Comments on: In U.S., time to end the death penalty? http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:18:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BajaArizona http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1726 Mon, 29 Aug 2011 11:25:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1726 Every single American should know the name of Cameron
Todd Willingham. He was an innocent man killed by the state of Texas. When credible scientists convened a panel to review the case before the execution, Gov. Rick Perry intervened and effectively stopped the panel. We the people, especially the citizens of Texas, and most especially the dishonorable Rick Perry killed an innocent man in the coldest blood.

Shame. Never forget this man’s name. Cameron Todd Willingham died knowing he was innocent. Feel the shame. Know it could have been you instead of him. Read about his story and disseminate it on the internet and to your friends and family. Most importantly, make sure that the dishonorable “Christian” Rick Perry is forced to confront his crime on his grandiose march to our presidency.

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By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1656 Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:13:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1656 Smirking man, who was that said better ten guilty men go free than one innocent man lose his freedom? Stanrich you are thinking in the abstract. If the death penalty is so effective than why statistically has the murder and violent crime rate not significantly dropped? 12,000 gun deaths this year. It will take the rest of the industrialized world over a decade to have as many violent deaths at 3 or 4 times the population. Perhaps if any of you actually worked in the criminal justice system you would realize the bold claims you make are not at all based in fact or are representative of the realities of prison life and the court systems.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions no matter how flawed or erroneous. However, for free society to work the free exchange of ideas should be based in fact, not conjecture. From there “reason “and “informed consent” may prevail. Check your sources of information gentlemen.

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By: ta-boo http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1617 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 20:49:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1617 Although this is no matter that can federally be solved but depend on states’ own matter, I want to talk how many times a person can die without rendering last breath in life. If deprived of his birth rights that person is already condemned to die. Thus I demand ECHR take action and ask for testimony of the PM of the country I live in for his personal stance over where he is about my case.

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By: SullenToledoan http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1615 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 05:43:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1615 @smirkingman,

It’s hard to present the cost argument when it’s been conclusively shown that litigating a death penalty case costs much more than incarcerating someone for life does.

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By: stanrich http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1614 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 04:03:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1614 If we abolish the death penalty, what do we replace it with? Today’s prisons have hot showers, free medical care, TV, air conditioning, exercise rooms and three square meals a day. That is a lot more than millions of people on the outside have.

So, lets replace the death penalty with road crews, chain gangs, sweat boxes and seriously uncomfortable prisons. Make prison a place to be avoided at all costs and you can abolish the death penalty. Otherwise you have removed the last threat to extreme violence by violent people who have nothing to lose.

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By: deepfry http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1613 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 03:15:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1613 i feel bad having to put anyone to death. having said that, there r some criminals & some crimes that would persuade me to shoot the criminal myself. for such instances – where the evidence is solid & clinching- have a punishment that fits the crime. appeals of such should be allowed only if the defendant can prove otherwise. that would be much economical than keeping someone in jail for 55 years

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By: magneticnorth42 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1612 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 02:54:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1612 The Death Penalty cedes to much power to the government. Our government should not have the right to take life. That our government can hold the threat of death over our heads is an intimidation tactic which reduces our freedom and increases social anxiety. Indirectly, this is yet another government power which keeps the nation’s population subservient and reliant on government.

The United States has put people to death for such crimes as: Conspiring to Free Slaves, Looting during a time of Emergency, Stealing of Horses, Witchcraft, “Terrorism”, Drug Trafficking, Rape, Attempted Escape from Racial Internment Camps. In the US, the Death Penalty expands and contracts at the comfort of those in power. Since 1997, 60 new crimes are punishable by death.

It is the responsibility of free people who reject tyranny to anticipate where powers of control may be abused – not after power has been abused but before. We must look forward and realize that our nation will not always exist in times of relative peace and stability, and simultaneously realize that Capital Punishment could become one of the most potent tools of oppression during a time of mass hysteria. It is an act of patriotism to abolish the death penalty.

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By: d_evil http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1611 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 02:42:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1611 What about the bunch of investment bankers in Wall Street. They deserve the electric chair. The death penalty must be kept for them.

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By: alconnelly http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1610 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 02:01:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1610 The traditional obligation and right of family and friends is to avenge the murder of a friend or family member. Under the “Social Contract” we give up the obligation and right to the State for fair metting out of justice. Now the State has reneged on its end of the contract.
We have a “catch n release” justice and corrections system. We have a 70% recidivism rate. And the “system” punishes all but the criminals by making us pay for, taking way our money earned with hours of our lives in work. AND the criminals get free health care and higher education.
I favor limiting the appeal process and putting the incarcerated to work to pay for their food and lodging.

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By: Sandy106 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/07/15/in-us-time-to-end-the-death-penalty/#comment-1609 Sat, 16 Jul 2011 01:03:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=286#comment-1609 I really couldnt care less if its fair or unfair, but it costs too much money for the trouble in my opinion. With all the appeals that can be run up it easily costs well over $2 million just in the courts system, which is already tied up with other cases.

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