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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Hey, I'll take 99 innocent executions to make sure we get every guilty one.
    I guess that's the difference between you and me. I'd rather see 999 guys serve life without parole than see the government execute one innocent man.
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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Hey, I'll take 99 innocent executions to make sure we get every guilty one.
    Can't argue with that logic. Should've killed all the kids that survived columbine to make sure that they got the shooter.

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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Hey, I'll take 99 innocent executions to make sure we get every guilty one.
    I wish I could that statement seriously.


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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    U.S. joins the top execution club. I would rank U.S. 1st because of it's mistaken convictions.
    I'm pretty sure that the top 4 countries have more than their fair share of innocents exectued. As deeply flawed as our legal system is, it probably gives condemned individuals more chances at retribution through the appeals process than any other.

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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    I'm pretty sure that the top 4 countries have more than their fair share of innocents exectued. As deeply flawed as our legal system is, it probably gives condemned individuals more chances at retribution through the appeals process than any other.
    Yet another argument against the death penalty.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yet another argument against the death penalty.
    Absolutely, I'm in no way in favor of the death penalty, I'm just pointing out the flaw in implying that the 4 countries ahead of us don't execute massive amounts of innocents.

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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Hey, I'll take 99 innocent executions to make sure we get every guilty one.
    That's just because you're a sick puppy. But I think everyone here, including yourself, knows that.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Can't argue with that logic. Should've killed all the kids that survived columbine to make sure that they got the shooter.
    Show me an executed prisoner who is/was truly innocent. Not just of the crime he/she was charged with, but truly innocent. I doubt you could actually find one.


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    I wish I could [take] that statement seriously.
    I hold no great worth or value to a human life, Boo. I think that's pretty well known.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's just because you're a sick puppy. But I think everyone here, including yourself, knows that.
    Sick alright. Sick and tired of throwing up in my mouth every time I look at the society that surrounds me on a daily basis. The stupidity, the immorality, and the shreer insanity of the vast majority of human beings I run into on a daily basis is stunning to me.

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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Show me an executed prisoner who is/was truly innocent. Not just of the crime he/she was charged with, but truly innocent. I doubt you could actually find one.




    I hold no great worth or value to a human life, Boo. I think that's pretty well known.




    Sick alright. Sick and tired of throwing up in my mouth every time I look at the society that surrounds me on a daily basis. The stupidity, the immorality, and the shreer insanity of the vast majority of human beings I run into on a daily basis is stunning to me.
    All of which makes it hard to take these posts seriously.

    Personally, I like people. I'm reminded of the Whiskey Priest in the novel The Power and The Glory. He said that God can be found in the criminal as well as the judge, in sinner as well as the saint. It is in people that we see God. Not in self righteous desire for perfection.

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    Re: Report: US Ranks 5th in Global Executions

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    All of which makes it hard to take these posts seriously.
    That's fine. I'm not here to entertain OR enlighten you, so that's your problem not mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Personally, I like people. I'm reminded of the Whiskey Priest in the novel The Power and The Glory. He said that God can be found in the criminal as well as the judge, in sinner as well as the saint. It is in people that we see God. Not in self righteous desire for perfection.
    I've never been a big "people person". I find most people are not worth investing my time in. Besides, "God" and I parted company a little over a decade ago. Something about a breach of contract issue.

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