american justice death penalty
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how are we still executing people in this country?
07/27/17
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even if you believe the death penalty is effective as a crime deterrent...
07/26/17
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we're not even competent enough to carry it out without causing great suffering.
07/27/17
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if we can't carry out the death penalty without causing great suffering then we're violating the 8th amendment of the Constitution.
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we also abandon the Christian Ethic our civilization is founded on.
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If the above doesn't sway you then consider that...
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we often execute the innocent because like any human endeavor our justice system is imperfect.
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the execution of an innocent citizen by their government is the gravest injustice.
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executing convicts prevents us from carrying out justice when we realize our mistake.
07/27/17
police extra-judicial killing /thread
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the execution of an innocent citizen by their government is the gravest injustice.
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!research
07/27/17
death penalty innocent
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we often execute the innocent because like any human endeavor our justice system is imperfect.
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At least 4.1% of all defendants sentenced to death in the US in the modern era are innocent, according to the first major study to attempt to calculate how often states get it wrong in their wielding of the ultimate punishment.
07/27/17
8th amendment constitution
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if we can't carry out the death penalty without causing great suffering then we're violating the 8th amendment of the Constitution.
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!research
07/28/17
death penalty drug cocktail
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we're not even competent enough to carry it out without causing great suffering.
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expert testimony which suggested that midazolam, the first drug in the state’s lethal-injection protocol, will sedate the inmate but will not render him impervious to the pain that the second and third drugs – which paralyze him and then stop his heart – can cause.
07/26/17
is the death penalty effective as crime deterrent
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even if you believe the death penalty is effective as a crime deterrent...
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07/27/17
ohio execution sotomayor dissent
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how are we still executing people in this country?
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Over a dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor that was joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court last night declined to block the executions of three Ohio men. One of the inmates, Ronald Phillips, is scheduled to be put to death today for the 1993 rape and murder of his girlfriend’s daughter. Phillips and the other two inmates, Gary Otte and Raymond Tibbetts, had challenged the three-drug protocol that the state plans to use to carry out their executions, arguing that it violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
07/26/17