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    2. Yes. Capital punishment is very, very satisfying.

    How would it feel if you rejoiced in the execution of a man later deemed innocent?

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    Coremodels said:
    How would it feel if you rejoiced in the execution of a man later deemed innocent?

    Eh, I’d probably do what everyone else does.

    Ignore it and move on.

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    rus said:
    Eh, I’d probably do what everyone else does.

    Ignore it and move on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db8FQJTjsmo

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    Coremodels said:
    How would it feel if you rejoiced in the execution of a man later deemed innocent?

    What if he admitted to doing it? What if he was truly guilty?

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    rus said:
    Eh, I’d probably do what everyone else does.

    Ignore it and move on.

    I don’t think that’s what everyone else does.

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    ricospaz said:
    What if he admitted to doing it? What if he was truly guilty?

    How many innocent people are you OK with executing in order to be sure you get the guilty ones?

    There was a confession in the West Memphis Three case. Should we have executed Damian Echols?

    ETA: Virtually every other civilized country in the world has decided that the government killing convicted criminals is either wrong on principle or carries too much risk or killing the innocent. I’m not sure why the US should be so late to that game.

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    Coremodels said:

    Cute, but misses the point. You’ve defined “civilization” to consist of a set of values you like.

    Sparta had a civilization; key to that was infanticide of undesirable babies, homosexuality was encouraged and ritualized murder was part of attaining adulthood. I presume you’d disagree with implementing those traits today, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t a civilization.

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    Strange that you’d include encouraging homosexuality on the list of ritualized murder and infanticide.

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    ricospaz said:
    What if he admitted to doing it? What if he was truly guilty?

    On the truly guilty part, DNA evidence has been used to free a number of people previously thought “truly guilty”:

    http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/In_250th_DNA_Exoneration_Nationwide_New_York_Man_Is_Proven_Innocent_33_Years_After_Wrongful_Conviction_for_Rape.php

    Forensic science itself sometimes looks less than scientific:

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/forensics/4325774

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    …if you want to talk about the Innocence Project, how about skipping one case and addressing the TEN cases just in Ohio that were exonerated.

    http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/state.php?state=oh

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    Coremodels said:
    Strange that you’d include encouraging homosexuality on the list of ritualized murder and infanticide.

    In Sparta’s case they thought it built up esprit de corps, making each other more willing to fight and die for each other.

    Have to say it was effective given what we know of the Spartans.

    If you think that means somehow I said that homosexuality is morally the same as murder you’re misreading me.

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    Coremodels said:
    …if you want to talk about the Innocence Project, how about skipping one case and addressing the TEN cases just in Ohio that were exonerated.

    http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/state.php?state=oh

    Sure, good examples.

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    rus said:

    If you think that means somehow I said that homosexuality is morally the same as murder you’re misreading me.

    Was probably just the sentence structure:

    “infanticide of undesirable babies, homosexuality was encouraged and ritualized murder was part of attaining adulthood.”

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    What I meant is that the person says they are guilty and they are? I’m amazed at people who just don’t get this.

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    Coremodels said:
    Was probably just the sentence structure:

    “infanticide of undesirable babies, homosexuality was encouraged and ritualized murder was part of attaining adulthood.”

    Hmm. Maybe? Point was Sparta was a very different civilization than what we know today, yet still a civilization.

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