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Tue Mar 13, 2018 03:25

Question for Michael:
Do you know if there's any evidence to support that the death penalty is a deterrant to crime?

  • Re: Reilly/TrendlyMichael 5260, Mon Mar 12 14:25
    Ed Reilly gave it the old college try. What else can you do when you have a desperate case. When you closely read the summation that Reilly gave to the jury you can see how it exemplifies half of... more
    • ? — Jack, Tue Mar 13 03:25
      • Re: ?Michael 5260, Tue Mar 13 09:54
        I've never found any significant evidence that capital punishment is a deterrent to crime. Historically, when you look at the number of people that have been executed by hanging, guillotined, firing... more
        • capital punishment in 2018bob mills for michael and forum, Tue Mar 13 11:43
          I agree that capital punishment is an ineffective deterrent to capital crimes. Even death-penalty advocates seem to agree, because the emphasis has shifted to "helping the victim's family gain... more
      • Back to ReillyJack, Tue Mar 13 03:30
        When I said he was dumb, I meant that I've always heard that an attorney should know the answer to any questions, rather, what the answer will be, to any questions he asks at trial. As you mentioned... more
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