State House Votes To Abolish Death Pe...

State House Votes To Abolish Death Penalty

There are 529 comments on the Hartford Courant story from May 14, 2009, titled State House Votes To Abolish Death Penalty. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The state House of Representatives voted to abolish the death penalty on Wednesday - the fourth anniversary of the execution of serial killer Michael Ross - and instead impose life in prison without the possibility of release.

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Since: Feb 09

Jupiter, FL

#578 Jun 19, 2009
Tango one forty niner wrote:
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Yea, the cops were killed in the line of duty which is rare and probably were not very well trained. Yes, we can honor them by their dumbness and highways named after them.
But what we can't never forget is those two White scumbags in Cheshire who raped and murdered 3 innocent lives and forever mared Cheshire.
I don't believe in the death penalty because for the State of CT to kill someone for revenge for those who were left behind, serves no purpose. I pay State taxes and hate the thought that my hard earned tax dollars is used to kill someone. That to me is creepy. I trust in God, and only God is in control.
I believe that you do not have enough brains to have a road named after you
DCK

Lakewood, OH

#579 Jun 19, 2009
Abolish The Fed wrote:
What do you do when corrupt police and politicians lock up and sentence to death innocent people?
They should be prosecuted for whatever crimes they commit, which often is done. But what would politicians have to do with locking up and sentencing people? Are you referring to the claims that Bill Clinton raped women and had people killed?
Shall we try them and sentence them to death as well?
Why not? But the sentencing should be based on whatever crime that they are convicted of. That is what is normally done.
DCK

Lakewood, OH

#580 Jun 19, 2009
JRobert wrote:
P.S. BTW, the state execution of an innocent man would be less accurately described as an "accident", and more accurately (but not perfectly) described as "negligent homicide."
Is there such a thing as "negligent homicide"? I thought homicide was inclusive of all types of killing of a human by another.

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Since: Jan 08

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#581 Jun 19, 2009
JRobert wrote:
P.S. BTW, the state execution of an innocent man would be less accurately described as an "accident", and more accurately (but not perfectly) described as "negligent homicide."

DCK wrote:
Is there such a thing as "negligent homicide"? I thought homicide was inclusive of all types of killing of a human by another.

>>>Negligent homicide is a criminal charge brought against people who, through criminal negligence, allow others to die.

Negligent Homicide is a lesser included offense to first and second degree murder, in the sense that someone guilty of this offense can expect a more lenient sentence, often with imprisonment time comparable to manslaughter. U.S. states all define negligent homicide by statute. In some, the offense includes the killing of another while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.<<<

JR called it right.
Tango one forty niner

Hartford, CT

#582 Jun 19, 2009
Nautilus1 wrote:
<quoted text> I believe that you do not have enough brains to have a road named after you
Yea, I wouldn't want one, that is reserved for brainless police officers who go into situations without back up. Why would I want to bring attention to myself and my family for a road named after me? Dumb police officers make up for that.
Heather

Quincy, MA

#583 Jun 22, 2009
Koz and JRobert,

I've been following your discussion for several days now, and I just want to say thank you. Thank you for having an intelligent and interesting discussion. Although you don't agree, you've been articulate and relatively polite, not resorting to personal attacks or insults. It's refreshing. Thank you.
DCK

Lakewood, OH

#584 Jun 26, 2009
Zonker wrote:
U.S. states all define negligent homicide by statute. In some, the offense includes the killing of another while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What is it called when a train owned and operated by the federal government kills 8 people in Washington DC? What is it called when a jet aircraft owned and operated by the federal government kills a family of 4 people in their own house?
jessica

El Cajon, CA

#585 Apr 20, 2012
the death penalty is a very long and careful process, one case even took 17yrs to decide, the investigations are pretty damn thorough and every case im sure is smart enough to use federal habeas corpus which is the only way they can fight the death penalty making sure that the state courts are protecting the criminals rights, about 21% of death sentences are reversed this way. many killers have been set free or escaped to kill again or rape or commit many other costly crimes so why spend our money keeping them in jail when theyre never going to be released anyways and if they are released its highly likely they will add to the crime rate in the state they reside.
Brendan Leghorn

West Hartford, CT

#586 Jan 9, 2013
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