echi wrote:You are being a hostile witness, rl!
My point is this:
Although you would obviously be conflicted, ultimately, you would want your dangerous, murdering kid (hypothetical, of course) to be locked away somewhere, but you would not want him to be executed. Why? You claim it's just because you're the parent (which makes your opinion worthless)... Is that correct?
That is a rediculous question. No parent would want his child to be executed regardless of the circumstances. Is that the basis upon which to be against CP? I hardly think so.
If you had an adult child who was convicted of capital murder would you seek and/or support his execution?
We don't allow the family and friends of the accused to sit on the jury for a very good reason. They are probably not going to be objective.
Quote:If you had an adult child who was convicted of capital murder would you seek and/or support his execution?
which started this current line of discussion , is irrelevant for that reason.
You may 'reject the idea that parents are less able to make rational decisions regarding the fate of their adult children' all you wish.
Most everybody else can see why objectivity in a jury is a good idea.
Good to hear from you though, echi. No statute of limitations on a good discussion, eh?