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Washington State Supreme Court tosses out state’s death penalty
10-12-2018, 04:42 AM #1
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OLYMPIA – Washington’s death penalty was struck down Thursday by the state’s highest court, which said the law is applied arbitrarily and in a racially biased manner.

A majority of the court said the death penalty is not applied equally in all cases, but can depend on where the crime took place, whether the prosecuting county has the budget to pursue it or the race of the defendant.

“The death penalty, as administered by our state, fails to serve any legitimate penological goal,” the majority opinion written by Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst wrote. Because of that, it violates the state constitution.

This is a sad state of affairs where a bunch of freaks in black robes (judges) think they can abolish what the State's citizens want and uphold.
Totally deplorable.


They are playing the Race card to get their resolution.

Although it's true that minorities commit a disproportionate percentage of all murders by population,
historically, the majority of people in the state of Washington put to death, have been white.

Go figure.
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/oc...s-death-p/

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10-12-2018, 04:58 AM #2
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Federal, state, and local officials need to recognize that the death penalty saves lives. How capital punishment affects murder rates can be explained through general deterrence theory, which supposes that increasing the risk of apprehension and punishment for crime deters individuals from committing crime. Nobel laureate Gary S. Becker's seminal 1968 study of the economics of crime assumed that individuals respond to the costs and benefits of committing crime.

According to deterrence theory, criminals are no different from law-abiding people. Criminals "rationally maximize their own self-interest (utility) subject to constraints (prices, incomes) that they face in the marketplace and elsewhere." Individuals make their decisions based on the net costs and benefits of each alternative. Thus, deterrence theory provides a basis for analyzing how capital punishment should influence murder rates. Over the years, several studies have demonstrated a link between executions and decreases in murder rates. In fact, studies done in recent years, using sophisticated panel data methods, consistently demonstrate a strong link between executions and reduced murder incidents.

So now, without the death penalty, where's the deterrent?

ᎳhᎬᏁ Ꭺ ᎶuᏁ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ fᎪᎥᏞs, Ꭺ ᏒᎪᏢᎬ ᏟuᏞᏆuᏒᎬ ᏢᏒᎬᏉᎪᎥᏞs
10-12-2018, 05:07 AM #3
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Who’s still on death row?

Jonathan Lee Gentry:
convicted June 26, 1991 of fatally bludgeoning Cassie Holden, 12, with a rock,  on June 13, 1988 in Kitsap County.

Clark Richard Elmore:
convicted on July 6, 1995 of one count of aggravated first-degree murder and one count of rape in the second degree for the rape and murder of Christy Onstad, 14, the daughter of his live-in girlfriend on April 17, 1995 in Whatcom County.

Cecil Emile Davis: convicted February 6, 1998 of one count of aggravated first-degree murder for the suffocation/asphyxiation murder of Yoshiko Couch, 65, with a poisonous substance after burglarizing her home, robbing and then raping her
January 25, 1997 in Pierce County.

Robert Lee Yates Jr.:
convicted September 19, 2002 of murdering Melinda Mercer, 24, in 1997 and Connie LaFontaine Ellis, 35, in 1998 in Pierce County.

Conner Michael Schierman: convicted April 12, 2010 of four counts of aggravated first-degree murder in the deaths of Olga Milkin, 28; her sons Justin, 5, and Andrew, 3; and her sister, Lyubov Botvina, 24, July 16, 2006 in King County.

Allen Eugene Gregory: reconvicted May 15, 2012 of first-degree aggravated murder for the rape and murder of 43-year-old Geneine “Genie” Harshfield on July 26, 1996 in Pierce County. Originally convicted and sentenced to death on May 25, 2001, Gregory’s case was overturned by the Washington Supreme Court on November 30, 2006. The original charge was upheld in a retrial and the death sentence was reissued on June 13, 2012.

Byron Eugene Scherf:
convicted May 9, 2013 of aggravated first-degree murder for the murder of Correctional Officer Jayme Biendl on Jan. 29, 2011 while she was on duty at the Washington State Reformatory Unit of the Monroe Correctional Complex in Snohomish County.


So what"s the plan? what are they going to do with these scumballs?

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10-12-2018, 07:50 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Dangerous territory and dubious motivation.

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10-13-2018, 12:00 AM #5
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İmage

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10-13-2018, 07:58 AM #6
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(10-12-2018, 07:50 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  Dangerous territory and dubious motivation.

It's dangerous alright!
We have illegals pouring in from the south and foreigners slipping through the cracks up on the Canadian border.
When these criminals enter the country, they are already breaking our laws.
Many have already been deported and simply return to commit their murders and rape.
Both the governor we had before and the one who is in office now, both never upheld the death penalty that, we the people of Oregon, want enforced to the fullest extent of the law.
They need to be held responsible for their criminal behavior.

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10-24-2018, 11:06 AM #7
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This just gets worse and worse.
Quote:Most of the approximately 2,100 individuals sentenced manditorily as juveniles to life without the possibility of parole now have a chance for release in the wake of recent Supreme Court decisions. The choice to allow teenagers to receive the harshest available sentence is not shared among all states. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have banned life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles; in a handful of other states, no one is serving the sentence.

They don't want to issue the death penalty anymore and now they want to give teenagers a second chance , even if they have committed the most heinous crimes. They want murders back on the streets ASAP.
Pathetic.
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Most of the approximately 2,100 individuals sentenced manditorily as juveniles to life without the possibility of parole now have a chance for release in the wake of recent Supreme Court decisions. The choice to allow teenagers to receive the harshest available sentence is not shared among all states. Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia have banned life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles; in a handful of other states, no one is serving the sentence.
10-24-2018, 03:58 PM #8
Kreeper Griobhtha
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The problem is the prison system. There was a time when people didn't want to go to prison so they behaved. Only the worst went to prison. Now it is seen by many as a vacation. I have known people who would purposely commit a crime so they could go back to prison and start working out and relaxing. They literally referred to it as a vacation.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
10-25-2018, 07:27 PM #9
Sandy Incognito Anonymous
 
Bad way to go about living.



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