Connecticut abolishes the death penalty

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    :clap2:(CNN) -- Connecticut's governor says he will sign a bill abolishing the death penalty, making it the 17th state to abandon capital punishment.
    On Wednesday night, lawmakers in Connecticut's House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 86-63. The state Senate approved it last week.
    "I'm pleased the House passed the bill, and when it gets to my desk I will sign it," said Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat. "When I sign this bill, Connecticut will join 16 other states and almost every other industrialized nation in moving toward what I believe is better public policy."
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    Good it costs millions more to kill inmates then to keep them locked up for their whole lives
     
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    The Death Penalty isn't only about perceived "justice".
    It's about revenge and compense. And I've come to believe that we should be alloted our revenge.
    Kill the killers. Exact revenge and placate the memory of the dead.
    Sate the thirst of the bequiled.
     
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    California spends $185,000,0000. a year to keep the death penalty. Is it worth it?
     
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    Versus the cost of life sentence...?

    California spends out the ass on anything and everything.

    Put to death the givers of death.
     
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    Good on Connecticut for joining the 20th Century,
     
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    And why is that? Because it's the "touchy-feely" thing to do?

    Put to death those who have brought death upon you.

    The 20th Century is all about accomodating killers?

    Kill or be killing faster sins correct the flow

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    Good. One less state with the DP.
     
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    The next step is for states to look at the rate of wrongful convictions by over zealous SA or what may be outright malicious prosecution. Prosecutors should not be able to skirt lawsuits based on immunity.

    They should be held liable if they cause or participate in or do not immediately rectify a situation where someone is illegally arrested, falsely imprisoned and prosecuted wrongfully and maliciously.
    There are many instances of this taking place and a big reason why states are now repealing the death penalty.

    http://wrongfulconvictionsblog.org/
     
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    Will it spare those poor souls Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes from the justice they received for raping and murdering Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and her daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11?

    Maybe we can set those misunderstood lads free when the Democrats come to town?
     

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