US Death Penalty Policy


#1

This letter written by a man about to be executed in Texas gives incredible insight. There are things for which my personal, visceral reaction is to say YES to the death penalty. Crimes against children for example. Is it possible to say yes to some and no to others?

 

Also, an incredible insight into race in America. One thinks of young men in prison as being illiterate or less articulate. This letter is anything but.

 

http://gawker.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598


#2

This letter written by a man about to be executed in Texas gives incredible insight. There are things for which my personal, visceral reaction is to say YES to the death penalty. Crimes against children for example. Is it possible to say yes to some and no to others?

 

http://gawker.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598

And members of the Tea Party. String those c***s up. And those that want to opt-out of teaching evolution as science. And people who won't vaccinate their kids.


#3

And here is a rebuttal from the victim's brother:

http://steven-alejandro.kinja.com/a-discussion-of-the-ray-jasper-death-row-issue-from-a-f-1536676452/1536918396/+hamilton_nolan


#4

I don't personally think a lot is achieved by the death penalty, it's just state sanctioned payback from a bygone era. It does nothing to deter crime, perhaps the only positive is a cheaper food bill.


#5

I support capital punishment in highly specific situations.

Sayonara Julian knight.


#6

Would ease over-crowding in our jails.


#7

I see the only problem with the death penalty being that it's used for the advantage of the lawmakers and enforcers. It's used to make a point that they're tough on law and order.

 

And you should have to be 100% sure, not beyond reasonable doubt.

 

I don't mind the penalty itself. Some people don't deserve to breathe our oxygen (Knight etc).


#8

I see the only problem with the death penalty being that it's used for the advantage of the lawmakers and enforcers. It's used to make a point that they're tough on law and order.

 

And you should have to be 100% sure, not beyond reasonable doubt.

 

I don't mind the penalty itself. Some people don't deserve to breathe our oxygen (Knight etc).

I think this is the key.

 

Someone like that ■■■■ who raped and murdered the lady in Brunswick, I would love to see him hung and quartered.

 

We have this debate I reckon every second year and I am still the same, I am for capital punishment but with conditions (such as the one you mentioned)


#9

I don't personally think a lot is achieved by the death penalty, it's just state sanctioned payback from a bygone era. It does nothing to deter crime, perhaps the only positive is a cheaper food bill.

Subtract the zillions of dollars spent on appeal after appeal after appeal (especially if there's going to be a higher burden of proof required)


#10


This letter written by a man about to be executed in Texas gives incredible insight. There are things for which my personal, visceral reaction is to say YES to the death penalty. Crimes against children for example. Is it possible to say yes to some and no to others?
http://gawker.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598

And members of the Tea Party. String those c***s up. And those that want to opt-out of teaching evolution as science. And people who won't vaccinate their kids.

I remember watching something like Dr Oz where he had an episide about this. I didn't realise that there were people who believe immunising your child will make them autistic....

#11

 

I don't personally think a lot is achieved by the death penalty, it's just state sanctioned payback from a bygone era. It does nothing to deter crime, perhaps the only positive is a cheaper food bill.

Subtract the zillions of dollars spent on appeal after appeal after appeal (especially if there's going to be a higher burden of proof required)

 

Maybe do it the other way around then. Maximum penalty, then prosecution can decide if they wish to apply for the death penalty separately.


#12

African Americans make up 12.6% of the US population and 41.7% of the population on Death Row. I find it interesting.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/race-death-row-inmates-executed-1976


#13

And here is a rebuttal from the victim's brother:
http://steven-alejandro.kinja.com/a-discussion-of-the-ray-jasper-death-row-issue-from-a-f-1536676452/1536918396/+hamilton_nolan

Got to admit, that's pretty emotional stuff.

#14

This letter written by a man about to be executed in Texas gives incredible insight. There are things for which my personal, visceral reaction is to say YES to the death penalty. Crimes against children for example. Is it possible to say yes to some and no to others?

 

Also, an incredible insight into race in America. One thinks of young men in prison as being illiterate or less articulate. This letter is anything but.

 

http://gawker.com/a-letter-from-ray-jasper-who-is-about-to-be-executed-1536073598

TL;DR


#15

This is precisely the kind of person that should be put to death. Remorseless homicidal narcissist.


#16

The victim’s brother’s rebuttal broke my heart.


#17

I wonder if Jasper will finally feel a hint of remorse as the first injection is being administered, of the life he snuffed out in such barbarous, savage circumstances.

I highly doubt it though.

That letter from the victims brother is heart breaking.


#18

No death penalty for me. Who is to judge that one murder is worse than the next. It's too subjective. 


#19

I was watching a show last night where the warden of a prison in Alabama ( I think that was the state) wouldn't allow inmates on death row to participate in chain gang duties for fear of them attempting "suicide by police"

Maybe they should just offer the "never to be released" prisoners the option of a quick painless exit if they want it, otherwise it's business as usual.


#20

I have no idea. I just can't make up my mind.

 

Anyone interested in this topic watch "Into the Abyss", a documentary by Werner Herzog. It has this strange style where I can't even work out what the movie is actually about (just capital punishment? Or religion, gun culture in US, class system in US, prison system in US there are so many topics) or even what his point is. But it's a great watch.