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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Why don't you leave if you don't like it here. I think we would get along just fin without you.
    Because then there would be one less man down at the Capital rooting for abortion rights.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I wonder how many of them were actually innocent. 12 inmates who were convicted and sentenced to death in Texas were later found to be innocent and released. Can anyone really feel certain that none of those 500 were innocent, too?
    That's why there is 15 to 18 yrs. for the appeals process.

    And no we can't be sure.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not entirely true. Houston is on it's way to becoming the murder capital again. There have been 2 or 3 murders per day here this year, a sharp increase from last year, and even surpassing the days in the 1970's when Houston took the title from Detroit.
    How many of those involve refugees from New Orleans?

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Not surprising when you consider that the United States is in the top 5 Countries for Executions world wide. (The others being China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia). I dunno guys, i really do understand that this is a highly emotional issue for many of you, but i personally find it repulsive. My Government abolished the death penalty in 1973 and has since passed laws ensuring it will never be reinstated so it's not an issue i'll ever have to be concerned about here.

    Of all the good things that America does and she can be proud of (and there are so many), i can't imagine that being lumped in with those four Countries in relation to anything to do with Human Rights issues, would be something to be proud of.
    Who said we were proud of it?

    No one in this country basks in the delight of killing here except homicidal psychos. They can not be helped in any other fashion.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Considering the number of convicted murderers along with their victims and body count, I'd say Texas is kinda...slipping...and it wouldnt be a bad idea to step it up a bit.

    List of male murderers | Texas, USA | Murderpedia



    For people that think the death penalty is not a deterrent...ask yourself one question...In or out of the prison system,,,how many more victims did those 500 people cause after they were executed?
    Let's don't forget the people Texas *didn't* execute that damn sure deserved it. [i. e. Andrea Yates]

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Who and when?
    the other poster gave you a recent example in Texas, but the number of cases in which DNA evidence freed folks from death row (18 since 1973) must tell you that there were others, before DNA was used, who were executed. You may find this interesting: Innocence: List of Those Freed From Death Row | Death Penalty Information Center. Also this may be interesting: DNA evidence proves innocence of 300th prisoner nationwide - Los Angeles Times. This too: Innocence and the Death Penalty: The Increasing Danger of Executing the Innocent | Death Penalty Information Center. This too is interesting: How Many Innocent People Executed Is "Too" Many? - Minneapolis - News - Cassel: Civil Liberties Watch

    It's common sense, no? We're human. We make mistakes, and in some cases all it takes is a corrupt police officer or prosecutor, no? One case should be enough to give you pause. Once you put the person to death, you can't reverse it ... but if you're from the "we're not perfect, but we get it right most of the time school," we really don't have much to talk about ... it would be best to acknowledge a difference in values between the two of us and leave it at that ...

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Let's don't forget the people Texas *didn't* execute that damn sure deserved it. [i. e. Andrea Yates]
    Thats what Im saying. They should step up their game a bit. Its really not about vengeance or punishment. The death penalty should be used for the greater good...elimination of those scumbags that have demonstrated a willingness to kill rape and maim others for their own selfish gain or whims. Dead is dead. Those 500 individuals will never again take another life or harm another person, not outside of prison and not from behind bars. Thats a deterrent for your ass right there.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    the other poster gave you a recent example in Texas, but the number of cases in which DNA evidence freed folks from death row (18 since 1973) must tell you that there were others, before DNA was used, who were executed. You may find this interesting: Innocence: List of Those Freed From Death Row | Death Penalty Information Center. Also this may be interesting: DNA evidence proves innocence of 300th prisoner nationwide - Los Angeles Times. This too: Innocence and the Death Penalty: The Increasing Danger of Executing the Innocent | Death Penalty Information Center. This too is interesting: How Many Innocent People Executed Is "Too" Many? - Minneapolis - News - Cassel: Civil Liberties Watch

    It's common sense, no? We're human. We make mistakes, and in some cases all it takes is a corrupt police officer or prosecutor, no? One case should be enough to give you pause. Once you put the person to death, you can't reverse it ... but if you're from the "we're not perfect, but we get it right most of the time school," we really don't have much to talk about ... it would be best to acknowledge a difference in values between the two of us and leave it at that ...
    I still just see more evidence that the lengthy appeals process put in place so innocent people don't get executed works. No evidence yet of any innocent person being executed.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You are comparing people being punished for a crime that they were legally convicted of to people who were abducted and murdered by a terrorist group?
    Amazing this is in reference to lynchings and the trial of Sheriff Joseph Shipp, THE ONLY CRIMINAL TRIAL EVER HELD IN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.
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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I still just see more evidence that the lengthy appeals process put in place so innocent people don't get executed works. No evidence yet of any innocent person being executed.
    as I suspected, but then again I remember you now from a few months back ... you haven't changed ... you have yourself a good day, and life sawyer

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