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Old 01-17-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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The Sanctity of Life

http://www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/01/17/al....ap/index.html

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Having suffered a heart attack back in September, Allen had asked prison authorities to let him die if he went into cardiac arrest before his execution, a request prison officials said they would not honor.

"At no point are we not going to value the sanctity of life," said prison spokesman Vernell Crittendon. "We would resuscitate him," then execute him.
It's such great comfort to hear that American executioners are pro-life.

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Old 01-17-2006, 07:33 PM   #2
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makes sense. *cough
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Well, people will point out the guilty vs. the innocent in the "sanctity of life" controversy. But I agree with Cardinal Bernardin's "Consistent Life Ethic" that opposed capital punishment as well as abortion.
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Failure to resuscitate = big law suit.
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Old 01-17-2006, 08:14 PM   #5
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That is just soooo sick it's funny.

....well, more sick than funny.

Pretty fucking pathetic actually.
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Failure to resuscitate = big law suit.
Wouldn't that count as a DNR though?
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:02 PM   #7
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Why let him die when you can kill him?
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Failure to resuscitate = big law suit.
Even if his request is put in writing?
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:19 PM   #9
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Actually I'm a big believer in the sanctity of my life - as bon jovi says, guys, it's my life! If I wrote something on a sandwich board about my neck like 'don't wake me up if I'm FUCKED!', I'd want that honoured.

Nothing to do with death row inmates here, sorry, please continue.
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Old 01-17-2006, 09:22 PM   #10
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Death penalty is a deterrent, life in prison isn't...just look at Justin's many threads.
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Life in Justin's many threads might, however, be a deterrent.
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:04 PM   #12
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Life in Justin's many threads might, however, be a deterrent.


I can just see that sentencing. The condemned man screaming in abject horror as he is chained to a pc with his eyes clamped open.....
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*shivers*
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Even if his request is put in writing?
Sometimes it's more than a legal issue. My uncle is police captain and runs the County Jail here. Anytime an inmate dies, or commits suicide, there's weeks of bad PR, regardless of whether the people working at the jail hold any real legal responsibility. For example, recently a man being processed died instantly while being escorted by jail officers. The autopsy revealed the presence of some drugs (don't remember what exactly) and a broken trachea. His community insisted that he was a nice man and was killed by the officers b/c his trachea was broken (nevermind the drugs and his long list of priors, of course). Obviously, he died b/c of a reaction or overdose from the drugs (technically, he had a massive heart attack), and the broken trachea happened while medics were trying to save his life. There were small riots after this incident, racial slurs thrown in both directions, and of course my uncle was sued.

If an inmate put a DNR in writing and then that's exactly what happened, you can bet there will still be a group of people saying that the document was fake, or they KNOW so-and-so would've never made such and agreement, bla bla bla, even if the written agreement IS legal. Believe me, my uncle and his people have had suit brought against them for things way more stupid than that.

Anyway, as for the original topic of the thread, I find that comment rediculous, but I don't support the death penalty.
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Actually I'm a big believer in the sanctity of my life - as bon jovi says, guys, it's my life! If I wrote something on a sandwich board about my neck like 'don't wake me up if I'm FUCKED!', I'd want that honoured.

Nothing to do with death row inmates here, sorry, please continue.
it's pretty obvious bon 7ovi remains a relevant fixture in all of our lives, and this quoted lyric proves it furthermore.

thanks for sharing, kieran.
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