Death Penalty Debate - Alamogordo, NM

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Would you support the death penalty for the Arizona shooter?

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JS

Rio Rancho, NM

#1 Feb 3, 2011
He had no problem shooting innocent people, so why should I care what happens to his life when he had no regard for others. Why waste money on all of this when there were so many eye witnesses. Innocent until proven guilty went out the window with all the eye witnesses. A half a billion dollars on a trial and then feed him 3 mealas a day for the rest of his life...doesn't work for me.

“Pro-Constitution , Anti-Obama!”

Since: May 10

Capitan, NM

#2 Jul 4, 2011
He needs to be taken out back and shot! His defense is claiming insanity, but he knew what he was doing! He knew what would happen. Now we have hug a thug liberal lawyers trying to just get him committed to the looney bin until he is "cured" What a crock of &$^#!
Gotta love the fact a judge ordered Laughner to be forced medicated! Now maybe those in Tucson will see justice!
We Got It Right

United States

#3 Jul 11, 2011
Why waste money

“Pro-Constitution , Anti-Obama!”

Since: May 10

Capitan, NM

#4 Jul 11, 2011
Well latest I heard was the judge in the court of appeals removed the order to force medicate. Mark my words Laughner will walk on these charges, and live the rest of his days in the looney bin, just like Hinkley!
Gorky

Alamogordo, NM

#5 Jul 11, 2011
Like it or not, Laughner is a human being and is thus protected by the American Constitution and the Law. You can't go around killing people you don't like or who are mentally ill. The Nazis did that. We don't!

Laughner is mentally ill and is thus protected by law and will likely remain behind bars for what he did. You, on the other hand are not protected in your blood lust, because lack of compassion, even though it is also a disease, it is not a crime.

Giving him medication is the humane and right thing to do.

“Pro-Constitution , Anti-Obama!”

Since: May 10

Capitan, NM

#6 Jul 11, 2011
Gorky wrote:
Like it or not, Laughner is a human being and is thus protected by the American Constitution and the Law. You can't go around killing people you don't like or who are mentally ill. The Nazis did that. We don't!
Laughner is mentally ill and is thus protected by law and will likely remain behind bars for what he did. You, on the other hand are not protected in your blood lust, because lack of compassion, even though it is also a disease, it is not a crime.
Giving him medication is the humane and right thing to do.
Where did I say he wasnt mentally ill? When did I say he didnt have rights? Typical liberal putting words in peoples mouth. I agree he is, but not to the point where he didnt know what he was doing. He left 2 much evidence behind. Being mentally ill and competent to stand trail are different things.
He knew what he was doing was wrong...he googled death penalties, and what AZ used to execute...that sounds competent to me.
You and all anti-American liberals call it blood thirst, but it called justice, but I dont expect you as a hug a thug liberal to understand such a basic concept!

“Pro-Constitution , Anti-Obama!”

Since: May 10

Capitan, NM

#7 Jul 11, 2011
Gorky wrote:
Like it or not, Laughner is a human being and is thus protected by the American Constitution and the Law. You can't go around killing people you don't like or who are mentally ill. The Nazis did that. We don't!
Laughner is mentally ill and is thus protected by law and will likely remain behind bars for what he did. You, on the other hand are not protected in your blood lust, because lack of compassion, even though it is also a disease, it is not a crime.
Giving him medication is the humane and right thing to do.
And no if he doesnt stand trail he WONT be behind bars he will be in a looney bin....getting catered to the rest of his life. And I guess you feel that would be justice. Maybe if it was your child or brother, sister that piece of trash killed you would feel different. Oh by the way he was one of your own...a left winged radical. He wanted to kill Giffords because she voted against Pelosi!

Since: Sep 08

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Jun 26, 2013
Thank You Texas for serving justice to the victims family again, Today marks the 500 death penalty executions in Texas since resuming them.

All murderers deserve the same punishment as their victims.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-...

Reuters)- Texas on Wednesday executed by lethal injection a woman convicted of stabbing her elderly neighbor to death in 1997, the first U.S. execution of a woman in nearly three years, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.

Kimberly McCarthy, 52, was pronounced dead at 6:37 p.m. CDT (2337 GMT) at a Texas state prison in Huntsville, the department said. She was convicted of killing Dorothy Booth, 71, in 1997, cutting off her ring finger and stealing a diamond ring that she then pawned.

McCarthy's execution was the 500th in the state since capital punishment was restored in 1976. She was also the 18th person executed in the United States so far this year and the eighth in Texas.

During her last statement, McCarthy thanked those who supported her including a reverend and her attorney, according to department spokesman Jason Clark.

"This is not a loss, this is a win. You know where I am going. I am going home to be with Jesus, keep the faith, I love ya'll. Thank you chaplain," McCarthy said.

Her last words as the lethal drugs began to take effect, were, "God is good," the department said in a statement.

Of the 1,338 executions now carried out in the United States since the death penalty's reinstatement, only 13 have been women. Before McCarthy, the last was Teresa Lewis in Virginia in September 2010.

Texas has been by far the most active U.S. state in executing prisoners, leaving Virginia a distant second with 110 executions, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

Since January, a county judge postponed McCarthy's execution twice to address appeals by lawyer Maurie Levin, who raised questions about possible racial discrimination in the selection of the jury that convicted her. McCarthy is African-American.

The issues in McCarthy's case "reflect problems that are central to the administration of the death penalty as a whole," Levin said before McCarthy's execution. "For this to be the emblem of Texas' 500th execution is something all Texans should be ashamed of."

Eleven of the 12 Dallas County jurors who convicted McCarthy were white and eligible non-white jurors were excluded from serving, Levin's appeal said. Dallas County has previously been accused of racial discrimination in jury selection.

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a black death-row inmate convicted in the county was entitled to a new trial because of strong evidence of racial bias in jury selection during his 1986 trial.

McCarthy was first convicted in 1998 for Booth's murder, according to a case summary from the Texas attorney general.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned that conviction in 2001 because no lawyer was present when she was questioned, even though she had asked for one, according to court documents. She was convicted and again sentenced to death after a second jury trial in 2002.

Job well Done.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jun 27, 2013
If killing people is wrong, civilly, morally or by any other standard, it is wrong for the state to kill people.

People who praise executions are almost as dispicable as those who kill. Removing murderers from the general society is punishment enough.
alamo senior

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#10 Jun 27, 2013
Gorky wrote:
If killing people is wrong, civilly, morally or by any other standard, it is wrong for the state to kill people.
People who praise executions are almost as dispicable as those who kill. Removing murderers from the general society is punishment enough.
Gorky, you've got to be kidding ---- "an eye for an eye". The real problem is there's too many bleeding hearts out in "liberalville".
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Jun 27, 2013
alamo senior wrote:
<quoted text>Gorky, you've got to be kidding ---- "an eye for an eye". The real problem is there's too many bleeding hearts out in "liberalville".
What do you consider to be an acceptable upper limit for the number of liberal people in the US? What do you consider the proper means to control the liberal population to be? Conservatives are already the majority, why do you still feel threatened? Are you suggesting ethnic cleansing?
alamo senior

Nuevo, CA

#12 Jun 27, 2013
Leave the Liberals be - - - - Eventually the majority of them will see the light. To return to the subject at hand - - - - A cold blooded murderer needs execution, not liberal coddling and a pat on the head. Sorry, maybe you may think this is an extreme, but I guess I'm a conservative when it comes to thinking of the murdered victims and their families.
Michael Morris

Tularosa, NM

#13 Jun 27, 2013
alamo senior wrote:
<quoted text>Gorky, you've got to be kidding ---- "an eye for an eye". The real problem is there's too many bleeding hearts out in "liberalville".
That's funny. One minute you are barking out divine commands to kill the rebuking Muslims as savage for the same.

If not for liberalism the concept of a retirement would be reserved for the very rich. Folks like you would either be working or dead without liberalism left to family and charity for that daily bread.

The ignorant hypocrisy is both hilarious and sad at the same time. The biggest liberal generation of tax recipients don't even seem to realize they are the drain that is taking us down. On top of they demand fewer and smaller taxes to pay for their care and keep. Then cry when there benefits get bruised.

For crying out loud. There would not even be a Tea Party if that liberal Bush's prescription giveaway. Too funny.
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jun 27, 2013
alamo senior wrote:
<quoted text>Gorky, you've got to be kidding ---- "an eye for an eye". The real problem is there's too many bleeding hearts out in "liberalville".
If we give back to the perpetrator what he gave the victim, we would prove to be no better than the offender. For example, we do not rape a rapist, nor do we cause bodily harm to a person guilty of assault.

We've come a long way since biblical times.

Since: Sep 08

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Jun 27, 2013
Gorky wrote:
If killing people is wrong, civilly, morally or by any other standard, it is wrong for the state to kill people.
People who praise executions are almost as dispicable as those who kill. Removing murderers from the general society is punishment enough.
But abortion is fine for you and the liberal party you support.

Here we go again, you are such a typical liberal, since I praise the death penalty of the law, you said I am almost as despicable as the criminal. And you praise yourself as having a higher education yet you crawl right down in the ditch so easily.

Why do your type embrace abortion and hate the death penalty?

Is there any death penalty case you would support?
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Jun 27, 2013
No, abortion is not fine for me, nor is it bad for me. Abortions can only be the business of women faced with that decision, and it is none of my business, nor yours.

I support women and their right to make choices involving their own bodies. I support sexual freedom for women and men and I oppose efforts to force women to give birth to unwanted babies.

I also support making sex education in schools mandatory and contraception available to women of all ages and their right to have sex and to make their own decisions, something the anti-abortion movement fights at every turn.

Abortions should be legal, freely available, and as seldom as humanly possibility. The responsibility for that choice lies with women, not men.

The liberal party is not involved in abortions other than to support the rights of women to choose.

Abortion and the death penalty are two different subjects.

I do not support the death penalty under any circumstance. It is not any man's right to decide when another man should die.

My stance on abortion and the death penalty has nothing to do with education and everything to do with human rights and humane decisions.

My partners adds: "A fetus is not a human being just like an acorn is not an oak tree. The Bible says that man became a human being when God breathed the breath of Life into him in Gen 2:7. In Job 33:4, The Spirit of God has made me and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Roe v Wade is not when women began having abortions; it's when they quit dying from back-alley, unregulated illegal abortion."
hasbeen

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Jun 27, 2013
Gorky wrote:
If killing people is wrong, civilly, morally or by any other standard, it is wrong for the state to kill people.
People who praise executions are almost as dispicable as those who kill. Removing murderers from the general society is punishment enough.
I do not concur. These people deserve worse. I did prison ministry and watched a murderer (I did not know it during my first few visits) get privileges such as cable tv (which is a luxury some cannot afford!) as well as pizza night and other things such as concerts ect.
No. Streamline the appeals to 6 months and use guillotine in a public setting. Let people witness the penalty for murder. Especially murder of a child. If it was my child I would not let the jerk live through the trial. This is my understanding of justice.
Larry

Alamogordo, NM

#18 Jun 28, 2013
Land Locked Sailor wrote:
Is there any death penalty case you would support?
Yeah ... your hero George Zimmerman !!! and ANY other WHITE PERSON on death row !!!
Gorky

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Jun 28, 2013
hasbeen wrote:
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I do not concur. These people deserve worse. I did prison ministry and watched a murderer (I did not know it during my first few visits) get privileges such as cable tv (which is a luxury some cannot afford!) as well as pizza night and other things such as concerts ect.
No. Streamline the appeals to 6 months and use guillotine in a public setting. Let people witness the penalty for murder. Especially murder of a child. If it was my child I would not let the jerk live through the trial. This is my understanding of justice.
You have an interesting sense of justice. Reminiscent of the dark ages.
Brietbart

High Rolls Mountain Park, NM

#21 Jun 28, 2013
Michael Morris wrote:
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Had you lived your life better you would not be so covetous. Try the reset button.
people read your stuff and most likely throw up in their mouth a little bit. congrats. you are almost as ... oh never mind.

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