This is where we totally disagree you see an execution as a moral killing its ok to execute where as i see all killings as immoral Dudley i do however understand where your coming from you take a life u lose your own life,i however feels it wrong to take a life full stop LWOP yes i believe in 100% they murder take there freedom until the day they die.I cant justify a killing Dudley on any grounds to me all life is a precious gift and by almost losing my own twice i no just how precious..
This world will always have bad people in it Dudley ppl who will rob,steal,rape and kill no matter how many inmates are executed its one of life's darker side's i would see the point if execution deters such behaviour but as you know it doesn't that's been proved and you also no not all on DR are guilty hun which means an innocent man (could be u one day or me)is either executed or spends decades on DR.If America feel so strongly that the DP is the only way to go it surely has to sort out its justice system ie allow all DNA testing etc none of this denying testing rubbish this is what annoys me with the USA justice system they deny the inmate the right to prove his innocence and also some inmates are convicted and sentenced to die with no evidence against them what so ever is that right?
I give u example, Preston hughesIII was convicted of murdering a girl he treated as a sister the victim was found alive and her last words were preston,He was arrested and his apartment searched here where it makes no sense to me at all..On searching his apartment they found what they say is the murder weapon it was sent for testing and come back positive for animal blood (he had been hunting rabbits) negative for human blood or DNA prosecutors say he washed the knife now if he has washed the knife surely there wound have been no animal blood present either? on the second illegal search of his apartment they found the victims eye glasses wedged between the cushions of his sofa the same eye glasses are clearly visible in the crime scene photos.Preston was found guilty and now sits on DR waiting execution i have managed to get David dow and his team to take on prestons case after a long struggle so im hoping justice can finally be done for him.....If i thought for one minute he was guilty Dudley i would not have asked anyone to help him i not a stupid woman Dudley i no there are guilty inmates who swear blind there innocent but there are also innocent inmates who badly need help to prove it and if i can save one of these inmates from execution then i will leave this world a very satisfied woman indeed!
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Re: Moral differences between killings xkittenx,Thu Jul 1 12:03