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Old 05-13-2008, 04:28 PM   #31
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re: No Death Penalty for Taylor's Killers; Fifth Suspect Charged; Suspect Pleads Guilty

I hate to see young kids throw theirs life away I believe they should rot in prison for life I don't believe in the death penalty.
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:43 PM   #32
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I actually know a guy who was coerced into confessing to a murder that he did not commit (DNA evidence proved as much). He was serving a life sentence. He was exonerated after spending 10 years in prison. Lord knows what would have happened to him had he been given a death sentence. The death penalty needs to be scrutinized and most states need to revise their death penalty "systems."

But, I still think there are instances in which people deserve the death penalty (e.g., Timothy McVeigh, Jeffrey Dahlmer, and KSM). I also do not know of any people who were put to death wrongfully.
Who's KSM?
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #33
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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11. I probably should have spelled his name out in the previous post.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:08 PM   #34
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I don't want to come across heartless but an eye for an eye. When that thug pulled the trigger he knew who's house he was in. We all know the story of Taylor giving him weekend jobs and they were criminal enouph to rob him, and kill him. I am really pissed they won't face the same fate he did. Not to ramble but the one kids grandmother went to court with a "free my son" shirt on it kind of twists the knife.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:01 AM   #35
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FYI, a fifth person has been charged.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #36
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I wonder what his role in the whole act was, was he with them in the house or what? If he was then why did it take this long to get him?
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:59 AM   #37
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Its odd how once the death penalty is off the table another suspect comes foward
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:12 PM   #38
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Its odd how once the death penalty is off the table another suspect comes foward
The Supreme Court has already ruled that it is unconstitutional to execute anyone for a crime committed while they were a minor, so the death penalty was never a possibility for the shooter, Eric Rivera, (17 at the time) or this individual (who is apparently 16). Even when the execution of minors was possible there were only three states (Texas, Oklahoma, and Virginia if memory serves) that had actually executed a minor in recent memory.

5-4 Supreme Court Abolishes Juvenile Executions (washingtonpost.com)
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:17 PM   #39
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The Supreme Court has already ruled that it is unconstitutional to execute anyone for a crime committed while they were a minor, so the death penalty was never a possibility for the shooter, Eric Rivera, (17 at the time) or this individual (who is apparently 16). Even when the execution of minors was possible there were only three states (Texas, Oklahoma, and Virginia if memory serves) that had actually executed a minor in recent memory.

5-4 Supreme Court Abolishes Juvenile Executions (washingtonpost.com)
You know I didnt even think of age...
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:17 PM   #40
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When you get into the legal costs involved with a death penalty case (investigations, appeals, etc.) they actually end up being quite expensive vs. non-death penalty cases.

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You gotta be kidding me?? Not trying to turn this into a political debate but when you kill someone in cold blood you should be thrown into a alligator pit and it should be broadcasted on pay per view. Do away with all of this bullshit appeal nonsense. I bet that would stop all of this gun violence.
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You gotta be kidding me?? Not trying to turn this into a political debate but when you kill someone in cold blood you should be thrown into a alligator pit and it should be broadcasted on pay per view. Do away with all of this bullshit appeal nonsense. I bet that would stop all of this gun violence.
Yes, public executions and denial of any legal appeals process would sure do the trick. Damn the Bill of Rights, full speed ahead!
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You gotta be kidding me?? Not trying to turn this into a political debate but when you kill someone in cold blood you should be thrown into a alligator pit and it should be broadcasted on pay per view. Do away with all of this bullshit appeal nonsense. I bet that would stop all of this gun violence.
So bascially you would just say that it sucks for people like this...
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I actually know a guy who was coerced into confessing to a murder that he did not commit (DNA evidence proved as much). He was serving a life sentence. He was exonerated after spending 10 years in prison. Lord knows what would have happened to him had he been given a death sentence. The death penalty needs to be scrutinized and most states need to revise their death penalty "systems."
Cases like this are not really all that uncommon.
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You gotta be kidding me?? Not trying to turn this into a political debate but when you kill someone in cold blood you should be thrown into a alligator pit and it should be broadcasted on pay per view. Do away with all of this bullshit appeal nonsense. I bet that would stop all of this gun violence.
Please tell me you are not serious.
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Yes, public executions and denial of any legal appeals process would sure do the trick. Damn the Bill of Rights, full speed ahead!
It's like that movie Running Man!!!!
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:51 PM   #45
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So bascially you would just say that it sucks for people like this...

Cases like this are not really all that uncommon.
When you have a clear cut case like this one then there should be no trial for the trigger man. He should be put in front of a firing squad.
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