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    Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty[W:203]

    They killed the death penalty!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/us...h-penalty.html

    Nebraska on Wednesday became the first conservative state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty, with lawmakers defying their Republican governor, Pete Ricketts, a staunch supporter of capital punishment who had lobbied vigorously against banning it. By a 30 to 19 vote that cut across party lines, the Legislature overrode the governorís veto on Tuesday of a bill repealing the stateís death penalty law. The measure garnered just enough votes to overcome the veto.

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    Re: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    About time it was an expensive unnecessary part of the justice system
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    Re: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Making progress!!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

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    Yay!!!

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    Re: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

    I've been on the fence for years about the death penalty, but all things considered it may be a very good thing to move away from its use.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    And those the most evil of criminals will not be probably punished in Nebraska.

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    Re: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    And those the most evil of criminals will not be probably punished in Nebraska.
    Uhh, what? It's not like they just let them go.
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    Re: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I've been on the fence for years about the death penalty, but all things considered it may be a very good thing to move away from its use.
    Some people just have it coming though. That said, there have been 3 executions in Nebraska since 1978. So...

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    Re: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Uhh, what? It's not like they just let them go.
    True but Life in prison is not always the fitting of punishment for certain crimes.

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    Re: Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I've been on the fence for years about the death penalty, but all things considered it may be a very good thing to move away from its use.
    It would be one thing if a guy shoots up a cafeteria and kills 15 people before the police apprehend him, and 50 people having dinner at the place identify him as the gunmen, but our system has administered the death penalty to far too many innocent people where there was scant evidence. I can't imagine a worse ending to life. And sense the discovery of positive identification by DNA, there's been a lot of people released from prison by retrial using DNA testing on old evidence. I'd rather ten guilty people spend there lives in prison as to see one innocent man hanged.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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