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    Danny Rolling, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy all being executed is not a problem. It is a brilliant and just solution.

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    And for the (at least) 125 people who were innocent but exonerated in the US since 1973, it was unjust and a huge fucking problem.

    The Rollings and Gacys aren't the average criminal that we execute. So while the extreme horror of their crimes may seem to justify the cry for a death penalty, they aren't the usual executed prisoner. Not by a long shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    Danny Rolling, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy all being executed is not a problem. It is a brilliant and just solution.
    And yet Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison because he committed his murders in a state without the death penalty. Which just points up how arbitrary the death penalty is in the US. The typical death row inmate is not a serial killer, it's someone who was indigent or close to it, probably a minority, who was represented by an indifferent and overworked public defender, and happened to commit their crime in not just the wrong state, but the wrong county within that state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    And for the (at least) 125 people who were innocent but executed in the US since 1973, it was unjust and a huge fucking problem.

    The Rollings and Gacys aren't the average criminal that we execute. So while the extreme horror of their crimes may seem to justify the cry for a death penalty, they aren't the usual executed prisoner. Not by a long shot.
    In killing Gacy/Rollings/Bundy, we executed 3 guys who arbitrarily and torturously killed at least 50, and as many as 100, people.

    I'm not saying that there is not a problem with how the death penalty is meted out. I am saying, however, that I believe that it should be reserved as punishment in certain cases.

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    In the most simple terms: you are teaching that killing is wrong by killing someone.

    I recall a law teacher pointing out that it is more expensive for tax payers to pay for the death penalty than it is to keep that same inmate in prison for life. (this was back in 2001, stats probably have changed since then) Innocent people have been executed. To me, if even one innocent person is executed then there is a problem with the system. Also, how do we really know that lethal injection isn't painful? They can't tell us later if it was. That's just the tip of the iceberg with what's wrong with the system.

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