Death Penalty--pros and cons

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    I used to be for the death penalty but have changes my mind. Life in prison
    1--asssures they will not do it again
    2-- costs less in many cases
    3--allows for release in case new evidence arises to aquit them

    My only problem with life in prison is they have made the thing too damn cushy---give em bread and water and make em stay in the damn cell the whole time.
     
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    I am moving away from the death penalty also. Too many have been found to have been wrongly convicted. There is something harsher about life without parole than 'going to sleep.'
     
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    and one can remain consistant with "thou shalt not kill "
     
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    Death will assure they won't do it again, too. How much cheaper could you get than an 89 cent bullet. Damn, we could go even more expensive and get maybe a $15 rope from Home Depot.

    I know kids who are working full time jobs to get thru school. And we have criminals that get room, board, food, TV and an education if they want it. Prisons should be self supporting. If I don't work, I don't eat, and I haven't committed a crime.

    There are people who beyond a resonable doubt have been proven to have committed a crime. Why should MY money have to keep them alive. I realize that if it were my son facing this, as a mother, I would beg for his life.
    But there has to be a line drawn somewhere.
     
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    too many laws say we gotta treat em nice-----just get those changed--oh my bad--liberal judges
     
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    Thou shall not kill has never been an effective argument against the death penalty. First, the Hebrew word is "murder," not "kill." Second, God prescribed the death penalty in Old Testament Law.
     
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    I would allow the death penalty if DNA evidence tags someone as the killer, or if there are witnesses. Other cases, I may be a bit more lax.

    But I agree with Dillo... life in prison is hardly punishment these days, unless you take into consideration that you could become Bubba's beotch!
     
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    Still smacks of moral relativism to me.
     
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    there are two ajoining cells ....there is a convicted murder in one of the cells with a gun....in the other cell there is a gun.....the next convicted murderer is let into the cell with the gun then the door between the two is opened.....next case please
     
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    cmon---that'll screw up the shiv makers monopoly !! :D
     

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