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#16 Alan

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:27 AM

One more item.

 

The two biggest death-row cases in recent years, has been David Westerfield case, the murderer of 11 year old Danielle Van dam; And Scott Peterson, who murdered his wife Lacy and unborn son Conner. Those two cases alone, cost California nearly $10,000,000! These two cases are not isolated instances. And are, in fact, carried out all over the US. Please don't misunderstand me—I do believe in the death penalty, especially so in cases where public service employees (police and firemen) are killed. This said, whatever possible deterrents the death penalty carries with it, are less than moot as long as liberal socialists run the country!

 

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:02 PM

My opinion on the death penalty has changed somewhat. I used to be totally in favor of it. Now it seems to me personally the prospect of life in prison without the possibility of parole seems like a harsher sentence. That is to say death seems easy compared to 30 or 40 years knowing you'll never leave that place.

However the chance of a violent criminal committing another murder inside exists. Not that I care if they murder another lifer, but the victim could be a guard or someone who committed a lesser crime. I don't really care if they are put to death or not as long as they are not coddled, can never again be free, and security is such that no one else dies by their hand.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:33 PM

Good points Red. I come to the conclusion that if the Gov't is involved they will screw it up. The longest resident on death row was on my Dads caseload at CA Youth Authority.  My father did not believe in the death penalty but indicated he would change his mind for this one individual. A truly evil individual, more so than all the rest combined. My thinking is that we are giving up our rights right and left and the death penalty needs to be controlled by the citizens with the state as a watchdog .... just don't have any trust in the state anymore. If it can be screwed up the state will screw it up big time. Don't know if I want the responsibility for a screw up that the state commits. 

 

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 02:37 AM

To house a prison inmate in California, costs the taxpayers about $81,000 per year. A death row inmate is closer to $90,000 (24/7 confinement). The last person to be excited in California, cost the taxpayers $310 million! Since the number of death row inmates sits at 714 (as of March 1st, 2019), you don't have to be a rocket scientist to do the math. But why the high costs? The answer is simple...

 

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Very interesting on the cost of execution. How in the world did costs add up 310 million to execute the last person they did in California?


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 10:38 AM

I come to the conclusion that if the Gov't is involved they will screw it up. My thinking is that we are giving up our rights right and left and the death penalty needs to be controlled by the citizens

 

That's a fact. Understand I have no problem with the worst of the worst being executed when there's irrefutable evidence. It's just that I don't care if they are killed or permanently incarcerated. If they can be permanently incarcerated for less tax payer money and as a byproduct causes them more misery I'm good with that.


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:00 PM

I agree Red. 

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 06:53 AM

More to your point Sean, it should be the voters who decide. Clearly the California people have voted on this specifically several times that they want the death penalty. Politicians are put in place to enforce and support the will of the people, not subvert it.


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