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Forum Post: Occupy Should Adopt a Clear Anti Death Penalty Stance

Posted 10 months ago on Dec. 18, 2013, 6:31 a.m. EST by jennifer (-67) from Allentown, PA
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My firm belief is that Occupy should be explicit about being against the death penalty. Considering the number of wrong convictions, this method of punishment is unacceptable. Also, the vast majority of developed countries are against it. It's outdated.

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[-] 2 points by Shule (2066) 10 months ago

Ridiculous! You're not going to get anybody to change anything unless you can threaten to blow something up, shoot somebody up, or at least get them thrown in jail. What are you trying to do? Make OWS out to be a lot of pansies?

[-] 2 points by OpSafeWinter (0) from New York, NY 10 months ago

That is a good idea. You should create something that does that.

[-] -1 points by jennifer (-67) from Allentown, PA 10 months ago

Ya, Occupy defends those that are oppressed. The poor. The death penalty is the biggest form of oppression, especially when inflicted on those that aren't guilty. It's final. The biggest injustice possible.

[-] 1 points by Dan123 (7) 10 months ago

What about worthless pieces of human trash that are proven guilty, like say, Nidle Hassan, Tim Odle and Charles Manson.

[-] -1 points by jennifer (-67) from Allentown, PA 10 months ago

Life sentences without possibility of parole.

[-] 1 points by Dan123 (7) 10 months ago

Are you willing to pay keep them alive?

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[-] -1 points by jennifer (-67) from Allentown, PA 10 months ago

Sure. It's part of socialism. If they are fit to work, they should also work in prison.

[-] 1 points by Dan123 (7) 10 months ago

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/29/florida-child-molester-executed-for-rape-and-murder-ten-year-old-girl/ So this guy should have loved? I went to high school with a girl who's father was a cop, responding to a call he was murdered in cold blood. Now the guy sits on life in prison, his cell even has a tv in it, now tell me that is not wrong.

[-] -1 points by jennifer (-67) from Allentown, PA 10 months ago

Yes, I believe people should live, even those who do the most horrible crimes. Living in a prison cell for decades is a bigger punishment than being killed. It gives them a lot of time to reflect. Some become better people and can help others avoid crime with their stories. Some, like I stated above, are found to be not guilty after all. The death penalty is not an acceptable solution in a modern society. Only Japan and US have the death penalty amongst developed nations. It's not surprising that US has it since it is a country known for violence.

Being pro-death penalty is an old way of thinking. It's expired already. We aren't in the 40s anymore.

[-] 1 points by Dan123 (7) 10 months ago

So Ted Bundy should have lived

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

everyone dies

[-] 1 points by Dan123 (7) 10 months ago

So did the dozens and dozens of young girls he raped and murdered.

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[-] -1 points by jennifer (-67) from Allentown, PA 10 months ago

We know, you like violence. I don't think most occupiers support your love of bloodshed. Usually, youths are revengeful, but older people become wiser and find more productive ways to fuel their rage than to talk about revenge and to administer it.

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[-] -1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 months ago

I don't think a state needs the right to kill

[-] 0 points by jennifer (-67) from Allentown, PA 10 months ago

It depends. I think euthanasia of a terminally ill person who does not want to suffer should be allowed.