California moves forward with death r...

California moves forward with death row construction plan

There are 7 comments on the Ledger Dispatch story from Aug 14, 2010, titled California moves forward with death row construction plan. In it, Ledger Dispatch reports that:

The new death row complex at San Quentin State Prison will feature 768 cells, 1,152 beds, six guard towers, a hospital and two fences, one of them electrified.

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willied

Moreno Valley, CA

#1 Aug 14, 2010
We do not need more cells. We need more gas chambers, or hangings, or firing squads ... execute them!
thtf

Draper, UT

#2 Aug 14, 2010
I doubt you would be so cold hearted if it was your father or your brother who made the mistake that took him to prison. What this world needs less of is people with your attitude. What this world needs more of..."love thy neighbor as thyself"...even those in prison. Perhaps ESPECIALLY those in prison. Maybe not enough kindness and love somewhere in their lives is what got them there. Is that why you are so angry?
LongBeac

Long Beach, CA

#3 Aug 14, 2010
thtf wrote:
I doubt you would be so cold hearted if it was your father or your brother who made the mistake that took him to prison. What this world needs less of is people with your attitude. What this world needs more of..."love thy neighbor as thyself"...even those in prison. Perhaps ESPECIALLY those in prison. Maybe not enough kindness and love somewhere in their lives is what got them there. Is that why you are so angry?
Of course if someone I loved was on death row were killed by execution I would be sad. But at least they are dying for something they did illegally towards someone who most likely did not deserve to be killed(unless they are a child molester or had killed someone as well, then I say good for them they deserved to be killed). But who will bring justice to the REAL victim? My "loved one" is not a victim of anything if they killed someone. The person killed is the victim, and needs justice...swift justice. Not this "20-30 year sit on death row justice". They can still be shown love and kindness while they are on death row...but when the roosters come home to roost, ring the bell and flip the switch, because you "reap what you sow" just as much as you "love thy neighbor as thyself".
In retort to your question about if it were someone I loved who was sitting on death row would I feel the same? How about if it were your loved one that was lying 6 feet under because some unforgiving monster decided to snuff their life out too soon, would you feel the same way? Until I have been on either side I really don't know how I would react, and hopefully I will never have to feel either emotion.
GRAMMACONNIE

Tracy, CA

#4 Aug 14, 2010
Another prison where the inmates have more rights, benefits, than I do. I have a grandson in prison for a violent crime and would agonize if the person he hit had died and he got death instead of incarceration. BUT-if he was that far gone, irredeemable, death would be the only option. Thank God, he had been reformed, which is what prison is meant to be, not a country club for criminals. I like Arizona--put 'em in tents in the desert and let'm sweat the bad out. Our family got lucky, he wll be out in couple of years and has learned his lesson. I'm sorry for those families who have to suffer the evil that those who deserve to be fried have committed. Point is--THEY DESERVE IT. Why should taxpayers pay more per year to house them than the average person earns? Does not compute.
willied

Moreno Valley, CA

#5 Aug 14, 2010
thtf wrote:
I doubt you would be so cold hearted if it was your father or your brother who made the mistake that took him to prison. What this world needs less of is people with your attitude. What this world needs more of..."love thy neighbor as thyself"...even those in prison. Perhaps ESPECIALLY those in prison. Maybe not enough kindness and love somewhere in their lives is what got them there. Is that why you are so angry?
MISTAKE! Murder is not often a mistake. Angry! Damn right. I am angry that I have to pay to feed and clothe these losers! EXECUTE THEM! Hell, I'll furnish my own ammo and bring friends.
You need to get real. You do-gooders are the cause of many of our problems.

Since: Jun 10

Marin County

#6 Aug 14, 2010
willied wrote:
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MISTAKE! Murder is not often a mistake.
The only mistake is letting the condemned live to see another day, another year, another decade because of appeals, stays, changes of venue, greedy lawyers, etc.

Not carrying out the death penalty because it might be too painful to the prisoner is absurd.
villager

Martinsburg, WV

#7 Aug 15, 2010
Everyone dies. Everyone. The murderer, and the murdered both die.

The murderer takes a life before its appointed time.

The only real appropriate retribution is to not delay, but to act decisively and cut short the murderer's days by as many as possible.

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