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Keith13
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« on: January 13, 2009, 02:23:56 PM »

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/37486519.html?showAll=y&c=y

Why do we always see this come up? Here is a guy who stomped another man to death. From there he was sent to the state pen where he stabbed another man to death. Next he escaped from custody and fled overseas. Then when he thought he could slid under the radar back into the US he was recaptured. Why is it that now that he is sick people are seeking his release? Do the two people he killed get released from death? No they stay dead!!! I can understand the prisoner he killed in Angola probably did the state a favor killing him. But to stomp a govt. accountant to death over a fight in the drunk tank now because he worked to get a jailhouse degree and lived a good life while he was a fugitive we should let him go .
No I don't think so.

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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 10:01:08 PM »

come on now keith, we are not supposed to punish, we are supposed to redeem.  look at what a nice fellow he has become.  the past is the past.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 10:24:04 PM »

Some people can be successfully reformed, most can't or, at least, not to the degree preported here.  The problem is, who says what when it comes to a person's reformation.  I've known prison inmates to act reformed who immediately returned to their old behavior once clear of the prison walls.  And then there's all those "innocent" people who've been locked up.  For every 1000 who claim to be innocent there might be, statistacally, one who really is and was wrongfully convicted.

When sifting through all this kind of thing, care must be take so we don't compound an error inversely.
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2009, 10:51:12 PM »

i really don't care how reformed they are.  you put people in jail because of what they have done.  they should serve their time.  if they have a change of heart, they can take it up with god. 
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
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