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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2005Jan15.html

There is a place in the advanced industrial world where people are regularly sentenced to death, and executed, for their crimes. Some of the condemned deny their guilt -- and there are confirmed cases of mistakes in sentencing. But government officials say the system delivers retribution and deterrence fairly and efficiently.

This place is not Texas. It is Japan -- the only industrial democracy other than our own that still regularly executes convicted murderers. In 2004, the Japanese conducted two executions by hanging, the sole method employed there. In some years, the rate is double or triple that. This is nowhere near the rate in the United States, where 59 convicted murderers were put to death in 2004. But there are many more murders in the United States than in Japan, and our population is 295 million people compared to Japan's 127 million. When you adjust for those facts, Japan has recently been about as likely as Texas and Virginia to sentence killers to death.

More countries continue to abolish the death penalty to meet a condition of inclusion in the European Union. Poland, for example, abolished the death penalty in 1997, despite surveys showing that more than 60 percent of Poles wanted to keep it.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 02:25 PM
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...2005Jan15.html

There is a place in the advanced industrial world where people are regularly sentenced to death, and executed, for their crimes. Some of the condemned deny their guilt -- and there are confirmed cases of mistakes in sentencing. But government officials say the system delivers retribution and deterrence fairly and efficiently.

This place is not Texas. It is Japan -- the only industrial democracy other than our own that still regularly executes convicted murderers. In 2004, the Japanese conducted two executions by hanging, the sole method employed there. In some years, the rate is double or triple that. This is nowhere near the rate in the United States, where 59 convicted murderers were put to death in 2004. But there are many more murders in the United States than in Japan, and our population is 295 million people compared to Japan's 127 million. When you adjust for those facts, Japan has recently been about as likely as Texas and Virginia to sentence killers to death.

More countries continue to abolish the death penalty to meet a condition of inclusion in the European Union. Poland, for example, abolished the death penalty in 1997, despite surveys showing that more than 60 percent of Poles wanted to keep it.
Piss on the "european union". Thank God Texas still has an "express lane" for the sorry bastards who deserve it.

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Wouldn't there be a huge political benefit to all these anti-death penalty people to find a person who has been executed who was innocent?

I do not ever want anyone to be executed who is innocent, but I find the lack of it ever being proven, especially with how sloppy counties like Dallas was for so long, proof it may have not ever happened. I sure hope not.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 05:54 PM
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I think we should have public executions. That will send a message.
amen to that.

its still "we the people"right?

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2008, 06:10 PM
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I think we should have public executions. That will send a message.

Exactly, televise it so kids see it. That's what I call a deter ant.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 09:41 AM
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I think we should have public executions. That will send a message.

hell Yea. We shoudl also implement some of the punishments from the middle east. IE getting a hand and foot cut off for stealing.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 09:48 AM
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I think we should have public executions. That will send a message.
yep. Courthouse hangings at high noon.

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it was not a problem to bring money to his house at 10pm.so why is it a problem to call and bitch.it wasnt a problem when we were all sitting around smoking pot together.yes i said it we all were smoking pot together.what now stupid.
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