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Disturbing legacy: Race still affects Virginia's death penalty Comments

There are 8 comments on the The Hook story from Aug 26, 2012, titled Disturbing legacy: Race still affects Virginia's death penalty Comments. In it, The Hook reports that:

According to the most recent polling data, public support for the death penalty is at its lowest level in decades.

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#1 Aug 26, 2012
I take it they were not polling around the time of the Colorado shootings.

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#2 Aug 26, 2012
It could also be said that the media bias against the death penalty results in numerous one sided "discussions", editorials, and general coverage articles.
For the most part they really do not care if the "information" or propaganda that is put out is accurate or not, just as long as it is anti.

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#3 Aug 26, 2012
If you want a task, try finding coverage of inmates who are in prison for life aand kill again. There is virtually none unless that inmate gets a death penalty. Then you will find hundreds of articles about why he should be spared.
Dudley Sharp


#4 Aug 27, 2012

White murderers are twice as likely to be executed as are black murderers.

Detailed here:

Full Rebuttal: Death Penalty Racism Claims


There is a long history of misrepresentation by death penalty opponents, regarding the "innocents" executed or sent to death row.

Please review:

The 130 (now 140) death row "innocents" scam


Section B. The false innocence claims by anti death penalty activists are both blatant and legendary,

both within

The Death Penalty: Saving More Innocent Lives
Dudley Sharp


#5 Aug 27, 2012
In reality, death penalty support is about 80% and has been for quite some time.

US Death Penalty Support at 80%: World Support Remains High
Dudley Sharp, April 2012


For some time, with different polls and today, 80% of Americans support the death penalty, when the poll, properly, asks about specific "death penalty eligible" murders (1), as opposed to asking the general question, about all murders, for which about 90% are not death penalty eligible.
Death penalty opposition falls by 43%, with death penalty support rising 25%, when polls switch from the general question to specific "death penalty eligible" murders.
It is very likely that life without parole (LWOP) has support around 95%.

Support is overwhelming for what the US has, now, which is a death penalty option in some, very limited cases, whereby the other option in those cases is LWOP, the actual sentencing options that judges or juries consider in these cases.

Death penalty support remains high, throughout the world (1).

Those who have lost loved ones to death penalty eligible murders, if not all murders, support the death penalty above 95%, based upon the anecdotal evidence (2).

"US Death Penalty Support at 80%: World Support Remains High"

Washington, DC

#6 Oct 23, 2012
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime!

Alexandria, VA

#7 Oct 24, 2012
CUBA just take to CUBA and in they make it back send them again and again till they get it.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Oct 24, 2012
State sponsored premeditated murder does not solve any problems. Get your noses out of the bible.

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