Responding to the dailynews san fernando edition july 17, 2011 “death row debate”.
After reading the "Death Row debate" I was taken aback by the ignorance of instead of lethal injection, get a bullet; suggesting this would cut down the costs of the death penaty, from nit and wit, It also shows how our government has failed us in education execute someone has anything to do with the cost and yes folks, this is dangerous as to make poor decisions and actually believe how they. I value freedom of speech, however please use the correct orifice if anyone should take what you say seriously.
First, our prisoners are not filled with murderers, many are non-violent offenders, rapists don't stay for long, Btw, should we rape rapists if we chose to kill murderers? What about when we are wrong and an innocent is killed, where's support for the family then? Some are so zealous to convict, got their stones in hand? Perhaps our system fails us relying on many's ignorance and because they're financially broke as OJ proved we are a plutocracy. What about offering the opportunity, as 'thou shall not kill' for the supposed offender to repent and make peace with God/Quanta/Allah/pet rock? Who are we to be entitled and have the right to take a life away from someone?
What if it were you and you didn't do it. Unfortunately that's what may have to happen before you open up your eyes, but by then, it's too late. Due process of law is kind of an important thing, you may want to look it up before addressing the death penalty with a bullet as the financial solution to the problem. Btw, Venture capitalists make $45k/yr in CA off prisoners' heads as prisons are now privatized, this too is very bad, also invokes slavery. Wake up and stop spending your hard earned money to venture capitalists in a corrupt system where we need resources in education ($184million/yr in CA alone) and after reading the responses, badly! When I was in my sociology class, there was a case where the a black teenaged retard was on death row. Some of you already made up your mind that he did something really bad, see he never had a chance, did he?
Perhaps most of you are too quick to pick up a stone and hide behind your biggoty/hate of the 3rd kind and zeal, because you have no logic or a taste for human rights. YOU are dragging us all down with your assanine way of thinking and ignorance, that and you spread your misinformation, like an infection. Perhaps it's time to pull your FAT heads out of your asses and wake up, to the New World, it's not 1850 anymore.
I'd like to leave you with a quote from Einstein: "We must not conceal from ourselves that no improvement in the present depressing situation is possible without a severe struggle; for the handful of those who are really determined to do something is minute in comparison with the mass of the lukewarm and the misguided. ...Humanity is going to need a substantially new way of thinking if it is to survive!" (Albert Einstein)
Sincere Regards,DeeAnna Blette
"Taxpayers have spent more than $4 billion on capital punishment in California since it was reinstated in 1978, or about $308 million for each of the 13 executions carried out since then, according to a comprehensive analysis of the death penalty's costs.
The study's authors, U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Arthur L. Alarcon and Loyola Law School professor Paula M. Mitchell, also forecast that the tab for maintaining the death penalty will climb to $9 billion by 2030, when San Quentin's death row will have swollen to well over 1,000.
In their research for "Executing the Will of the Voters: A Roadmap to Mend or End the California Legislature's Multi-Billion-Dollar Death Penalty Debacle," Alarcon and Mitchell obtained California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation records that were unavailable to others who have sought to calculate a cost-benefit analysis of capital punishment.
The state's 714 death row prisoners cost $184 million more per year than those sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A death penalty prosecution costs up to 20 times as much as a life-without-parole case.
The least expensive death penalty trial costs $1.1 million more than the most expensive life-without-parole case.Jury selection in a capital case runs three to four weeks longer and costs $200,000 more than in life-without-parole cases.
The state pays up to $300,000 for attorneys to represent each capital inmate on appeal.
The heightened security practices mandated for death row inmates added $100,663 to the cost of incarcerating each capital prisoner last year, for a total of $72 million.
The examination of state, federal and local expenditures for capital cases, conducted over three years by a senior federal judge and a law professor, estimated that the additional costs of capital trials, enhanced security on death row and legal representation for the condemned adds $184 million to the budget each year."