The DC Sniper is about to be put to death ; Does that settle things?

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  1. NGRIA Bassett profile image60
    NGRIA Bassettposted 9 years ago

    As we still grapple with the death penalty, do we feel that justice has been served?

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I do !

    2. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You must feel relieved that we don't have one of those.

        1. rhamson profile image76
          rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. tksensei profile image60
            tksenseiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Seems perhaps you have chosen your words carelessly again.

            1. rhamson profile image76
              rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              I don't know you seem to have let yours loose on the other post about Afganistan.  You can get thrown out of here with attacks like that.

    3. RKHenry profile image77
      RKHenryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. TimTurner profile image74
    TimTurnerposted 9 years ago

    I don't believe in the death penalty even though he killed a lot of people.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      He did.

  3. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    Getting what he deserves.

  4. profile image0
    A Texanposted 9 years ago

    Its not enough to put him to sleep!

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      cosetteposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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    Crazdwriterposted 9 years ago

    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

  6. topshelf profile image60
    topshelfposted 9 years ago

    I don't beleive in the death penalty either. Death is over with in just a few seconds. He should've served life!!!!

  7. dave272727 profile image60
    dave272727posted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. Ralph Deeds profile image66
      Ralph Deedsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. topshelf profile image60
      topshelfposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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 sad
      I always look at situations like this.... What if that was my child?

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        sneakorocksolidposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No more pot for you!

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Cool. More for me!

          1. Pr0metheus profile image59
            Pr0metheusposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            LOL LOL.....


            Seriously though, just put him in isolation and make sure he's healthy for as long as possible.  He doesn't deserve the death penalty.

    3. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. rhamson profile image76
        rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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?

        1. The Rope profile image60
          The Ropeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I was actually thinking they could be the workers who clean up the portable johnnies.  Rather appropriate don't you think?  smile

          1. rhamson profile image76
            rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            That will work.

  8. profile image60
    C.J. Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Its closure for the families...I guess.

  9. willgilbert17 profile image59
    willgilbert17posted 9 years ago

    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?

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      sneakorocksolidposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hear!Hear!

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    Madame Xposted 9 years ago

    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.

  11. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    And so he did.



    The end.

  12. garynew profile image60
    garynewposted 9 years ago

    I believe in answering the question asked, which was a yes or no question.  So...Yes!

  13. Valerie F profile image54
    Valerie Fposted 9 years ago

    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.

  14. pioneer_writer5 profile image56
    pioneer_writer5posted 9 years ago

    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.

  15. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 9 years ago

    Well that comment sure had a lot to do with the DC sniper...

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Has anybody ever pointed out how much misdirection you employ in your arguments?  Is it because you are confused?  I must admit that you are entertaining to watch.

  16. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 9 years ago

    ..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.

  17. TimTurner profile image74
    TimTurnerposted 9 years ago

    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.

    So sad sad

    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.

    1. Flightkeeper profile image70
      Flightkeeperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Didn't some of his relatives have to change their last name? I wouldn't blame them if they did.

    2. The Rope profile image60
      The Ropeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You are a good man, TimT.  Thanks for a compassionate reminder.

  18. Bibowen profile image96
    Bibowenposted 9 years ago

    Does that settle things? Well, some things, but now he must settle up.

 
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