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That being said, I think it's very immature of a president to squak about such things on Twitter. That being said, I think it's very immature of a president to squak about such things on Twitter. Text
originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: Damiel
I'm not sure if him calling for someone to receive the death penalty for the consequences of their actions is really advocating death, in the sense you interpret it.
The death penalty is a legitimate sentence in the court of law, depending on the state. It would be like someone calling for a criminal to receive life in prison for what they did.
That being said, I think it's very immature of a president to squak about such things on Twitter.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: introvert
It's more than immature...from the article above
However, some legal commentators suggest that Mr Trump's comments could be seen as prejudicial to a trial. Earlier this week, a military judge said he would consider a lighter sentence for Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier who deserted his Afghan base, because of Mr Trump's previous urging for that defendant to face the death penalty.
Advocating the death penalty isn't inciting or promoting violence in any way. It's advocating a legitimate form of legal consequence being levied against a murderer.