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    Arkansas Executes its First Inmate Since 2005



    In February 1993, 27-year-old Lee robbed and strangled 26-year-old Debra Reese in her Jacksonville home. He then beat her 36 times with the same tire thumper her husband gave her for protection.

    Her son was only six years old.

    "My mother was everything to me," said Joseph Lucky. "When she was ripped from my life, it started a spiral that I almost didn't recover from. My family has lived in the shadow of this event our entire lives."

    AR Executions Recap: What Ledell Lee Did to Land on Death Row -



    Lee, 51, was administered the lethal injection at 11:44 p.m. local time on Thursday (12:44 a.m. ET). He was pronounced dead 12 minutes later.
    His execution was Arkansas' first since 2005. The state had planned to execute eight inmates over 10 days starting April 17, saying its lethal-injection drugs will expire at the end of the month.
    Arkansas executes death row inmate Ledell Lee - CNN.com

    Lee actually murdered 2 women before being caught, and raped many more, according to investigators who worked on the case. Here's a picture of the family of one of his victims:


    Every mainstream story I've seen, from CNN to NBC to ABC, has barely mentioned the victims in these cases, instead choosing to overtly imply that Ledell Lee's execution was unfair and unjust, and how DARE anyone actually expect him to receive the same punishment he doled in such an animalistic fashion. I fully support the death penalty in cases like Lee's, and know of almost 1,000 inmates in California sitting on death row for similar crimes who should be executed, as per their sentence.

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    Society punishes at it's own level, not the level of the criminals. That's why the behaviour is labeled 'criminal' in the first place!
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    Lee has been on death row since 1993
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    Lee has been on death row since 1993
    And this is just one of the problems with the death penalty.

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    Lee actually murdered 2 women before being caught, and raped many more, according to investigators who worked on the case. Here's a picture of the family of one of his victims:


    Every mainstream story I've seen, from CNN to NBC to ABC, has barely mentioned the victims in these cases, instead choosing to overtly imply that Ledell Lee's execution was unfair and unjust, and how DARE anyone actually expect him to receive the same punishment he doled in such an animalistic fashion. I fully support the death penalty in cases like Lee's, and know of almost 1,000 inmates in California sitting on death row for similar crimes who should be executed, as per their sentence.
    Does "Doling out the same punishment in such an animalistic fashion" somehow make us better than him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Does "Doling out the same punishment in such an animalistic fashion" somehow make us better than him?
    More alive than him, and that's a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    More alive than him, and that's a good thing.
    I'm all for punishment...I simply fail to see how killing someone for killing someone is ever justified. We are not God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Does "Doling out the same punishment in such an animalistic fashion" somehow make us better than him?
    Men who rape and kill women shouldn't be allowed to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Men who rape and kill women shouldn't be allowed to live.
    Only God can make that decision. When men do it.....we have committed the same act.

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    Re: Arkansas Executes its First Inmate Since 2005

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post





    Lee actually murdered 2 women before being caught, and raped many more, according to investigators who worked on the case. Here's a picture of the family of one of his victims:


    Every mainstream story I've seen, from CNN to NBC to ABC, has barely mentioned the victims in these cases, instead choosing to overtly imply that Ledell Lee's execution was unfair and unjust, and how DARE anyone actually expect him to receive the same punishment he doled in such an animalistic fashion. I fully support the death penalty in cases like Lee's, and know of almost 1,000 inmates in California sitting on death row for similar crimes who should be executed, as per their sentence.
    Well that's odd. I've seen mainstream stories on those networks and they all mentioned his crime and who the victims were.

    What a strange thing.
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