death penalty

    if the cops arrested you for murder,and you were innocent but found guilty,,would you still support the death penalty..?????and you cannot say it can never happen to you,because it has happened to others.. and will continue to happen..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

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    We've had this discussion before I think. I believe in the death penalty, but you must be 100% certain of guilt, before its carried out. If there is the slightest doubt, then it shouldn't be carried out.

    That's my opinion.




    terryfossil 1

    You are right Sunny,,but who is going to guarantee that is too late to say sorry after you have killed an innocent person..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<..


    Oh, I'm for it but don't want anyone to actually be killed except for the undeniably guilty: McVey, Gacy, Whitman (check my spelling and add the kid that shot 12 people in the theater). Mason should be on the list. But a man who worked with my mom on The Board Of Pardons and Parole said given his choice, all the muderers would be released as the hIghest percent were crimes of passion and would never be repeated.

    terryfossil 1

    Your mums friend has a point JH..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<..

    I find it disturbing that someone who works on the Board of Pardons would actually release a murderer just because it was a MURDER of passion!

    Well, that certainly sheds new light on the subject, doesn't it. 
    I'm at a loss.  While I do support the death penalty, I don't want to be put in the position of having the option of meting out that verdict, and I certainly wouldn't want it pronounced upon myself or someone I love.  :(

     This website portends to be current information as of 10/30/15 regarding death row statistics.  I would recommend certain people review it and dispute it with actual facts of their own.

    AND, the following website chronicles the places and years of executions by Albert Pierrepoint, referenced in another answer.  Please note that over 200 of the executions were in Hamburg, Germany, during the years immediately following the end of WWII, likely hangings for war crimes convictions.  It's important to put things into perspective, and this may help.  Pierrepoint didn't believe in capital punishment as a deterrent to crime, and when you really study the statistics, you can draw a conclusion about why he might think so.


    When we had hanging in the U/K Bob,there was a law dating way back that you could not hang a man with a wooden leg,

    In York, it is OK to shoot a Scotsman with bow and arrow, except on Sunday!
    terryfossil 1

    Very interesting figures Bob,,certainly gives a lot of food for thought..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    I only ever visit York on a Sunday, lot safer.

    In the USA many innocent people have been executed. DNA evidence has proved that some on Death Row are innocent. Strangely, most of those under sentence of death are black and poorly educated. A coincidence,surely.

    Only solution is to ban the death penalty.

    terryfossil 1

    Until they come up with a better solution,,i agree Nom..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    How are things in your back yard?

    Here in Europe only Belarus continues the death sentence.

    You would vote for the death penalty if you saw the horrible people I have personally seen on death row. My question is why if they have been convicted and sentenced, are they still alive. The state does not care because its the counties they are sentenced from that pays the money to hold them, not the state. As far as I am concerned , they are taking up my oxygen.


    It's much different to contrive things from the armchair or dining table, then pronounce those who agree barbarians. Your belief has roots to back it up. I'm more inclined to agree with you in general on the topic.

    At one time certain females on death row in Texas were able to go to a room where they could make teddy bears. I think certain people could buy them at one time. But I don't know anymore.

    That just seems odd all the way around...
    terryfossil 1

    My point was not about bad people on death row,of course there are,,my point was about innocent people on death row..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    I think I answered your question appropriately. I'm not speaking for zorro, but you know what he does professionally.
    terryfossil 1

    Sorry Bob, my comment was to Zorro..>>>>>>><<<<<<<..

    Terry I have no doubt there might have been some innocent people put on death row , especially from long time ago, before dna extraction .
    terryfossil 1

    Zorro,you use the words "might,some,people"on death row,,you make them sound like collateral damage..i once lived on the other side of the fence,,and i can tell you there were some oxygen thieves on both sides of the bars,,i do not doubt your qualifications,however you are looking at it from only one side..and there are no innocent people in jail in your eyes..Just my opinion Zorro..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<..

    It has happened , and will happen again. I'm not doing anything professional anymore ,except year round gardening in my greenhouse, and genetically modifying azolla.
    terryfossil 1

    I wish you the best in your gardening profession is a profession that gives back kindly,,,All the best mate..>>>>>><<<<<<<..


    terryfossil 1

    Okay Clonge..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    British hangman Albert Pierrepoint hanged over 400 people and concluded that execution was not a deterrent.

    terryfossil 1

    I agree,,but it was a deterrent to the 400,,i would like to know how many were really guilty..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    It was obviously not a deterrent to the 400 or they would not have committed their crime. You can't deter people who are dead as thay are incapable of crime, or anything else for that matter.
    So far as Pierrepoint's clients are concerned there were certainly some that were innocent, notably Timothy Evans, hanged for Christie's murders and Nicolas Bentley, both of whom received free pardons though much good that did them.

    Slightly more than half of those executions occurred in Hamburg, Germany, right after WWII, and were likely associated with convictions regarding war crimes If you look at the statistics, you can see that, with little exception, most places where he participated in executions had very few hangings during his tenure as executioner. With that in mind, it makes sense to come to the conclusion that hanging wasn't a deterrent to crime, as so few people were actually hanged in any one particular place...again, with rare exception

    Interestingly, it was on this day, 9 September 1965, that the death penalty was abolished in the UK.

    terryfossil 1

    A few innocent people might have got spared..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

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