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ooh aah
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Well yeah, but we should probably start with the people who are probably innocent
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Paul just out of seasonal curiosity, but what exactly is the difference between this bloke's case against being summarily executed and the cases against the British Soldiers in WW1 whose executions you were so fervently in favour of?
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Guy Potger
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Well yeah, but we should probably start with the people who are probably innocent
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No.

We should start by getting the death penalty abolished, so that those who are innocent don't face the possibility of it being enacted.


You're confusing what are miscarriages of justice, and failings within a legal system with an odious, out-dated, and plain fucking evil practice.

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New Jersey has just officially abolished the death penalty, I'm proud to report. Of course, I don't think we've executed anyone in more than thirty years anyway, but now it won't even be an option in sentencing.
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Guy Potger
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Great news, M.

You should be rightly proud of that!

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Justice may be the winner here, but people who enjoy making South Park gags are the losers.
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Spock na Escada
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I'd like to think that the Sopranos played a part in awakening the legislators to the fact that violent sociopathic criminals can be sensitive feeling people too, when the mood takes them.
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Wyatt Earp
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I've never really understood why people who oppose the death penalty because "killing is wrong" are so dismissive of those of us who oppose it because of the certainty that it will be used to kill the innocent and the mitigated.

If I don't think "killing is wrong" (and I don't, not in general), does that mean I should support the death penalty? Don't you want us lot on your side on this?

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Femme Folle
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Exactly, like, what part of 'killing is wrong' do they not understand?

Spock - Ha ha, perhaps it did.

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Finally released. After 20 years on death row, Kenny Richey will be home by Wednesday.

BBC story here

I don't know how well he will fit back into society though. A number of prisoners wrongly convicted in this way have dreadful problems when they return to societty, becoming homless, alcoholics and drug addicts.

I think there's a charity dedicated to helping people like Richey. It was started by one of the Birmingham five, if my memory serves me correctly.

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Birmingham Five??
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Presumably there's one of the Birmingham Six about whose innocence Paul still has reservations.
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Maybe he means The Twang.
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