Death penalty outlawed in N.J.

Death penalty outlawed in N.J.

There are 222 comments on the The Orlando Sentinel story from Dec 18, 2007, titled Death penalty outlawed in N.J.. In it, The Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Gov. Jon Corzine signed into law Monday a measure that abolishes the death penalty, making New Jersey the first state in more than four decades to reject capital punishment.

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JMB

Dallas, TX

#1 Dec 18, 2007
California also banned the death penalty - six years later they reinstituted it. I anticipate in about six years the people of NJ will do the same.
skeleton christ

Olive Branch, MS

#2 Dec 18, 2007
hopefully all states will abolish the death penalty.
Donnie

Akron, OH

#3 Dec 18, 2007
skeleton christ wrote:
hopefully all states will abolish the death penalty.
No state can ever abolish the death penalty. They can only abolish the death penalty for convicted murderers. The death penalty continues to be regularly administered by criminals acting as judge, jury, appeals court and exeuctioner. Often they enhance the punishment with torture or rape.

Since: Nov 07

New York, NY

#4 Dec 18, 2007
Shut the F up!!!-
what do we do now?
we keep them in jail so that they can become harded gang members and still communicate with other crimminals on the outside?
the only thing the US is producing now is inmates.
do you plan married one?
The USA needs to start killing all the inmates who are serving life without parole.
skeleton christ wrote:
hopefully all states will abolish the death penalty.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#5 Dec 18, 2007
skeleton christ wrote:
hopefully all states will abolish the death penalty.
Perhaps you should move to NJ and be a test dummy for the next knife wielding murderous dirtbag. Don't worry, on your behalf we promise to keep good care of the perpetrator while your remains decompose into what you already are.
Rudy

Birmingham, AL

#6 Dec 18, 2007
Turn all the convicts loose!! Freedom for all!!Everyman for himself country! Ban incarceration!!!! Empty the prisons and jails! Tis the season.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#7 Dec 18, 2007
What's the difference between a bag of manure and Gov. Jon Corzine and his criminal coddling democRat ilk...nothing.
fed up with the mess

United States

#8 Dec 18, 2007
I guess NJ will become like DC now.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#9 Dec 18, 2007
When rocket launches become much much cheaper, I suggest that we sent all convicted lifers into space to colonize the universe, they can choose which planet!
It worked for the British, in the early 19th century, remember deportation to the Antipodes.(AUS/NZ)

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#10 Dec 18, 2007
Iran has a very low crime rate, and practically no murders, and they're not planning to abolish the death penalty anytime soon.
Maybe their system actually does work.!

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#11 Dec 18, 2007
Just imagine this scenario;
A governor like Mike Huckabee abolishes the death penalty in his state, then he pardons all the child killing pedophiles because he feels that they have served enough time.....
fed up with the mess

United States

#12 Dec 18, 2007
reza june wrote:
Iran has a very low crime rate, and practically no murders, and they're not planning to abolish the death penalty anytime soon.
Maybe their system actually does work.!
Go there and live in fear.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#13 Dec 18, 2007
Or maybe Huckabee the baptist bishop/politician upon gaining the keys to the White House, says "it is not for us to judge others, judgement will come on the last day, forgive those who sin".
Well! for a nation run by religious nutters, who needs the death penalty, when the punishment for criminals is waiting in the afterlife, Our constitution forbids double jeopardy. Lol

“God is Dead.”

Since: Jun 07

Lincoln, NE

#14 Dec 18, 2007
I wish more states would follow suit. Never mind the fact that we're one of the only industrialized countries who still practices this barbarism, but there's no deterrent factor. A study done in Oklahoma (a state that imposed a 25 year moratorium in the seventies) showed that there was no decrease in crime as a result of the death penalty's reinstitution (and an upsurge in some crimes after reinstitution). And if there were a deterrent factor, why does Texas still have such a high crime rate? They execute more than anyone else, so why the high crime rate? What about Norway, a country where the max prison sentence is 21 years, and one of the lowest crime rates in the world? What about rehabilitating criminals? Oh, I forgot, we don't forgive anymore. Punish and kill for Jebus. Amen.

Morons.
Jersey firefighter

Linden, NJ

#15 Dec 18, 2007
A lot of people here are not happy,Megans family to begin with. The death penalty in this state was a joke they never put those mad dogs downlike they deserved.The only reason Cullen did not get the death penalty was that is was a joke,of course we are all hoping he will pratise medicine the way he did jersey.This was strictly party line vote the Corzine group have a lot of voters that come from such state tourist attraction like ,Newark,camden,orange etc. Hopefully we can get it back and use it,but begining that Megans killer is pardon one can hope that the general prision population will take care of it. Have friends that are prison gaurds in high secruity places and they are not happy inmates no have nothing to lose. It has only made things worse in Jersey,and of course you can not carry either here legaly.
Fact

United States

#16 Dec 18, 2007
There is a deterent factor that you are missing. The person executed is now deterred from committing another crime.
Moron.
skeleton christ

Olive Branch, MS

#17 Dec 18, 2007
lord_jesus wrote:
I wish more states would follow suit. Never mind the fact that we're one of the only industrialized countries who still practices this barbarism, but there's no deterrent factor. A study done in Oklahoma (a state that imposed a 25 year moratorium in the seventies) showed that there was no decrease in crime as a result of the death penalty's reinstitution (and an upsurge in some crimes after reinstitution). And if there were a deterrent factor, why does Texas still have such a high crime rate? They execute more than anyone else, so why the high crime rate? What about Norway, a country where the max prison sentence is 21 years, and one of the lowest crime rates in the world? What about rehabilitating criminals? Oh, I forgot, we don't forgive anymore. Punish and kill for Jebus. Amen.
Morons.
Well said. Killing people is barbaric. Killing someone for killing someone is hypocrytical. America makes me sick. People thinking killing someone is really going to help the victim's family. The victim of a murder is still going to be dead whether the killer lives or dies.
All pro death penalty advocates: How would you feel if you were convicted for a murder that you didn't do and was sentnced to death? Or what if that happens to one of your family members whom you know is innocent?
skeleton christ

Olive Branch, MS

#18 Dec 18, 2007
Fact wrote:
There is a deterent factor that you are missing. The person executed is now deterred from committing another crime.
Moron.
That's what solitary confinement, life in prison, no parole is for.

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#19 Dec 18, 2007
lord_jesus wrote:
I wish more states would follow suit. Never mind the fact that we're one of the only industrialized countries who still practices this barbarism, but there's no deterrent factor. A study done in Oklahoma (a state that imposed a 25 year moratorium in the seventies) showed that there was no decrease in crime as a result of the death penalty's reinstitution (and an upsurge in some crimes after reinstitution). And if there were a deterrent factor, why does Texas still have such a high crime rate? They execute more than anyone else, so why the high crime rate? What about Norway, a country where the max prison sentence is 21 years, and one of the lowest crime rates in the world? What about rehabilitating criminals? Oh, I forgot, we don't forgive anymore. Punish and kill for Jebus. Amen.
Morons.
lord_jesus wrote:
What about rehabilitating criminals? Oh, I forgot, we don't forgive anymore.
How do you propose rehabilitating sex ofenders, child killers and rapists, maybe we should just forgive them and say, "naughty naughty, don't let me catch you doing that again, all is forgiven".
Get real.
The reason that Norway has a lower crime rate than the US is :
(1) Much smaller country and population.
(2) People are brought up with a stronger code of
ethics.

Why does Iran have a much lower crime rate than the USA, hmmmm.?

“Pardon my nosiness ”

Since: May 07

London, England

#20 Dec 18, 2007
fed up with the mess wrote:
<quoted text> Go there and live in fear.
Actually, I have lived and worked there in the past, and guess what I felt safer at night walking the streets of Tehran than in Richmond, VA.
I felt no fear, or aggression from anyone while I lived there.
And I am not an Iranian, the reason that I don't live there is because my work and life are here.

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