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Lethal Injection: 30 Years Of Hypocrisy

Lethal Injection: 30 Years Of Hypocrisy | Death Penalty | Scoop.it
30 years ago, Texas carried out the first lethal injection in the US, thus inaugurating three decades of pretense that executions can somehow be humane.

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Texas executed Charlie Brooks for murdering an auto mechanic. He was excuted by lethal injection which he was injected with three different drugs. His prosecutor had tried to stop the execution but he was already injected. Just after seven minutes the doctor had declared Brooks dead. This was the first lethal injection in the United States, and since then there has been over 1,000 lethal injections. Most of the states that have the death penalty use the lethal injection as it's primary killing method. Doctors don't kill the patients they just pronounce them dead and have no responsibility with using lethal injections.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 9, 2013 2:34 PM
Charlie Brooks should have no been executed in my opinion. He didn't have a right to take someone else life but he should have gotten a life term instead. There are many other people who kill people in a more cruel way that deserve the death penalty. Also I think lethal injection is the best way to be executed because it is more effective and you can feel the drugs going into your body.
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Arizona Woman, 32, faces death penalty 'for brutally stabbing businessman ex-boyfriend to death in his shower after he broke up with her'

Arizona Woman, 32, faces death penalty 'for brutally stabbing businessman ex-boyfriend to death in his shower after he broke up with her' | Death Penalty | Scoop.it
Prosecutors in Arizona will today begin arguing that 32-year-old Jodi Arias should receive the death penalty for the murder of her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, who was killed in June 2008.

 

Alexander, a 30-year-old Mormon motivational speaker, was found stabbed 27 times, with his throat slit and with a bullet in his head at his home in Mesa, Arizona days after the savage attack.

Arias, a photographer who had dated Alexander for nearly five months in 2007, has been in jail since her arrest. She has pleaded not-guilty to first degree murder.

   

Accused: Jodi Arias, 32, faces the death penalty after allegedly murdering her ex-boyfriend, right

But investigators and Alexander's friends maintain that Arias became bitterly jealous and 'obsessed' with him after the break up, and even stalked him in the months leading up to his death.

The couple had met at a work conference in Las Vegas in September 2006 and began speaking on the phone every day. Court records show they exchanged as many as 82,000 emails.



In June 2008, Alexander told friends he thought Arias might have hacked into his Facebook account and told her to stay away.

In jail: Arias claimed she had nothing to do with the murder but later said it was out of self defense

Yet on June 4, she visited his home and they had sex before he was murdered. She later told police that they had maintained a secret sexual relationship despite breaking up, ABC reported.

'There's nothing about her that I see in marriage material - or wife material,' Alexander had said, according to his friend, Dave Hall. 'But it's hard to say no to a woman that sneaks into your house, crawls in your bed and tries to, you know, seduce you.'

At first she denied being at his house the day he was killed, yet police found a camera in Alexander's washing machine containing graphic pictures of the pair having sex.

The water-logged camera, which belonged to Alexander, had been damaged in the washing machine, but the Mesa police crime lab was able to recover images, some of which had been deleted.

Among those deleted were pictures showing Alexander posing naked in the shower at 5.22pm, with the last picture showing him alive at 5.30pm. Later photos showed him bleeding while on the floor.

The camera also contained pictures of Arias posing naked on Alexander's bed at 1.40pm.

On June 9, his friends went to his upscale home after he had failed to return their calls. They found him dead in his shower and his body was 'well into the decomposition process'.

Wounds show that Alexander attempted to fight back, court records show. An autopsy found he sustained 27 puncture wounds and one gunshot wound, with the bullet found in his left cheek.

Investigators also found a bloody left palm print with Arias' DNA on the bathroom wall. Her DNA was also found in hair recovered from a bloody wall, according to the Arizona Republic.

After initially claiming that she had not been at his home that day, Arias changed her story to admit she had been there - but had not killed her ex-boyfriend.

 

She later changed her story once again, telling the court that she killed Alexander in self defense after he became angry when she dropped his camera.

She claims he had been sexually and physically abusive throughout their relationship.

'It makes me sick because I know her true side,' Steven Alexander, Travis Alexander's brother, told ABC. 'And I ask people to please not buy into this sweet innocent personality that she puts on.'

As well as the inconsistencies in her story, Arias' case has been plagued with difficulties with her legal representation. 

She asked to represent herself but when she submitted letters to the court that she claimed Alexander had written - saying he was a pedophile - they were found to be forgeries, and she told a judge she was in 'over her head'.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256114/Jodi-Arias-case-Woman-32-facing-death-penalty-brutally-stabbing-boyfriend-death-shower.html#ixzz2GrlnNqka ;


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Jodi Arias murdered her ex-boyfriend after he broke up with her. She stabbed him 27 times and had a bullet through his head. For doing this, Jodi could face the death penalty for her crimes. She had pleaded not guilty to her crimes but then she had said she killed him in self defense. She stalked him and was obsessed with him, she changed her timeline of events and changed her story numerous times. Jodi was with her ex-boyfriend the day he died but tried to say she wasn't. She told jurars that he was abusive and mean.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 8, 2013 2:33 PM
Jodi Arias should definitely get executed for stabbing someone 27 times, slitting his throat, and shooting him in the head. If they broke up because of jealous reasons then so be it, that doesn't mean it's okay to kill him because he broke up with you. Her story makes no sense and especially when she's changed it so many times.
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The Death Penalty in Florida

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I just signed a petition to Governor Rick Scott: I ask you to join us in a call to suspend executions in Florida. Florida is one of 33 states with the death penalty, but Florida has far more exonerations that any other state in the union.

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Florida has the death penalty out of 33 states. They have had more exoneration's than any other state with the death penalty. There has been more than 20 people that have been released from death row. A little over 70 people have been executed without a fair trial.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 9, 2013 2:09 PM
It's not fair for the people who have been executed without a fair trial, everyone should have a fair trial but there are still many mistakes that jurors and prosecutors should look over carefully. There are not many states left with the death penalty because everyone is getting rid of it. People on death row shouldn't be release unless they have a fair trial and are found guilty of the same crimes or if they plead guilty.
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Death penalty use falls, report says

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Use of the death penalty is dropping around the world, despite some countries resuming executions in 2012, a new Amnesty International study finds.

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The death penalty is becoming a thing of the past, the most countries to carry out the executions are China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the US. The death rates in India have rose with almost doubling the number from 2011. There are many different ways for execution and there have been many more executions this year than in the previous years.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 8, 2013 2:29 PM
The death penalty is a good thing but only for people who commit heinous crimes. They have to be so bad that no matter how long they spend in jail is not long enough. Just like spending life in jail they aren't really getting anything out of it but sitting there. The death rates may have went up since 2011 but maybe the people who got executed deserved it and people who are on death row should get a fair trial first before deciding.
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Terrorists Should be Put to Death, Says Nationalist Activist--Do you agree? I say on the spot!

Terrorists Should be Put to Death, Says Nationalist Activist--Do you agree? I say on the spot! | Death Penalty | Scoop.it

The only way to deal with terrorism is to kill terrorists, iconic nationalist activist Baruch Marzel said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Marzel said that the terrorist who killed Evyatar Borovskyat the Tapuach Junction on Tuesday should not have even been left alive by the Border Guard officers who captured him.

“This terrorist should never even have reached the hospital,” he said. “We need to educate our soldiers and police officers that the State of Israel has no interest in keeping a terrorist alive. A living terrorist is a burden – he gets medical treatment, dozens of police officers guard him, and the medical system invests in him the amounts of money it doesn’t have to invest in other people.”

Marzel added, “This cowardly murderer was released from prison six months ago. We should ensure they are never released. But had the Border Police taken care of him, this attack would not have happened. When I was in the army we never took prisoners. We always tried to bring the enemy to a state of a lifeless body, so that neither he nor his children will do more harm to the people of Israel.”

He said that targeted killings and the death penalty is the only way deal with terrorists. "There’s talk all the time, especially in Netanyahu’s new government, about more deals to release terrorists, but we need to ensure that all murderers are put to death so that they cannot murder again. A low-life terrorist who left five orphans and a widow should receive only one punishment - capital punishment - and not be hospitalized.”

Samaria Regional Council head Gershon Mesika criticized the Israeli government following the fatal terrorist attack Tuesday at Tapuach, saying, “This despicable murder was the direct result of inadequate action on rock-throwing terrorism, of opening the checkpoints, and of treating daily terrorist attacks as ‘disturbances.’”


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Terrorists should be stopped by being put to death. The death penalty is the only way to get rid of terrorists and it is very effective. Terrorists who do bad crimes shouldn't be hospitalized, they should receive one punishment and that is capital punishment.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 8, 2013 2:22 PM
I don't feel like terrorists should be stopped by being put to death, I think they should have another way to stop them. They aren't doing the best of things but I don't think they are bad enough to have them out on death row. They should receive a different punishment until things get out of line and their crimes get worse, then they should be put on death row if it is bad enough.
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Top 10 Pros and Cons - Death Penalty - ProCon.org

Top 10 Pros and Cons - Death Penalty - ProCon.org | Death Penalty | Scoop.it

Pro and con quotes related to the core question: Should the death penalty be allowed? Read sourced pros and cons from top experts, government officials, scholars, pundits, and more.

 

 

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The pros and cons of having the death penalty. There are different views on it and there is two reasons for each of the ten catorgories. Morality is a pro because you should never take someone else's life but it's a con because the justice system treats you better if you're rich than if you're poor. The cost of death vs. Life in prison is a pro because the costs of the death penalty are sometimes higher than life without parole cases. AlsoLife without parole cases are much more expensive than death penalty cases. it is a con though because death penalty cases take much more time and much more effort and money.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 9, 2013 2:21 PM
I agree with most of the pros but I also agree with some of the cons because like race, there are African Americans that take up 13% of the USA's population but out of that 13%, 50% of African American's are on death row. I sometime feel like race is a big factor played in the death row, if someone if racist they try to get them killed.
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Death Penalty News: Arizona Supreme Court approves executions ...

Death Penalty News: Arizona Supreme Court approves executions ... | Death Penalty | Scoop.it
PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the executions of two more death-row inmates, one for the brutal rape and murder of a Phoenix woman and the other for killing a Tucson college student after ...

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The Supreme Court in Arizona has approved two inmates to be on death row. One raped and murdered a woman and the other robbed then killed a college student. A 49-year-old, Samuel Lopez will be executed on May 16, and a 63-year-old Thomas Kemp will be executed April 26. If the executions go through Arizona will be on pace to be the busiest with executions this year.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 9, 2013 9:21 PM
Seven people is a lot of people to kill in a year but if their crimes are cruel and terrible then they should receive it. It was not very nice to rape and then kill the woman who probably did nothing to him. I don't see how people can just do that to other people, how is that fun or how does it feel to sit in prison all the time with no life? I definitely think the one man who raped and then killed the woman deserves the death penalty.
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Catholic activists pushing politicians to turn tide against the death penalty

Catholic activists pushing politicians to turn tide against the death penalty | Death Penalty | Scoop.it
Soon, probably next week, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy will sign into a law a bill that abolishes the death penalty in his state. When he does, Connecticut will be the fifth state to enact such...
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The Connecticut Governor is signing a bill that will abolish the death penalty in the state of Connecticut. Connecticut will be the fifth state to enact and will be the third with a governor raised as a Roman Catholic. Dan Malloy used to agree with the death penalty but after being a prosecutor he saw many mistakes for human error and had changed his mind. His change of mind is reflected by the popes and bishops of the Roam Catholic.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 9, 2013 2:06 PM
I know there are many mistakes for human error but I still think they should have the death penalty. I don't think he see's that if someone does a heinous crime that should get more of a punishment than life in prison which does no harm to them. They still get everything and they get food and exercising. I also kind of agree with him though because maybe after I was a prosecutor I would change my mind too. It would be a tough decision because you have people against it and people for it.
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Ethiopia to introduce death penalty for gays soon, say religious groups

Ethiopia to introduce death penalty for gays soon, say religious groups | Death Penalty | Scoop.it
Evangelical groups are spreading anti-gay hate in Ethiopia causing a climate of moral panic and forcing the LGBT community to flee the country

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The death penalty will soon be introduced to homosexuality in Ethiopia. People who ran a recent workshop group have dealt a lot with the social evils and disastrous effects of homosexuality. Government officals, health officials, and religious leaders all attended a meeting for this. The group workshop police say that homosexual family members and neighbors have sexually abused 117 boys within the last year. It is unacceptable in Ethiopia to say that "you were born this way." The government is trying to be stricter in way of acts with homosexuality.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 9, 2013 9:29 PM
I definitely disagree with this. I do not feel people in Ethiopia should get the death penalty if they are gay, if they're gay then they're gay. They did nothing wrong, they didn't hurt or kill anyone so why should they get the death penalty. To me it kind of sounds like government officials and religious leaders do not like the homosexuals so they feel they should be punished by death, which is not fair or right at all.
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Boston bombing suspect could face the death penalty as charges are expected to be made very soon

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The Obama administration has a range of legal options in the Boston Marathon bombings, and they could include seeking the death penalty against the 19-year-old suspect in the case.

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The Boston bomber is faces charges that can potentially lead up to the death penalty. While Massachusetts doesn't allow the death penalty the bomber has charges against him that can carry on to the death penalty. He had killed three people and had injured over 180 people. He became a citizen in September of 2012. Tsarnaev had also killed a police officer at the event and decisions are still being made on what to do with the 19-year-old boy. The police had not read the Miranda rights to him and even though it could be in the safety it could also be a bad decision and ruin evidence for the future attacks that he might have done.

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Janae Rensch's comment, May 8, 2013 2:27 PM
I don't think Tsarnaev had the right to bomb Boston for no reason or even with a reason. He killed three people and injured many many more. I feel like he deserves to be on death row because he hurt so many people by bombing Boston. His brother should be on death row too but he was killed by Tsarnaev because he ran over him. Tsarnaev also shot a police officer at scene, and I don't feel like 5 years in jail or more is long enough for something he did on purpose to hurt people who did nothing to him.