As we still grapple with the death penalty, do we feel that justice has been served?
While I am not opposed to the death penalty as a punishment I am oppossed to a legal system based on money and not justice administering it. It is funny how we as Americans so dearly value our freedom but are willing to turn that freedom over to a flawed system that would take it from you. We all know that money can buy you a good lawyer and perhaps a favorable verdict based on how good he is.
I would rather let ten guilty persons live than to take the life of an innocent man.
You must feel relieved that we don't have one of those.
Boy you really got me with that one. I guess turning a phrase avoids discussing it? Oh I forgot face value is as far as you take things. My bad.
Seems perhaps you have chosen your words carelessly again.
Justice is never served this way. That's my educated opinion on the subject matter. Using taxpayer money for committing an act of murder, is never justified.
I don't believe in the death penalty even though he killed a lot of people.
i have this "utopian" vision in which society meters out the same punishment that the perpetrator himself gives, especially the more craven, depraved and violent offenses. for example, Karla faye Tucker stabbed someone to death with an icepick, including right in the throat, after the person hid from them because they broke into the house in the middle of the night and killed another person while the victim listened. they knew what was coming. imagine the terror. she got the death penalty, but she had years of appeals. years to make peace with her loved ones. she was strapped to a gurney, given a sedative and fell asleep. in my fictional world, heinous crimes like this meet the same punishment - she goes and hides under a tarp, knowing some bloodthirsty fiend is coming for her with an icepick, and she dies in the same way.
I say let him get raped in jail a lot then kill him. too bad we can't bring him back and kill him again and then do it again and again
I don't beleive in the death penalty either. Death is over with in just a few seconds. He should've served life!!!!
I believe in the death penalty. I dont want my tax dollars going to provide food and shelter to a person that holds no regard for human life. If he actually showed some remorse for what he has done, then I could see maybe giving him a couple extra days.
If I'm not mistaken it takes more of your tax dollars to execute someone than to keep him in prison for life because of the cost of all the appeals and delays.
That's true, I didn't even think about that...
Even though he did kill many people, who know's he could've changed. I believe in second chances, only if they truly deserve it, and showed some changes. I'm sure he suffered knowing he killed innocent people!! At least I hope he did
I always look at situations like this.... What if that was my child?
Sorry I don't believe in the death penalty but I DO believe that the WHOLE PENAL system needs to be REVISED. There are prisons in Tennessee, USA that are self-sustaining, not sure why they all aren't. I understand it's done because they raise their own food and sell the rest in the surrounding areas. US law states that if we make a prisoner work, we have to pay minimum way. So be it, however, that same prisoner should have to pay living expenses as well back to the state for his upkeep. Why are we paying at all?! And once we have them self-sustaining, we should then be able to do away with the BS of early parole.
I don't know about Tennessee but here in Maryland a trustee gets a dollar a day for working in the jail. Many are sent out to clean up the roads. I wonder if growing produce would work at those wages?
Tonight this "murderer" will get exactly what I call justice. I don't think American citizen's tax dollars should go to waste feeding and housing a human being who took the lives of so many people. At least he knows he's going to die on a certain day at a certain time. His victim's didn't know anything. They were simply going along with their everyday life; and then it was taken from them. What if it were one of your family members who got shot by this man?
A person is entitled to only one life - their own, not anybody else's. He should lose his for presuming to take that from others.
I believe in answering the question asked, which was a yes or no question. So...Yes!
If it's okay to kill people for showing no regard for human life, there go all those who celebrate, chant, and cheer at executions.
I think the meaning or the spirit of Justice is to right the wrong. Societal wrongs should be taken care of in the Justice system. If I were robbed of 10 dollars, I would want at least 10 dollars in return. I think that prisons fail to rehabilitate criminals. Instead they become schools creating hardened career criminals.
In this way justice is perverted. However, the death penalty is very final, so if there is a shadow of the doubt as to the guilt of the person, taking his/her life could be tantamount in the system committing the very crime it is set up to prevent.
Well that comment sure had a lot to do with the DC sniper...
..and no, it doesn't "settle things" for the families of those who lost loved ones nor those who have to endure even more anguish each time they walk outside and wonder who might be out there. But justice in the form of knowing each person who pulls something like this is working his/her way through a row of corn and then paying their wages back to society might at least help.
The relatives of the victims are definitely going to have to deal with this but the people that will probably have a greater time dealing with what this man did is his ex-wife and sons.
Imagine growing up knowing your father was a murderer. They will be put through a lot of verbal torture, I bet.
I saw a show on Hitler's relatives trying to live today. It's so hard on them when they had nothing to do with his craziness.
Does that settle things? Well, some things, but now he must settle up.
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