IMO prison and punishment is already TOO SOFT AND EASY.

    now with that said, YES the system is not perfect and breaks but the system needs improved not the punishment lessened.
    the fact that we pay for these people to sit around and watch television blows my mind. prisoners should be working so that the system comes closer to paying for itself, not enjoying free room, entertainment, and gym membership on the publics' dime.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the death penalty is made needlessly expensive through the ridiculously long appeals process. You shouldn't have to spend more than a year on death row between your original conviction and your execution - and last I checked, rope and bullets were still cheap.
    The appeals process sometimes does seem endless sometimes--and yet innocent men have been executed.

    Even with DNA matching available now, is it still possible to wrongfully execute someone innocent?

    The appeals process's cost is why the death penalty is more expensive than life without parole. Given that and the question of whether it's better to let a guilty person live than an innocent one be wrongfully executed, I don't mind "three hots and a cot" on my dime. I just think society can do better.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    White supremacist executed for dragging death - CBS News

    This is why I support the death penalty. Good for Texas.
    How is this even possible?

    I thought the US was a racist nation that only put to death black men for killing white men.

    At least that is what I see onthe boards all the time.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post

    Another one is deterrence which isn't a proven result of capital punishment in any respect.
    If it didn't take many years to execute someone, maybe it would be more of a deterrent. But it IS a deterrent in one respect; the recidivism rate after execution is 0%.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Forgive me again for not having read the entire thread. This is one death penalty case of which I completely approve. The physical evidence was overwhelming. The victims blood and tissue found on the rope, and in the truck, and IIRC on the clothing and shoes of the individuals. The crime was one of the most shocking and heinous I can remember. The men who did this both deserve to die.

    This type of crime, with this kind of overwhelming physical evidence, is what the death penalty was created for... not the Troy Davis case.
    Last edited by DiAnna; 09-23-11 at 10:38 PM.

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