Death penalty outlawed in N.J.

There are 20 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.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Orlando Sentinel.

Since: Dec 07

Cheektawaga NY

#156 Dec 23, 2007
Save it for the Atheist forum.

“God is Dead.”

Since: Jun 07

Lincoln, NE

#157 Dec 23, 2007
Bonehunter wrote:
Save it for the Atheist forum.
No, ma'am, if anyone dares to besmirch our democratic system with convoluded religious values, I will say something, no matter what forum it is.

“Justice Kennedy is a pos!”

Since: Aug 07

Danbury, CT

#158 Dec 23, 2007
lord_jesus wrote:
<quoted text>
Appeal process? Like the judge in texas who wouldn't keep her court open an extra 20 minutes to allow the defendant time to fix an electronic problem and file an appeal, and was executed that night?
She saw through the defense attourney's delaying tactic. It was just a frivalous appeal to buy his client time, not to prove his innocense or mitigate his responcibility. Seriously, why else would the attorney wait until the last day?
dirty whiteboy

Lapeer, MI

#159 Dec 23, 2007
lord_jesus wrote:
<quoted text>
Appeal process? Like the judge in texas who wouldn't keep her court open an extra 20 minutes to allow the defendant time to fix an electronic problem and file an appeal, and was executed that night?
pretty cold hearted judge but he was found guilty.

“God is Dead.”

Since: Jun 07

Lincoln, NE

#160 Dec 23, 2007
Meir Kahane was crazy. You, inherently, are crazy.

Why should I take seriously the words of someone who promotes a known racist group?

“God is Dead.”

Since: Jun 07

Lincoln, NE

#161 Dec 23, 2007
Upon further examination, I must point out that although your (meir kahane fan #15324) profile says you 'hate terrorists', you also claim to be a member of terrorist groups. Huh?
old vet

New Castle, PA

#162 Dec 23, 2007
lord_jesus wrote:
<quoted text>
No, ma'am, if anyone dares to besmirch our democratic system with convoluded religious values, I will say something, no matter what forum it is.
Then you should be jumping all over the anti-DP folk.
John Canada

Windsor, Canada

#163 Dec 24, 2007
Bonehunter wrote:
The Bible says, "an eye for an eye".
SO YOU END UP WITH A NATION OF ONE EYED PEOPLE , BLOODY GREAT IDEA THAT ONE !!!!!!!!
LUMUMBA LIVES
John Canada

Windsor, Canada

#164 Dec 24, 2007
lord_jesus wrote:
Upon further examination, I must point out that although your (meir kahane fan #15324) profile says you 'hate terrorists', you also claim to be a member of terrorist groups. Huh?
PROBABLY the duality of the contradictory mind that manifests itself with self agrandizment of an otherwise useless life . In other words he's crazy as ashithouserat .
LUMUMBA LIVES
ONE MAD SOB

West Lafayette, OH

#165 Dec 24, 2007
Well, the incredibly stupid state of New Jersey
has given the criminals more rights than the law abiding citizens, therefore I am sure the murder
rate in the state will skyrocket.
Any state that abolishes the death penalty is
telling the criminal element that it is ok to
murder someone, we are not going to execute you and maybe you can even plea bargain down to a
good finger slapping!
ONE MAD SOB

West Lafayette, OH

#166 Dec 24, 2007
John Canada wrote:
<quoted text>SO YOU END UP WITH A NATION OF ONE EYED PEOPLE , BLOODY GREAT IDEA THAT ONE !!!!!!!!
LUMUMBA LIVES
First of all if you are from
Canada, you don't have an opinion as to what is
or is not good for the United States.
Second, you are assuming that a complete nation
is criminal when you make an assinine statement
like this.
The truth is the punishment should fit the crime,
and that is the deterent for anyone who thinks
they want to take someones life!!!
Ken

Lady Lake, FL

#167 Dec 24, 2007
ONE MAD SOB wrote:
<quoted text>First of all if you are from
Canada, you don't have an opinion as to what is
or is not good for the United States.
Second, you are assuming that a complete nation
is criminal when you make an assinine statement
like this.
The truth is the punishment should fit the crime,
and that is the deterent for anyone who thinks
they want to take someones life!!!
Cool Off! There are idiots everywhere. grinnnn

“God is Dead.”

Since: Jun 07

Lincoln, NE

#168 Dec 24, 2007
old vet wrote:
<quoted text>Then you should be jumping all over the anti-DP folk.
I'm sorry, how does that make sense? I am anti-dp folk, and last I knew no one in the forum argued against dp for religious reasons. Although it's definitely not what jebus would do, I would attack a religious anti-dp argument too, on principle.

“God is Dead.”

Since: Jun 07

Lincoln, NE

#169 Dec 24, 2007
John Canada wrote:
<quoted text>SO YOU END UP WITH A NATION OF ONE EYED PEOPLE , BLOODY GREAT IDEA THAT ONE !!!!!!!!
LUMUMBA LIVES
Why all this Lumumba rabble? Are you a Congolese or something? I thought you were from Canada? Relevence?
old vet

New Castle, PA

#170 Dec 24, 2007
John Canada wrote:
<quoted text>SO YOU END UP WITH A NATION OF ONE EYED PEOPLE
How?

“Justice Kennedy is a pos!”

Since: Aug 07

Danbury, CT

#171 Dec 24, 2007
lord_jesus wrote:
Meir Kahane was crazy. You, inherently, are crazy.
Why should I take seriously the words of someone who promotes a known racist group?
I'm neither Jewish nor a member of any terrorist group, I chose this profile name after anti-semites accused me of being a secret jew because of my pro Israel posts.

Frankly, you need to answer my posts to you, otherwise you are conceding the point by refusing to counter my arguments.

“God is Dead.”

Since: Jun 07

Lincoln, NE

#172 Dec 25, 2007
Meir Kahane was right wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm neither Jewish nor a member of any terrorist group, I chose this profile name after anti-semites accused me of being a secret jew because of my pro Israel posts.
Frankly, you need to answer my posts to you, otherwise you are conceding the point by refusing to counter my arguments.
Um, you just keep saying what every other person does, that there's a deterrent effect, even though all the reports finding such have been debunked or were faulty. You say that there is too much statistical minutia to keep an anti-deterrent effect study from being credible, yet somehow you think the same statistical problems wouldn't apply to a pro-deterrent study. You're a broken record. YOU still haven't answered to the hypocrisy of dp, nor have you commented on how, even if it were theoretically worthwhile or humane (not), how it has been used unfairly based on racial/socioeco. elements.

As for Mier Kahane, EU and US have banned several of those related orgs and deemed them terrorist. And screw Israel.

“Justice Kennedy is a pos!”

Since: Aug 07

Danbury, CT

#173 Dec 25, 2007
lord_jesus wrote:
<quoted text>
Um, you just keep saying what every other person does, that there's a deterrent effect, even though all the reports finding such have been debunked or were faulty.
Which have been debunked and how?
lord_jesus wrote:
<quoted text>
You say that there is too much statistical minutia to keep an anti-deterrent effect study from being credible, yet somehow you think the same statistical problems wouldn't apply to a pro-deterrent study.
I never said that, you are confusing me with another poster. You've yet to present any anti-deterrent studies. All you said was that states with no death penalty have lowere crime rates, I pointed out that the majority of pro-death penalty states use it to rarely, less than ten times in 30 years, to move homicide rates one point.
lord_jesus wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a broken record. YOU still haven't answered to the hypocrisy of dp, nor have you commented on how, even if it were theoretically worthwhile or humane (not), how it has been used unfairly based on racial/socioeco. elements.
As for Mier Kahane, EU and US have banned several of those related orgs and deemed them terrorist. And screw Israel.
If the death penalty were so racist there why have 60% of those executed in the past 30 years since the reinstatement of the death penalty been White?
Add to that the fact that homicide rates among blacks are higher and crimes by Blacks on whites are more common than whites on blacks.
Also, if Blacks are more likely to be put to death for crimes on whites then that is because these are usually predatory crimes-they are attacking people from outside their community in rape or robbery homicide-making them eligable for the death penalty.
NJ Guy

Easton, PA

#174 Dec 26, 2007
I agree buracracy has made it so people no longer use common sense. Who would keep a rabid dog alive? Yet that is what they are doing with murderers.. They just gave killers the green light.. What stupid people!
ONE MAD SOB wrote:
Well, the incredibly stupid state of New Jersey
has given the criminals more rights than the law abiding citizens, therefore I am sure the murder
rate in the state will skyrocket.
Any state that abolishes the death penalty is
telling the criminal element that it is ok to
murder someone, we are not going to execute you and maybe you can even plea bargain down to a
good finger slapping!
John Canada

Hamilton, Canada

#175 Dec 26, 2007
old vet wrote:
<quoted text>How?
well just stop and THINK about it for a moment ,eh .
LUMUMBA LIVES

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Top Stories Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
I touch my cousin while she sleeps 38 min paul76 1
Prove there's a god. (Mar '08) 39 min Double Fine 830,122
Jehovah's Witnesses are true disciple of Jesus ... (Mar '07) 50 min MUQ2 40,212
Israel End is Near 54 min MUQ2 89
No one should blaspheme Prophet Mohammad, peace... 1 hr Rosa_Winkel 280
News Study: Global warming to push 1 in 13 species t... 1 hr discocrisco 1
News Roman Catholic church only true church, says Va... (Jul '07) 1 hr Tessemaeliasshale 585,617
Poll Is homosexuality a sin? (Oct '07) 2 hr Rosa_Winkel 99,217
Why Should Jesus Love Me? (Feb '08) 3 hr karl44 611,937
Poll Was 9/11 a conspiracy?? (Oct '07) 4 hr WasteWater 270,839
More from around the web