The Muthaship: gshepnyc: And don't think for a second that innocent people haven't been manipulated into pleading guilty.In a death penalty case? It is virtually impossible to plead guilty, you have to beg. Even if you do get the court to accept it, they impanel a jury to hear mitigating evidence.
gshepnyc: I'm really sorry for whatever caused you to be like that.
JungleBoogie: Voiceofreason01: but on the other hand he raped and murdered a 15 year oldnekom: Which is a great reason to stuff him in a concrete cell forever. What did killing him accomplish? Unless you think that the justice system needs a revenge aspect to it. That's a valid opinion if you're willing to admit that.What did killing him accomplish? It makes sure he never hurts anyone again. Prison doesn't do that, not even close. There are a myriad instances of murderers murdering again in jail, escaping and murdering again, being released to murder again, etc.I don't see how putting someone in a cell is a commensurate response to rape and murder. It does limit their ability to do it again, but it doesn't prevent it. If you want to prevent it, the only way to do so is to execute them. Also, there is the general deterrence effect (which if it does exist and you don't execute, you're intentionally allowing the deaths of murder victims to save the lives of murderers. If it doesn't exist and you execute, you're simply administering the closest we have to justice to capital offenders).I fully support retributive justice. It's kind of amusing to see those who try to insinuate that retribution is somehow scandalous. The threat of retribution is what dissuades predators from freely getting their freak on.
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