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« Reply #80 on: December 06, 2009, 03:32:59 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on December 06, 2009, 11:49:26 AM

it's pretty short-sighted to keep calling them 'revenge killings'


Okay, expand our horizons.  If the death penalty is not about safety, deterrence, cost, space, or even simple revenge, what would you say is the long-term value it delivers?

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« Reply #81 on: December 06, 2009, 09:34:59 PM »

Justice.
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« Reply #82 on: December 06, 2009, 09:51:18 PM »

Quote from: cheeba on December 06, 2009, 09:34:59 PM

Justice.

It's possible to have justice without being barbaric, you know. That's why we don't cut the hands off thieves any more. Or perhaps you think we should start doing that again?
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« Reply #83 on: December 07, 2009, 01:20:22 AM »

Quote from: TiLT on December 06, 2009, 09:51:18 PM

It's possible to have justice without being barbaric, you know.

That kind of depends on your idea of justice, don't you think? And your idea of justice may not match mine, no? Not to mention the subjectivity of "barbarism." You may think inserting a needle under someone's skin and injecting into him a chemical which gently puts him to sleep and then arrests his heart is barbaric, while my community might not. Is it not a bit pretentious to ascribe your community's standards upon mine?

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That's why we don't cut the hands off thieves any more. Or perhaps you think we should start doing that again?

I don't believe we ever cut the hands off thieves in the American justice system.
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« Reply #84 on: December 17, 2009, 03:28:47 AM »

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/12/16/florida.dna.exoneration/index.html

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f all goes as planned in a Florida courtroom Thursday, Bain, 54, will be allowed to go home for the first time in 35 years -- free from his life sentence thanks to a DNA test that showed he was not the man who took a 9-year-old Lake Wales, Florida, boy from his bed in 1974 and raped him.

Can you trust American Justice System not to make a mistake with death penalty cases when they can make mistake of jailing the wrong person for 35 years?

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