Death penalty for this coward

INJUSTICE is a sickening state of affairs, particularly when it involves the police, whether it’s done to them or by them, but killing unarmed female officers is the act of a cowardly mad dog who should now forfeit his own life. I wouldn’t want the death penalty introduced generally because of the memory of what was done to Timothy Evans for a murder committed by John Reginald Christie. Once taken, a life cannot be given back if a mistake is made, but I would feel content to see the killer of Fiona Bome and Nicola Hughes suffer the death penalty rather than knowing that he will be given a long, colossally expensive trial, only to be kept in a comfortable prison and treated as some kind of hero by many of his fellow inmates. The death penalty for the taking of the life of a police officer in the performance of his or her duty would get my vote!

Walt Jackson, Usk

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3:08pm Tue 25 Sep 12

On the inside says...

Justice and revenge must never be confused. The Maguire Seven, The Birmingham Six, The Guildford Four, The Bridgewater Four, The M25 Three, Stephan Kishko, Judith Ward, .... The list goes on. All would have been killed for horrific crimes if we still had the death penalty. All were innocent even though most of them confessed under police intimidation.

However superficially attractive it is, the death penalty is not the way.
Justice and revenge must never be confused. The Maguire Seven, The Birmingham Six, The Guildford Four, The Bridgewater Four, The M25 Three, Stephan Kishko, Judith Ward, .... The list goes on. All would have been killed for horrific crimes if we still had the death penalty. All were innocent even though most of them confessed under police intimidation. However superficially attractive it is, the death penalty is not the way. On the inside

12:52pm Wed 26 Sep 12

dudleysharp says...

On the inside:

If the anti death penalty folks over there are anything like they are here, I suspect many of those "innocents" are, in fact, guilty.

But, only thorugh fact checking will tell, as here:

The false innocence claims by anti death penalty activists are common, blatant and legendary

Some examples:

4) "The Innocent Executed: Deception & Death Penalty Opponents"
http://homicidesurvi
vors.com/2009/10/08/
the-innocent-execute
d-deception--death-p
enalty-opponents--dr
aft.aspx

5) The 130 (now 140) death row "innocents" scam
http://homicidesurvi
vors.com/2009/03/04/
fact-checking-issues
-on-innocence-and-th
e-death-penalty.aspx


6) "Exoneration Inflation: Justice Scalia’s Concurrence in Kansas v. March", by Ward Campbell, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, p 49, The Journal of the Institute for the Advancement of Criminal Justice, Issue 2, Summer 2008
http://www.cjlf.org/
files/CampbellExoner
ationInflation2008.p
df

7) "The innocence tactic: Unreliable studies and disinformation", reports By United States Congress, Senate, 107th Congress, 2d Session, Calender no 731, Report 107-315. The Innocence Protection Act of 2002, (iv) The innocence tactic: Unreliable studies and disinformation, p 65-69
http://alturl.com/6j
7oc

8) "The Innocent and the Shammed", Joshua Marquis, Published in New York Times, 1/26/2006
http://coastda.blogs
pot.com/2006/01/inno
cent-and-shammed-nyt
-oped.html

9) "Troy Davis & The Innocent Frauds of the anti death penalty lobby",
http://prodpinnc.blo
gspot.com/2011/11/tr
oy-davis-innocent-fr
auds-of-anti.html

10) "The Myth Of Innocence"­, Joshua Marquis, pu­blished in the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminolog­y - 3/31/2005, Northweste­rn University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
http://coastda.blogs
pot.com/2005/03/myth
-of-innocence.html

11) Sister Helen Prejean & the death penalty: A Critical Review"
http://homicidesurvi
vors.com/2009/05/04/
sister-helen-prejean
--the-death-penalty-
a-critical-review.as
px

12) "At the Death House Door" Can Rev. Carroll Pickett be trusted?"
http://homicidesurvi
vors.com/2009/01/30/
fact-checking-is-ver
y-welcome.aspx

13) "Cameron Todd Willingham: Another Media Meltdown", A Collection of Articles
http://homicidesurvi
vors.com/categories/
Cameron%20Todd%20Wil
lingham.aspx=
On the inside: If the anti death penalty folks over there are anything like they are here, I suspect many of those "innocents" are, in fact, guilty. But, only thorugh fact checking will tell, as here: The false innocence claims by anti death penalty activists are common, blatant and legendary Some examples: 4) "The Innocent Executed: Deception & Death Penalty Opponents" http://homicidesurvi vors.com/2009/10/08/ the-innocent-execute d-deception--death-p enalty-opponents--dr aft.aspx 5) The 130 (now 140) death row "innocents" scam http://homicidesurvi vors.com/2009/03/04/ fact-checking-issues -on-innocence-and-th e-death-penalty.aspx 6) "Exoneration Inflation: Justice Scalia’s Concurrence in Kansas v. March", by Ward Campbell, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, p 49, The Journal of the Institute for the Advancement of Criminal Justice, Issue 2, Summer 2008 http://www.cjlf.org/ files/CampbellExoner ationInflation2008.p df 7) "The innocence tactic: Unreliable studies and disinformation", reports By United States Congress, Senate, 107th Congress, 2d Session, Calender no 731, Report 107-315. The Innocence Protection Act of 2002, (iv) The innocence tactic: Unreliable studies and disinformation, p 65-69 http://alturl.com/6j 7oc 8) "The Innocent and the Shammed", Joshua Marquis, Published in New York Times, 1/26/2006 http://coastda.blogs pot.com/2006/01/inno cent-and-shammed-nyt -oped.html 9) "Troy Davis & The Innocent Frauds of the anti death penalty lobby", http://prodpinnc.blo gspot.com/2011/11/tr oy-davis-innocent-fr auds-of-anti.html 10) "The Myth Of Innocence"­, Joshua Marquis, pu­blished in the Journal of Criminal Law & Criminolog­y - 3/31/2005, Northweste­rn University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois http://coastda.blogs pot.com/2005/03/myth -of-innocence.html 11) Sister Helen Prejean & the death penalty: A Critical Review" http://homicidesurvi vors.com/2009/05/04/ sister-helen-prejean --the-death-penalty- a-critical-review.as px 12) "At the Death House Door" Can Rev. Carroll Pickett be trusted?" http://homicidesurvi vors.com/2009/01/30/ fact-checking-is-ver y-welcome.aspx 13) "Cameron Todd Willingham: Another Media Meltdown", A Collection of Articles http://homicidesurvi vors.com/categories/ Cameron%20Todd%20Wil lingham.aspx= dudleysharp

12:54pm Wed 26 Sep 12

dudleysharp says...

THE DEATH PENALTY: SAVING MORE INNOCENT LIVES

Of all endeavors that put innocents at risk, is there one with a better record of sparing innocent lives than the US death penalty? Unlikely.

1) The Death Penalty: Saving More Innocent Lives

http://prodpinnc.blo
gspot.com/2012/03/de
ath-penalty-saving-m
ore-innocent.html

2) Innocents More At Risk Without Death Penalty

http://prodpinnc.blo
gspot.com/2012/03/in
nocents-more-at-risk
-without-death.html
THE DEATH PENALTY: SAVING MORE INNOCENT LIVES Of all endeavors that put innocents at risk, is there one with a better record of sparing innocent lives than the US death penalty? Unlikely. 1) The Death Penalty: Saving More Innocent Lives http://prodpinnc.blo gspot.com/2012/03/de ath-penalty-saving-m ore-innocent.html 2) Innocents More At Risk Without Death Penalty http://prodpinnc.blo gspot.com/2012/03/in nocents-more-at-risk -without-death.html dudleysharp

2:05pm Wed 26 Sep 12

Robert Shillabeer says...

It is somewhat to be expected that there are calls from some quarters for the death penalty but where will it end. Most educated politicians take a bit more time to think about this idea. The number of such crimes is thankfully very low and in this instance the accused gave himself up because he realised he had seriously crossed the line, now let the law take its course. As for others being at risk because there is no death penalty there is no evidence to support this theory as theirs no evidence to disprove it either. Police officers have come out against the death penalty or for that matter arming the police as a matter of course. There are armed police available who are trained to a high standard and they are currently in action in Newport at the George Street incident today.
It is somewhat to be expected that there are calls from some quarters for the death penalty but where will it end. Most educated politicians take a bit more time to think about this idea. The number of such crimes is thankfully very low and in this instance the accused gave himself up because he realised he had seriously crossed the line, now let the law take its course. As for others being at risk because there is no death penalty there is no evidence to support this theory as theirs no evidence to disprove it either. Police officers have come out against the death penalty or for that matter arming the police as a matter of course. There are armed police available who are trained to a high standard and they are currently in action in Newport at the George Street incident today. Robert Shillabeer

4:08pm Wed 26 Sep 12

On the inside says...

Dudleysharp, if you are so interested in the USA p*iss off and live there. Personally I could not care less. I was talking about my country All the examples I sited were shown to be totally innocent. In a number of cases the true culprit is now imprisoned or the police officers who broke the law to fit them up are. I could quote you many other examples but of course the facts will never overcome your personal blood **** will it.
Dudleysharp, if you are so interested in the USA p*iss off and live there. Personally I could not care less. I was talking about my country All the examples I sited were shown to be totally innocent. In a number of cases the true culprit is now imprisoned or the police officers who broke the law to fit them up are. I could quote you many other examples but of course the facts will never overcome your personal blood **** will it. On the inside

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