New female addition to texas death row

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by nicola, Jul 14, 2008.

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Do you agree with the way the death penalty is conducted?

  1. Yes - it works fine as it is!

    45.1%
  2. No - I dont agree with dp at all!

    19.5%
  3. No - Not as it is at moment it needs reforming!

    31.7%
  4. Undecided

    3.7%
  1. nicola

    nicola New Member

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    On July 11th Texan mother became the 10th woman on texas death row for tourturing/beating her 2yr old to death.:furious:

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/5883889.html


    The death pen should be reserved for 'special' people like this.
    :dervish::whip2: :Justice:
     
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  3. Pepper

    Pepper Former Member

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    Since the DP doesn't exist in every state, and since it is administered differently in each state in which it exists, the answers to this poll depends on which state we are talking about. In California it needs to be tossed. In Texas it works well. They have an express lane!
     
  4. LI_Mom

    LI_Mom New Member

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    IMO, the death penalty is a much easier sentence than having to spend the rest of your life behind bars with the bare minimum of contact with other human beings.
     
  5. White Rain

    White Rain Active Member

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    The only problem I have with it is that it isn't used enough.
     
  6. pixies

    pixies Former Member

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    Exactly.
     
  7. Texana

    Texana Overreaching

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    Sadly, the testifying doctor said it was the worst case of child abuse he'd ever seen.
     
  8. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Really? How interesting. Can you explain to us how, then, the most tough serial killers, spree murderers and depraved humans on the face of the earth cry themselves to sleep every night and do everything possible to avoid this "easy" sentence? You must know something that they don't know, darlin, because believe me when I tell you that these big, strong, tough men will do ANYTHING, and I DO MEAN ANYTHING, to serve that life sentence.
     
  9. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    I agree.. California needs to overhaul there system and stop the nonsense with taking 25 years to finally execute the scum. Maybe we should model it after Texas...
     
  10. englishleigh

    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    Ditto....and not fast enough.
     
  11. believe09

    believe09 Active Member

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    I cannot find a thread on the original case-this 38 year old woman had 14 children, 7 of which were living with her husband? And how does the boyfriend come into play here...OMG-watch out Riley Sawyer's mom....
     
  12. christine2448

    christine2448 Retired WS Staff

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    ^^^^^^55555555 JeanaDP
     
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    Salem Former Member

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    I hope so believe. I hope Riley's mom faces the same tough jury. Riley's mom had lots of choices so I hope now, the jury makes sure she doesn't have any more.

    Salem
     
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    PSUfan New Member

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    I do support the DP, but I am not prepared to say that "it works fine as it is" because I haven't really researched how it is. I want everybody on death row to have indisputable evidence, including DNA against them.

    If they were sentenced before modern DNA technology was available, then I want the DNA to be tested prior to death date.
     
  15. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Does this mean I'm in trouble?
     
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    jubie Former Member

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    Are you ever not?:waitasec::Banane57::Banane36::Banane24::whistle::angel2:
     
  17. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    Come to think of it . . .

    :raincloud::raincloud::help:
     
  18. Rag Doll 02

    Rag Doll 02 Rest In Peace

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    I voted that the DP needs reform for this exact reason. I also live in California-- and as you said MagicRose, it should not take 20-30 years to execute these scumbags
     
  19. Grainne Dhu

    Grainne Dhu New Member

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    I saw from the results that I am not the only person who disagrees with the death penalty but I am the only such person to speak up so far, I think.

    I believe that the death penalty should be done away with completely. No, I will not then move on to attacking life without parole (as someone claimed in a different subject). I do believe that there are human beings so dangerous that the only thing to do with them is to keep them separated from society.

    I believe that it is wrong to take a human life in cold blood (self defence is a different matter). I believe that to reason that some other human being deserves to be killed is exactly the same reasoning many murderers use. The fact that the weapon used is the death penalty doesn't change the basic reasoning.

    I am against the death penalty in part because of my own desire to be a better human being. I don't want to live in a world where it is considered okay to kill human beings, so it is incumbent upon me to live the change I want so far as I am capable.
     
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    I feel it is wrong to let many of these monsters breathe the same air as we do. I resent the fact that it takes so long to execute them.
     
  21. tezi

    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    I think if someone chooses to kill another human being in cold blood, then that person forfeits all rights. That alone gives the state or federal government the right to kill that person. Someone who beats their child to death needs to be put down, except in cases of severe mental illness, like Andrea Yates.

    There are times when I support the DP and others when I don't, and in some cases, I just don't know.
     

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