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Mattwall1 October 31st, 2014 5:46pm

Regardless of one's view on the use of the death penalty, am innocent person wrongfully being put to death should be concerning, and we should all want to allow every available appeal to minimize the chances of a wrongful death.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/31/14 11:49 pm

yup. but we should be discussing why any person or group of people is allowed to murder. lets all evolve a little bit.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/31/14 11:50 pm

some of you people make me sick to my stomach and make my case entirely for why representative govt is a sham and corrupt.

ovcourse Alzheimer Joe
10/31/14 5:28 pm

I agree, except there is no reason why the appeals process should take 10-20 years.

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TierasPet
10/31/14 4:19 pm

I completely agree with the appeals process, that is why I disagree with the death penalty. It's a waste of money and I agree with 3gun, it's not a deterrent.

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Jay716 Buffalo NY
10/31/14 3:10 pm

The death penalty should be used for people whom without a doubt committed the crime (caught red handed, on video, admitted). I'm sure the appeal process is being used more by the guilty rather the innocent.

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Jay716 Buffalo NY
11/01/14 5:26 am

The guilty should not appeal. Man-up, admit you screwed up, and do your time. Stop clogging the judicial process and get the actual innocent out of jail in a timely fashion.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
11/02/14 5:27 am

that'll never happen and you know it. let's focus on actual things that can be done.

ScrewU Gone
10/31/14 2:57 pm

The way we implement the death penalty now, it's no deterrent. We may as well not waste the time and money pursuing it. We should shorten the appeals process where incontrovertible evidence exists, and exclude the option when it doesn't.

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jvc1133 61535
10/31/14 2:28 pm

I year for appeal then pull the trapdoor ;)

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/31/14 7:55 pm

And yet they continually find evidence to exonerate people 30 and 40 years later.

The deaths of those innocents are just collateral damage? The price of doing business?

duey in a fools paradise
10/31/14 8:00 pm

And once all those cases are proven or disproven using DNA that should end.

duey in a fools paradise
10/31/14 8:03 pm

So how many have been executed that were later found to be innocent? I'm tired of seeing criminals rights supersede the victims. Not to mention the family. As long as they get a trial and required number of appeals they need to go.

susanr Colorado
11/01/14 5:11 pm

DNA isn't the only evidence that can exonerate someone, and in some cases DNA isn't a factor at all. It's not a universal solution to proving guilt.

duey in a fools paradise
11/01/14 5:32 pm

SusanR; you're right but that seems to be what's getting most of the innocent out in recent times. There are always witnesses that lie or withhold evidence and there always will be.

lip massholevania
10/31/14 2:01 pm

Add an express lane.

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rons screw politicians
10/31/14 1:57 pm

Sometimes I wonder about the past of a criminal. They had a bad past to be convicted of a horrible crime. Maybe d
They didn't do it but their past said they did.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/31/14 11:37 am

Agree, but almost as important as killing the innocent in that situation is letting the guilty remain free, probably to kill more innocents as well.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/31/14 11:46 am

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/31/14 12:10 pm

The one hundred murderers still free are more important, but the one innocent put to death is worse. That is an unnecessary death that didn't change the number of murderers running free one bit.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/31/14 12:12 pm

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/31/14 12:22 pm

Who said anything about releasing anyone? Or about not not putting the guilty to death, for that matter? If the idea is we'll accept failure to assure success, why not just kill everyone so that there is nobody left to get murdered?

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/31/14 11:33 am

Anyone disagreeing with this poll is okay with the death of innocents.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/31/14 11:45 am

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/31/14 12:12 pm

I don't support those killings either. Sad if others do.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/31/14 12:13 pm

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/31/14 12:15 pm

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/31/14 12:15 pm

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lip massholevania
10/31/14 2:02 pm

If the preponderance of evidence supports a guilty finding, I wouldn't lose any sleep.

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
10/31/14 2:42 pm

Nema, I'd very much appreciate the info on modern medicines, developed on the coattails of Nazi research. Thanks!

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/31/14 3:18 pm

Nema, you would be correct if I had said that I believe it is okay to undertake medical research requiring the death of innocents. I have not said this, nor would I. Whether or not existing medicines benefitted from past wrongs is no more relevant to

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/31/14 3:19 pm

approving of the killing of innocents than is the fact that I continue to live my life even though there is probably some instance in an ancestor's past where that ancestor would have died if not for the death of an innocent. Having ethical views

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/31/14 3:20 pm

does not depend on the entirety of human history having been perfect up until this point.

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
10/31/14 5:07 pm

I found this discussion. It's a very complex ethical dilemma. The article is long. I just skimmed it, to be honest. But, it sheds light on the ethics of whether or not to use research results from Nazi experimentation. (Link in next comment.)

OhTheIrony Learning from you
10/31/14 11:02 am

Let's get the government out of regulating life and death please.

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Arananthi Literal Ninja
10/31/14 11:00 am

Figure Texas to be the lone scar.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/31/14 10:57 am

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zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
10/31/14 10:52 am

I'll let the big guy in the sky make the calls on life and death, I don't trust myself or any other human to be able to make that decision fairly.

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