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    White supremacist executed for dragging death

    White supremacist executed for dragging death
    Jr., in Jasper, Texas.*(AP)
    (AP)* HUNTSVILLE, Texas - A white supremacist gang member was executed Wednesday evening for the infamous dragging death slaying of a black man. James Byrd Jr., 49, was chained to the back of a pickup truck and pulled whip-like to his death along a bumpy asphalt road in one of the most grisly hate crime murders in recent Texas history. Lawrence Russell Brewer, 44, was asked if he had any final words, to which he replied: "No. I have no final statement." A single tear hung on the edge of his right eye. He was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m., 10 minutes after the lethal drugs began flowing into his arms, both covered with intricate black tattoos.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/...20109842.shtml

    This is why I support the death penalty. Good for Texas.
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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    good news.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Good riddance, and more of the same to anyone who'd drag someone to death.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Such a brutal killing and Brewer showed absolutely no remorse even today. A very sick man.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    I'm opposed to the death penalty based on a couple reasons, one being that I don't think state should be in the business of executions.

    The murder victim's son had a good say on it:

    Victim's son objects as Texas sets execution in hate crime death

    As Texas prepares to execute one of his father's killers, Ross Byrd hopes the state shows the man the mercy his father, James Byrd Jr., never got when he was dragged behind a truck to his death.

    "You can't fight murder with murder," Ross Byrd, 32, told Reuters late Tuesday, the night before Wednesday's scheduled execution of Lawrence Russell Brewer for one of the most notorious hate crimes in modern times.

    "Life in prison would have been fine. I know he can't hurt my daddy anymore. I wish the state would take in mind that this isn't what we want."
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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I'm opposed to the death penalty based on a couple reasons, one being that I don't think state should be in the business of executions.

    The murder victim's son had a good say on it:
    And I believe it was the victim's daughter who said she thought lethal injection was too lenient compared to what her dad went through.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

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    And I believe it was the victim's daughter who said she thought lethal injection was too lenient compared to what her dad went through.
    so you believe that emotion should be a part of a just judicial system?
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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    law is nothing more or less than a formalized public moral system - your beliefs, your morals, your emotions, they are going to be part of it. we punish child rape more harshly than adult rape because we feel a special revulsion at the evil of the crime.

    no tears for this guy. my main problem is the length of time it took from trial to burial - the hoops and steps and length of our death penalty serves to disconnect it in the public mind from the crime, and severely degrades it's deterrent impact. this guy should have been hung publicly, and it should have been done years ago.

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    Re: White supremacist executed for dragging death

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    law is nothing more or less than a formalized public moral system - your beliefs, your morals, your emotions, they are going to be part of it. we punish child rape more harshly than adult rape because we feel a special revulsion at the evil of the crime.

    no tears for this guy. my main problem is the length of time it took from trial to burial - the hoops and steps and length of our death penalty serves to disconnect it in the public mind from the crime, and severely degrades it's deterrent impact. this guy should have been hung publicly, and it should have been done years ago.
    So how would you adjust the appeals system so that the defendant gets a fair chance at appealing their case while also making the execution date as fast as possible?
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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.
    And Troy Davis is why I don't support the death penalty, even for a douche bag KKK'er. Shame on Georgia.
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