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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Other countries have executed people for war crimes. Has the US?

    And you're in Germany...you tell me, would Germany kill Hitler?
    I believe the US might have been helpful in arrangements after Nuremberg.

    In Germany it would be illegal to execute a mass murderer.

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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    I do not support capital punishment in general.
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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobsdot00 View Post
    I got the idea for this thread from the recent execution in China of mining tycoon Liu Han.
    Ah.


    China does that to provide bread and circuses for the masses, picking scapegoats and easily-assailable (almost random) rich in China and punishing them to keep those who are screwed over by the system mollified. I am absolutely 100% against our government doing that.


    There are, however, some "white collar" crimes I can see supporting the death penalty for. Treason and espionage, for example.

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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobsdot00 View Post
    Would you support the death penalty for white collar crimes?
    I only support the death penalty for confirmed and absolutely verified to be guilty, murderers. No one else at all. I don't care what color their collar may be.
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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    Bernie Maddof style? Yep.

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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Yes it would be. If they decide to allow someone to die for a profit incentive, then it is white collar crime no matter how much you want to pretend it isn't. White collar is not a financial crime, it is a crime with a business financial motive.
    Name some examples.
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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Ah.


    China does that to provide bread and circuses for the masses, picking scapegoats and easily-assailable (almost random) rich in China and punishing them to keep those who are screwed over by the system mollified. I am absolutely 100% against our government doing that.


    There are, however, some "white collar" crimes I can see supporting the death penalty for. Treason and espionage, for example.
    Treason and espionage don't fall under the FBI's definition of white collar crime.
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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dobsdot00 View Post
    Would you support the death penalty for white collar crimes?
    No...
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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Treason and espionage don't fall under the FBI's definition of white collar crime.
    Ah.

    Well then I reverse that statement. I was thinking "white collar workers = white collar crime".

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    Re: Death Penalty For White Colloar Crimes

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    That's one of the most ridiculous ideas I've ever hear regarding the death penalty.
    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    And the death penalty for hyperbolic morons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Really. So if I committed the crime of bribery while physically carrying a firearm - even one that I can legally carry - I should be put to death?
    I said I would consider it. I was thinking more along the lines of someone robbing a bank while armed or someone demanding money from me on the street while pointing a gun at me. My thought is, even if they don't shoot me, they very well might and they indicate they very well would. Now...if I were armed and I defended myself by killing the robber, then I have justifiably sentenced that robber to death and carried out the execution. The State should do no less in defense of its citizens.

    I would be inclined to make an exception in cases like that bribery example.
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