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Inmate who protected officers is executed

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by rivergator, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. OklahomaGator

    OklahomaGator Jedi Administrator Moderator VIP Member

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    I think Timothy McVeigh could be considered one. He waived all appeals and asked for the sentence to be carried out rather than spend his life in prison. He did the bombing in 1995 and was executed in 2001.
     
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  2. PITBOSS

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    Put me down as against death the penalty
     
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  3. AgingGator

    AgingGator GC Legend

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    Allow me to add that Beth Mowins has to call that game.
     
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  4. PerSeGator

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    Some people who commit particularly heinous crimes certainly deserve death. But we gain nothing from that death as a society. It will not bring the victims back. Perhaps it sates a need for vengeance, but that is a hollow pursuit.

    In the words of Gandalf

    Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement​
     
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  5. LouisvilleGator

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    What Oklahoma said, basically. Where the inmate waives all rights to appeal, etc, knowing the final outcome will be death.
     
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  6. gatorchamps0607

    gatorchamps0607 Always Rasta

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    Easy call for me. Im all about an eye for an eye. Murder someone? You need to die. The only question is, how good is the evidence to prove it?
     
  7. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    But many of us hate the death penalty and abortion, but understand there may need to be a EXTREMELY RARE occasion for both.
     
  8. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    ...and lets keep this from becoming another abortion thread. This topic can stand on it's own.
     
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  9. nolancarey

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    Gotcha.
     
  10. PerSeGator

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    When do you think the death penalty is needed, and needed for what?
     
  11. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    Not even sure. I said "may" need just to leave the door open for something heinous. OBL type stuff.
     
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  12. mutz87

    mutz87 Leon's getting larger VIP Member

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    It would make sense that some people would choose execution over facing the horrors of spending the rest of their lives in prison. But it strikes me that in such cases, LWOP would def be their just deserts rather than the death penalty given the severe suffering and brutality of prison life and therefore, in a sense, capital punishment would be the easy way out.
     
  13. AgingGator

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    I agree with you completely!
     
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