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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

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    Uhhhh no thank you.
    Emotions dont equal and justify justice.
    Sincerely hope we are a better country than this.
    Oh I don't think the government should do it

    I think the victims and their families should

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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Oh I don't think the government should do it

    I think the victims and their families should
    Sure. I personally dont think anyone should do it. But in the real world this aint gonna happen.


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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

    Part of me thinks that a good punishment for murderers and rapists who get LWOP should not be death penalty, but eternal solitary confinement in a straight jacket. That might fall within cruel and unusual punishment, and wouldn't be a good deterrent against true psychopaths, but for your standard scumbag it would be the perfect way to punish them. I probably wouldn't support such a thing since it is unnecessarily cruel.

    As far as punishments go firing squad isn't actually that cruel, as long as the shots are good enough so that the executed person doesn't end up dying a slow and painful death. James Holmes doesn't seem like the guy who'd feel sorry once he saw rifles pointed at him either, so I'm not sure what the point would be for such an execution.
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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Part of me thinks that a good punishment for murderers and rapists who get LWOP should not be death penalty, but eternal solitary confinement in a straight jacket. That might fall within cruel and unusual punishment, and wouldn't be a good deterrent against true psychopaths, but for your standard scumbag it would be the perfect way to punish them. I probably wouldn't support such a thing since it is unnecessarily cruel.

    As far as punishments go firing squad isn't actually that cruel, as long as the shots are good enough so that the executed person doesn't end up dying a slow and painful death. James Holmes doesn't seem like the guy who'd feel sorry once he saw rifles pointed at him either, so I'm not sure what the point would be for such an execution.
    ultimately the best punishment for him would be life in the general prison population. every day worrying who is going to shank him. worrying every night what is going to happen in the dark

    far better than lethal injection or a firing squad

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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Carli Richards, Aurora Shooting Survivor, Calls For James Holmes Death Penalty By Firing Squad


    She said it would be totally justified

    no doubt

    I suspect a lot of shooters would volunteer to be on the squad

    and aim for the dude's knees!!
    I agree with TD on this.

    He is right as rain.

    Knees too!!

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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ultimately the best punishment for him would be life in the general prison population. every day worrying who is going to shank him. worrying every night what is going to happen in the dark

    far better than lethal injection or a firing squad
    If we are aiming for true psychological punishment solitary confinement would be FAR better. Sure it would be kind of hard being packed in with angry thugs, but it wouldn't compare to being denied human contact for the rest of your life. That could drive someone INSANE.
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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    If we are aiming for true psychological punishment solitary confinement would be FAR better. Sure it would be kind of hard being packed in with angry thugs, but it wouldn't compare to being denied human contact for the rest of your life. That could drive someone INSANE.

    that works for me too. But I think he already is sort of insane. I'd just as soon not have him around another 50 years

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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    If we are aiming for true psychological punishment solitary confinement would be FAR better. Sure it would be kind of hard being packed in with angry thugs, but it wouldn't compare to being denied human contact for the rest of your life. That could drive someone INSANE.
    That'll work too.

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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that works for me too. But I think he already is sort of insane. I'd just as soon not have him around another 50 years
    I don't think it should actually happen! I know Holmes is a scumbag but we aren't barbarians, we're civilized, so a torture punishment is not justice, it's vengeance.
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    Re: Aurora victim Carli Richards calls for firing squad for James Holmes

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Cruel? unusual? surely you jest

    cruel would be say breaking on the wheel or "the pear"

    unusual-being boned to death by a Llama or drowned in peanut butter
    Shooting out someone's knees is cruel.

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