posted on Dec, 7 2007 @ 10:58 PM
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
reply to post by BigJoeNYC
It cost more to execute someone than it does to keep them locked up in jail. Little tidbit for you to mull over.
[edit on 7-12-2007 by Rasobasi420]
The reason it costs more to execute someone than to keep them locked up is because we have allowed the death penalty to reach a virtual meaningless
state. The death penalty comes with an automatic appeal whether the person sentenced wants it or not (in most, if not all states). The court costs
alone in trying, convicting, sentencing and defending all of the subsequent useless appeals are astronomical for the tax payer. Not to mention the
fact that in most states we have to keep them in solitary confinement on death row for a couple of decades (or the rest of their natural life) while
providing them with three square meals a day and a lot of other privilidges that they don't deserve.
As long as we don't enforce the will of the people and the will of our juries and carry out the death sentence in a reasonable amount of time, then
it won't serve as the deterence that it is intended to serve. And it won't bring justice to the victim(s) and their loved ones.
But even with the legal circus that now surrounds a death sentence, I believe that it still continues to serve as a deterrent against certain crimes.
For example, if we made it a law that anyone who murders someone on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays will NOT receive the death penalty, do you think
the murder rate on those days would go up? Would they go down on the remaining "death penalty elligeable" days? I think so.
But as for the subject at hand... I really am appauled at this story!
This woman could have gotten far more than $200 for her child! There's got to be a local NAMBLA chapter near her where she could start a nice
Okay... that was just a JOKE! Albeit a tasteless one, but a joke never-the-less. Any person who is willing to trade their child for any amount of
money, any kind of discount, any amount of drugs or for any other method of payment should not only be sent to jail- but they should also have all of
their children taken away and have their reproductive organs removed to prevent them from having anymore babies that they can sell.
The big question that I have is this: Apparantly this woman was trying to barter her child to pay off the $200 she owed for a wedding dress. So my
question is, what man on Earth would ever want to marry this kind of scumbag woman? He's either got to be her pimp or someone who is more whacked
out on drugs than she is!