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In the Philippines, death penalty has been abolished and reinstated time and time again. :innocent:

It's a zero-tolerance state. They'll just kill you in the state of Texas if you mess up.

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Is the death penalty on death row?

By Paul Adams

BBC News, Huntsville, Texas

The scene outside the Huntsville unit of the Texas state penitentiary last Wednesday evening was a familiar one.

Police officers stood casually outside the imposing red-brick walls as a small group of passionate opponents of the death penalty railed against a punishment they say has no place in modern America.

Inside, a death row inmate, Hank Skinner, was due to be executed by lethal injection.

But with half an hour to go, word emerged that the Supreme Court in Washington had issued a last-minute stay of execution.

Skinner, convicted of the 1993 killing of his girlfriend and her two adult sons in Pampa, has always protested his innocence.

His French wife, Sandrine, expressed relief, but spoke of her anger at a process that could still result in her husband's execution.

"This system has got to stop," she told the BBC. "We are not going to stop until it's over."

The death chamber at Huntsville, which carries out all Texas death penalties, is still the busiest in the nation. Twenty-four prisoners were executed last year.

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I think it's about time we bring back public hangings...

Would make a good reality TV show now days ;)


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The only problem I have with it is that death is permanent and you cant appeal it if you were wrongly accused. I have no problem with disposing of the scum that could do what this man was accused of

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His French wife, Sandrine, expressed relief, but spoke of her anger at a process that could still result in her husband's execution.

"This system has got to stop," she told the BBC. "We are not going to stop until it's over."

The death chamber at Huntsville, which carries out all Texas death penalties, is still the busiest in the nation. Twenty-four prisoners were executed last year.

The anti-penalty people always claim that life sentences are harder on the criminals yet they also claim its more humane? Isn's that a contradiction and if not shouldn't we prolong their punishment here on Earth really nasty by hoping the prisoners tear each other to pieces in our human warehouses?

Wouldn't be better if anti-death penalty supporters had to become prison guards as a form of national service?

My bet is the French wife married him after he got to death row because there are women turned on by these misunderstood killers.


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I think it's about time we bring back public hangings...

How about shots to the neck? Try Beijing. They're into that sort of thing. Hanging? Check out Iraq. It's the rage there. Or head on over to Somalia for some public stoning or beheadings. No matter what cruelty you fancy, it's all available. Sure that's the direction you want the US to go? If so, I say take Texas, split and do what pleases the blood thirsty crowd there.

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Hang em high publically and let them hang. Let the community watch if they want. might just keep some from doing the same thing. We've turned into a bunch of wussies! These scum don't need to be treated humanly and I sure as hell don't want to pay for their subsistance through my hard earned money.

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I oppose the death penalty in my state but couldn't give a rats aѕѕ if Texas felt the need to use it to kill Texans. They're Texans, not like they're people.

:thumbs: This seems warranted under the circumstances.

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I'm in favour of the death penalty.

People who murder children....rape & slaughter women....break & enter, rob & beat an elderly couple to death....these people should still be alive?????

If someone murdered a family member of mine & there was NO DOUBT they comitted the crime...I'd want them to pay for the crime they comitted with their own life.

Eye for an Eye.


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Some people's crimes are so heinous that they forfeit their right to continue to exist in society or prison.

After 9/11, I asked my then-boss (retired Israeli Army officer) the best way to handle terrorists. He asked, "Domestic or foreign?" "Foreign," I said. "Kill them!" he immediately said. "A dead terrorist can rarely cause you future problems." Substitute "murderer," "rapist," or other for "terrorist," and the principle remains the same.

Regarding the possibility of executing someone who's innocent: Not many years ago, the District or County Attorney in Dallas (Texas) began the DNA-testing of all imprisoned individuals in whose cases DNA results could confirm or dispel their guilt. This makes sense to me, because although DNA-testing is not entirely perfect, it's the best system that we currently have for relieving actual or possible doubt.


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Some people's crimes are so heinous that they forfeit their right to continue to exist in society or prison.

After 9/11, I asked my then-boss (retired Israeli Army officer) the best way to handle terrorists. He asked, "Domestic or foreign?" "Foreign," I said. "Kill them!" he immediately said. "A dead terrorist can rarely cause you future problems." Substitute "murderer," "rapist," or other for "terrorist," and the principle remains the same.

Regarding the possibility of executing someone who's innocent: Not many years ago, the District or County Attorney in Dallas (Texas) began the DNA-testing of all imprisoned individuals in whose cases DNA results could confirm or dispel their guilt. This makes sense to me, because although DNA-testing is not entirely perfect, it's the best system that we currently have for relieving actual or possible doubt.

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