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    Supreme Court Rules against Death for Child Rape

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25367455

    They deemed it violated the ban on cruel and unusual punishment........

    A child being forced to participate in a sexual act is cruel and unusual and the punishment should fit the crime......IMO, of course.
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    That's too bad.

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    "The death penalty is not a proportional punishment for the rape of a child," Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion. His four liberal colleagues joined him, while the four more conservative justices dissented.

    I bet that he would change his mind if it was his daughter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaia227 View Post
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25367455

    They deemed it violated the ban on cruel and unusual punishment........

    A child being forced to participate in a sexual act is cruel and unusual and the punishment should fit the crime......IMO, of course.
    I think they should be put to death too. I can't believe that once again...the perp is given more consideration than the victim!

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    What a dumb decision.

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    This just breaks my heart for all the hurt, sexually abused kids out there. Sometimes it seems like no one is on their side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teonspaleprincess View Post
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    I bet that he would change his mind if it was his daughter!
    EXACTLY!!!

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    I am very disappointed in this decision.

    Survivors of child rape suffer their entire lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    I am very disappointed in this decision.

    Survivors of child rape suffer their entire lives.
    My point exactly!

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    And this is why the parents should take matters in their own hands...
    You hurt my child, you DIE. It is very simple.

    But, I understand why this law is important. If the Pervs are facing death anyway for molesting, then why keep the victim alive? Unfortuantly we cannot torture child rapists so all they can get is a nice little jail cell with a TV and some books and the ACLU defending their right to look at porn online.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP) View Post
    That's too bad.
    ITA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixies View Post
    And this is why the parents should take matters in their own hands...
    You hurt my child, you DIE. It is very simple.

    But, I understand why this law is important. If the Pervs are facing death anyway for molesting, then why keep the victim alive? Unfortuantly we cannot torture child rapists so all they can get is a nice little jail cell with a TV and some books and the ACLU defending their right to look at porn online.
    So a child of rape should also have to face a parent in prison? That makes sense. The child hasn't been hurt enough. Let's make the child go through life blaming him or herself for their parent being locked up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP) View Post
    So a child of rape should also have to face a parent in prison? That makes sense. The child hasn't been hurt enough. Let's make the child go through life blaming him or herself for their parent being locked up.
    I think pixie was just being sarcastic. The ruling truly sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP) View Post
    So a child of rape should also have to face a parent in prison? That makes sense. The child hasn't been hurt enough. Let's make the child go through life blaming him or herself for their parent being locked up.
    It makes perfect sense.
    The laws are not protecting our children and it is our job to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanws View Post
    I think pixie was just being sarcastic. The ruling truly sucks.
    I don't think so darlin.

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