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Old 03-01-2014, 01:19 PM   #1
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Death Penalty vs. Life Without Parole


In a civilized society should the death penalty still be on the table for the worst crimes?

Why? Why not?

Has your opinion on this topic changed over the years?


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Old 03-01-2014, 01:28 PM   #2
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There are some crimes so heinous that there is only one penalty . DEATH.

And I believe that criminal behavior is accepted in the modern society as "normal", but it is not there are too many forgivers in the world.

And did you realize that this is one of the subjects that I for one think will cause more bad feelings being discussed here than it will be a good topic.

such as religion, politics, sexual orientation, etc.

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Old 03-01-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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Those who choose not to participate can simply skip the Board Room all together. When people openly discuss topics in a respectful manner, we can learn from each other. It's part of society.

Let's get back to the topic now.
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Well okay, I still stand on the premise that some crimes are too heinous to forgive.

Don't worry be happy now.


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Yes some crimes are too heinous to understand or forgive.

8 year old Christine Jessop went missing after school in a tiny central Ont town. Her body was found raped and badly battered 50 kilometres away.

Guy Paul Morin was convicted of the crime. He spent 10 years in maximum security until he was proven innocent.

16 year old David Milguard spent 23 years in prison for a different murder case. Also proven innocent.

17 year old Donald Marshall spent 12 years for the murder of his buddy. Also wrongly convicted. The witness had lied due to police pressure.

I'm sure there are many more convictions that did not turn out so lucky for the accused.

Anyway, its a moot point here in Canada. The death penalty was abolished over 50 years ago.
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Why do you say we live in a civilized society when people like this are around-

http://www.spokesman.com/topics/joseph-duncan/

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...ans-execution/

Shasta's life will never be normal again.....
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:32 PM   #7
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Its true that pure evil twisted scum like that guy ( he doesn't deserve to have his name typed and repeated) don't deserve to breathe or live on the same planet as Shasta and his other prey, but they also don't deserve to escape from themselves via death.

Stewing in a slow tortured existence with minimal human contact and no outside stimulus in a dark dank hole for the rest of his life.
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I think we should expand the death penalty to include some lesser crimes, like jay-walking and pillow-tag-tearing.

To people that say that the death penalty isn't (or is), how do you know? Did you take a survey, asking people if they would murder someone if only they could spend their life behind bars rather than get the needle?
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Its true that pure evil twisted scum like that guy ( he doesn't deserve to have his name typed and repeated) don't deserve to breathe or live on the same planet as Shasta and his other prey, but they also don't deserve to escape from themselves via death.

Stewing in a slow tortured existence with minimal human contact and no outside stimulus in a dark dank hole for the rest of his life.
The problem is Robert Pickton is not in a dark hole suffering, probably has his own TV and a good life in prison. Put him on an island and smear him with BBQ sauce and let the bears have him. Why should I pay taxes to feed him or Clifford Olson and his type.
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The cost of execution is actually ten times that of life in prison. So either way you are paying taxes as a result of these pyscho's
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Its true the Clifford Olsens , Robert Pickton and Jeffrey Dahmer types do not deserve any type of mercy what so ever.

But what about the unjustly accused and the wrongly convicted?? Sometimes the courts just get it wrong

http://www.criminaljusticedegreesgui...execution.html

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My main objection to execution is the cost. As creeper said, a person on death row coat 10x as much to keep behind bars.

I percentage terms, falsely accused are very much the exception. Fortunately less common today with DNA technology. But allow me to remind you of one case. O J Simpson. He got off and the evidence was pretty solid.

In the US a death tom inmate gets automatic appeals....even if he has pleaded guilty and wants to be put to death. There are groups of lawyers out there making a good living off those guys at our expense. For that reason alone, life in prison would be a good option.
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It does not have to cost as much. My method of feeding them to the bears is cheap. Let them in with the general population and they will take care of all the child molesters and freaks like Jeffrey Dahmer in a day or 2 and save us all money. They did it to Jeff.
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even in bible times...if a person killed someone even by accident ..the family could put him to death....but if he fled to the city of refuge he could plea his case to the courts.....if he was guilty he was put to death....eye for eye.......why not agree to the death penalty it works ..it gets rid of the scum..ben sr
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even in bible times...if a person killed someone even by accident ..the family could put him to death....but if he fled to the city of refuge he could plea his case to the courts.....if he was guilty he was put to death....eye for eye.......why not agree to the death penalty it works ..it gets rid of the scum..ben sr


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