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Originally posted by Kryties
Originally posted by caladonea
I do have compassion for the disabled....but....he did kill 2 people and paralyze a third.....even a six year old knows that is wrong.....he needs to be punished.
Not one person in this thread has stated that the man does not deserve punishment. I wish the advocates would stop deflecting the issue using that lie.
Originally posted by linux2216
Why is IQ used to determine eligibility for the death penalty? It should be easy enough to fail an IQ test on purpose, shouldn't it? Hell, if they gave me one of those tests and I was up for sentencing for something heinous I wouldn't be able to get any of the answers right!
I'm from Texas and in Texas we have the death penalty and we use it. That's right, if you come to Texas and kill somebody, we will kill you back. That's our policy. Right now there's a bill in the Texas legislature that would speed up the execution process of those convicted of a heinous crime with more than three credible witnesses. If more than three people saw you do what you did you don't sit on death row for 15 years Jack, you go straight to the front of the line. Other states are trying to abolish the death penalty. My state's puttin in an express lane.
--Ron White, Comic
Originally posted by pacofunk64
reply to post by Kryties
There likely is no right answer for this but like the mod said it's best to keep things professional but sometimes it's hard when there is a topic which much debate.
Originally posted by HUMBLEONE
I'll be willin to bet he's a poor black man, railroaded by some hog jawed, grand dragon sheriff. How many innocent men and women have been executed in Texas? An eye for an eye an a tooth for a tooth, soon nobody can see or chew your brisket Bobby Joe. Peace
Originally posted by DaddyBare
reply to post by LadySkadi
from you source...
Such judicial adherence sends a message that the mentally ill would do better to refrain from taking risk-creating actions, unless they exercise a heightened degree of self-restraint and precaution, if they intend to avoid liability.
obviously this man has an impulse control problem... to add to his already lengthy list of problems.... so then we have to ask at what point is he incapable of making those types of decisions ...to refrain from taking risk-creating actions????