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    AZ - Thomas Kemp executed for '92 murder of Tucson college student

    Thomas Arnold Kemp, 63, was executed at the state prison in Florence for killing a Tucson college student after robbing him of $200 in July 1992.

    Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/04/25/231...#storylink=cpy

    This guy was a real piece of work.... murder, kidnapping and rape. His last words were that he regretted nothing.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    ill bake the cake for the pity party....who's bringing the ice cream?

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    I'll bring my tiny little violin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpriteGal View Post
    I'll bring my tiny little violin!
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    To the "concerned lawyer" I would say, Well just think how much shaking he would have done if he had been strapped in "old sparky" aka the electric chair.

    My contribution to the pity party? I'll bring a jukebox so we can dance to the song "whole lotta shaking going on!"

    Sorry if i don't have any pity for rapists and heartless killers, I save it all for the victims. Yeah, I don't have any regrets about that either.
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    GUILTY!!!

    Cyrus C. convicted of 2004 arson in Harvey, La. that killed 4 people, including his 19-month-old daughter, his teenage girlfriend, the girlfriend's mom and GF's young brother (age 11). He was acquitted in 2008 (state charges) in 2008 and found GUILTY (federal charges) in 2013

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...d_of_2004.html

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    The poor guy was cold. He was given blankets.

    I'll bet he warmed up pretty fast when he reached his final destination.

    And then, he would want this:


    Some people just can't be pleased, can they?

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    Oh dear, he was shaking. Maybe the lawyer should take a step back and remember the victim who was shot twice in the head.

    Does he think anyone is going to sympathize with him or the dead killer? Not me!

    Rest in hell dude!

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    I'm normally a sympathetic person, after reading this all I can think of is "I hope he did suffer pain before his death." There wasn't anyone there to care about the man he kidnapped, robbed and murdered; no one there to care for the couple he kidnapped and raped the man. He didn't even have any remorse before his execution. Good riddance. I hope it hurt like hell (which is where you are now).

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    I'm with the lawyer on this one. This is a broader concern than this one defendant. It has to do with our constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Whether you believe in the death penalty or not, the legal system generally has worked toward finding methods of execution which do not impart significant and unnecessary pain. Even if you think this particular inmate deserved to die in excruciating pain, our constitution prohibits such a thing.

    The article discusses several things which are at issue with our current use of lethal injection. Right now, often lethal injection is administered by non-medical professions because of a doctor's oath to do no harm. This can lead to problems in administering the dosages. Then there is the issue of the drugs used, some of which are better than others - this varies by state. If the method being used is causing extreme pain, then it becomes a constitutional concern.
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    Sorry, but I really can't muster up any care or sympathy for this cretin. He died a far more humane death than his victim.


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    The thing is the attorney is kinda interpeting for himself what the dude felt. For all the attorney knew, the guy was asleep or unconcious when he was shaking.

    But even if he did feel something, he didn't feel the pain of a bullet or a knife. He wasn't raped and terrorized before his death. He felt much less than either his living or his dead victim. So IMO if he felt some pain or some fear before his death, I can live with it.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnaTeresa View Post
    I'm with the lawyer on this one. This is a broader concern than this one defendant. It has to do with our constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. Whether you believe in the death penalty or not, the legal system generally has worked toward finding methods of execution which do not impart significant and unnecessary pain. Even if you think this particular inmate deserved to die in excruciating pain, our constitution prohibits such a thing.

    The article discusses several things which are at issue with our current use of lethal injection. Right now, often lethal injection is administered by non-medical professions because of a doctor's oath to do no harm. This can lead to problems in administering the dosages. Then there is the issue of the drugs used, some of which are better than others - this varies by state. If the method being used is causing extreme pain, then it becomes a constitutional concern.
    Yeah well maybe he shoulda thought about all that BEFORE he raped and murdered.

    The death penalty is meant to be a deterrant, kind of like an electric fence. If you know it's electric and you still touch it you're gonna get it. Too bad so freakin' sad....... NOT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnaTeresa View Post
    Then there is the issue of the drugs used, some of which are better than others - this varies by state. If the method being used is causing extreme pain, then it becomes a constitutional concern.
    It varies state by state because it's up to each state whether to use the DP and how it's carried out. As far as it causing pain, we haven't heard any complaints so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallCoolOne View Post
    Yeah well maybe he shoulda thought about all that BEFORE he raped and murdered.

    The death penalty is meant to be a deterrant, kind of like an electric fence. If you know it's electric and you still touch it you're gonna get it. Too bad so freakin' sad....... NOT!
    It's clearly not a deterrant but it is a punishment and a guarantee that a murderer doesn't kill again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallCoolOne View Post
    Yeah well maybe he shoulda thought about all that BEFORE he raped and murdered.

    The death penalty is meant to be a deterrant, kind of like an electric fence. If you know it's electric and you still touch it you're gonna get it. Too bad so freakin' sad....... NOT!
    Again, the issue is a far greater one than the one specific defendant. It's a constitutional issue whether the drug used may violate the cruel and usual punishment prohibition of the constitution.

    And the death penalty - any punishment really - goes far beyond deterrence. The judicial system is constantly trying to balance different theories of retributivism and utilitarianism, balancing the rights of an individual, society, the government, etc. The sociological ideas of punishment are fairly complex and more nuanced than simply eye for an eye.
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