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An audience to death

 
 
Chumly
 
Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 10:45 am
If a loved one was murdered in cold blood, and the murderer was caught and due process applied, and the death penalty was legal and enforced, would you want to be an audience to the act?
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 10:57 am
@Chumly,
you sure start some winners, chum...

would not Want to be there, prolly would feel the need to see it to the end.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 11:00 am
I oppose the death penalty. Of course, I would not wish to make a circus of it by attending an execution.
Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 11:23 am
@edgarblythe,
Consider: you could attend it as an act of support or an act of determent.
NickFun
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 12:42 pm
This is not my idea of a popcorn eating good time. No way!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 01:10 pm
@Chumly,
If I could sit on a horse and shoot away the needle right as it is about to get inserted, then ride off with the intended - Maybe -
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 01:19 pm
I would give some serious consideration to being outside the building, facing the media, while protesting the existence of capital punishment. Otherwise I would not go.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 01:50 pm
@Chumly,
I believe in the death penalty, but only in extreme cases; kidnap murder, torture murder, rape murder, murder of children.

Saying that, if someone murdered my loved one, I don't think that I would want to watch the execution. Seeing a report on the news would suffice for closure, thankyouverymuch!
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 04:19 pm
Me I'm mixed.

If someone murdered my wife in the coldest of ways, I might wanna watch their death, then again I might not as I (possibly) would be haunted by their execution. Then again my father was a doctor plus I worked in the hospitals as an electrician for a few years, so I have seen bodies in the morgue.

Bodies lying in the morgue...cold, still and lifeless, on shiny stainless steel.

To me it's also an open question, if I did attend, as to whether I would do so in support or in determent.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 04:26 pm
@Chumly,
At the time my oldest brother got murdered, I believed passionately in the death penalty. I still would feel no remorse if certain individuals were executed. The problem is, we do not know for certain if the guilty party is the 0ne that got convicted, regardless of the jury and so-called damning evidence. Life without parole can be reversed. Executions cannot. Keeping such characters out of the public is the main goal, anyway.
Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 04:47 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgar- One of my criteria for the death penalty is that the guilt of the person is without question. I know that there have been people who were executed, who were later found innocent.

If I had any control over this, I would make sure that the person who is to be executed is definitely the right person. Sophisticated D.N.A. testing has made the ability to make reliable decisions much more easily.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 05:34 pm
@Phoenix32890,
That's just it. You rarely know for sure, because prosecutors lie and withhold evidence. Lawyers play all manner of tricks to cloud the issue. Even when every person involved is honest and sincere, mistakes happen.
Also, DNA is not always involved.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 05:46 pm
@edgarblythe,
While I get being for the death penalty in some cases, I'll hold to the line and say I am not, no matter what. I'm not against it because of justice questions: I'm against it for society doing that, however cathartic. We've progressed past crucifixion and bonfires, but not all that much. I'm fine, though, with throwing away the key occasionally, assuming some efforts have been worked out to help inmates mature re conscience, and for rehabilitation, which doesn't seem to be promoted, short sighted re expense not to - at least at early levels.

And no, I'd never go see the sizzle happen.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2009 05:53 pm
@ossobuco,
Ah, short sighted re expense and much else. I was appealing to the money contingent.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 15 Jun, 2009 10:55 am
@Chumly,
Nope
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