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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The politicians of the State of Connecticut (where I grew up) have been unwilling to actually USE the death penalty, so why bother to have it still on the books? I am a STRONG proponent of the death penalty but if you aren't actually going to kill these people there is no reason to waste everyone's time having it as part of the law.

    Just another proof that New England is truly living up to its name.... A New version of the same old English liberalism and socialism that has been killing this country for a century and a half.
    The serial killer of teenagers, John Wayne Gacey, spent more time alive on Death Row than the lifetimes of his victims. If we can't have speedy and cheap executions, we should return to the idea of "paying one's debt to society" by letting these people free if they participate in risky medical research, which will save more lives than the condemned themselves took.
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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I'm in favor of this and I'm not sure why it matters that victims are concerned about this. They aren't the only people in the state.
    With this fear of fighting back, other people in the state are all in danger of becoming victims. But it may be too late to turn around our society's suicidal tendencies. Let's work on that basic cause rather than superficially protest its symptoms.
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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But then again, humans ain't dogs.
    Some are subhuman dogmeat. Anyone who identifies with these malignant mutations betrays humanity.
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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    The serial killer of teenagers, John Wayne Gacey, spent more time alive on Death Row than the lifetimes of his victims. If we can't have speedy and cheap executions, we should return to the idea of "paying one's debt to society" by letting these people free if they participate in risky medical research, which will save more lives than the condemned themselves took.
    Either you're trying to play "Who can be the most barbaric" or you were raised by Tigger. I'm not sure which one I'd prefer given your capitalization of "Death Row".
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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    To spend your years in a cage, never to have a drink, love a woman, pet a cat is a greater punishment than death. Dead people are not bored, nor do they suffer.

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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    To spend your years in a cage, never to have a drink, love a woman, pet a cat is a greater punishment than death. Dead people are not bored, nor do they suffer.
    Oh stop it. If we are to go by the right wing mantra, jail is fun. It's so much fun, people love going in more than once.
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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    But then again, humans ain't dogs.
    I like dogs and I would value their lives more than many of those scumbags on death rows.

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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    The serial killer of teenagers, John Wayne Gacey, spent more time alive on Death Row than the lifetimes of his victims. If we can't have speedy and cheap executions, we should return to the idea of "paying one's debt to society" by letting these people free if they participate in risky medical research, which will save more lives than the condemned themselves took.
    Good point. As I recall, President Garfield's assassin was caught, tried, sentenced and executed within a span of 6 weeks. Back in the fifties, it was a national scandal when a convicted rapist/murderer spent 10 years on death row. And it seems like 20 years is now the norm. That doesn't seem like progress to me.
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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    To spend your years in a cage, never to have a drink, love a woman, pet a cat is a greater punishment than death. Dead people are not bored, nor do they suffer.
    Have you checked with Charlie Manson for his opinion on that subject?
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    Re: Connecticut Senate votes to abolish death penalty amid victim concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Have you checked with Charlie Manson for his opinion on that subject?
    What does Manson have to do with this conversation?

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