Let's put an end to the executions

Let's put an end to the executions

There are 9 comments on the The Miami Herald story from Jan 11, 2014, titled Let's put an end to the executions. In it, The Miami Herald reports that:

The execution of Thomas Knight last week is a textbook case for why Florida's dysfunctional death penalty should be scrapped.

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john doe

United States

#1 Jan 12, 2014
I think they should execute all those on death row on pay per view as well as those in prison for life.Screw pplitical correctness they are criminals nothing less.Its called incentive not to go to jail.
Dudley Sharp

Houston, TX

#2 Jan 13, 2014
Carl is unaware.

There is an easy solution, which will save money and more lives.

Virginia executes within 7.1 years of sentencing and has executed 70% of those so sentenced (110 murderers) since 1976.

If Virginia can do it so can Florida.

Death penalty reform has already started in Florida, with the hope of reducing appeals to 10 years prior to execution, or 40% more time than Virginia.

Based upon a preliminary review, then the Florida death penalty will cost considerably less than life without parole and will welcome a more reponsible justice.

See Florida within:

Saving Costs with The Death Penalty
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Gone In 60 Seconds

Bradenton, FL

#3 Jan 13, 2014
john doe wrote:
I think they should execute all those on death row on pay per view as well as those in prison for life.Screw pplitical correctness they are criminals nothing less.Its called incentive not to go to jail.
An excellent idea although it should be viewed for free. Maybe going back to hangings in the ol west may seem barbaric in a way but it sure made some think twice before committing a crime.

And do it all in one week.

Atlanta, GA

#4 Jan 17, 2014
Why should an execution be "humane"

The killers are not humane when they kill and rape. The Ohio execution was a failure only in the fact that the executed had not suffered enough! At least he's dead, no more problems out of him now are there?
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#5 Jan 20, 2014
Thank God that Michael Morton was sentenced to life in prison instead of death. If he had received the death penalty would he be dead by now as he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit? How many more like this were sentenced to death and executed? How many were innocent--we will never know. Too many times we have seen how prosecutors will fight the system for years to keep out evidence that would set the condemned free in order to just save their reputation of not losing a case. This is what happened in Michael Morton's case and many more.

No all of those are not criminals that are in prison as we have often seen. How many executed were innocent, we will never know, simply because some prosecutor does not want the information to come out.

Thank God for the Innocent Project for it has been their hard work paid for by donations that have set many free. There are not enough funds to waste to try and learn how many were innocent that were put to death.

Atlanta, GA

#6 Jan 24, 2014
Let's not execute anyone 25 years later after all the appeals run out. Also, lets not put anyone in Jail anymore. Because there is a possibility they are innocent. Yeah, let's let all the criminals free because we cannot be 100% sure they are guilty.

But when we let them out, direct them to a liberals neighborhood so that WHEN they kill again, the liberal morons can see it firsthand.
These are People

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Jan 24, 2014
Huh, Idiocrats, Michael Morton commited no crime, and he was innocent. However, in your theory we should just put him and others like him to death. Wonder if you would have that same thought if it had been a close relative of yours. It seems ok when it is no one that we know--but just stop and think--it could be.

Maybe what we need to do is be more careful of who is appointed the job of a DA. If we are so sure all are guilty why do some of these DA's fight so hard to keep DNA from being tested that would prove a person is innocent. Why don't we be absolutely sure before we execute??

You might call wanting to be sure a liberal moron, maybe it is more like wanting to know the right person is being put to death.

What happened to Michael Morton (and to others) could very easily happen to you. I am sure you would like to see a few liberal morons then.
Juice the Effers

Brunswick, OH

#8 Jan 25, 2014
Ever hear stories of these murderers that get life but are let out after so many years, and then they go and kill some more? Maybe they'll kill some of your family. Then get back to me after that happens and let me know your feelings on this subject then.

Fort Worth, TX

#9 Jan 25, 2014
Juice the Effers, Yes, I have heard of some that have been let free that do murder again; however, that is no reason to kill an innocent person. We all think it cannot happen to us. That is just what those that have been innocent and put away have all thought too. It does happen and it can happen to you, so also let me know your feelings then if that happens to you.

Too many times those that are suppose to uphold the law are not the good and decent person that they should be. Too many times solving a crime is more important than to put away the right person. Too many times a person in the legal field will put their reputation and the fact of not wanting to be found wrong more important than the life of a person. I am not saying all are that way--I hope the amount of times it happens is in the minority--but the fact it does happen. Too many prosecutors will fight like heck to keep evidence from being tested that will prove them wrong for that reason there needs to be enough time to prove the truth.

For Michael Morton it took 25 years for many others it has taken a great number of years also. Seven years is not enough to fight for your freedom if you are innocent and you have a prosecutor like he had.

If prosecutors and those on the legal side were held more accountable for withholding evidence and receive more than a slap on the wrist when it does happen maybe then we would not need as much time, but since that is not happening now--then yes, we do need more time.

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