Richard Ramirez, Serial Killer 'Night Stalker' Dies

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by RawBert, Jun 7, 2013.

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    RawBert

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    Remember this psycho? Glad he's finally dead. When I was a kid, it seemed all LA was in fear of this bastard.

     
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    And what's just as horrible is that the guy had fans and got married.

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    What an evil man.:(
     
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    He spent 23 years on death row...

    23 years on death row is at least 13 years to long.
     
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    Amazing that despite all the evil he had done, we still could not bring ourselves to arrange a meeting with our Maker. Instead, he died in a nice soft bed after several decades of meals and housing furnished by the people he once terrorized.
     
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    You know, if he committed these crimes in Texas, we would have executed him years ago. If I had a vote in the method of execution, it would be lethal injection of a rusty knife...multiple times. It's a lot cheaper than the standard lethal injection/gas chamber/electric chair.

    And people complain about Texas executing prisoners. Well, this guy is the the sort of scum we execute in Texas.
     
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    yg17

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    An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
     
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    Executing people, with all the attendant risks of killing people innocently and wrongly convicted, is not the answer in a civilised world. It simply stoops to the level of the criminal.

    Allowing these people to keep their lives, no matter what evils they have committed and no matter how much we may detest them, shows that we are better than them. That should be the aspiration of all people who wish for a just world.
     
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    Also, it rids them of any possibility of remorse. Where I live, the leader of an infamous biker gang was sentenced to life in prison for murder. Five years later, the leader turned to Christianity and he confessed all the criminal activities the biker gang had done, including two other murders that had gone unsolved. His decision required some serious remorse, because according to the biker gang rules, all snitches are to be killed as soon as possible - a rule the leader himself knew all too well. If an execution had been carried out, the two additional murders might have never been solved.

    There's plenty of interviews and biographies, where people, who have received their revenge either through their own means or through an execution provided by the legal system say that removing the violator from existence is merely a temporary comfort. The loss of the person, who was originally killed never ceases to torment the minds, who were left behind.
     
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    macs4nw

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    Why on earth does it take 24 years and counting, to carry out a sentence. It's not like he didn't have his (many) days in court. 2007 should have been the year.

    To many people incomprehensible.

    An insult to the surviving relatives of those he so gruesomely and remorselessly butchered.
     
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    END3R

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    He killed Peter Pan.
     
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    +1,
    I wholeheartedly agree

    Good riddance.
     
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    Many times I've heard people try to comfort the grieved by saying, "give it time, time heals everything."

    What my life has taught me is that time heals nothing. It merely makes the pain more tolerable.
     
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    23 years is 23 too many
     
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    Ummm.....no. People learn that there are consequences for actions. I wouldn't be blind.

    If convicted killers sentenced to death were expediently terminated, the murder rate would decrease.
     
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    No it's never worked that way..
     
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    yg17

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    Convicted killers aren't quickly executed because they have a constitutional right to due process. You'll be glad you have that right if you ever get convicted for a crime you didn't commit.
     
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    It's 23 years too long as we shouldn't have a death row. Fortunately this guy got to spend his life in prison and die before the state was able to stoop to his level and murder him.
     
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    And here we go.
     
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    The idiots are on parade for sure.
     
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    I used to be a fan of capital punishment, until someone with detailed knowledge explained it to me. Because of the fact that there can be (and have been) cases where the wrong person was convicted, our system has to be incredibly diligent in making sure that no one who is innocent is killed.

    What this means is that it has to take a lot of time. And since there has to be this high level of certainty, the cost to kill someone is many, many times more than what it takes to incarcerate them for life. I was shocked to learn this as I assumed we would save money by killing someone.

    I have come to the conclusion that I would be happy with serious, violent criminals getting life without the possibility of parole, as long as that can't be reduced to life with the possibility, which always confused me anyway.
     

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