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    Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Texas marked a solemn moment in criminal justice Wednesday evening, executing its 500th inmate since it resumed carrying out capital punishment in 1982.
    Kimberly McCarthy, who was put to death for the murder of her 71-year-old neighbor, was also the first woman executed in the U.S. in nearly three years.
    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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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Well they have passed their lynching record so I guess we should be glad they do it legally

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Nothing wrong with capital punishment, do the crime do the time. Take a life, give a life.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Well they have passed their lynching record so I guess we should be glad they do it legally

    Lynching Statistics
    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?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    How can capital punishment be punishment if by virtue of the execution the person cannot absorb the punishment because they die? Doesn't make sense to punish someone by killing them; this may provide comfort to the families of those whose loved ones were harmed but that's vengeance- not punishment.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    How can capital punishment be punishment if by virtue of the execution the person cannot absorb the punishment because they die? Doesn't make sense to punish someone by killing them; this may provide comfort to the families of those whose loved ones were harmed but that's vengeance- not punishment.
    Not a problem.

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    Re: Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by greyhat View Post
    How can capital punishment be punishment if by virtue of the execution the person cannot absorb the punishment because they die? Doesn't make sense to punish someone by killing them; this may provide comfort to the families of those whose loved ones were harmed but that's vengeance- not punishment.
    Seeing most death row inmates spend 10-20 years on death row before they are executed then they have a long time to absorb it.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    Not a problem.
    That is a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Seeing most death row inmates spend 10-20 years on death row before they are executed then they have a long time to absorb it.
    They may have time to think about it but the actual punishment prescribed is death therefore I revert to my original thought.

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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?
    I am pointing out an interesting statistical convergence. What you do with that is up to you.

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