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Old 01-30-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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Amnesty says US has executed many mentally ill

http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jh...s/domesticNews


An interesting counterweight to the rush of pro-death penalty threads we've had recently on this (quote unquote) 'far left leaning' forum...
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incidents like this and the way the death penalty favors certain races concern me much more than the concept of capital punishment itself.
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I really hate news articles. But anyway, does anyone know what precise mental illnesses they are referring to? Considering what falls under the classification of mental illness and the large number of society at large who suffer them, is this surprising? Or, then, an actual argument for or against capital punishment? Depression is a mental illness, for example, and many people experience some form of it. But the boundaries for depression are so widely varied it is impossible to use it to describe any one thing. There's also debate in the crimes which put someone on death row and the mental health of anyone capable of committing such crimes.

I'd love to see some stats on all of this. Makes jumping to conclusions so much easier.
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Re: Amnesty says US has executed many mentally ill

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http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jh...s/domesticNews


An interesting counterweight to the rush of pro-death penalty threads we've had recently on this (quote unquote) 'far left leaning' forum...
Wow!

Not to mention the innocent that have died!

This is the point i've always tried to put across, capital punishment cannot be justified, it is impossible to draw the line who can and can't be put to death.
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