behind the debate

Nov 16, 2008 Read more: Baltimore Sun 25
So when Maryland lawmakers created a panel to study the issue, death penalty opponents hoped it would produce a similar recommendation and provide the boost needed to repeal the death penalty law. Read more
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bill kelly

Baltimore, MD

#21 Nov 16, 2008
The only way we can support our correctional officers is to support the death penalty.

Washington, DC

#22 Nov 16, 2008
bill kelly wrote:
The only way we can support our correctional officers is to support the death penalty.
good point. if no DP then what do the inmates have to lose if they kill a CO - there are no deterrents. hey didnt all the correctional officers (union) vote for o'malley instead of ehrlich? well, maybe they will get what they deserve - it is a one party rule. they will do whatever they want without care - why should i care anymore?

Windsor, CT

#23 Nov 16, 2008
NoDemPublican wrote:
p.s.- bringing in someone who WASN'T accidentally executed by the state as a witness is a real amusing touch. What it really proves, yet again, is that the system works.
Correction: Even better, he was a panel member. LMAO, as they say...
As I remember, when Bloodsworth was released those involved in the prosecution stood by the prosecution. All the DNA proved was that it wasn't his DNA. They strongly believed that he was still involved.
Nomar OMalley

Greenbelt, MD

#24 Nov 17, 2008
This article should break down the 13 for abolishment,7 against votes. 13 of the panel members were put there by the Gooberner

Nottingham, MD

#25 Nov 17, 2008
Lets all face it, Maryland does not really want to have a death penalty as noted in the case of the snipers (Malvo and Muhammand) who were apprehended in Maryland and the state deferred to Virginia to try the snipers first. What usually happens is when some one of importance or their family is murdered then they have a diffent perspective on the death penalty. All I can say is fine get rid of it and then what will be the penalty if they kell again, more prison time - don't make me laugh since they cannot do all the time that they are now serving.

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