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Post Reply So that Boston Bomber guy got the death setence
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I'm not even going to say why I'm against the death penalty in general. I'll just get straight to the point. Why would anyone want to execute this guy and turn him into a martyr? Jihadists are already prepared to kill themselves. This won't scare them at all. The only message this sends to them is that they're successfull at getting us mad. Even if you support the death penalty, it's still pretty ignorant to want to kill this guy. You're giving him exactly what he wants and encouraging more bombers to sacrifice themselves for insane groups of terrorists.
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AzazelOfNexium

Still have my stance.

My country used to hang people, which costed like 5 dollars lol. I dont know the cost of injections.. I dont know why they dont just hang people to be honest.

I dont know, I just can't stand the thought of people like that getting to live out the rest of their lives while innocent people were murdered in cold blood.


Because criminals have rights, even when guilty for crimes. It's great. Now he gets to wait on death row for 5-10 years.
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I say fuck him!! He's getting what he deserves. He, along with the other prick chose to create and plant pressure cooker bombs to blow up innocent people. Fuck Him!!


Fun Fact: He is to be executed in the same prison as Timothy McVeigh was executed back in 2001.
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I think it's the right thing to do. I support death penalty for murderers, rapists, child molesters, and identity fraud thieves. My only concern is when an innocent person is falsely convicted of a crime but if you know they did it for sure then yeah, just kill them. And don't wait years and waste tax payer money, just kill him tonight.
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Id force him to make another bomb which would serve as the device to kill him. it's only fitting he dies by his own bomb.
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He deserved it.
I honestly think they should blow him to smithereens, but noooo, the justice system has to be "humane", even with terrorists...
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Just kill him and be done with it. Firing squad. Cheap and quick. Saves time and money. People like him don't need to exist any longer than necessary.
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We are not responsible for him being a Martyr or not. In his execution he will not kill another and how those left in this world respond is their own responsibility. Society can only be responsible if made of responsible people, he was irresponsible when he chose to kill others for his objection to others, He has simply reaped what he sowed.
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If only it could be carried out in days rather than months or years (sigh).
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dougeprofile wrote:

If only it could be carried out in days rather than months or years (sigh).


It is to prevent innocent people from being executed. No matter how obvious a suspect may be, authorities must be ABSOLUTELY SURE that the person being prosecuted had done the deed.

Or else bad rep and suing happens, and that is no good for the government.
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People fear what they don't understand, so naturally they want it gone as soon as possible, regardless whether it is right or not.

I am personally against the death sentence, but for a different reason than most people. The taking of a human life isn't what concerns me, but the feelings behind it. If he needs to die, it should be the victim's family, or the victim themselves who do it. If there isn't anyone willing to throw away their own life to kill him, then he shouldn't be killed based on such weak feelings.

Also, I don't think anyone who is no longer in a position to hurt someone should be sentenced to death, otherwise it's no different from murder, right? The death penalty could have many more uses, such as a punishment for those committing criminal acts while imprisoned. This would lead to not only a decrease in prison crime, but also a decrease in prison populations, both of which are good things.

As for what is more expensive, life or death, the way I hear it the death penalty costs more. The appeal process, I think it was.
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jordancharacter wrote:

People fear what they don't understand, so naturally they want it gone as soon as possible, regardless whether it is right or not.



Exactly. The masses wouldn't accept it any other way.
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animegirl2222 wrote:

He deserved it.
I honestly think they should blow him to smithereens, but noooo, the justice system has to be "humane", even with terrorists...


Especially with terrorists. I posted a rather vicious suggestion for what to do with the bastard, but I don't seriously think that should be what happens for one simple reason: We are better than that. We have to be. Its the same thing with the torture report that came out last year. I was appalled by what I heard not because I felt sorry for the terrorists tortured, but because it was mortifying that we were the ones who did it. We make so many claims about being a bastion of freedom and justice, and consequently we don't get to medieval on our enemies even if they are monsters. We don't get to suspend our own ethical standards regardless of who the target is. I understand that terrorists do awful things, that they engage in monstrosities far worse regularly, but we cannot allow ourselves to compromise our own standards just because these people are so monstrous, in fact that's the very reason we can't.

If we are to claim we are righteous we must act as such, even and especially when we don't want to, because if we break from our principles when times are trying we render them meaningless.
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Posted 5/15/15 , edited 5/15/15

DanteVSTheWorld wrote:


AzazelOfNexium wrote:

Better than a terrorist living off of tax payers money in a lush prison cell for the rest of his life.

Plus when you try to kill a bunch of strangers with bombs you kind of sign yourself up to be ready to be killed yourself.

I agree with the second poster. He took more lives than he is worth and therefor should forfeit his own as payment for that. Someone who willingly kills strangers for no good reason does not deserve to live. I dont care how you try to rationalize it.


I heard it cost more tax to actually carry out a death sentence though. Also he wouldn't be living in a lush cell, he'd be in this 23 hours a day.

Or does you still have your stance?


yes, the death penalty is more expensive than life without parole. This is because death penalty has such an extensive appeals process that the amount of court fees paid whether or not we should really kill him amounts to more than just going through a regular trial process and doing life without parole and paying him to be in jail for, well, the rest of his life.

Even if the appaels process can't be trimmed, it won't be happening why this guy is on trial.
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Overall, I don't think it's a good idea. It's more expensive for reasons states above and he'll likely be brought up in political discourse (e.g. as a martyr). I can't really justify it beyond 'oh hey, death penalty should apply to the worst criminals,' which isn't a notion I subscribe too anyway.
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Ahh yes and now the appeals begin the number of people on federal death row since it was reinstated in 1988, 74 number put to death 3. Cost more to kill them just lock them up and toss the key, on average half again as much. So a case that would normally run 2 million dollars to just lock them up and throw away the key would be 3 million dollars but people want their pound of flesh sigh no matter the cost to tax payers and the families that don't want to relive it each time it gets appealed.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/federal-death-row-prisoners

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