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Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WVLA) - (5/15/19) The chamber will consider Rep. Terry Landry's bill to abolish capital punishment in the state. A House criminal justice committee gave it a narrow blessing Tuesday, in an 8-7 vote. "I pray everyday, in this initiative that I'm putting forth, that I'm doing the right thing," he told lawmakers. Landry's measure would abolish the penalty for crimes committed starting in August.


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he legislation faces a tough crowd in the conservative-led House. Similar bills have failed to win over lawmakers in recent years. Just last week, state Senators rejected a bid to let voters decide whether to end capital punishment. Landry admitted that he did not expect House members to advance his bill Tuesday, but he added hope that lawmakers will at least put the death penalty to a debate. "No one said this process was going to be easy," he said. "I don't expect it to be easy. And I expect the debate to be as intense on the floor." Roughly 70 inmates currently sit on Louisiana's death row. The state has not performed an execution since 2010, in part because corrections officials have struggled to obtain drugs for lethal injections.



Wouldn't surprise me if our pansy arse GOP here in Louisiana cave in and abolish the Death Penalty.



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re: Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
I don't like the idea of any government having the ability to determine life or death without no present threat, whether it be a criminal or an unborn fetus.


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re: Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
Meh. Putting someone to sleep...

I'm not sure how much of a deterrent that is anymore. I'd rather that happen than being locked in a cage for 23 hours a day for the rest of my life.

Old sparky needs to make a comeback for this to be an issue for me again.

Which I will support in extreme cases.


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225bred
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I don't like the idea of any government having the ability to determine life or death without no present threat, whether it be a criminal or an unborn fetus.



Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

I would fall on the other side of the spectrum.
I believe we should expand and expedite the Death Penalty.


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re: Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
Thou shalt not kill


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Thou shalt not kill



Ridding the world of irredeemable "humans" is a public service.


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irredeemable

Yeah, let's let the government decide who the irredeemables are. What could go wrong?


225bred
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Yeah, let's let the government decide who the irredeemables are. What could go wrong?



First degree murderers, terrorists, child molesters...

I think we can agree on those.


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First degree murderers, terrorists, child molesters...


As long as, you know, they get a fair trial and the DAs don't withhold evidence.

Not that it's ever happened in LA. Sure.


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LSUFanHouston
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If we actually put people to death in a somewhat reasonable period of time (say 5 years after conviction) then sure.

We haven't put anyone to death in 9 years. We have a group of people "on death row" that are costing the state a stupid, stupid amount of money. The costs to prosecute a current case where the death penalty is on the table is an absurd amount of money.

Give them life without parole and move on.

Honestly, the only good reason I've heard for keeping it around, is to allow prosecutors to seek it, and then have it pled down.


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First degree murderers, terrorists, child molesters... I think we can agree on those.


How do you know if someone is one of those? The government 'proves' it?


225bred
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If we actually put people to death in a somewhat reasonable period of time (say 5 years after conviction) then sure.

We haven't put anyone to death in 9 years. We have a group of people "on death row" that are costing the state a stupid, stupid amount of money. The costs to prosecute a current case where the death penalty is on the table is an absurd amount of money.



Take murders with multiple eye witnesses for example, like school shootings, or the Boston Marathon Bomber etc.

They're clearly guilty. Should be hung within 48 hours(cheapest way to kill them) and the body cremated.

That's way too much common sense though.


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225bred
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How do you know if someone is one of those? The government 'proves' it?



Yeah, we have a thing called court...

Stop being obtuse.


hoojy
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re: Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
Very reasonable observation.

It does cost the state a frick ton of money for almost nothing.


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Jcorye1
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re: Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
Good. frick allowing the government to kill its own citizens.


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Yeah, frick justice! /s

Weak.


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The Boat
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re: Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
Louisiana's executed only 3 people in the 2000s. Didn't we run out of the drug to do it too? It's good to have the death penalty as an option but like usual Louisiana fricks it up.


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re: Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
I would be OK if Alabama replaced the death penalty with hard labor.


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TBoy
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re: Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
They should get rid of the death penalty. Life without possibility of release is a tougher sentence anyway.


225bred
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re: Bill to abolish Death Penalty in Louisiana edging closer to House vote
Wrong. No reason for some people to live after they’ve taken the life/lives of innocent people- especially in heinous ways sometimes.


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