Supreme Court Rules against Death for Child Rape

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  1. gaia227

    gaia227 I have never taken any exercise except sleeping an

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    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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  3. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    That's too bad.
     
  4. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    Excert from article

    "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!
     
  5. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    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!:furious:
     
  6. Paladin

    Paladin Former Member

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    What a dumb decision.
     
  7. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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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.
     
  8. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    EXACTLY!!!:mad:
     
  9. Amraann

    Amraann Former Member

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    I am very disappointed in this decision.

    Survivors of child rape suffer their entire lives.
     
  10. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    My point exactly!:mad:
     
  11. pixies

    pixies Former Member

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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.
     
  12. christine2448

    christine2448 Retired WS Staff

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    ITA. :furious:
     
  13. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    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.
     
  14. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    I think pixie was just being sarcastic. The ruling truly sucks.:mad:
     
  15. pixies

    pixies Former Member

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    It makes perfect sense.
    The laws are not protecting our children and it is our job to do so.
     
  16. Jeana (DP)

    Jeana (DP) Former Member

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    I don't think so darlin.
     
  17. Glow

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    I would have voted as one of the four conservatives.
     
  18. bakerprune64

    bakerprune64 Former Member

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    Pixies, can you explain the bolded statement. I am not sure what you are actually trying to say here:confused:
     
  19. Bluebel

    Bluebel On self-imposed timeout

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    I think what she's saying is that, if the rapist was eligible for the death penalty for rape w/out murder, they might be more likely to go ahead and kill the victim. Same death penalty either way, but no witness.
     
  20. bakerprune64

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    Okay that does make more sense, put that way. I think that the punishment fits the crime, IMO. They should fry:furious:
     
  21. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    Oh yes it is.
    :furious::mad::mad::mad:
     

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