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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/11/washington-death-penalty-inslee/5394917/

 

Washington governor suspends death penalty because it is inconsistent and unequal. This has been proven many times in many jurisdictions: if you are black you are more likely to be arrested, tried, found guilty and executed than if you are white.

 

Aside from being an affront to law the death penalty is also hideously expensive. Many jurisdictions simply cannot afford to prosecute them.

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"But there have been too many doubts raised about capital punishment. There are too many flaws in the system. And when the ultimate decision is death, there is too much at stake to accept an imperfect system."

 

That's a quote from within the article. If there is enough evidence to confirm a person killed or did horrible things, a death penalty should definitely be allowed.

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its the most effective punishment going. people given the death sentence have a re-offending rate of 0%

 

Except for the fact that it costs millions of dollars for the appeals process to run it's course, and most people given the death penalty end up dying in prison of disease or old age, you are correct.

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Criminals get better treatment than law abiding citizens. They get free healthcare, food, and shelter. We keep these inmates on death row for decades eating away our resources so they can appeal their case a billion times. The system should operate a lot faster. Furthermore, there should be no such thing as life in prison. If someone committed a crime so heinous that it requires life in prison, they should be put to death and spare the tax payers some serious money.

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Criminals get better treatment than law abiding citizens. They get free healthcare, food, and shelter. We keep these inmates on death row for decades eating away our resources so they can appeal their case a billion times. The system should operate a lot faster. Furthermore, there should be no such thing as life in prison. If someone committed a crime so heinous that it requires life in prison, they should be put to death and spare the tax payers some serious money.

 

Completely agreed.

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We can't afford the DP the way it is now. YOu want to increase the number of DP by hundreds and thousands?

 

Its too much money. We can keep dozens of men in for life for what it costs to execute one of them.

 

The costs relating to putting someone to death are related to the costs of appeals, which would not be a factor if we had a better legal process.

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We can't afford the DP the way it is now. YOu want to increase the number of DP by hundreds and thousands?

 

Its too much money. We can keep dozens of men in for life for what it costs to execute one of them.

 

The costs relating to putting someone to death are related to the costs of appeals, which would not be a factor if we had a better legal process.

 

Those costs relate to far more than appeals, but even if they did there is nothing that can be done about it. You can't just rewrite the laws in order to execute people faster. Changing laws like that would take decades.

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They should make the death penalty profitable

 

They should do it like they did it on Spartacus, take two murders and put them in a ring, they roll a dice and based on that they get a random weapon and they fight to the death

 

That way these scum can actually do good for the economy before they die

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We can't afford the DP the way it is now. YOu want to increase the number of DP by hundreds and thousands?

 

Its too much money. We can keep dozens of men in for life for what it costs to execute one of them.

 

The costs relating to putting someone to death are related to the costs of appeals, which would not be a factor if we had a better legal process.

 

Those costs relate to far more than appeals, but even if they did there is nothing that can be done about it. You can't just rewrite the laws in order to execute people faster. Changing laws like that would take decades.

 

 

What other costs are involved besides the cost for injection, electricity, gas, etc? And your argument about changing laws is nothing more than a call to do nothing. Changing laws can be done quickly if there is a desire for change.

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We can't afford the DP the way it is now. YOu want to increase the number of DP by hundreds and thousands?

 

Its too much money. We can keep dozens of men in for life for what it costs to execute one of them.

 

The costs relating to putting someone to death are related to the costs of appeals, which would not be a factor if we had a better legal process.

 

Those costs relate to far more than appeals, but even if they did there is nothing that can be done about it. You can't just rewrite the laws in order to execute people faster. Changing laws like that would take decades.

 

 

What other costs are involved besides the cost for injection, electricity, gas, etc? And your argument about changing laws is nothing more than a call to do nothing. Changing laws can be done quickly if there is a desire for change.

 

In a death penalty case the the rules of evidence are much stricter. Things must be examined by experts of all stripes.Scientific examinations of things like DNA and bite marks must be run over and over again, Witnesses can be brought in from just about anywhere.

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We can't afford the DP the way it is now. YOu want to increase the number of DP by hundreds and thousands?

 

Its too much money. We can keep dozens of men in for life for what it costs to execute one of them.

 

The costs relating to putting someone to death are related to the costs of appeals, which would not be a factor if we had a better legal process.

 

Those costs relate to far more than appeals, but even if they did there is nothing that can be done about it. You can't just rewrite the laws in order to execute people faster. Changing laws like that would take decades.

 

 

What other costs are involved besides the cost for injection, electricity, gas, etc? And your argument about changing laws is nothing more than a call to do nothing. Changing laws can be done quickly if there is a desire for change.

 

In a death penalty case the the rules of evidence are much stricter. Things must be examined by experts of all stripes.Scientific examinations of things like DNA and bite marks must be run over and over again, Witnesses can be brought in from just about anywhere.

 

Those are all costs related to the initial prosecution and subsequent appeals..

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We can't afford the DP the way it is now. YOu want to increase the number of DP by hundreds and thousands?

 

Its too much money. We can keep dozens of men in for life for what it costs to execute one of them.

 

The costs relating to putting someone to death are related to the costs of appeals, which would not be a factor if we had a better legal process.

 

Those costs relate to far more than appeals, but even if they did there is nothing that can be done about it. You can't just rewrite the laws in order to execute people faster. Changing laws like that would take decades.

 

 

What other costs are involved besides the cost for injection, electricity, gas, etc? And your argument about changing laws is nothing more than a call to do nothing. Changing laws can be done quickly if there is a desire for change.

 

In a death penalty case the the rules of evidence are much stricter. Things must be examined by experts of all stripes.Scientific examinations of things like DNA and bite marks must be run over and over again, Witnesses can be brought in from just about anywhere.

 

Those are all costs related to the initial prosecution and subsequent appeals..

 

Yes. The prosecution and the defence are both very costly in DP cases. That is the main reason many US jurisdictions refuse to prosecute them. Has nothing to do with right or wrong, it only has to do with dollars and cents.

 

 

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