Killer of Virginia teen to face execution tonight

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Paul Warner Powell thought he was smarter than the Prince William County prosecutor.

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latoya lewis

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Sep 22, 2010
 
he got what he deserve he took a life more than right he should lose his
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Sep 22, 2010
 
It's been too long already, an eye for an eye.

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Sep 22, 2010
 
This monsterous bastard deserves to die a horrible death as soon as possible.
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Sep 22, 2010
 
Talk about arrogance. Sheesh!
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Sep 22, 2010
 
Christy M B wrote:
This monsterous **** deserves to die a horrible death as soon as possible.
Sorry Christy it won't be a horrible death (unless he just doesn't want to die and he's not psychologically prepared). After witnessing the first lethal injection execution in this state it's very clinical and can be likened to going in for surgery except never waking up again. Instead, you leave in a very dark green (almost looks black) ambulance headed to the medical examiner for autopsy.
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Sep 22, 2010
 

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It's kinda sad that killers don't get put to death the same way they took the life of their victim. And in this case, that applies more than most.
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Sep 22, 2010
 
Spike wrote:
It's kinda sad that killers don't get put to death the same way they took the life of their victim. And in this case, that applies more than most.
In this case, due to his arrogance I wholeheartedly agree. I usually believe in letting the inmates take care of these types, but he is one candidate who definately deserves no better than the DP. Obviously is not remorseful in the least and was laughing in the face of Lady Justice. Humph! Guess she told him!
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Sep 23, 2010
 
A quick death is too good for that useless pieced of dog krap. He should die a slow and agonizing death. Hang him by his heels over a slow burning fire so he will slowly roast, his brain will bubble over and his head will explode! MAKE him feel the pain!
People care more about him than the Stacie Reed. Well, I say let THEM be responsible for him. House him, feed him, clothe him, provide medical care, and lock him to them! Oh, no, they wouldn't agree to that.
He's not so smart now!
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To all of you;

I say one thing; that guy crossed the line. However, are we willing to be as savage as this man is? Had it ever occurred to any or all of you that something mentally is wrong with people like this person. mental illness in this country is a major problem. Just look at you blood thirst barbarians. What makes you think the cops and prosecutors are not as crooked as the man who was executed? If you ever have an encounter with the police where ever you may be excersize you 4 th and 5th amendment constitutional rights. be very polite and say "officer, I have nothing to say". I the cop is persistent ask this question to the officer; "office, are you detaining me or am I free to go? Watch the cop's reation and how disrepsectful he is to you. That man did a very horrible thing to that girl and I want him punished just like you. but to spend millions of dollars on a person you believe ain't worth a plug nickel is not only barbaric, it servse no purpose to further our justice systems goals in the long run. We should be preventing crimes as much as possible. Instead, the police are like a wart in that they show up only when somthing has happen. they blame their problems on the citizenry. they say we don't give them any cooperation in stopping crime. that's a crock of crapola. When we try the laws they do enforce prevent the from doing their jobs because of neocons like you all who want less government when the purpose of any government agency is to protect and maintain the rights of the individual. And those rights, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In prison everyone there has the right to life and no one has the right to take that away. Only god has the right to take life because he is the only one capable of giving life.

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Anthony 1961 wrote:
To all of you;
I say one thing; that guy crossed the line. However, are we willing to be as savage as this man is? Had it ever occurred to any or all of you that something mentally is wrong with people like this person. mental illness in this country is a major problem. Just look at you blood thirst barbarians. What makes you think the cops and prosecutors are not as crooked as the man who was executed? If you ever have an encounter with the police where ever you may be excersize you 4 th and 5th amendment constitutional rights. be very polite and say "officer, I have nothing to say". I the cop is persistent ask this question to the officer; "office, are you detaining me or am I free to go? Watch the cop's reation and how disrepsectful he is to you. That man did a very horrible thing to that girl and I want him punished just like you. but to spend millions of dollars on a person you believe ain't worth a plug nickel is not only barbaric, it servse no purpose to further our justice systems goals in the long run. We should be preventing crimes as much as possible. Instead, the police are like a wart in that they show up only when somthing has happen. they blame their problems on the citizenry. they say we don't give them any cooperation in stopping crime. that's a crock of crapola. When we try the laws they do enforce prevent the from doing their jobs because of neocons like you all who want less government when the purpose of any government agency is to protect and maintain the rights of the individual. And those rights, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In prison everyone there has the right to life and no one has the right to take that away. Only god has the right to take life because he is the only one capable of giving life.
The last time I checked, stupidity, pride, arrogance, and malice were not categorized as being 'mental disorders'. Also, our freedom of speach and right to seek justice are (and will NEVER be) as "Savage" as the acts committed by this WORTHLESS being. Yes, I have the right to judge him...he IS worthless. As for "God being the only one to take a life"...well, if that were TRULY the case, then we would never have the death penalty to begin with. And, oh...the people in the Bible also carried out death penalties to thier criminals as well, so I'd like for everyone to stop bringing up that sorry excuse to make yourselves feel better and feel superior. Also, your example of 'crooked' cops with the scenario of 'rudeness' and 'disrespectfulness' when exercising our 4th and 5th ammendments does not make them 'barbarians'. Your view is seriously distorted. I hope that you gain some actual perspective soon before you pollute the rest of society with your fallacious babble.
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Anthony 1961 wrote:
To all of you;
I say one thing; that guy crossed the line. However, are we willing to be as savage as this man is? Had it ever occurred to any or all of you that something mentally is wrong with people like this person. mental illness in this country is a major problem. Just look at you blood thirst barbarians.
Out of curiosity, what is it about "all of you" that makes us "blood thirst barbarians"? I erred earlier Christy. From what the news reporter wrote this man died by electrocution when he had the choice of lethal injection. WoW, Virginia enacted a choice in 1996 as an end to Cruel & Unusual Punishment. Who's a barbarian?
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Sep 24, 2010
 
Ok, but what if we take God out of the picture?
What if I don't believe In God?
God is out of the picture, we are here and now.
That man deserves to die, of course, but why not put him in prison for the rest of his life and keep him out of society for ever, wouldn't that be better?
Maybe he could think of what an idiot he's been and realize that his only life has been wrecked with his own hands?
Wouldn't that be an even more severe punishment?
Wouldn't it be better if he could be put in a glass cage in a zoo so that people could visit him at a distance and see in the eyes of evil?
Wouldn't it be better to have him dig a hole and fill it up every day of his remaining miserable life, so that we could all see and learn what not to do in life?

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Good lord two state sanctioned murders in less than twenty four hours in the same state?

I'd read recently that the makers of the drug sodium thyol pento refuse to sell their products to the corrections dept.citing the fact that executions are not what they intended their product to be used for....now if the makers of the other two drugs used in the procedure would follow suit then we can put this barbaric practice out of business.
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Sep 26, 2010
 
Mike in Va wrote:
Good lord two state sanctioned murders in less than twenty four hours in the same state?
I'd read recently that the makers of the drug sodium thyol pento refuse to sell their products to the corrections dept.citing the fact that executions are not what they intended their product to be used for....now if the makers of the other two drugs used in the procedure would follow suit then we can put this barbaric practice out of business.
Please explain what is "barbaric" about our death penalty in Virginia-especially, lethal injection. How worse it is than an animal which has turned on someone and needs to be put to sleep to prevent further attacks on someone else in society?

There are always going to be a select few in communities who end up on the other side of the law. Isn't it "just" to insure that our cities, its peoples, and moreso its children, remain as safe as possible even if it means exhausting all judicial means? How is the DP anymore barbaric than what this man did to those innocent girls?
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Sep 27, 2010
 
how strange, America is one of the most violent countries in the world and it still has the death penalty as sentence....something doesn't seem to be working. Or am I wrong? It simply doesn't to be working as a deterrent nor does it ensure an effective diminishment of violence related crimes.
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Sep 27, 2010
 
alex wrote:
how strange, America is one of the most violent countries in the world and it still has the death penalty as sentence....something doesn't seem to be working. Or am I wrong? It simply doesn't to be working as a deterrent nor does it ensure an effective diminishment of violence related crimes.
Are you serious!?! "America is one of the most violent countries in the world"? The DP is certainly NOT a deterrent. It makes sense,and I believe it's rational & safe to say, it's in place to bring some closure to victims. Most victims do not know or understand the outrageous costs societ absorbs for every inmate sitting on DP versus housing them for life. Then, there's another problem because the prison facilities are overcrowded and understaffed. What would be your solution?
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Sep 28, 2010
 
...America is one of the most dangerous places on Earth in the civilzed world.let's not put into the equasion places such ad Africa,Cina,South Amercia,let's consider Europe and North America. For a start there are much too many guns around which of course means that justice is and can be in the hands of the individual rather than of the State. Of course you can kill with other weapens,but being able to walk into a store and buy rilfes and ammo and freely walk the streets is unbelievable! The more guns,the more violent a society will be. So,first of all,change the law and get rid of guns.
Then,regardng the outrageous costs you're talking about, i'd like to say that the topic of interest in this thread is whether the Dp is constitutionally right or not,it's not about money. I know it's not easy to try and not think of the economical aspects of an issue, but we need to make an effort.
Here we're talking about the right that a Country has to take the life of one of its citizens,and not the ralted costs! The endline for me is that if an individual is locked up for life and has no way of threatening sociery ever again,that in itself is a success and ther's no need to resort to the Dp.
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Sep 28, 2010
 
alex wrote:
Ok, but what if we take God out of the picture?
What if I don't believe In God?
God is out of the picture, we are here and now.
That man deserves to die, of course, but why not put him in prison for the rest of his life and keep him out of society for ever, wouldn't that be better?
Maybe he could think of what an idiot he's been and realize that his only life has been wrecked with his own hands?
Wouldn't that be an even more severe punishment?
Wouldn't it be better if he could be put in a glass cage in a zoo so that people could visit him at a distance and see in the eyes of evil?
Wouldn't it be better to have him dig **** and fill it up every day of his remaining miserable life, so that we could all see and learn what not to do in life?
Alex
Why should our tax dollars be used to keep this guy alive?
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Sep 28, 2010
 
alex wrote:
...America is one of the most dangerous places on Earth in the civilzed world.let's not put into the equasion places such ad Africa,Cina,South Amercia,let's consider Europe and North America. For a start there are much too many guns around which of course means that justice is and can be in the hands of the individual rather than of the State. Of course you can kill with other weapens,but being able to walk into a store and buy rilfes and ammo and freely walk the streets is unbelievable! The more guns,the more violent a society will be. So,first of all,change the law and get rid of guns.
Then,regardng the outrageous costs you're talking about, i'd like to say that the topic of interest in this thread is whether the Dp is constitutionally right or not,it's not about money. I know it's not easy to try and not think of the economical aspects of an issue, but we need to make an effort.
Here we're talking about the right that a Country has to take the life of one of its citizens,and not the ralted costs! The endline for me is that if an individual is locked up for life and has no way of threatening sociery ever again,that in itself is a success and ther's no need to resort to the Dp.
Ok, first off, do a little research, the Death Penalty and Life In Prison, BOTH cost a lot of money, and the death penaly actually costs MORE, up to a certain point. I think the cost shift is somewhere around 27yrs.
As for most violent place on earth (civilized), you're kidding, right? Other than 9/11, and Timothy McVeigh, how many terrorist attacks are carried out in the United States. Although I believe people who own guns should be TRAINED to use them; how did not having guns in the country work out for Hitler and Mussolini?
And put yourself in the VICTIMS families place, this was a cold, calculated move, and a person that should NOT have left this earth so early, was taken from them. Yes, life in prison would give the criminal time to think about what he did EVERY day, but if you read the article, this guy would have found JOY in it, whereas the family of the victim has the pain everyday of knowing that this criminal is waking up everyday, getting fed, educated and receiving medical treatment that THEY are paying for.
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Sep 28, 2010
 
Spike wrote:
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Ok, first off, do a little research, the Death Penalty and Life In Prison, BOTH cost a lot of money, and the death penaly actually costs MORE, up to a certain point. I think the cost shift is somewhere around 27yrs.
As for most violent place on earth (civilized), you're kidding, right? Other than 9/11, and Timothy McVeigh, how many terrorist attacks are carried out in the United States. Although I believe people who own guns should be TRAINED to use them; how did not having guns in the country work out for Hitler and Mussolini?
And put yourself in the VICTIMS families place, this was a cold, calculated move, and a person that should NOT have left this earth so early, was taken from them. Yes, life in prison would give the criminal time to think about what he did EVERY day, but if you read the article, this guy would have found JOY in it, whereas the family of the victim has the pain everyday of knowing that this criminal is waking up everyday, getting fed, educated and receiving medical treatment that THEY are paying for.
Actually, my research in 1996 showed to keep an inmate on death row (which is typically 10-12 years after all apples have been exhausted) costs the taxpayers $2.5 million as opposed to an average 40 year life sentence-which was only in the tens of thousands (that number escapes me right now). Interesting, huh? Economically, the DP is not feasible.

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