Death Penalty Debate - Greenup, KY

Discuss the national Death Penalty debate in Greenup, KY.

Would you support the death penalty for the Arizona shooter?

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gcfan

Hodgenville, KY

#1 Jan 27, 2011
He went there with the intent to kill. Why should taxpayers pay for his upkeep the rest of his life? No we need to have stiffer penalties jail should not be comfortable people dont care anymore if they do wrong cause going to jail isnt too bad. You get free food, medical care, a roof over your head, heat and air and you dont do anything but sit on your butt. I think jail should be the worst punishment thinkable so people would never never want to go there.
Regular Guy

Flatwoods, KY

#2 Jan 29, 2011
By the way you describe Jail it's obvious you've never spent much or any time in one. Jail is not a nice place to be. For everyone that thinks the death penalty is a good thing there are just as many that think it's not. My own personal opinion on the subject is that I think it's a proper punishment for certain crimes but specific things should be carefully considered before it is handed down on anyone ... there are too many innocent people that have been accused, convicted, and sent to prison for crimes they did not commit.
Steve

South Point, OH

#3 Jan 29, 2011
HE NEEDS TO BE HUNG BY THE NECK TILL HE'S DEAD!!
True

Ashland, KY

#4 Jan 29, 2011
gcfan wrote:
He went there with the intent to kill. Why should taxpayers pay for his upkeep the rest of his life? No we need to have stiffer penalties jail should not be comfortable people dont care anymore if they do wrong cause going to jail isnt too bad. You get free food, medical care, a roof over your head, heat and air and you dont do anything but sit on your butt. I think jail should be the worst punishment thinkable so people would never never want to go there.
I agree. I wish they had to work their butts off. Citizens of the US should benefit from prisoners. We should at least have the cleanest country. It should be really hard on them so maybe they'll really not want to go back.
listen to this

Ashland, KY

#5 Feb 3, 2011
the story on the cell wall says-lonnie horsley helped sammie burtrum get away with murder by throwing a pistol in the pond??sammie burtrum is no angel by far.
resident

Ashland, KY

#6 Feb 3, 2011
Regular Guy wrote:
By the way you describe Jail it's obvious you've never spent much or any time in one. Jail is not a nice place to be. For everyone that thinks the death penalty is a good thing there are just as many that think it's not. My own personal opinion on the subject is that I think it's a proper punishment for certain crimes but specific things should be carefully considered before it is handed down on anyone ... there are too many innocent people that have been accused, convicted, and sent to prison for crimes they did not commit.
and mike wilson will do anything to give himself glory.greenup needs a big change.they did ricky allen from argillite wrong in many ways but thats fine ole greenup.clifford devall and mike wilson will answer to god soon.
family

Bristol, TN

#7 Feb 4, 2011
listen to this wrote:
the story on the cell wall says-lonnie horsley helped sammie burtrum get away with murder by throwing a pistol in the pond??sammie burtrum is no angel by far.
Hey, if you know this, and it turns out to be true, it could earn you a big hunk of money.All you have to do is give this information (privately) to detective David Bocook, at the greenup county sheriff's office. There is a large reward for info that leads to an arrest in this case, and you can privately claim that reward.

Since: Oct 09

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#8 Feb 4, 2011
He deserves to die for what he has done.
Stop senseless killings

Broken Arrow, OK

#9 Feb 4, 2011
If more violent criminals were given the death penalty for their crimes, I think we'd see a big drop in the violent crime rate in this country. I'm all for bringing back public hanging for drug dealers, pedophiles, child murderers, and people like the shooter in Arizona. You CANNOT rehabilitat these people, institutionalizing them is a needless drain on taxpayers money. The consequences have never been severe enough to deture these types of crimes.
the man

Broken Arrow, OK

#10 Feb 4, 2011
listen to this wrote:
the story on the cell wall says-lonnie horsley helped sammie burtrum get away with murder by throwing a pistol in the pond??sammie burtrum is no angel by far.
where is this at what cell i will research it

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#11 Feb 5, 2011
Stop senseless killings wrote:
If more violent criminals were given the death penalty for their crimes, I think we'd see a big drop in the violent crime rate in this country. I'm all for bringing back public hanging for drug dealers, pedophiles, child murderers, and people like the shooter in Arizona. You CANNOT rehabilitat these people, institutionalizing them is a needless drain on taxpayers money. The consequences have never been severe enough to deture these types of crimes.
I agree except with the public hanging part.
Regular Guy

Ashland, KY

#12 Feb 5, 2011
Hey Big H how's it going ... Should this person be put to death because he shot a Government official or because he murdered someone? I think that's an important aepect that needs to be addressed here.

I agree with the death penalty and I also believe that if it were used in a better way it might be more of a deterrant to some but not every violent criminal.

Since: Oct 09

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#13 Feb 6, 2011
Regular Guy wrote:
Hey Big H how's it going ... Should this person be put to death because he shot a Government official or because he murdered someone? I think that's an important aepect that needs to be addressed here.
I agree with the death penalty and I also believe that if it were used in a better way it might be more of a deterrant to some but not every violent criminal.
Still being hated on by everyone other than that fine. The person defiantly deserves to be put to death but humanely. I do agree with the death penalty but only if it's lethal injection. Electrocution and hanging is incredibly inhumane.
Regular Guy

Ashland, KY

#14 Feb 6, 2011
Is there really a "Humane" way to take a life? I think lethal injection is the most efficient way to date but in the end killing is still killing. Hanging was more for public display than anything else and I never was a big fan of electrocution or the gas chamber. Some will argue that a murderer should suffer the same type of death they put their victom through and others will say that the deth penalty is wrong no matter how you do it. I'm a beleiver that the punishment should fit the crime but I think consideation should be given to the individual circumstances of each case.

Since: Oct 09

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#15 Feb 6, 2011
Regular Guy wrote:
Is there really a "Humane" way to take a life? I think lethal injection is the most efficient way to date but in the end killing is still killing. Hanging was more for public display than anything else and I never was a big fan of electrocution or the gas chamber. Some will argue that a murderer should suffer the same type of death they put their victom through and others will say that the deth penalty is wrong no matter how you do it. I'm a beleiver that the punishment should fit the crime but I think consideation should be given to the individual circumstances of each case.
Well it's the most humane. This person killed and harmed several others I think he deserves to die.
ummhmm

Ashland, KY

#16 Feb 6, 2011
family wrote:
<quoted text>Hey, if you know this, and it turns out to be true, it could earn you a big hunk of money.All you have to do is give this information (privately) to detective David Bocook, at the greenup county sheriff's office. There is a large reward for info that leads to an arrest in this case, and you can privately claim that reward.
I turned that in right after it happens they didnt listen plus i had other witnesses they dont care
greenup

Ashland, KY

#17 Feb 10, 2011
he went there with clear intent to do harm. Plus it was premeditated.
Regular Guy

Ashland, KY

#18 Feb 10, 2011
greenup wrote:
he went there with clear intent to do harm. Plus it was premeditated.
Oh I agree, but should this persons sentence be more severe because of who he shot? I think that premeditated murder should be a death sentence if the person is guilty regardless of who they killed. However, in this society sentences are often handed down based on who the victom was rather than the nature of the crime.
kydreamer23....

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Dec 6, 2011
yes i think that he should get the death penalty because of what he did those people did not deserve too die they have family members too and they have someone to love them so yeah i think that the person who did this should have the death penalty...thanks
people kill people

Broken Arrow, OK

#20 Dec 9, 2011
eye for an eye

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