Originally Posted by oink View Post
Then why do Death Row inmates fight, delay, and appeal their sentence with such vigor?
Survival instinct is innate in humans.
FWIW, I am against the current format of capital punishment where it is done behind closed doors by the State.
Executions should be public and "in the city square," just like it was in days of old.
It is the best form of deterrent to dissuade potential murderers.
This sounds like you're stating a fact. Do you have data or is this just opinion?
Oh boy, do I!Here is a graphic detailing executions around the world by Amnesty International
Look closely at which countries execute the most per 100,000.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_executionAccording to Amnesty International, in 2012 "public executions were known to have been carried out in Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Somalia."OK, now here is the world-wide murder rate per 100,000
Notice those countries with the highest executions have the lowest murder rates?
Especially those known
to have been carried out them out in public: Iran, North Korea (an anamoly for some reason), Saudi Arabia and Somalia?
That isn't sheer coincidence...that's a pattern.
BTW, just curious, are you from Texas perchance?
No disrepect, but the old-timers around here would laugh at the thought of my "politics" being akin to the Lone Star State and its dominant public policies and personalities.
FWIW, the reigning Texas political POV sickens me like none other.
There is no arguing they WERE illegal, and there are consequences under the law for that.
Illegal and immoral are two totally different things. Do you think oral sex is immoral? It's still illegal here in VA, even if it's never prosecuted.
I never mentioned morality.
There are consequences under the law, but only if you get caught.
Some, like Dex running, bore consequences on Hannah and the innocent Harrison.
Wouldn't it have been a "useful purpose" to take what evidence he found and turning it over to the Dept. that would lead to arrest.
Once again, self-preservation is innate.
You're making my point; everyone wants to play, no one wants pay.
"Productive life" was the rationalization he convinced himself of, after his Pa and Doc stupidly drummed it into him.
Yes, It's illegal (the way he did it), but productive nonetheless. Well, I'd say ridding the world of serial killers is a productive pursuit.
Agreed....in public, with extreme prejudice.
As for the Doc and Pa "stupidly" drumming the Code into him, would it have been smarter to let his Dark Passenger grow unfettered by the Code and just wait until he starts killing people and hope you catch him sooner rather than later?
How can we be sure about that?
Is it possible Dex a little too neatly
fit Harry and Doc's definition of a "serial killer?"
Is it possible it could have been handled better?
Without a doubt their "solution" was extremely unorthodox (and illegal, of course).