Posted by Mr. Geeneyuss, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 25, 2012 at 10:07 am
Once again, the hand wringing, criminal loving and embracing liberal mindset simply cannot see the forest through the tree's.
"The state has spent $4 billion on the 13 executions, says Woodford, at a time when we're laying off teachers and cutting vital services."
The STATE has been FORCED to spend your $4 billion you... ______________(insert preferred conservative vs. liberal derogatory comment) because of the never ending series of appeals, roadblocks, and red tape thrown into the process of executing the convicted murderers, child rapists, serial killers and sociopaths. This is after ALL of the proceedings of the initial police investigations, arrest, arraignments, charges filed and case built, trial dates, legal pleadings and re-trials, appeal after appeal after appeal and every possible character witness has testified to the fact that "Johnny was just a good boy" the liberal mindset still refuses to accept that some people just need to have their Humanity Card revoked and sent to the court of a higher (or lower) order for their final judgement.
So, no. Don't abolish the death penalty, abolish the appeals process and create a 30 day window from conviction to execution, put a turnstile into death row and create a TRUE incentive to criminals that the state of California doesn't tolerate your behaviour.
Money saved, death row emptied in 2 months, lawyers/liberals pissed off, California a safer place to live, wow! A win, win, win, win situation if you ask me!
(crunchy munchy, do good/feel good, kumbaya singing comments to follow)
other all around good natured, "wrongly accused", guilty by simple association, skin/hair/gang color, or
Posted by Eric the Reaper, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm
It costs about a million bucks a year to keep someone on death row. Best solution to that is to execute one per hour, 10 hours be day. That way, they would have death row cleared out in about 2 months!
The lefty loonatics want to have a bunch more people in jail for life, costing taxpayers billions. Solution, get rid of lefty loonatics in office.
It's amazing how someone that is able to think can come up with clear, concise solutions! Now, do you want me to solve California's budget issues as well?
Posted by AnnaS, a member of the Foothill High School community, on Apr 26, 2012 at 9:41 am
With the current situation, one must be a convinced murderer to get a right for peaceful painless death after years of comfortable living with no financial problems. I wonder how many people with untreatable fatal diseases wish to end their life the way murders do, but cannot do it because our "humane" society doesn't allow it. No matter what the vote will be, with the system which protects rights of criminals more than rights of victims, victims and/or their families will pay for "giving a second chance" to criminals.