The Death Penalty is going out of style

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Slowly, but surely, the US is moving away from the death penalty except for some hot spots

The death penalty is going out of style - The Week

In the U.S., there were just 39 executions in nine states this year, a 10 percent drop from 2012, and only the second time in the past 19 years the number has fallen below 40, the Death Penalty Information Center reported earlier this month. Judges handed down more than 80 death sentences, nearly the lowest number since 1976, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the death penalty. In comparison, the number of sentences in 1996 was 315

As the number of state-mandated killings has fallen, so has public support for them. A Gallup poll published this year shows that in 2013, support for capital punishment reached its lowest level in 40 years — down to 60 percent, compared with 80 percent in 1994

Still, the U.S. remains in the top five when it comes to state executions, joined by such illustrious company as China, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. As a a recent editorial by The New York Times notes, as more places ban capital punishment, it becomes more concentrated in certain parts of the country. "All 80 death sentences in 2013 came from only about two percent of counties in the entire country, and all 39 executions — more than half occurred in Texas and Florida — took place in about one percent of all counties," the Times says. "Eighty-five percent of all counties have not had a single execution in more than 45 years."
 
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Some crimes are soo sick and horrendous that the criminal doesn't deserve to breathe the same air civilized people share.

And needs to be put down like a rabid animal. ... :thup:
 
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Unfortunately. It will be the one thing I can never accept. You kill someone in cold blood you deserve to be killed. Personally I would let the family do it. My cousin was killed because some old bitch doesn't know how to stop and look for motorcycles,she gets charged with a misdemeanor vehicular homicide bs.
 

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capital punishment is only a deterrent to crime when it is actually carried out in a timely manner.

I agree with the previous poster who said that some crimes are so abhorrent that capital punishment is the only remedy. What has Charles Manson contributed to society during his years in prison? What has society gotten for the millions spent to house, feed, and clothe that animal?
 

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Some crimes are soo sick and horrendous that the criminal doesn't deserve to breathe the same air civilized people share.

And needs to be put down like a rabid animal. ... :thup:
Some crimes are soo sick and horrendous that the criminal doesn't deserve to breathe the same air as other criminals share.

And needs to be put down like a rabid animal.
 

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Slowly, but surely, the US is moving away from the death penalty except for some hot spots

The death penalty is going out of style - The Week

In the U.S., there were just 39 executions in nine states this year, a 10 percent drop from 2012, and only the second time in the past 19 years the number has fallen below 40, the Death Penalty Information Center reported earlier this month. Judges handed down more than 80 death sentences, nearly the lowest number since 1976, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the death penalty. In comparison, the number of sentences in 1996 was 315

As the number of state-mandated killings has fallen, so has public support for them. A Gallup poll published this year shows that in 2013, support for capital punishment reached its lowest level in 40 years — down to 60 percent, compared with 80 percent in 1994

Still, the U.S. remains in the top five when it comes to state executions, joined by such illustrious company as China, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. As a a recent editorial by The New York Times notes, as more places ban capital punishment, it becomes more concentrated in certain parts of the country. "All 80 death sentences in 2013 came from only about two percent of counties in the entire country, and all 39 executions — more than half occurred in Texas and Florida — took place in about one percent of all counties," the Times says. "Eighty-five percent of all counties have not had a single execution in more than 45 years."
If you want to get rid of the death penalty, make prisions work camps, and for those we would originally execute, work them till they die.

If they dont work, they dont eat.

Until that happens, kill em, after a trial and appeals of course.
 
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Time to go to life without parole

Most of the civilized world already has
 

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Time to go to life without parole

Most of the civilized world already has
Life without parole is not good enough for some crimes.

Life of hard labor would be close, but not enough.
 

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Is that what the Obama administration is hoping for so they don't have to execute the jihad Army Major?
 

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Slowly, but surely, the US is moving away from the death penalty except for some hot spots

The death penalty is going out of style - The Week

In the U.S., there were just 39 executions in nine states this year, a 10 percent drop from 2012, and only the second time in the past 19 years the number has fallen below 40, the Death Penalty Information Center reported earlier this month. Judges handed down more than 80 death sentences, nearly the lowest number since 1976, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the death penalty. In comparison, the number of sentences in 1996 was 315

As the number of state-mandated killings has fallen, so has public support for them. A Gallup poll published this year shows that in 2013, support for capital punishment reached its lowest level in 40 years — down to 60 percent, compared with 80 percent in 1994

Still, the U.S. remains in the top five when it comes to state executions, joined by such illustrious company as China, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. As a a recent editorial by The New York Times notes, as more places ban capital punishment, it becomes more concentrated in certain parts of the country. "All 80 death sentences in 2013 came from only about two percent of counties in the entire country, and all 39 executions — more than half occurred in Texas and Florida — took place in about one percent of all counties," the Times says. "Eighty-five percent of all counties have not had a single execution in more than 45 years."

So you were outraged when Osama Bin Laden got the death penalty instead of a life sentence in prison?
 

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of course not. LOLberals have a hard time with hypocrisy. Almost everything they stand for is hypocritical.
 
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Slowly, but surely, the US is moving away from the death penalty except for some hot spots

The death penalty is going out of style - The Week

In the U.S., there were just 39 executions in nine states this year, a 10 percent drop from 2012, and only the second time in the past 19 years the number has fallen below 40, the Death Penalty Information Center reported earlier this month. Judges handed down more than 80 death sentences, nearly the lowest number since 1976, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the death penalty. In comparison, the number of sentences in 1996 was 315

As the number of state-mandated killings has fallen, so has public support for them. A Gallup poll published this year shows that in 2013, support for capital punishment reached its lowest level in 40 years — down to 60 percent, compared with 80 percent in 1994

Still, the U.S. remains in the top five when it comes to state executions, joined by such illustrious company as China, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. As a a recent editorial by The New York Times notes, as more places ban capital punishment, it becomes more concentrated in certain parts of the country. "All 80 death sentences in 2013 came from only about two percent of counties in the entire country, and all 39 executions — more than half occurred in Texas and Florida — took place in about one percent of all counties," the Times says. "Eighty-five percent of all counties have not had a single execution in more than 45 years."

So you were outraged when Osama Bin Laden got the death penalty instead of a life sentence in prison?
He had the option of surrender
 

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Slowly, but surely, the US is moving away from the death penalty except for some hot spots

The death penalty is going out of style - The Week

In the U.S., there were just 39 executions in nine states this year, a 10 percent drop from 2012, and only the second time in the past 19 years the number has fallen below 40, the Death Penalty Information Center reported earlier this month. Judges handed down more than 80 death sentences, nearly the lowest number since 1976, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the death penalty. In comparison, the number of sentences in 1996 was 315

As the number of state-mandated killings has fallen, so has public support for them. A Gallup poll published this year shows that in 2013, support for capital punishment reached its lowest level in 40 years — down to 60 percent, compared with 80 percent in 1994

Still, the U.S. remains in the top five when it comes to state executions, joined by such illustrious company as China, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. As a a recent editorial by The New York Times notes, as more places ban capital punishment, it becomes more concentrated in certain parts of the country. "All 80 death sentences in 2013 came from only about two percent of counties in the entire country, and all 39 executions — more than half occurred in Texas and Florida — took place in about one percent of all counties," the Times says. "Eighty-five percent of all counties have not had a single execution in more than 45 years."
Televise the executions and implement an education campaign detailing offender's crimes and people would support it. So long as it's a out-of-sight issue it'll continue to decline in popularity.

Executioners in Saudi Arabia are rockstars.

The one I'd smile-kill is the BTK murderer. To rally public support for skinning him alive (or whatever wishy-washy method they wannaa use) just show home movies of his little child victims, and then segue to the crime scene photos of what he did to them. Problem solved. Support won.
 
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Slowly, but surely, the US is moving away from the death penalty except for some hot spots

The death penalty is going out of style - The Week

In the U.S., there were just 39 executions in nine states this year, a 10 percent drop from 2012, and only the second time in the past 19 years the number has fallen below 40, the Death Penalty Information Center reported earlier this month. Judges handed down more than 80 death sentences, nearly the lowest number since 1976, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the death penalty. In comparison, the number of sentences in 1996 was 315

As the number of state-mandated killings has fallen, so has public support for them. A Gallup poll published this year shows that in 2013, support for capital punishment reached its lowest level in 40 years — down to 60 percent, compared with 80 percent in 1994

Still, the U.S. remains in the top five when it comes to state executions, joined by such illustrious company as China, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. As a a recent editorial by The New York Times notes, as more places ban capital punishment, it becomes more concentrated in certain parts of the country. "All 80 death sentences in 2013 came from only about two percent of counties in the entire country, and all 39 executions — more than half occurred in Texas and Florida — took place in about one percent of all counties," the Times says. "Eighty-five percent of all counties have not had a single execution in more than 45 years."

So you were outraged when Osama Bin Laden got the death penalty instead of a life sentence in prison?
He had the option of surrender
And when the Taliban were going to hand him over the administration said "too late".
 

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Slowly, but surely, the US is moving away from the death penalty except for some hot spots

The death penalty is going out of style - The Week

In the U.S., there were just 39 executions in nine states this year, a 10 percent drop from 2012, and only the second time in the past 19 years the number has fallen below 40, the Death Penalty Information Center reported earlier this month. Judges handed down more than 80 death sentences, nearly the lowest number since 1976, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the death penalty. In comparison, the number of sentences in 1996 was 315

As the number of state-mandated killings has fallen, so has public support for them. A Gallup poll published this year shows that in 2013, support for capital punishment reached its lowest level in 40 years — down to 60 percent, compared with 80 percent in 1994

Still, the U.S. remains in the top five when it comes to state executions, joined by such illustrious company as China, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. As a a recent editorial by The New York Times notes, as more places ban capital punishment, it becomes more concentrated in certain parts of the country. "All 80 death sentences in 2013 came from only about two percent of counties in the entire country, and all 39 executions — more than half occurred in Texas and Florida — took place in about one percent of all counties," the Times says. "Eighty-five percent of all counties have not had a single execution in more than 45 years."

So you were outraged when Osama Bin Laden got the death penalty instead of a life sentence in prison?
He had the option of surrender


Allegedly.....

Had he been captured, you'd rather have him serve a life sentence? ......wow
 
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You'll also notice Bin Laden never made the FBI most wanted list. Coincidence?
 

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