Juvenile Death Penalty Abolished

Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by Dirt Dog, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. Dirt Dog

    Dirt Dog Founding Member

    Dec 25, 2004
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    Supreme Court just handed down the 5-4 decision.

    The 19 states allow executions for people under age 18 are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Texas and Virginia.

  2. CParso

    CParso Founding Member

    Jan 20, 2004
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    I don't care what a kid has done, they don't deserve the death penalty. There's no reason not to let them sit behind bars the rest of their life.

    I don't think it will be to far into the future before we completely abolish the death penalty for everybody, they're already abolishing it for retards(excuse the unpolitical correct wording) & kids. If you look at the history of America, we've grown to be less & less tolerant of violence. We used to hang people for fun and then watch for entertainment. The more I think about the more I grow away from the idea of the death penalty.

    The thing about the death penalty is, no matter how certain we are that the person is guilty, there's always a chance that we are wrong - always. There's no turning back the hands of time for an innocent person who has suffered the death penalty.
  3. Frogleg

    Frogleg Registered Best

    Dec 23, 2004
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    What a shame, there's too many people in this world anyway.

    Message to youngsters: If you got a hankering to kill someone, do it now, before you turn 18.

    You know, in an effort to help stabalize population, maybe we should execute all of the following:

    1) Murderers
    2) Rapist
    3) Armed robbers
    4) Child Molesters
    5) Burglers/Thieves
    6) Crack addicts
    7) People who abuse pet animals
    8) Drunk Drivers
    9) People who play music so loud i can hear it in my house
    10) Peope who don't bathe
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2002
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    I have mixed feelings. I don't mind seeing Charles Manson locked up in a room for decades rather than an easy out via execution. But I sure don't miss Timothy Mc Veigh, either.

    It is vitally important not to execute people on circumstantial evidence and far better to have a bunch of lifers than to execute an innocent man. We don't execute crazy people and children either in a civilized country, we lock 'em up. So this attitude should make me anti-death penalty. Of course, if the victim happens to be my mother or spouse or child, then I would want to be on the firing squad, then hang his dead body before drawing and quartering him and placing his head on a pole at the city gates.

    Mixed feelings, ya' know.
  5. martin

    martin Banned Forever

    Oct 20, 2003
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    i say kill em all.

    1. yes, wrongfully convicted people will die. oh well.
    2. it might not deter other criminals. too bad, at least one murderer is dead.
    3. the families of the victim deserve it, they want payback, and they should get it.
    4. human life is vastly overvalued. we should kill as many bad guys as possible.

    if you dont want to die, do not kill anyone else, it is a simple rule, i think we should enforce it. i would be ok with public executions.
  6. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

    Oct 21, 2002
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    Are their victims any less dead?
  7. DallasLSU

    DallasLSU Founding Member

    Jan 29, 2003
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    Agree completely...
  8. uscpuke

    uscpuke Founding Member

    Nov 30, 2003
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    Until one kills your mother, father, sister, brother or girlfriend. Then let me know if you still feel this way.
  9. goldengirlfan

    goldengirlfan simple man

    Dec 31, 2003
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    Why don't you add PEOPLE WHO TALK IN MOVIE THEATERS. Then Mr. Peabody would be happy. :lol:
  10. JSracing

    JSracing Founding Member

    Nov 24, 2003
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    Everyone that is against the death penalty should read number 2. It is a deterent. one less murderer or rapist is making the total go down.

    #4 is wrong because by executing a murderer you are sending a message that human life is cherished. How can this be? Simple, the difference is innocence, your life is valued IF you can manage to live without taking another's life. Your worth is nothing once you steal someone else's right to exist.

    William Muney ( Clint Eastwood ) in the Unforgiven, " hell of a thing to kill a man, you take away every thing he has and everything he is ever going to have."

    "When one man hurl's another man's soul into eternity against his will, he should be obliged to join him" ......... that's my quote and it's a dahm good one.

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