Skip to comments.Ruben Rosario: Will the death penalty endure? Not if this attorney can help it
Posted on 08/19/2011 7:26:26 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
Wells, like many attorneys who plunge into this protracted and rewarding but frustrating legal venture, is morally and philosophically opposed to the death penalty. Although 34 states have it, there are other reasons Minnesota should continue to oppose it.
Several credible national studies conclude, and nearly 90 percent of the nation's top criminologists in a recent survey agree, that the death penalty has very little, if any, effect at all on deterring violent crime. So agrees the law enforcement community. A national poll of police chiefs placed it dead last, pun intended, on ways to reduce violent crime. The chiefs also consider it the least efficient use of taxpayer money.
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Some people just need killin.
The scumbag might feel differently if his closest relatives were brutalized and murdered by the animals he loves. Otherwise this pitiful cockroach will continue to whistle past the graveyards of murder victims.
Even though I am a strong advocate of the death penalty, I would be open to a life sentence. Let them live in the hell that is life in a penitentiary, then when they die ... the ultimate life sentence.
I don’t know if the death penalty stops people from killin’. I just know it stops them from killin’ again.-Elvis Presley
If only someone could arrange for ol’ Rube to encounter some of his poor downtrodden murderers.
The problem is that governors and laws change, which means that the killers could end up eligible for parole. Look at how the Manson women are eligible, how Charles Manson comes up for parole every so often.
“Some people just need killin.”
Perhaps including that attorney.
I oppose the death penalty for practical reasons. That said, I am not sad when a scumbag meats his demise.
OMG, did the King really say that? The issue has never been so simply stated.
There ya goe gettin awl elvis on mu.
Not me. How much does it cost us to pay for prison-space, food, clothing, medication, entertainment, guards, utilities, maintenance... and on, and on - to house murderers for the rest of their lives? Facts are tough things to refute, but from my understanding we pay in the multiple billions of tax dollars to coddle these criminals.
Don't think for a minute that we don't coddle them, hell they get free books, tv's, radios, and 'hobby materials' to play with every day (the list is long and maddening.)
Charging the public for life sentences is more practical?
I oppose the death penalty for practical reasons
Give us back Judge Roy Bean - he hung all convicted killers the morning following his death sentence. Best way to handle that, imho - at NO cost to the public.
Should be a national law - no state able to opt-out.
Wesley Cook aka Mumia Abu Jamal
Someone actually posted something here about that. It cost more to continually defend someone from the death penalty then to just pay for their continued housing in a prison.
>>Some people just need killin.<<
I don’t remember what Texas official said it, but I recall him saying “if you kill one of us, we’ll kill you back!”
The death penalty would be more effective as a deterrent if it were conducted publicly.
Even if it isn’t effective as a deterrent (which I disagree with) it still fills two more indispensable roles:
1. It is the only 100% guaranteed method to prevent recidivism. A serial pedophile that’s been executed will never rape anyone else’s kids again.
2. It is the only 100% guaranteed method for containing criminals that are so dangerous even the *possibility* that they might escape to wreak havoc again is far too much. See most of the Texas Seven (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Seven); most of them were serving life-plus, no chance of ever getting out. Officer Aubrey Hawkins would still be alive today if those people had been executed instead.
Show me a 100% foolproof, escapeproof detention method that prevents recidivism 100% of the time and we can take the death penalty off the menu. Until then, as far as I am concerned, it needs to stay.
Police chiefs, huh? The most liberal cry babies on any police force. Political cronies who owe their jobs to big city mayors (Democrats, all).