reply to post by TheRegal
Actually, you did quote from the ACLU page and bolded the contents you cited. I merely linked it. Don't be daft. The feeling is mutual. I can't
hold your hand through the logic train enough for you to get it. It is becoming clear you are reaching the limit of your intelligence in this
You're telling me what is a quantifiable worse sentence from a justice perspective, (do I have to walk you through the appeals process for the two
again?) with a statistically worse rate of reverseal 10% for LWOP vs. ~30% for DP is more ethical?
Okay, then let me put it in another light. convicted murders spending LWOP murder again in prison at the rate of about 90%. So not only committing a
possibly innocent man to life in hell with a very small chance to clear his name, you are also putting him in an environment that statistically
compels them to murder again at an insanely high rate.
In another light, you champion the dollar savings to put this individual through hell, increase the chance of another murder, decrease chance of
reversal (if indeed the case was fudged), all under the guise of "ethics".
If someone came to you and said you are being charged with murder, There are two options: if you are given the death penalty you have on average about
17 years and a 30% chance to overturn your sentence if you are convicted and a quick painless death at the end if you fail. If you are given life
without parole, you will live in what basically amounts to structured hell for the rest of your life and you'll more likely than not be put in a
position where you will have to kill again, and if convicted this way you have about a 10% chance to reverse the sentence. You will likely die
painfully of cancer, a heart attack, or some other maladie with little to no treatment in your mid 50s. What would you pick?
Lets not talk about the morality. Morality is subjective.
I'm not trying to sell you on some society as it ought to be, I'm only trying to tell you how it is. And right now, the death penalty can be an
To you it only seems to matter that someone dies by the hands of society, not the matter in which they are separated from society or their fighting
chances at redemption. I would like to know your outlook on abortion. I'm pro choice, I think a society with self determination can sanction murder
given that very specific criteria are met. It also makes me wonder how you feel about protecting your own life. You're nutty. This will end our
back and forth as there is no getting past your indoctrination. Feel free to have the last word.
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