Death penalty

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    When you have someone who freely admits to killing someone with several witnesses, blah blah blah, it is easy to believe we should execute the guy.

    However, when you pull back and look at the big picture, our death penalty machine is broken. And for that reason, we should work hard to fix the justice system before we reconvene any death panels.

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    The death penality

    1) costs more than just keeping them alive
    2) kills innocent peoole
    3) gives the goverment the power to kill its citizens


    I don't care if bad people die, but I'm not ok with the government having the power to excute people.
     
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    The economic argument fails. It costs more to keep a guy in prison for life than it does to just let him go free. So by your logic we should let all criminals go free.


    There is strong circumstantial evidence this is true, but no hard evidence.

    The government has had that power since the Founding.

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    Since the death penalty is more expensive than life in prison (due to the appeals process and other things) I think we should just get rid of the death penalty. Save the tax payers money whenever possible.
     
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    It's funny how people wil hysterically defend the right to bear arms on the grounds that you can not trust the government - but have no problem with the government executing people.
     
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    1) And many states let criminals out of jail early because of lack of funds. I'm also against the war on drugs for similar reasons. I think cost is important, especially when states are in the red.

    2) If there is enough evidence to overturn someone's conviction and set them free, then they are innocent of the crime

    3) this is true, and it creeps me out. I have no doubts this power has been abused in the past, and can be abused in the future.
     
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    Bullshit....look up a documentary series named "Dallas DNA". In that state and city, the system was so broken that they actually had to create a task force to test convict's DNA that maintain their innocence.....here's a link to a list of people exonerated by DNA evidence for murder....

    The Innocence Project - Know the Cases: Search Profiles
     
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    It's not the fault of the death penalty, make it less expensive, put them in the general population, and maybe the prisoners will do it for us, but if not, we can cut down on appeals, there is no reason someone should be in jail forever or even released on parole....for first degree murder.
     
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    I love the DNA arguement....now that we have we can be even more certain...so lets' go old school.
     

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