But you ACT the part of the child so well you have to be what? Twelve years old?

And your infantile dodges, never answering anything but always inventing questions you yourself can not answer, too nursey room.

Let's see, "oh Mighty Know It All, what is the secret of Death and who administers it?" Forget it, YOU know death is something you see on tv and in the moves and you KNOW it isn't real since you see every performer who gets 'killed' in programs afterwards. That juvenile view of the world of yours, cute only if you are still earing diapers.

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Is this the point where we gather for a kumbaya moment? Perhaps I am not as enlightened and sympathetic as you and your brethren. However, when one experiences the horrors of war, the residue or terrorism, and the worst in humanity ... it tends to jade one. I have zero sympathy for killers. Particularly ones who kill because of a warped sense of reality or those who simply derive pleasure from it. I care NOT where they are kept, as long as it is away from me and mine. Though, as a firm believer in the Bill of Rights, I would inflict nothing cruel and unusual on even the monsters that the CA governor has spared. A simple night-night shot will do.

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There have been some concerns expressed here about the death penalty process that I see as having merit, ineffective methods, excessive pain, cost, time delay, and innocences.

The first 3 can easily be addressed by a change of method. The primary method should be nitrogen gas. It is readily available, inexpensive, easy to administer, highly effective, and painless. It has already been incorporated in at least 2 states protocol as possible or backup methods.

The last two concerns are the real issues. Time must be given for a reasonable fair chance to defend against such an finial penalty and no one wants an innocent person to die. These points represent my only true reluctance to the process.

To that end, if the process is to be used, I would require a timeframe be allowed, maybe a year after conviction, for the defendant,with active aid from law enforcement funded by the government, to pursue supporting evidence. I would also require a strict adherence to a level of proof to the point of as close to "no doubt" as possible. No execution should be carried out based on just DNA, or a witness, or a confession alone. There must be multiple forms of hard evidence that condemn the defendant as guilty.

Given those levels of due process, I do believe there are people the should be executed.

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Death penalty: How many countries still have it?
Chart showing where executions were carried out in 2017
Amnesty collects its statistics using official figures, media reports and information passed on from individuals sentenced to death and their families and representatives.
Four countries were responsible for 84% of executions in 2017 (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan and Iran). That doesn't include China, where the statistics are a state secret. Amnesty estimates that China carries out thousands of executions each year.
Methods of execution in 2017 were beheading, hanging, lethal injection and shooting.
The human rights organisation recorded at least 2,591 death sentences in 53 countries in 2017. But in some cases the death sentences will be commuted, where countries are reluctant to enforce the punishment.
According to Amnesty there are:
106 countries where use of the death penalty is not allowed by law
7 countries which permit the death penalty only for serious crimes in exceptional circumstances, such as those committed during times of war
29 countries which have death penalty laws but haven't executed anyone for at least 10 years, and a policy or more formal commitment not to execute
56 countries which retain death penalty laws and either carry out executions or the authorities have not made an official declaration not to execute
(Amnesty includes five non UN-member countries. Thailand included for an execution carried out in 2018).

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Heard Kamala Harris on NPR this morning saying the crimes of people like Richard Davis, who murdered 12-year-old Polly Klaas, aren't bad enough to justify the death penalty. I've never been a single issue voter before, but such insane statements means something's not quite right in her head, thus I'd never vote for her.

The REAL cruel and unusual punishment is keeping people locked away in prison, in a human zoo, for the rest of their lives. We feed and house them. We give them medical attention. We spend ungodly amounts of money and use valuable resources. We go to great lengths to make sure they live long lives in this human zoo. Ridiculous.

Some people deserve death. And they deserve it in a timely manner, not years or decades later when no one remembers the crime. It is justice. Worried about innocent people being convicted? The solution isn't to let the criminals escape their deserved punishment. The solution is to FIX the system so that people aren't being convicted on flimsy circumstantial evidence, or jail house testimony. SEVERELY punish crooked cops, DAs, and judges, up to the point of execution if need be. The justice system needs to be overhauled, both in making sure true justice is delivered, but also in making sure it's not wrongly applied.

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I'm repeating part of an old post here:

As a region, the South has:
1. The highest violent crime rate in the country
2. The lowest per capita spending on education
3. The highest incarceration rate
4. The lowest average salaries (though I guess they have the "Right To Work")
5. The lowest GDP
6. The lowest life expectancy
7. The highest rates of executions by the state
8. The lowest rate of education attainment
9. The highest maternal mortality rates

It does have low tax rates, proving that "freedom isn't free." Their residents, who are more likely to die younger and poorer, and be imprisoned, prove that freedom costs investment in education and human capital.

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