The Death Penalty, Schwarzenegger and The Exonerated

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by tflon, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. tflon macrumors newbie

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    On January 19th of this year Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger allowed the
    first death sentence to be served in three years, and the first under
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. That is almost copied straight from a
    news site (because honestly if I hadn’t, there’s no way I’d have been
    able to spell Arnie’s name!)

    Anyway, I recently caught an ad for a movie on Court TV called The
    Exonerated. It’s based on true stories of several people who spent
    years on death row for crimes they didn’t commit. The original version
    was a play which inspired my interest in the subject of the death
    penalty. I specifically remember one guy who spent something like 20
    years on death row before finally being cleared.

    Now before someone jumps all over me: I’m not saying that the guy who
    was just executed in California was innocent. But does anyone think
    it’s acceptable that even one innocent person could be executed? I
    think it’s about time this country joins the rest of the civilized
    world and adopts a more humane approach. For those of you still on the
    fence on this issue, I’d check out this movie, because if it’s anything
    like the play the personal stories will astound you. I think it airs on
    January 27 (but check courttv.com just in case I’m wrong). And if you
    have thoughts on this issue, I’d like to hear them.
     
  2. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

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    Hi tflon, this type of thing belongs maybe more in our Political Forum. To gain access you will need to spend a little more time posting in the main forums.

    Hope you stay around.
     

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