With the events taking place in Colorado, should the death penalty be used here?

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  1. profile image53
    lilmama4273posted 6 years ago

    With the events taking place in Colorado, should the death penalty be used here?

  2. Josak profile image61
    Josakposted 6 years ago

    In all probability the shooter will be found not guilty by cause of insanity, he is sick, so no, he will spend the rest of his life in a padded cell.

  3. stanwshura profile image72
    stanwshuraposted 6 years ago

    No.  Hypocrisy and man judging man will NEVER be the answer.  That and the little matter of the fact that our "justice" system can and has been proven to have screwed up many times, in this particular situation as well.  You can't undo that one or apologize to anyone.  Innocent people die on death row.  Oooops!

    1. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Huff and puff and stomp your feet all you want, minusers.  Your bloodlust is NOT just.  Revenge is no excuse for collateral damage.  Bet you'd be more sober if YOU had to pull the switch.  If by chance you have, and can sleep at night, God help us.

  4. Attikos profile image76
    Attikosposted 6 years ago

    We don't yet have close to all the facts. How could we possibly make such a judgment now?

    1. SportsBetter profile image76
      SportsBetterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. Attikos, I know you are against government policies and all.  I'm curious of your opinion on this matter, do you think he might have been set up to make gun control regulations easily accepted? Or was this just a coincidence?

    2. Mitch Alan profile image81
      Mitch Alanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think lilmma was posing the question in the context of the assumption that he is found guilty...in which case I would say he definitely deserves the death penalty.
      And there is NO legitimate reason to infringe the 2nd Amendment because of this case

    3. Attikos profile image76
      Attikosposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      SportsBetter, I know there are conspiracies all around us every day, viz. when connected to government. They almost always fizzle out, though. People generally aren't secretive enough to pull them off. I doubt this is one.

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    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    If he is found to be sane? He planned this for months. If this isn't a case of first degree murder I don't know what is? Try telling that precious little girls Mother he is going to get away with it because he is crazy. "CRAZY LIKE A FOX". If he is mentally ill it hasn't been documented in the past. If so, He couldn't have purchased the guns legally in which he did.

    1. stanwshura profile image72
      stanwshuraposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Still, the death "penalty"'s greatest flaw is that any possible justification is circular:  "Murder is ABSOLUTELY WRONG!!!.....er, except when it isn't...ummm...uhh...YEAH!"

  6. crazymom3 profile image80
    crazymom3posted 6 years ago

    This is an interesting and yet old question (the death penalty), but the answer is never quiet right no matter how you try to reason it.  Personally,I don't know that in my sanity I could ever make the decision to kill another human being and feel right about it.  I had a patient once who felt strongly about this.  He reasoned that some people (criminals) are so broken that if released they will just do it again.  If kept in jail they just cost the taxpayer money and for what? Honestly, I am glad someone else makes these decisions because I just couldn't do it.  I can see all sides, the moral, the legal, the reasonable and the emotional.


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