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To: Bush2000; OldPossum
"...I don't have a problem with the family asserting their moral beliefs; after all, the issue of the death penalty is a moral question..."

Their 'beliefs' should not trump a policy of putting murders to death.

"...No, what I would take issue with is the proposition that this scumbag could get paroled someday..."

Or escape, or kill in prison.

The legal bar should be appropriately high for a death sentence to be meted out. And it should be as consistent as possible in application.

9 posted on 10/16/2002 9:35:28 AM PDT by DWSUWF
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To: DWSUWF
Their 'beliefs' should not trump a policy of putting murders to death.

They don't trump the death penalty; in this case, a judge is the final arbiter. Their stated opinion is merely another datapoint.

Or escape, or kill in prison. The legal bar should be appropriately high for a death sentence to be meted out. And it should be as consistent as possible in application.

Agree. But personally, I'm opposed to the death penalty on religious grounds. It has nothing to do with my feelings on whether a particular individual deserves to be put to death.
16 posted on 10/16/2002 10:34:31 AM PDT by Bush2000
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