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RussianThunder February 1st, 2019 2:24pm

Hypothetical (obviously): Just as everyone is expected to do jury duty, everyone now is expected to act as executioner for the condemned, no matter the method. Refusal to comply results in prison for contempt of court. What do you do?

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TimK95 Indiana
02/05/19 1:09 pm

If there was no doubt as to guilt and the laws for the death penalty were set to where it was used for few and specific crimes including murder and sexual crimes, I would be very happy to fulfill my duty.

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Tanasqui Memento Mori
02/02/19 10:51 pm

Yeah I don’t think I’d have *too* much trouble with it.

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xxxceo Justice for All
02/02/19 6:53 pm

Maybe I could start a business for those who can’t. For a few hundred I’ll take their place and off the criminals for them.

PamGH Washington
02/01/19 4:53 pm

I’d do the time if I had problems with the case...my own moral judgement would prevail. In an extraordinary case (like the death penalty should be used for), I could do it.

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sea California
02/01/19 2:27 pm

Give me the syringe, I’ll inject them.

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RussianThunder Russia and USA
02/05/19 1:15 pm

What if it was someone like John Gacy where 17 or so bodies were found under his own home and he confesses? Does that alter your ability to do it or not? I’m not judging or picking a fight, I’m just curious. My own answer is.....I still don’t know if I could.

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GeneralDevin MN
02/01/19 11:37 am

I can do it but how is the execution performed? Is it a hanging, gas chamber, firing squad, or lethal injection?

Doesn’t a lethal injection have to be performed by someone with medical experience since they are using a syringe?

RussianThunder Russia and USA
02/01/19 6:28 pm

I think you are right but paramedics can do the job in most states.

snagglepuss Story Time
02/01/19 9:48 am

Guess I go to prison then

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TierasPet
02/03/19 7:03 am

I'll be joining you.

snagglepuss Story Time
02/03/19 7:30 am

We’ll all keep each other company. 😺

RussianThunder Russia and USA
02/05/19 1:17 pm

What if it was someone like John Gacy where 17 or so bodies were found under his own home and he confesses? Does that alter your ability to do it or not? What if it was that same type of person as Gacy but the victims were elementary age children?

shygal47 Florida east coast
02/05/19 2:01 pm

There was no indication that any neighbors/family/friends knew anything about Gacy’s proclivities. Shooting him after the discovery does not support your POV, RT.
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snagglepuss Story Time
02/05/19 4:02 pm

RT I say lock em up. Killing someone doesn’t detour anyone and doesn’t make the case that murder is wrong.

Survivalistien I am Green and Retired
02/01/19 8:05 am

I can do it with ease. I acknowledge how sad and messed up it is, but it’s just in my nature I guess.

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rons on top of the world MA
02/01/19 7:53 am

Get out of town fast.

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