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emonkies

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#1 10 years ago

Man scheduled for execution wins reprieve from the Supreme Court.

Notice the title of the article. The man was tried and convicted based ion testomoney from 9 witnesses. 7 have now recanted and said it wasnt him. Georgia has turned down every appeal and legal means to get case reopened.

IMHO this man should not be put to death as long as there is a reasonable doubt he is innocent.

Ga. cop killer gets last-minute execution reprieve - Yahoo! News




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#2 10 years ago

IF they decide to gim him a retrial or w/e this case will go on forever. Its kind of shocking to see how strict the justice system is in the south compared to here in the pacific northwest.Theres been plenty of people(iethe green river killer,some dude who raped,murdered and mutualated the body of a 14 yr old girl,etc) but they all got life beacuase of some plea deal,so in comparison this seems mild but i still think he should recevie the death penelty if they have already come to a verdict.




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#3 10 years ago

LoL !




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#4 10 years ago

just punish him for jumping the gun




Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#5 10 years ago

I read this a few days ago and I couldn't believe what I was reading. They place him on death row for seventeen years, and couldn't even postpone his execution a week for the Supreme Court to make a decision. I'm glad they were able to find time to issue the stay "early".

Regardless of whether or not I believe capital punishment should exist, there is absolutely no reason such flimsy evidence should have been used as basis of his guilt. Almost all the witnesses recanted, and no physical evidence was ever found, yet his appeals had been denied up until today. That scares me.

It also pains me that the family of the officer is so bent on revenge and closure that they would have a potentially innocent man executed. Their statement really does not help the case supporting capital punishment.




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#6 10 years ago

Anlushac11;4595323Man scheduled for execution wins reprieve from the Supreme Court.

Notice the title of the article. The man was tried and convicted based on testimony from 9 witnesses. 7 have now recanted and said it wasn't him. Georgia has turned down every appeal and legal means to get case reopened.

IMHO this man should not be put to death as long as there is a reasonable doubt he is innocent.

Ga. cop killer gets last-minute execution reprieve - Yahoo! News[/quote] Bollocks, they should have taken him out the back of the courthouse and shot him as soon as the verdict had been reached.

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[QUOTE=Ensign Riles]Regardless of whether or not I believe capital punishment should exist, there is absolutely no reason such flimsy evidence should have been used as basis of his guilt. Almost all the witnesses recanted, and no physical evidence was ever found, yet his appeals had been denied up until today. That scares me.

Indeed, it comes across as bloodthirsty rather than a reasonable attempt at discovering the truth.




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#7 10 years ago

I agree with An, as long as there is reasonable doubt, the accused should be put to death under no circumstances.

Yet, it seems that once again, Bush is being unduly harsh and unempathic.




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#8 10 years ago

Well I oppose the deathpenatly to begin, certainly if it was "just" one murder. That people wish to put serial killers, serial rapists and such to death I can understand (I still disagree though). But the death sentence for one suspected murder is unreasonable.

And the apparant lack of physical evidence should have been enough to even consider the death penalty. A hundred people could claim "he" did it but without further evidence (DNA, gun powder, prints, captured footage and other types of evidence) there is No "beyond reasonable doubt" to be made.

Edit: The article doesn't seem to cover how good (or bad) -or lets say how varied and covering- the additional evidence was that had lead to his conviction back in the day. :uhm:




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#9 10 years ago
Admiral Donutz;4596056Well I oppose the deathpenatly to begin, certainly if it was "just" one murder. That people wish to put serial killers, serial rapists and such to death I can understand (I still disagree though). But the death sentence for one suspected murder is unreasonable.

Murder of a police officer is a much more heinous crime, simply because police officers are working for a meager wage for the benefit of their fellow citizens. Nothing quite prepares you for the work you do as an officer of the law (trust me, I did it for a little over 5 years). This is why the phrase 'cop-killer' is so powerful in the American lexicon.

And the apparant lack of physical evidence should have been enough to even consider the death penalty. A hundred people could claim "he" did it but without further evidence (DNA, gun powder, prints, captured footage and other types of evidence) there is No "beyond reasonable doubt" to be made.

Edit: The article doesn't seem to cover how good (or bad) -or lets say how varied and covering- the additional evidence was that had lead to his conviction back in the day. :uhm:

Yeah, this article isn't exactly a paragon of information. I would hazard a guess that there is much more to the conviction than the article states, simply because the state Supreme Court had turned down so many appeals, even in the face of witnesses recanting their testimony.




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#10 10 years ago

Mr. Pedantic;4595852I agree with An, as long as there is reasonable doubt, the accused should be put to death under no circumstances.

Yet, it seems that once again, Bush is being unduly harsh and unempathic.

Can't disagree with your first point, as the man should definitely not be put to death with such flimsy evidence, but what in the fucking hell does Bush have to do with this?




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