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Originally posted by getreadyalready
In my opinion life in prison is not significantly different than execution. They both constitute a loss of life.
If you have a problem with innocent people being convicted, then attack the trial system, don't use the death penalty as an end around.
This is a country that excutes people who committed crimes as junvilles and people with the mental age of 12 .
This is the country that wants to spread its form of democracy around the world.
This is a country that overthrows democratically elected governments it doesn't like. (Chile september 11th 1973) and sends over 6 thousand to their death.
This is a country that is supposedly moral and just!
This is the country that does NOT want Palestine to be recognized!
Originally posted by blupblup
I'm done, I don't even want to be in a thread where people condone this kind of disgusting, state-funded murder.
And people wonder why Humans can be evil and kill and show no remorse and so on.... It's the trickle down effect I guess.
ATLANTA — An official of the N.A.A.C.P. said on Wednesday that the vote by the Georgia parole board to deny clemency to Troy Davis was so close that he hoped there might still be a chance to save him from execution at 7 p.m.
Edward O. DuBose, president of the Georgia chapter, said the organization had “very reliable information from the board members directly that the board was split 3 to 2 on whether to grant clemency.”
“The fact that that kind of division was in the room is even more of a sign that there is a strong possibility to save Troy’s life,” he said.
Since 1973, over 130 people have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence. (Staff Report, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil & Constitutional Rights, Oct. 1993, with updates from DPIC).
From 1973-1999, there was an average of 3.1 exonerations per year. From 2000-2007, there has been an average of 5 exonerations per year.
Originally posted by Carseller4
Wonder what he decided to eat for his last meal?
At 4 p.m., Davis was given a last meal of a cheeseburger, potatoes and slaw -- the same as what was served other inmates today -- but he has not eaten it, a prison spokeswoman said.
Originally posted by Kryties
reply to post by getreadyalready
I apologise if I have come across a little harsh to you mate, as you can tell I am more than a little passionate about the subject!
Originally posted by redoubt
Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by UniverSoul
I think 22 years is plenty enough of a sentence.Our justice system is out of whack.
A human life can be paid for with 22 years?