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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Yes it's murder, but most likely only if you're one of the bleeding heart wackos who thinks executing a cold blooded murderer is some how wrong but it's perfectly okay to kill the unborn, who are only guilty of having one or two worthless irresponsible parents who can't figure out what a condom is for, or maybe they are too complicated for stupid people to figure out how to use them.

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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    "Thou shalt not murder". Item 6 Decalogue. Published Moses.
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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    Gotta love the 222 year old document dictating our morals and laws.
    The law is the law. You dont have to like it but you cannot simply pretend it isn't there.

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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    The law is the law. You dont have to like it but you cannot simply pretend it isn't there.
    Yes I can.

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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Yes it's murder, but most likely only if you're one of the bleeding heart wackos who thinks executing a cold blooded murderer is some how wrong but it's perfectly okay to kill the unborn, who are only guilty of having one or two worthless irresponsible parents who can't figure out what a condom is for, or maybe they are too complicated for stupid people to figure out how to use them.
    Isn't it technically homicide? That covers a multitude of situations, including the death penalty.

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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    Yes I can.
    Like a good liberal...

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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    "Thou shalt not murder". Item 6 Decalogue. Published Moses.
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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by petaluna View Post
    Isn't it technically homicide? That covers a multitude of situations, including the death penalty.
    It is.
    Homicide isn't always illegal.

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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Criminologists' Views on Deterrence and the Death Penalty

    "Eighty-eight percent of the country’s top criminologists do not believe the death penalty acts as a deterrent to homicide, according to a new study published in the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and authored by Professor Michael Radelet, Chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Traci Lacock, also at Boulder.

    Similarly, 87% of the expert criminologists believe that abolition of the death penalty would not have any significant effect on murder rates. In addition, 75% of the respondents agree that “debates about the death penalty distract Congress and state legislatures from focusing on real solutions to crime problems.”

    The survey relied on questionnaires completed by the most pre-eminent criminologists in the country, including Fellows in the American Society of Criminology; winners of the American Society of Criminology’s prestigious Southerland Award; and recent presidents of the American Society of Criminology. Respondents were not asked for their personal opinion about the death penalty, but instead to answer on the basis of their understandings of the empirical research.
    Facts about Deterrence and the Death Penalty | Death Penalty Information Center
    I mentioned this in another thread, but there are actually two types of deterrence; general and specific. General means the punishment deters others from committing the same type of crimes and "specific" meaning it deters the same individual from committing more crime. When used, the DP is a 100% effective specific deterrent.

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    Re: Is the Death Penalty Murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I mentioned this in another thread, but there are actually two types of deterrence; general and specific. General means the punishment deters others from committing the same type of crimes and "specific" meaning it deters the same individual from committing more crime. When used, the DP is a 100% effective specific deterrent.
    Well you would be right if the person had murdered and gotten out of jail again. Most of these people are life time criminals and I"m not talking about the one time solo person. Most of these guys are in involved in gangs, live in poverty, and can't afford a proper attorney. Your 100% is guaranteed wrong, look up how jail is a revolving door. 80% of people who are released from prison will return, EIGHTY PERCENT. Then again you can't increase punishments because there is the 20% who are not returning, they did their time and are sorry for what they have done. I have to say though honestly, I'm surprised it isn't a 100% prison return rate.

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