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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The chemicals cost realtively little, it's all the idiotic legal wrangling that make the DP expensive.
    Thank you for your answer. What legal work goes into it?

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    Re: Death Penalty

    No simply because the justice system is heavily flawed, far too much room for human error to entrust life and death decisions to random jurors.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    Yes, if there is 100 % proof they are guilty. DNA, etc.
    Serving a life sentence would not be feasible to me although a long suffering existence would be pretty bad. However, in prison, they would find a way to exist on our dime. Frankly, I don't want to pay to keep someone locked up for life. Snuff 'em and save me some money.
    The studies are pretty clear that, because of our country's lengthy appeals process, it actually costs more to execute someone than to put them in prison for life. To execute or not: A question of cost? - US news - Crime & courts - msnbc.com
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    Re: Death Penalty

    Under certain circumstances

    I support the death penalty in undeniably true cases of mass murder, in which case the appeals process would be eliminated.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The chemicals cost realtively little, it's all the idiotic legal wrangling that make the DP expensive.
    "States not only are having an increasingly difficult time getting the injectable drugs to carry out death sentences, they're also paying as much as 10 times more for the chemicals as in years past."

    States: Death-penalty drug scramble, higher cost - BusinessWeek

    New lethal injection drug drives up cost of execution | News - Home

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Society can do better, I think, than to kill people who kill people to demonstrate that killing people is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    No simply because the justice system is heavily flawed, far too much room for human error to entrust life and death decisions to random jurors.
    Then how can you trust it for other decisions?

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    Re: Death Penalty

    I honestly believe in someone doing the time for the crime the commit. If they kill someone they too deserve the ultimate price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Society can do better, I think, than to kill people who kill people to demonstrate that killing people is wrong.
    Authority is given to government to carry out punishment for crimes. So a criminal choosing to kill people is different than a government carrying out punishment it decides is appropriate for certain crimes. Some crimes are so terrible that it is the only fair option.

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    Re: Death Penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by cthomp View Post
    I honestly believe in someone doing the time for the crime the commit. If they kill someone they too deserve the ultimate price.
    The ultimate price might be drawing and quartering in the town square. Lethal injection? Much too easy.
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