Any event that changed your mind on a topic

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    I used to be anti death penalty, back in the days when I was still wet behind the ears. What really froze my position was the story of Carl Cletus Bowles.

    During the 1960's he shot and killed a Lane County deputy and was sentenced to death for that. Oregon later dropped the death penalty, and Bowles was put back into the general population.

    In 1974, while he was on a conjugal visit with a pen pal, he tied her up and fled. When the cops found out he was gone, they chased him all over, and had him cornered in Eugene. He broke into a house, kidnapped the householders, put them into the trunk of their own car and drove them to Spokane, where he killed them.
    He also kidnapped another couple in Idaho.

    He was given 75 years for the kidnapping charges and two additional life terms for the murders.

    The last I heard, he was still in prison in Florence Colorado.

    As far as I am concerned, he should have died back in the late sixties for the first murder, rather than allowed loose to commit two more.

    Any news story change your mind in a big way over the years?
     
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    I always ask those that are against it; "What if it was your......?"
     
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    My views on the death penalty were influenced by those who sat on death row before being exonerated by DNA evidence.

    If we are the State and killing an innocent man is murder, then we are all murderers if the State kills an innocent man. If we are all murderers and murder warrants the death penalty...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wntitiiLotk]YouTube - P&T Bullshit!-The Death Penalty Part 1[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKSV9F_-VdU]YouTube - P&T Bullshit!-The Death Penalty Part 2[/ame]
     
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    I was left leaning until Jimmy Carter became president, fucked everything up, and then was tossed out on his fucking ear. Reagan came along with his values and completely changed mine.
     
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    Back in the good old days, police would agree between themselves that they would not take some people in. They knew those people were animals and you can't live with animals. They did a service to the community like the soldiers who killed the enemy on a daily basis.

    BTW, how can a judge give someone 2 life sentences?
     
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