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Where are you on capital punishment?


Karla Faye Tucker was put to death for a heinous murder Her story is told in a poignant, reflective film in which her life changes dramatically after imprisonment.And yet she was not spared. At her execution, the sheriff who was involved in the case said (paraphrasing here) I do not know who we just executed but it was not the same Karla Faye that we arrested... Now a woman in prison in Georgia is asking for clemency the day before her scheduled execution.

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Rachel L Alba says

23 months ago
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    frantisek78 22 months ago

    Society has a right to decide by its laws. We are a country ruled by law, so the courts have every right to decide.

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Karine Gordineer says

23 months ago
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    Rod Marsden 23 months ago

    As you say we shouldn't take executing someone lightly. I personally think the Bali 9 deserve their fate but I could be wrong.


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Kristen Howe says

23 months ago
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Krzysztof Willman (Chriswillman90) says

23 months ago
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    frantisek78 22 months ago

    What makes you think that they would be suffering and thinking about what they did during their imprisonment? There is no guarantee of that. They could just as well be thinking of committing more crimes etc. That is just wishful thinking.

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Rod Marsden says

23 months ago
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    frantisek78 22 months ago

    And who will bring back the original victims and say "sorry"? You are assuming all murderers are arrested by mistake? Ans what about the ones who are guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt?


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Kevin W (Alphadogg16) says

23 months ago
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    Rod Marsden 23 months ago

    I read somewhere that African Americans are more likely to face the death penalty than their white counterparts. If this is true and there is still a 10% error rate in terms of conviction there is a problem with the system.


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Marie Flint says

23 months ago
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    Vortrek Grafix 23 months ago

    Agreed Marie. Wouldst we could attain that ideal of fading out the death penalty. If it could be beyond reproach, then it might be justifiable for incorrigible violent criminals, but, as you say, the error margin is too high to respect as 'justiice'


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Lawrence Hebb (lawrence01) says

23 months ago
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    Rod Marsden 23 months ago

    I remember the case. Good reference.


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Catherine Giordano (CatherineGiordano) says

23 months ago
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    frantisek78 22 months ago

    Maybe the problem is not capital punishment, but the lack of carrying out the punishment. Look at how many are on death row and how few actually get executed. There is no need to keep people on death row for years and years.


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Mary Craig (tillsontitan) says

23 months ago
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    Rod Marsden 23 months ago

    Mistakes can also happen with DNA testing. Samples can be contaminated or mixed up. This is rare but it has happened.


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John Connor (connorj) says

23 months ago
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    Rod Marsden 23 months ago

    Unfortunately admitting your guilt is often seen as the first step to reformation. But if you are innocent how can you take that step?


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Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

23 months ago
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    Rod Marsden 23 months ago

    Wow! 10% error rate is high.


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kjforce (kj force) says

23 months ago
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    Rod Marsden 23 months ago

    A life sentence needs to be that - a life sentence. There should be no possibility of a Pedophile murderer returning to the streets unless it can be proven that he is not the killer.


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IslandBites says

23 months ago
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    Rod Marsden 23 months ago

    Ha! How about that? In some ways Puerto Rico is more civilized than Australia. We did away with the death penalty in the '50s.


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PeterStip says

22 months ago
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    Rod Marsden 22 months ago

    I agree.


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frantisek78 says

22 months ago
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Mary Norton (aesta1) says

22 months ago
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    frantisek78 22 months ago

    Even if the victim's family forgives a murderer, Society cannot afford to. There must be consequences for crime, otherwise laws are useless. Why should the State offer free "healing" for criminals when the rest of us can hardly afford healthcare???

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Jonathan H. Kantor (TalkingBull) says

22 months ago
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    frantisek78 22 months ago

    It is morally reprehensible for the State NOT to condemn a murderer to death. The murderer killed another citizen, so the State and Society have a right to punish. Execution is a deterrent for the actual murderer being executed: no longer a threat.


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Susie Lehto (colorfulone) says

23 months ago
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    frantisek78 22 months ago

    Why did it break your heart? You believe she became a different person and "Found God"? It's amazing how many people facing execution suddenly find God, isn't it?

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Colleen Cunningham (colleen cunning) says

23 months ago
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Mark Johann says

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    Rod Marsden 23 months ago

    While there is life there is hope. If you are innocent there is a chance you will be set free. If guilty then there can be redemption. Consider the life and times of Robert Shroud.


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Beryl Johnson says

22 months ago
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    PeterStip 22 months ago

    I dont think that life in prison is as luxurous as you think. Where did you get that idea? America has the most prisinors of the world. I do not think every prisoner gets such a luxurous life as you picture. That's practical Impossible.


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