Ending Life Imprisonment?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Jimbee68, May 31, 2021.

  1. Jimbee68

    Jimbee68 Member

    Believe it or not, some people don't just want to end the death penalty, but life imprisonment too.

    Campaign to End Life Imprisonment is their website, lest you think I am making it up.

    I know Germany is going the humane way.

    My question: Are they correct? And will people some day muse, who among us was on the right side of history with this one? Think about it.

    Me, I tend to think, Yes. Because every life is redeemable and everyone deserves a second chance. But I could be wrong.

    Thoughts? :)
     
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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Members

    Black people comprise 13.2% of the American population, but 48.3% of those sentenced to life, 56.4% of those sentenced to life without parole, and 41.7% of those sentenced to death. They're also 3.23 times more likely to be killed by police than Whites.
    There's no way those numbers don't violate the 14th Amendment.

    Sentenced to life in prison for stealing a pair of socks worth $2.50

    There will always be a few exceptional individuals who are such a danger to others that they cannot be allowed parole, but that's not how the penal system works (it sure as hell can't be called a "justice system").
     
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  3. We have a 3-strikes (felonies) law in California - they're supposed to be serious felonies though, but there's a lot of falling-through-the-cracks discussion when it comes to that law.
     
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  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Members

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  5. stormountainman

    stormountainman Soy Un Truckero

    I think the following people deserve life in prison without parole: Donald Trump, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, Paul Gosar, Ron Johnson, Josh Hawley, Matt Gaetz, Rudy Giuliani, and Marj. T. Greene. Gaetz should get Life plus daily feeding of tube steak, if the judge finds it appropriate.
     
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  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Members

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  7. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment


    and somebody is making a lot of money having it this way...
     
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  8. stormountainman

    stormountainman Soy Un Truckero

    True Mister T, the private prison business really picked up during the same period of time. And the GOP has been a big advocate of private prisons.
     
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  9. Toecutter

    Toecutter Members

    Think this guys would be a good neighbor

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8967382/california-murderer-torture-beheaded-prison-cellmate/


    A MAN already serving life for murder is accused of torturing and cutting his cellmate’s head off.

    Jaime Osuna, 31, whose face is heavily tattooed, was already serving time in California’s Corcoran State Prison for a previous murder but is said to have removed several body parts from Luis Romero after sadistically torturing him.
     
  10. wrat1

    wrat1 Members

    How many strikes should one be allowed? When is it reasonable to remove an individual from society? Im not sure that blanket three strike laws OR mandatory minimums are the way to go but certain individuals definitely dont deserve to live amongst the gp (rapists. pedophiles, serial killers) you hurt a child you deserve NO MERCY
     
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  11. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Kings county---scratchos home county.
     
  12. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    What wrat 1 said.
     
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  13. FritzDaKatx2

    FritzDaKatx2 Vinegar Taster

    To add,,,

     
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  14. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    And men who continually put their hands on women in anger.:mad:
     
  15. Toecutter

    Toecutter Members

    I invite anyone, who believes that some do not belong in prison for life, to take a tour of a state or federal maximum security prison.
     
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  16. Twogigahz

    Twogigahz Members

    Or even a minimal security prison - or, what we call, freshman criminal school 101.
     
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