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Old 12-13-2004, 01:49 PM   #1
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Peterson....to die

Just announced...


How do we feel...?
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:50 PM   #2
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Just heard...
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another dead body. really, it makes up for the other two.

an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
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I'm sad for everyone involved...
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Old 12-13-2004, 02:36 PM   #5
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Hate me but I'm glad. I hope the bastard fries. He killed his pregnant wife on Christmas Eve and smugly lied about it. It doesn't get much colder than that. He doesn't deserve the air he breathes.
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Hate me but I'm glad. I hope the bastard fries. He killed his pregnant wife on Christmas Eve and smugly lied about it. It doesn't get much colder than that. He doesn't deserve the air he breathes.
I don't hate you, but I could go on a whole rant here. Instead Amnesty International sums it up pretty much for me:

Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception. The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state in the name of justice. It violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.

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In opposing the death penalty, Amnesty International in no way seeks to minimize or condone the crimes for which those sentenced to death were convicted. As an organization deeply concerned with the victims of human rights abuses, Amnesty International does not seek to belittle the suffering of the families of murder victims, for whom it has the greatest sympathy. However, the finality and cruelty inherent in the death penalty render it incompatible with norms of modern-day civilized behaviour and an inappropriate and unacceptable response to violent crime.

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His death solves nothing. I don't care if he committed the coldest and most unimaginable of crimes, which he pretty much did. His death won't bring back lacy or the baby. His death won't heal the family's wounds. The only thing his death will do is save some tax money and give certain people more ammo to keep capital punishment going strong because the system 'worked'.

It's wrong. Capital punishment is wrong.
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Correction, his death will not save tax money. In fact, his death penalty will cost the taxpayers more than life in prison. This is mainly due to all the procedures and appeals that can and will be started.

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You're certainly right IMO, except for the taxpayers remark perhaps:
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The only thing his death will do is save some tax money and give certain people more ammo to keep capital punishment going strong because the system 'worked'.

It's wrong. Capital punishment is wrong.
One could argue that Texas with 300 people in death row has costly policy when each case roughly costs $2,3 million. This is because of all the extra appeals and other safeguards to make sure no innocent person is killed off by the state, high safety issues for death row prisons and the costs of the execution itself...
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yay! yeah, what Marty said! But then again us Dutchies got rid of it some while ago... so we don't know any better
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I actually think life in prison would have been a harsher penalty. He would have had to live with the consequences of his actions. I agree that he's a worthless and deserves the worst.
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oh wow...i've been sleeping all day and i just found out through this thread....i read somewhere once something like "How does killing someone teach someone that killing someone is wrong?" It's such a simple philosophy, but sometimes things that are the most simple are the truest. This is why Jesus said that unless we are like children we will not see the kingdom. Which is very similar to the daoist belief of returning to the "uncarved block" state.
sorry, 'bout that rant....I really stand by what Amnesty International states
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Old 12-13-2004, 04:33 PM   #13
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I do not think that this punishment is enough.
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i read somewhere, that in california, he stands a better chance of dying in prison (of disease or an attack by an inmate) than he does of actually being executed. california has only excecuted something like 12 people since they reinstated the death penalty.
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Old 12-13-2004, 06:05 PM   #15
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i read somewhere, that in california, he stands a better chance of dying in prison (of disease or an attack by an inmate) than he does of actually being executed. california has only excecuted something like 12 people since they reinstated the death penalty.

That is correct. If you average it out, less than 1 person is executed per year.

There are a lot of people in line ahead of Scott Peterson so the odds are good that he has a very long life ahead of him.
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