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Georgia Plans to Execute a Mentally Retarded Man Tomorrow

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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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Warren Hill (pictured) was convicted of a 1985 murder, and was sentenced to death after being convicted of beating a fellow inmate to death in 1990. He is scheduled to be executed by the state of Georgia tomorrow evening. Warren Hill's IQ is 70. He has been found by a court to be mentally retarded. Georgia plans to kill him anyhow.

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UPDATE: The state of Georgia has rescheduled Hill's execution for this coming Monday, due to a change in lethal injection methods. His appeal to the US Supreme Court is still pending.

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Absolutely ridiculous. I really don't even know what else to say.
 


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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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I'm against the death penalty unless it's clear that keeping an inmate alive would be a danger to other inmates and/or prison workers, etc etc. This fella killed another inmate. If it were me, I'd separate him from the general population and put him where he can't have much contact with others so he couldnt' hurt anyone. I'd at least try that first. But I'm not in charge ....


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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:29 PM
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He killed 2 people. Getting into a person's level of intelligence seems to be discriminatory, or are metally challenged people more deserving of life than others?



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by CoolerAbdullah786

Warren Hill (pictured) was convicted of a 1985 murder, and was sentenced to death after being convicted of beating a fellow inmate to death in 1990. He is scheduled to be executed by the state of Georgia tomorrow evening. Warren Hill's IQ is 70. He has been found by a court to be mentally retarded. Georgia plans to kill him anyhow.

[...]

UPDATE: The state of Georgia has rescheduled Hill's execution for this coming Monday, due to a change in lethal injection methods. His appeal to the US Supreme Court is still pending.

Full article


Absolutely ridiculous. I really don't even know what else to say.


Probably took what he was already in prison for into consideration, which is also for murder.
Personally, I dont care what his IQ is, he killed two people, his death seems an appropriate punishment to me.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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Why does a man's IQ have anything to do wiith whether a murderer is put to death? If anything, this man has proven to us all that he is not fit for society.

I'll ask the same as a poster before me.

Do the mentally retarded deserve life more than an intelligent person?




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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:35 PM
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Everyone deserves life equally. I do not agree with the death penalty. We're one of the last civilized nations to even still do this barbaric practice. I don't think anyone should be put to death by the state.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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Hill was already serving a life sentence for shooting his girlfriend 11 times in 1986 when he was sentenced to death for killing his sleeping cellmate with a board spiked with nails.
What a charmer.... You say you disagree with the death sentence. But what possible justification is there for keeping a man like this alive?



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 02:57 PM
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But what possible justification is there for keeping a man like this alive?


The Case Against the Death Penalty
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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He's costing the taxpayers money by staying alive, he did kill 2 individuals.

Also, this is the only time that IQ seems relevant. They say that IQ is not an accurate measure of a persons intelligence, we hear this continuously, unless it comes to the death penalty... hmmmmm



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by CoolerAbdullah786
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Everyone deserves life equally. I do not agree with the death penalty. We're one of the last civilized nations to even still do this barbaric practice. I don't think anyone should be put to death by the state.


Why do you believe that what you stated above is right?



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Because I don't believe it's man's place to decide when someone dies. It's Allah's place. And I personally think it's extremely hypocritical to attempt to teach that killing is wrong by killing people who kill.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by kimish
He's costing the taxpayers money by staying alive, he did kill 2 individuals.


Not true. It actually costs more to execute someone.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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I belive in most states, an IQ BELOW 70 is required for a legal definition mental retardation, making 70 "on the line" for the rule.

I personally think that mental incapacity (permanent or temporary) should not be grounds to avoid personal responsibility for any crime, but that's just my opinion.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by CoolerAbdullah786
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Everyone deserves life equally. I do not agree with the death penalty. We're one of the last civilized nations to even still do this barbaric practice. I don't think anyone should be put to death by the state.


Pretty much agree with this statement. On a related note, too many times we have seen evidence overturned years down the road, on convicted "murderers" .
Innocents have been killed by the state, and later on found to be innocent through DNA or new evidence surfacing. How would any of us feel if our loved one was wrongly accused of a crime and killed?

I have no problem with hard time for murderers, keep them locked up, but you cant give a person back his life.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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But he's not avoiding personal responsibility. He's already in prison. He will be in prison. It's not like he's out on the streets free.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:17 PM
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Originally posted by caladonea


Why do you believe that what you stated above is right?


Same reason anyone does when it comes down to things that are a matter of personal opinion/viewpoint. I just personally disagree with the death penalty and think it is totally barbaric. The judicial system is far from foolproof and extremely prejudicial.

Look at the percentage of White people on death row for killing a Black person vs. the percentage of Black people on death row for killing a White person.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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Can't someone have an IQ of 70 and just be stupid? The man doesn't look mentally damaged to me.



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:18 PM
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OP I hope this is on topic.

List of condemned inmates exhonerated, sometimes after they were executed. Sucks for them and their families:

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:20 PM
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I don't necessarily agree with the death penalty either..With that said, you're opening up a whole other can of worms when you say "It's Allah's place. " How many people think they know when "Allah" says "kill!", just sayin!
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posted on Jul, 19 2012 @ 03:23 PM
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But, again, that's man deciding. Muslims are not permitted to kill indiscriminately; only to defend. The Qur'an is very clear. Unfortunately people corrupt that for their own means, usually politically. It's time to take back the Faith.




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