Yet another case against the death penalty

RollTide_HTTR

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when you factor in cost there is no good case for the Death Penalty
It's beyond me that people still support it.

I also read/watched something a while ago that often "Experts" testify and overstate how certain they are or possibly could be. I think the article or whatever was more focused on Finger Prints than Bite marks but it sounds like a similar thing is happening here. Hopefully this kind of stuff happens less often now? but I have no idea
 

Jon

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It's beyond me that people still support it.

I also read/watched something a while ago that often "Experts" testify and overstate how certain they are or possibly could be. I think the article or whatever was more focused on Finger Prints than Bite marks but it sounds like a similar thing is happening here. Hopefully this kind of stuff happens less often now? but I have no idea
our culture fetishizes punishment, that is the only explanation I have
 

RollTide_HTTR

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our culture fetishizes punishment, that is the only explanation I have
Couldn't agree more.

I've been saying to my wife that we need to seriously shift our way of thinking as a society towards Rehabilitation. But I think its going to be hard for a lot if not most people to move in that direction. Maybe even impossible for many people.
 
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B1GTide

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Couldn't agree more.

I've been saying to my wife that we need to seriously shift our way of thinking as a society towards Rehabilitation. But I think its going to be hard for a lot if not most people to move in that direction. Maybe even impossible for many people.
Yep - rehabilitation and treatment for drug habits and mental disorders. Locking people up does not help anyone except in a tiny minority of cases. Our society would be much safer if these people were treated like human beings instead of animals.
 

bdawg_jinx

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when you factor in cost there is no good case for the Death Penalty
Agreed, I am not opposed to the death penalty on a philosophical level, but the cost of the current process required is not a good use of taxpayer money. (Although the gov't has never cared about misuse of taxes before)
 

81usaf92

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It's beyond me that people still support it.

I also read/watched something a while ago that often "Experts" testify and overstate how certain they are or possibly could be. I think the article or whatever was more focused on Finger Prints than Bite marks but it sounds like a similar thing is happening here. Hopefully this kind of stuff happens less often now? but I have no idea
People favor crime control over due process in this country. It’s sad but true.
 

MattinBama

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I dont have strong feelings one way or the other. All I know is when the worst of the worst pay their price, I dont lose any sleep over it.
Being against the death penalty isn’t about the worst of the worst... it’s about the innocent. There shouldn’t be collateral damage in something like this.
 

Crimson1967

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Being against the death penalty isn’t about the worst of the worst... it’s about the innocent. There shouldn’t be collateral damage in something like this.
I really don’t give a damn if a guy that raped and murdered a 12 year old is executed. I do give a damn if a guy that didn’t rape and murder a 12 year old is executed.