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    Iran executes 22 year-old

    Iran just executed a 22 year old girl for a murder she committed when she was still a minor.

    Iran is way out there in their punishments, but just when you think it couldn't get any worse, Iran becomes like Texas.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Iran executes 22 year-old

    Iran just executed a 22 year old girl for a murder she committed when she was still a minor.
    That is just wrong.
    The entire idea of DP is barbaric but it is made worse when events such as this occurs.


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    Re: Iran executes 22 year-old

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Iran just executed a 22 year old girl for a murder she committed when she was still a minor.

    Iran is way out there in their punishments, but just when you think it couldn't get any worse, Iran becomes like Texas.

    Article is here.
    Dan I think your comparison to Texas is a bit disingenuous. Iran executes women and girls for having sex outside marriage. Homosexuals simply for being homosexuals, Apostates for converting from Islam to Christianity, etc. It is not fair to compare Texas to the evil theocracy of Iran.
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    Re: Iran executes 22 year-old

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Dan I think your comparison to Texas is a bit disingenuous. Iran executes women and girls for having sex outside marriage. Homosexuals simply for being homosexuals, Apostates for converting from Islam to Christianity, etc. It is not far to compare Texas to the evil theocracy of Iran.
    That is a red herring you just posted. The girl had committed murder.
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    Re: Iran executes 22 year-old

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That is a red herring you just posted. The girl had committed murder.
    Maybe so, but Irans record is far from stellar when it comes to fair trials. This woman was 17 when she was convinced to confess to a crime she may or may not have commited. Texas has an extensive appeals process. If this woman had been convicted here in Texas I do not think she would have been executed, do you?
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    Re: Iran executes 22 year-old

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Maybe so, but Irans record is far from stellar when it comes to fair trials. This woman was 17 when she was convinced to confess to a crime she may or may not have commited. Texas has an extensive appeals process. If this woman had been convicted here in Texas I do not think she would have been executed, do you?
    1) Texas had 29 juvinile offenders on death row at the time the Supreme Court made its decision that juvinile offenders could not be executed.

    2) Many death row inmates have been freed as a result of DNA evidence which exonerated them, and in which prosecutorial misconduct, planting of evidence by police, sloppy detective work, and other errors had been proven. The crime lab in Houston was actually shut down a few years ago because the evidence provided from it was no good and sometimes even rigged, in order to provide sentences of "guilty". It was one of the biggest scandals in Texas history.

    3) Before DNA testing was available, there is no telling how many innocent people were put to death in Texas.

    Put those 3 points together and my answer to you is that I cannot say that she would not have been put to death in Texas, and neither can you.
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    Re: Iran executes 22 year-old

    When a country employs the death penalty for pretty much everything, every once in a while it's going to use it for something that actually justifies it. I suppose this is one of those cases.

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    Re: Iran executes 22 year-old

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Maybe so, but Irans record is far from stellar when it comes to fair trials. This woman was 17 when she was convinced to confess to a crime she may or may not have commited. Texas has an extensive appeals process. If this woman had been convicted here in Texas I do not think she would have been executed, do you?
    No. She would have been declared mentally retarded and then executed. That's the Texas way. See? I can bring up red herrings too.
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    Re: Iran executes 22 year-old

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    2) Many death row inmates have been freed as a result of DNA evidence which exonerated them, and in which prosecutorial misconduct, planting of evidence by police, sloppy detective work, and other errors had been proven.
    True. But on the flip side of that, how many innocent men are serving life in prison without the extensive review of their cases that death penalty cases receive?

    The end result of doing away with the death penalty is that the vast majority of these wrongly convicted men and women will simply rot in jail for the rest of their lives...

    Does that make you feel better about the system?


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    Re: Iran executes 22 year-old

    What I find interesting is how some seem to always jump to the defense of the Iranian and similar regimes whenever they do something dispicable and the defenders always seems to be the same folks.


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