Texas prepares for first US execution since botched Oklahoma procedure; inmate appeals pending

May 13, 2014 Full story: Brandon Sun 102

Texas on Tuesday plans to execute a convicted murderer whose hopes are pinned to two appeals, including one that challenges the state's planned use of a secretly-made drug like those used in Oklahoma's botched execution two weeks ago.

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Serves no purpose

Beverly, MA

#1 May 13, 2014
The death penalty serves no good at all. It does not deter, it does not bring back the murder victim, it does not do anything other than exact revenge.

It does cost more money to go through the appeals process on death row than it does to house someone for life.

And then there are the mistakes. One mistaken execution is one too many.

Life without parole is sufficient to take the violent offender out of society.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#2 May 13, 2014
just shoot the sob!
shakey

Warrenville, IL

#3 May 13, 2014
Serves no purpose wrote:
The death penalty serves no good at all. It does not deter, it does not bring back the murder victim, it does not do anything other than exact revenge.
It does cost more money to go through the appeals process on death row than it does to house someone for life.
And then there are the mistakes. One mistaken execution is one too many.
Life without parole is sufficient to take the violent offender out of society.
i seriously doubt you'd feel that way if the victim was your daughter or mother!
Does not matter

Beverly, MA

#4 May 13, 2014
shakey wrote:
<quoted text>
i seriously doubt you'd feel that way if the victim was your daughter or mother!
The purpose of law and a justice system is to be sure that people do not act on their own to exact their own kind of justice. Yes, if the victim were someone I cared deeply about, I would have urges to strangle the defendant with my bare hands. But just because that is what I want to do, does not mean that I should or wish for the state to do it for me.

Trust me, if I thought that the death penalty had any kind of deterring effect, I would be all for it. But it does not. I wish it did.

If I thought that innocent people had never been executed by mistake, I would be all for it, but unfortunately that has happened. At least a life sentence might give someone a chance to clear their name.

So instead of wasting so much time, money and resources on something that does little other than drag out a drama and rehash pain, why not lock them up and be done with it. There is no such thing as closure. The pain of losing a family member to murder never goes away no matter what.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#5 May 13, 2014
Serves no purpose wrote:
The death penalty serves no good at all. It does not deter, it does not bring back the murder victim, it does not do anything other than exact revenge.
It does cost more money to go through the appeals process on death row than it does to house someone for life.
And then there are the mistakes. One mistaken execution is one too many.
Life without parole is sufficient to take the violent offender out of society.
Why should the murderer go free? He didn't feel much remorse or pity for his victims did he? They had to die, why should he get spared? Letting him go would only mean he'd do it again. Keeping him in jail-means comforts. Doesn't deserve. People like you are telling them "ffel free to kill as many as you want, cause you won't pay for the crime".
lucky liberal

Conroe, TX

#6 May 13, 2014
"Immanuel Kant said it best. He said a society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody who has taken somebody else's life is simply immoral. So the question really... when the system works and when you manage to identify somebody who has done such heinous evil, do we as a society have a right to take his life? I think the answer's plainly yes. And I would go with Kant and I would say it is immoral for us not to."
Donny Brook

Bastrop, TX

#7 May 13, 2014
Does not matter wrote:
<quoted text>
The purpose of law and a justice system is to be sure that people do not act on their own to exact their own kind of justice. Yes, if the victim were someone I cared deeply about, I would have urges to strangle the defendant with my bare hands. But just because that is what I want to do, does not mean that I should or wish for the state to do it for me.
Trust me, if I thought that the death penalty had any kind of deterring effect, I would be all for it. But it does not. I wish it did.
If I thought that innocent people had never been executed by mistake, I would be all for it, but unfortunately that has happened. At least a life sentence might give someone a chance to clear their name.
So instead of wasting so much time, money and resources on something that does little other than drag out a drama and rehash pain, why not lock them up and be done with it. There is no such thing as closure. The pain of losing a family member to murder never goes away no matter what.
Why not hang the day they are convicted?
Donny Brook

Bastrop, TX

#8 May 13, 2014
Serves no purpose wrote:
The death penalty serves no good at all. It does not deter, it does not bring back the murder victim, it does not do anything other than exact revenge.
It does cost more money to go through the appeals process on death row than it does to house someone for life.
And then there are the mistakes. One mistaken execution is one too many.
Life without parole is sufficient to take the violent offender out of society.
Do what you want with murderers in MA. and we'll keep killing them here in Texas. Massachusetts is about the last place I worry about what killers and rapists do. In fact if you volunteer to keep our killers in your state, we'll send you freaks a couple bus loads.
What the

Beverly, MA

#9 May 13, 2014
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>Why should the murderer go free? He didn't feel much remorse or pity for his victims did he? They had to die, why should he get spared? Letting him go would only mean he'd do it again. Keeping him in jail-means comforts. Doesn't deserve. People like you are telling them "ffel free to kill as many as you want, cause you won't pay for the crime".
Nobody thinks a murderer should go free! WTF! Obviously cannot read. Did not say anything about keeping anybody comfortable.
Tell you what, why don't you go live in prison for a while and get back to us on how comfortable and nice it is.
Dufus!

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#10 May 13, 2014
carey529 wrote:
just shoot the sob!
You grow more addlebrained with each post. Is it all that time in lockdown?

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#11 May 13, 2014
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>Why should the murderer go free? He didn't feel much remorse or pity for his victims did he? They had to die, why should he get spared? Letting him go would only mean he'd do it again. Keeping him in jail-means comforts. Doesn't deserve. People like you are telling them "ffel free to kill as many as you want, cause you won't pay for the crime".
To whom are you responding? Your imaginary friend doesn't count.

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#12 May 13, 2014
lucky liberal wrote:
"Immanuel Kant said it best. He said a society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody who has taken somebody else's life is simply immoral. So the question really... when the system works and when you manage to identify somebody who has done such heinous evil, do we as a society have a right to take his life? I think the answer's plainly yes. And I would go with Kant and I would say it is immoral for us not to."
I can't agree with Kant, or with you. A civilized society has no such right. Rational behavior is not immoral.

Having said that, I think there are many people, murderers and others, who make the world worse for their presence in it. By that standard, we should execute people by the truckload, starting with the heads of the world's dictatorships.
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#13 May 13, 2014
FRY THE SOB !!!!!

The DEATH PENALTY deters the murderer to murder more people,
because he/she will no longer be among the living.

The DEATH PENALTY is the only solution.

In states without the DEATH PENALTY, the suspect(s) can kill as many people as they wish without fear of being put to death.

democRATS / liberals always tell you, that the victims cannot be returned to life.
The suspect always has redeeming social values.

10 - 25 years go by and the democRATS count on people to forget the horrendous murders for which the suspect(s) are responsible.

Countries such as China, Iran, Signapore, and Cuba should be admired for their disposition of criminals.

Is it not ironic, democRATS murder a live fetus before it draws its first breath,
yet they want to save worthless scum that go on jihad murder rampages, murdering dozens of Americans.
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#14 May 13, 2014
Serves no purpose wrote:
The death penalty serves no good at all. It does not deter, it does not bring back the murder victim, it does not do anything other than exact revenge.
It does cost more money to go through the appeals process on death row than it does to house someone for life.
And then there are the mistakes. One mistaken execution is one too many.
Life without parole is sufficient to take the violent offender out of society.
No doubt, you are a hard core democRAT !!!
Your type has absolutely no feelings for any murder victim.

FYI ...... it cost us tax payers ONE MILLION DOLLARS per year to keep one person on DEATH ROW. The average stay on Death Row is 25 years.
That's 25 MILLION dollars per year wasted on one scum !

The Death Penalty deters the scum from repeating vicious murders,
because the scum will be dead!

Don't spittle your liberal garbage about the suspect being one in a million who is not guilty,
or, the victims cannot be brought back to life, or the scum has redeeming social values.
.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#15 May 13, 2014
What botched execution? Where was there a botched execution? Did the condemned survive? If SO,THEN it was botched. Otherwise it was quite successful. The goal of Capital Punishment is the demise of the convicted,is it not?

Since: May 08

Highland, CA

#16 May 13, 2014
I could support doing away with the death penalty if they brought back real hard time for murderers. That is No video games , not netflix no visit from Girlfriends/boyfriends etc. Just an 8X8 foot grey cell, with three meals a day and if you want to see sunshine be prepared to make big rocks into little rocks.

Since: May 08

Highland, CA

#17 May 13, 2014
how many here have seen Richard Speck(Who killed 8 student Nurses) prison video?
see the light

El Paso, TX

#18 May 13, 2014
What the wrote:
<quoted text>
Nobody thinks a murderer should go free! WTF! Obviously cannot read. Did not say anything about keeping anybody comfortable.
Tell you what, why don't you go live in prison for a while and get back to us on how comfortable and nice it is.
Dufus!
You must live under A ROCK. Don't know about tvs, special food an privledges allowed. Thats why so many killings, cause people like you feel sorry for them and they don't have to pay for their crimes.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#19 May 13, 2014
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I can't agree with Kant, or with you. A civilized society has no such right. Rational behavior is not immoral.
Having said that, I think there are many people, murderers and others, who make the world worse for their presence in it. By that standard, we should execute people by the truckload, starting with the heads of the world's dictatorships.
Now your talk'n, start with Obama.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#20 May 13, 2014
Why don't they just late term abort him like little babies?
Suck his brains out with a vacuum cleaner.
There is something wrong with liberals.

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