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Do you believe in the death penalty?

posted 10/16/2008 5:14:22 AM |
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How many of you out there believe in the death penalty? Two days ago Ohio put to death a 41 year old man who was sentenced for the death of two college women on Sept.1,1986 in Akron. The man was in on with a few friends of throwing a 35 pound piece of concrete over the edge of the overpass and it crashed into the car of the two women. They then proceeded to go on down to "help" them when in fact they abducted them to an isolated area and began torturing the two and raped them before killing them. They only caught one of those guys and he spent the last 22 years on death row. When he went in he was pretty thin, but over the years he managed to gain so much weight (5 ' 7" and 275lbs.) in hopes of trying to get out of being put to death by leathal injection. His argument was that it would be cruel and unusual punishment because of his fat being in the way with trying to find a vein in his arm. When it came time there was very little trouble in finding his vein.

How many of you believe in the death penalty? Do you think this case was actually considered cruel and unusual punishment? What do you think is the best death penalty to use on death row inmates?

Btw, this topic has been a blog topic a couple of times in the past. I haven't seen this for a while now. Maybe your mind has changed over time and the newbies can also feel free to answer it as well.

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ynot7769

Oct 16 @ 5:41AM  
Over the years he managed to gain so much weight in hopes of trying to get out of being put to death by leathal injection. His argument was that it would be cruel and unusual punishment because of his fat being in the way with trying to find a vein in his arm. When it came time there was very little trouble in finding his vein.

I'D have found his vein too

the ONLY problem i have with death penalty is the what IF factor................ie: what if the court fucks up and got the wrong guy........i've seen it a time or 2 ...yup yup right there in Ohio by you ....guy a buddy knows did over 10yrs for a rape charge he never commited.....the real culprit actully was someone who (get this) admitted it while in another prison and it got back to the court system n he was brought to court on it and then plea bargined for a lesser sentance n they had to in turn let the other guy go..............AFTER over 10yrs of his life in prison under the stygma of being a rapist AND an innocent man to boot................
StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 5:42AM  
I forgot to add that this was Ohio's first execution in over 1 1/2 years.

To answer to my questions, I do believe in the death penalty. I would also like to see the electric chair back to fry these death row inmates.
ynot7769

Oct 16 @ 5:46AM  
don't tell nobody shawn but i not only belive in it.....................i'd pull the fuckin switch on some of these fucktartds
StraddleMyNose

Oct 16 @ 5:48AM  
they had to in turn let the other guy go..............AFTER over 10yrs of his life in prison under the stygma of being a rapist AND an innocent man to boot................

That's another topic that we should ask. Should he file a lawsuit and be owed tons of money for the wrongful conviction and time spent in prison, along with being stereotyped of being a rapist?
ynot7769

Oct 16 @ 5:50AM  
That's another topic that we should ask. Should he file a lawsuit and be owed tons of money for the wrongful conviction and time spent in prison, along with being stereotyped of being a rapist?

they tried to BUY his silence ......also with some papers he'd sign giving up the right to sue..........he maintained his innocence the whole time.............
girlcountry

Oct 16 @ 8:13AM  
Yes, I believe in the death penalty.....but I think that they should only get 2 appeals and then be done, executed. Too much of our tax money goes to support them while sitting there and having the "luxuries" that they don't deserve.
alybai42

Oct 16 @ 8:54AM  
I heard about this before it came out in the paper..I know a guard out at the prison and he was telling me about it.

I believe that they should suffer just the way they made the victims suffer..

Why should they get the easy way out. They should spend the rest of their lives thinking about what they did.

That is my thoughts on this subject.
alybai42

Oct 16 @ 8:54AM  
Did you see what they guy ordered as his last meal...
dmbchick420

Oct 16 @ 9:23AM  
How many of you believe in the death penalty? Do you think this case was actually considered cruel and unusual punishment? What do you think is the best death penalty to use on death row inmates?

Yes, I believe in the death penality; however, sometimes I think rotting in prison is a worse punishment.

I read about this story in the paper.....the guy is a piece of shit. He actually thinks he has some say in the matter? I think someone should drop a huge concrete block on him and ass rape him to death.
theSkwirl

Oct 16 @ 9:44AM  
I believe they waited 22 years too long.
bobbierob

Oct 16 @ 10:06AM  
I also believe in the death penalty. I do understand the possibility of the court system screwing up, and I know it happens occasionally. It is tragic, but every inmate should be entitled an appeal to minimize these cases.

Here in Texas they are entitled to two appeals. However, an average of 7 years for one appeal is kind of rediculous to me.

Related topic, What I would like to see is a court system in which both sides have access to the same quality representation.

i.e. The prosecution has this professional DA and a ton of resourses to present his case. The defense has to hire a lawyer and pay a ton of personal cash to get someone who can compete on the same level as the DA. Otherwise there is a court appointed attorney with limited resourses and usually limited experience. I think that is a big problem with our system.

ThePurpleProphet

Oct 16 @ 10:07AM  
I believe in the death penalty as well as torture. The authorities should be able to torture the guy until he gives up his friends. They're still running loose and may have commited other crimes andstill have not been caught.

A painful slow death to show others the reprecussion for breaking the law.
Sunshine79

Oct 16 @ 10:27AM  
IMHO....I believe anyone that murders should be put to death. We have no use for these people any longer in our society. And I'm not referring to murder by self defense or accident.
Ewe_Wish

Oct 16 @ 11:29AM  
I also believe in the death penelty even tho the state of Minnesota doesnt have it...........as for innocent ppl going to be put the death i think the number would be very minimum but i also think they should be allowed two appeals.........given a time length of one year for year to complete it........and they should have an impartial review board go over all the evidence and if they are not totally convinced that the person who is on death row is guilty the sentence would be dropped to life......with one additional appeal added on.

I also believe the lethal injection is the only way that they should carry it out.......it just puts them to sleep and they die...........I realize that some want to have them tortured like the inmate tortured his victims but we are of a civilized world or supposedly...............besides how do you think they feel when they see the stuff going in their veins thats going to kill them...............
NightOfOld

Oct 16 @ 11:59AM  

Yes I believe in the death penalty.
Wordsofwit

Oct 16 @ 12:32PM  
I believe in the death penalty as well as torture. The authorities should be able to torture the guy until he gives up his friends.

That is some weird shit there, especially considering who said it. Unamerican.

I can see it now, an 18 YO kid on a waterboard, "Okay, son, one more time! Who sold you that blunt?!?!"
Looking4ever

Oct 16 @ 1:29PM  
I believe if we are going to have the death penalty that we should enforce/enact it. What deterrent is a law that is not enforced?
belle1010

Oct 16 @ 2:21PM  
YES
Wordsofwit

Oct 16 @ 2:38PM  
"What do you think is the best death penalty to use on death row inmates?"

What I don't understand is why not use cyanide capsules. It was the weapon of choice many nazis at the end of WWII including Eva Braun, Hermann Goering and others to dodge the hangman. I may be wrong, but I believe that Utah gives them a choice of hanging or firing squad. They used to anyway.
evild614

Oct 16 @ 2:54PM  
Hell Yeah! And I don't think it should just be the criminal justice system that does it, either! We should all just be allowed to go around in mobs, killing anyone who looks suspicious, without a trial or nuthin'. Those trials are nothing but a way for those damned uppity lawyer joo types to make more money, anyway! And of course we should be torturing people, too! Not only will it scare people out of looking like criminals, but have you ever tortured someone? Woooo-eeee! It should be America's pastime.

You'd be surprised how often I hear arguments like this when discussing the death penalty. Fuckin' scary. It almost makes me wonder if I'm really right in supporting the death penalty.

So yes, I do support it, provided a minimum stay on Death Row for sufficient time to make 100% sure that no additional evidence that might acquit the defendant doesn't come out of the woodwork. Sometimes it takes years, but IMHO the wait is worth it if it minimizes execution of innocent people. You can let an innocent person out of jail, but you can't bring a wrongfully executed person back to life.
zaralyon

Oct 16 @ 5:43PM  
I do believe in the death penalty, however if it is particularly horrible like child molestation i believe in the death penalty by torture even more!!!!!
sugarnspice005

Oct 16 @ 7:21PM  
I believe in the death penalty. As for the guy who gained all that weight in order to avoid it by using the "cruel and unusual punishment" defense...I would have liked to have seen him explain how is actions weren't considered "cruel and unusual punishment" to the families of those two women he helped rape and murder.

shellbell38

Oct 18 @ 5:29AM  
I believe in the death penalty. i also think in some cases they should turn the convicted over to the victims family. let them do as they please with the fucker.

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Do you believe in the death penalty?