Filmmaker Herzog admonishes capital p...

Filmmaker Herzog admonishes capital punishment

There are 7 comments on the Yahoo! story from Sep 10, 2011, titled Filmmaker Herzog admonishes capital punishment. In it, Yahoo! reports that:

Filmmaker Werner Herzog pointed to Nazi Germany on Friday to make his case against capital punishment at a screening of his latest documentary "Into the Abyss," examining a grisly death penalty case.

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#1 Sep 11, 2011
Herzog needs to spend more time in the real world and less time in his fantasy world of so-called "documentaries" his reference to Nazi Germany is well taken. The point being the "Big Lie" that Nazi Germany was so adept at. This should be a great propaganda piece, short on fact and long on fiction.

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#2 Sep 12, 2011
The more I thought about this article the more I disliked both it and him.

From the article: "No one from my generation, none of my peers, is for capital punishment," said the 71-year-old German director. "It's as simple as that."

COMMENT: It looks like he has lost touch with reality. There is even a movement in Germany to reinstate the death penalty with a poll by Gallup International putting those who want it restored at 55%.

From the article: "When I talk to you, it does not necessarily mean that I have to like you," Herzog tells Perry in the film. "But... I do not think human beings should be executed as simply as that."

COMMENT: This pretty well tells the entire theme of the "documentary."
crickett

Owensboro, KY

#3 Jun 25, 2012
Bill----- wrote:
The more I thought about this article the more I disliked both it and him.
From the article: "No one from my generation, none of my peers, is for capital punishment," said the 71-year-old German director. "It's as simple as that."
COMMENT: It looks like he has lost touch with reality. There is even a movement in Germany to reinstate the death penalty with a poll by Gallup International putting those who want it restored at 55%.
From the article: "When I talk to you, it does not necessarily mean that I have to like you," Herzog tells Perry in the film. "But... I do not think human beings should be executed as simply as that."
COMMENT: This pretty well tells the entire theme of the "documentary."
you know absolutley nothing about Michael Perry or Jason burkett or that case for that matter so shut it

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#4 Jun 25, 2012
crickett wrote:
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you know absolutley nothing about Michael Perry or Jason burkett or that case for that matter so shut it
Well obviously, I know a whole lot more about the case than you do!

Herzog's comments in or out of context are absolutely delusional at best. Go back and look at what he said.

As to Michael James Perry, his own worst enemy was himself. He was a defense lawyer's worst nightmare. He kept bragging and bragging and bragging on his "life of crime." (from age 13 and a history of violence since age 7) There was blood, DNA, fingerprints, etc. and his statements that locked in the death sentence. James Stotler's wallet was in his pocket when he was arrested on 2001/10/30 for the murders, almost a week after the murders. The police originally 2001/10/26 though he was Stotler, because the bodies had not been found. They became suspicious when he bailed out of the vehicle taking him in for questioning about driving Sandra Stotler's car. Jason Burkett was a follower. THIS IS THE SHORT VERSION.

NOTE: in the final appeal a ridiculous claim was made that he could not have committed the murders, because he was in jail at the time. That was thrown out almost immediately.

By the time of his execution, Perry wanted to talk to Herzog to try to make his case an anti-death penalty statement about executing an "innocent" person and to confuse the issue of the "felony accomplice" law or as it is called in Texas "the law of parties."
--- Yes, I could go on and on and on about this case.

Since: Nov 09

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#5 Jun 25, 2012
Bill----- wrote:
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Well obviously, I know a whole lot more about the case than you do!
Herzog's comments in or out of context are absolutely delusional at best. Go back and look at what he said.
As to Michael James Perry, his own worst enemy was himself. He was a defense lawyer's worst nightmare. He kept bragging and bragging and bragging on his "life of crime." (from age 13 and a history of violence since age 7) There was blood, DNA, fingerprints, etc. and his statements that locked in the death sentence. James Stotler's wallet was in his pocket when he was arrested on 2001/10/30 for the murders, almost a week after the murders. The police originally 2001/10/26 though he was Stotler, because the bodies had not been found. They became suspicious when he bailed out of the vehicle taking him in for questioning about driving Sandra Stotler's car. Jason Burkett was a follower. THIS IS THE SHORT VERSION.
NOTE: in the final appeal a ridiculous claim was made that he could not have committed the murders, because he was in jail at the time. That was thrown out almost immediately.
By the time of his execution, Perry wanted to talk to Herzog to try to make his case an anti-death penalty statement about executing an "innocent" person and to confuse the issue of the "felony accomplice" law or as it is called in Texas "the law of parties."
--- Yes, I could go on and on and on about this case.
"High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 2,566 people in the Central City KY had a high school degree, or 62.2 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%)."

Need I say more Bill
crickett

Owensboro, KY

#6 Jun 25, 2012
Digger4 wrote:
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"High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 2,566 people in the Central City KY had a high school degree, or 62.2 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%)."
Need I say more Bill
I could really care less of what you think about my education.... who the hell are you and ya really think you know so much dont ya about those boys...your an idot...how the hell you think you know so much about them cause of something you have read or by something you have seen on a film...yep that makes both of you the expert on knowing them so well... i dont know much about Perry and could really care less but i do know the Burkett family well so like i said you dont know sh$t...you just make yourself look stupid...and your stupidy over powers your education...oh yeah....btw dipsh$t not from central city ky from Conroe Texas jacka$$

Since: Nov 09

United States

#7 Jun 26, 2012
crickett wrote:
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I could really care less of what you think about my education.... who the hell are you and ya really think you know so much dont ya about those boys...your an idot...how the hell you think you know so much about them cause of something you have read or by something you have seen on a film...yep that makes both of you the expert on knowing them so well... i dont know much about Perry and could really care less but i do know the Burkett family well so like i said you dont know sh$t...you just make yourself look stupid...and your stupidy over powers your education...oh yeah....btw dipsh$t not from central city ky from Conroe Texas jacka$$
Thank you, your eloquence proved my point.

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