@mcclarkNo. I believe the answer is that executions are not a
spectator sport. And, never should become such. Those who might enjoy watching
them seem just a little too kooky to me.
the people who have to carry out these
"Nobody is forced to carry out executions. If
they passed around a sign-up sheet there would be many volunteers.Tolstoy: "
these deaths seldom bring peace or closure for the
"The best way to experience closure is through
proper grieving and a funeral. And honestly, as hard as it may be, the best way
to feel peace is for the loved ones to forgive the killer and let it go. But if
of the victim's loved ones do feel better, that would be an secondary
benefit to capital punishment.The most important reason for death
penalty is justice. The killers deserve to die and their murdered victims
@Harrison BergeronPerhaps you should do some research on the long term
effects on the people who have to carry out these executions or witness them as
well as the fact that these deaths seldom bring peace or closure for the
families of executed's victims.
"Any amount of movement he might have had was far less than any of his
victims," The victims always get forgotten in these debates. Our
system affords these killers the most humane treatment possible including an
anesthetized death. They certainly don't deserve it, but it's part of
our constitution and our ethos. Perhaps when those watching are
disturbed by some twitching or lurching, they could recall the hours of terror
he put a college cheerleader - Dominique Hurd - through before killing her.
Maybe they could contemplate the pain Cecil Boren felt as he was killed trying
to flee. Perhaps they could recall how he kicked and spit on the body of his
last victim - Michael Greenwood - as he was being led away in handcuffs.
I realize the headline writer is trying to catch reader interest, but to
sensationalize this in the manner he did is really demonstrates bias against the
death penalty. The headline writers in the DN seem to show consistent bias
toward liberal positions on all matters. Why is that?
Public executions? How about beheadings and stonings? How
disgusting!How far backwards is Trump and the GOP going to take us?
If you are so blood thirsty you can watch your neighbors die when Trump and the
republicans destroy our healthcare system.We are a civilized
society! We do not need to publicize the execution of people in our communities.
There are bad people that we need to do way with but we do not need to make it
public spectical. As a former police officer I completely agree with the death
penalty. I also believe it would be morbid to expose our community to the
viewing of an execution. We are not animals.
Death is never pretty
No pity here for the murderer. He didn't give his victims any thought and
certainly no chance. You reap what you sow.
mcclark - Once the state has determined via the judicial system that a person is
unfit to continue to exist in society because of heinous actions it is execution
- the legal taking of a person's life. There are some cases where killing
another is for good cause. To call this execution 'murder' displays a
lack of knowledge on your part.
@ mcclark"Why are executions hidden away from us, why are they
not broadcast live on national TV? Because it is shameful and must be done in
secret."No, because the PC crowd has deemed it shameful. Much to
your chagrin, not everyone feels that way. Maybe the death penalty would have a
more deterring effect if it were done in the public square.
Giving power to the state to take a life is a very dubious proposition.
Appears Kenneth Williams was a really bad person, who committed 2 murders
without remorse, and justice has been served.I am more critical of
death sentence in general for the following reasons:1. There have been 158
people on death row that have since been pardoned, aquitted, or had the charges
dismissed for various reason.2. There have been multiple examples of
botched investigations and prosecutorial misconduct in the U.S. criminal justice
system. See Rodricus Crawfod 2012 conviction in LA, or the West Memphis Three,
or the Central Park Jogger case. Also, police corruption in Chicago throughout
the 80s3. People who will most likely get the death penalty are poor, and
often cannot afford adequate defense council. Look at who get's away with
murder in the U.S. - OJ Simpson, Robert Durst, Robert Blake, etc...So far I have only shared the cases where people got off. Take some time to
look up Carlos DeLuna, and Cameron Todd Willingham two men that many believe who
were innocent but who were put to death by the state of Texas.
I fail to see how we can claim the moral high ground when we murder people. Why
are executions hidden away from us, why are they not broadcast live on national
TV? Because it is shameful and must be done in secret.
what is wrong with hanging or gas chamber or electric chair the end would be the
same for sure
A firing squad is a much more humanitarian way to execute folks sentenced to the