Death penalty debate focuses on Colo. governor's view of flawed system

May 24, 2013 Full story: Denver Post 10

As an obviously distraught Gov. John Hickenlooper explained his decision to spare the life of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap, he called the state's death-penalty system imperfect and flawed.

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bruce

Denver, CO

#1 May 24, 2013
the only thing flawed it's a fact we don't use it enough
If he

Denver, CO

#2 May 24, 2013
doesn't want to make the decision then he should QUIT and we will get someone who will make it.. An eye for an eye!!!!

“I think therefore I...forgot!!”

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Since: Nov 12

Arvada, CO

#3 May 25, 2013
If he wrote:
doesn't want to make the decision then he should QUIT and we will get someone who will make it.. An eye for an eye!!!!
And you have allowed yourself to make this kind of judgment because... because of what?

I can see you are for the death penalty correct? I must ask myself; why exactly do people think that they are so angelic that nothing in this world could overcome their perfection. The words run out of you so easily, "An eye for an eye" yet I truly doubt that you have taken the time to delve into the human psychology to earn a single percent of social trust in this matter.(In case you didn't understand; no one is going to allow you to decide their fate. You haven't earned it.)

Try just once in your life to fully place yourself in someone else's shoes. Most people do not have the ability to truly do this. You certainly don't or else you would not be so quick to judge.

I'll bet you that I could find a vast number of qualities you have that are terrible and convince a huge majority of people to agree with me. Whether they are real or not. The first one would be that you are judgmental! What do you think? Can I get people to believe that or not?
Obviously

Denver, CO

#4 May 25, 2013
Kawalski wrote:
<quoted text>And you have allowed yourself to make this kind of judgment because... because of what?
I can see you are for the death penalty correct? I must ask myself; why exactly do people think that they are so angelic that nothing in this world could overcome their perfection. The words run out of you so easily, "An eye for an eye" yet I truly doubt that you have taken the time to delve into the human psychology to earn a single percent of social trust in this matter.(In case you didn't understand; no one is going to allow you to decide their fate. You haven't earned it.)
Try just once in your life to fully place yourself in someone else's shoes. Most people do not have the ability to truly do this. You certainly don't or else you would not be so quick to judge.
I'll bet you that I could find a vast number of qualities you have that are terrible and convince a huge majority of people to agree with me. Whether they are real or not. The first one would be that you are judgmental! What do you think? Can I get people to believe that or not?
you have never lost a family member to murder---Like I HAVE...I pity you when you are brought to your knees and want to die yourself because of a heinous crime against you or a family member. You have NO idea what it is like to not want to get out of bed in the morning or for years be paranoid that something like a MURDER will befall your family again!!!! Now who should place themselves in someone else's shoes??
YEah right

Fort Collins, CO

#5 May 27, 2013
Obviously wrote:
<quoted text>
you have never lost a family member to murder---Like I HAVE.......
I call BS....
Martgurs

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 May 27, 2013

Dudes afraid to pull the switch is why
Obviously

Denver, CO

#7 May 28, 2013
YEah right wrote:
<quoted text>
I call BS....
I bet you also drive after you drink too much. Hopefully you won't kill someone...
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#8 May 28, 2013
I have never lost someone to a crime. I have, however, lost someone and I can understand a little of the pain that you speak of.

The subject of this discussion, however, is that the legal system is flawed and that is why the governor is against the death penalty. Look at all the people that have been released after many years in prison and anyone can surely see that the legal system is flawed.

Regardless, of the pain that we feel of a loss, we should not want to see someone die that is not guilty of the crime. We all think this could never happen to someone we love, however, most of the people that have been released after many years state how they felt the same way.

No one can take away the pain that anyone feels from a life that was taken, but don't let that blind you to the pain of those that have been locked away facing death that are not guilty.
Nautilus1

United States

#9 May 29, 2013
These are People wrote:
I have never lost someone to a crime. I have, however, lost someone and I can understand a little of the pain that you speak of.
The subject of this discussion, however, is that the legal system is flawed and that is why the governor is against the death penalty. Look at all the people that have been released after many years in prison and anyone can surely see that the legal system is flawed.
Regardless, of the pain that we feel of a loss, we should not want to see someone die that is not guilty of the crime. We all think this could never happen to someone we love, however, most of the people that have been released after many years state how they felt the same way.
No one can take away the pain that anyone feels from a life that was taken, but don't let that blind you to the pain of those that have been locked away facing death that are not guilty.
Lost your mind is more like it, but than anyone who has been around this forum knows that
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#10 May 29, 2013
The one above and his buddy are two that I do not respond to. All that comes out of their mouth is just nothing but pure hate--but then anyone that follows this board knows that. So just bring it on, as you will get no more response from me than this.

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