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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    What "statistical convergence"???
    That Texas has now executed more people than were known to be lynched there

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I am against capital punishment no matter what the crime.

    If Hitler was found alive (and 124 years old) I would still be against killing him.
    What would you regard as an appropriate punishment for the old boy?
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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I am certainly not unconcerned about wrongful executions, and some of the cases Wikipedia cites are troubling, but none of them are conclusive examples of innocent people being executed, certainly not any of the 20th century cases.
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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    It may "feel like punishment" but it isn't punishment because the person dies. That's just good ol' bible inspired "eye for an eye" revenge.
    You are really committed to this silly idea!
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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Yes, I am still against capital punishment, because an occasional innocent person does get executed every once in a while. But this lady deserved it. She killed 3 elderly women, and stole their credit cards and valuables from their homes. The murder that she was executed for is especially grisly, in that she cut the finger off her victim to get her wedding ring, which she pawned for 200 bucks.

    To those who are against the death penalty - Don't feel sorry for those who deserve it, but only those rare cases where someone didn't deserve it, which is why I am against the death penalty.

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    Well, I certainly don't feel sorry for someone like Osama bin Laden when they die, but I am not happy to see the state executing people in my and other American's name.

    It's a nasty business and the USA should get out of it.

    Killing people in war is one thing, but coldly executing people is a business that I want no part of.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Several of the ones I read about involved one of the key witnesses actually being the perpetrator. And prosecutorial misconduct all around. But no, it wasn't a matter of "getting off on a technicality", they were all exonerated. Which means the court, upon review, concluded that they were innocent.



    No, it shows how the system doesn't work! Texas was all set to execute these 12 people, and only a lot of outside intervention prevented the murder of innocent people by the state. But you don't know how many of these 500 were actually guilty. You don't know how many slipped through the cracks. And as Danarhea said, one is too many. Why so gung ho about state sanctioned murder?



    And since we can't be sure, how can we risk killing an innocent person?
    The only things in life we can be absolutely sure about are taxes and death.

    Are we suppose to stop everything because we might make a mistake? Because we're going to.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Well, I certainly don't feel sorry for someone like Osama bin Laden when they die, but I am not happy to see the state executing people in my and other American's name.

    It's a nasty business and the USA should get out of it.

    Killing people in war is one thing, but coldly executing people is a business that I want no part of.
    Would you consent to a relative of the victim doing the deed? If that happened to be a choice.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Many people think that George Ryan's grandstanding was intended to ingratiate himself with his future jury pool.
    Since you're from Chicago, how about our crooked ex-governor Big Jim Thompson. The 1920's Illinois Repub crooks would be proud. Well over $2million in pension since 1991. A higher pension now than his governor's salary due to compound COLA he signed into law. Kudos to the Tribune for their crusade against our crooks specifically, and all crooks like the Whiting, Indiana BP refinery in general.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The only things in life we can be absolutely sure about are taxes and death.

    Are we suppose to stop everything because we might make a mistake? Because we're going to.
    And killing someone is a mistake that cannot be taken back when we discover that we were wrong. The consequences of an irrevocable mistake are substantially higher than one that can be revoked. It's one thing to lock someone up without complete certainty, knowing that they can be released later. But you cannot bring back the dead.
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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    It may "feel like punishment" but it isn't punishment because the person dies.
    That's just good ol' bible inspired "eye for an eye" revenge.
    Hve you ever been on death row ? Are you texting from Huntsville ?

    It absolutley IS punishment.

    It's why the vast majority of death row inmates file one appeal after another.

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