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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Went to the Old Graveyard Memorial Park, got some really cool pictures of some really old graves... and I left my freaking camera back at the hotel. Didn't download them last night like a dummy. So I think that I'm going to rant today...

I am a firm believer in the death penalty. As I was walking back into the hotel this afternoon I picked up a newspaper and the headline that slapped me in the face -

From The Tennessean newspaper - Tennessee is ready to resume executions under new rules it released Monday, using a three-drug lethal injection method opponents say is still inhumane and unconstitutional.

Excuse me...

Last week, according to the newspaper a medical review of dozens of executions found that the drugs used to execute prisoners in the U.S. sometimes fail to work as intended, causing inmates to die painful deaths in which the condemned suffocate and feel pain but are immobilized and unable to say they are suffering.

The only problem with the death penalty is that it isn't used enough. Texas and Florida have it right -- line them up, run them through.

So what that the inmate should suffer a little pain. What do you think he inflicted on others to get the sentence in the first place?

If others continue to be hell bent on harming innocent people, then they can head to death row, too. No reason to keep them around for 40 years to watch TV.

I believe that this all stems from the upcoming execution of Phillip Workman. Workman was accused of killing a police officer during a robbery of a Wendy's in Memphis, TN on August 5, 1981. In March 1982, Workman was convicted and sentenced to death for the first degree murder of Lt. Ronald Oliver.

What specifically is "humane" about murder? That IS the crime that earned the sentence of "death".

If a person is tried and convicted beyond all reasonable doubt and the sentence is death then that is justification to end their life.

Don't want to pay the price, don't commit the crime!
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Blogger Angell said ... (5/02/2007 10:12 AM) : 

I agree with you Dix. I think the death penalty should be in effect for all first and second degree murder convictions.

This life sentence of sitting around in a jail cell isn't a deterrent, as chances are, it's a better life than the one they left behind.


Blogger ALWAYS QUESTION said ... (5/02/2007 10:47 AM) : 

The primary and most evident reason the death penalty is wrong is that, as long as there is the slightest chance that an innocent man or woman may be executed for a crime he or she did not commit, capital punishment is barbaric and inhumane, and a crime unto itself. The State makes countless mistakes and since the advent of DNA, a number of wrongly imprisoned people have had to be released.

The death penalty gives a contradictory and hypocritcal message: The State will teach a lesson that killing is wrong by killing. It says simply that it's okay for some to kill, but not others. Killing should be wrong for all persons, including employees of the State.

The Death Penalty is nothing but retribution. A society that is based on retribution rather than reconcilation, healing and accountablitity is a morally coarsened society. No person can be accountable when he or she is put into the permanent sleep of death. The community, the victim and other potential offenders need to have at least a chance of a means of accountability, remorse, healing and reform. This cannot happen as long as the death penalty is in place.

Anger over the injustice of murder itself is no reason to become knee-jerk advocates of an archaic system that has no relationship to honest, carefully considered justice.


Blogger Anndi said ... (5/02/2007 11:40 AM) : 

Why kill them? Make them do hard time, listen to Sanjaya 24/7 have them operate a farm where what they harvest is what they eat and if they don't work.. no food. Oh.. and put pink jumpsuits on them like Sheriff Clint Low does in Mason County in Texas so they can look pretty.

Seriously, stop treating all inmates better than law-abiding citizens, that's a disgrace. Bring back the chain gang full force.


Blogger Comedy + said ... (5/02/2007 11:45 AM) : 

You go girlfriend. I'm with you 100%. No one thinks about the victims anymore, it's all about the inmate on deathrow. I have personally met many (now sitting on death row) that are a waste of natural resources.

California doesn't have it right. Bunch of liberal whiners who care more about the rights of creeps than the victims of violent crime. Just isn't right.


Blogger Janne said ... (5/02/2007 4:28 PM) : 

Amen, Dixie!



Blogger Robin said ... (5/03/2007 9:33 AM) : 

I completely agree with Always Question. Stooping to the level of the criminals makes us (the State) no better than they are. How do you kill to show that killing is wrong? It's not justice, it's vengeance.


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