Justice! Where Art Thou?

stubeeef

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Man in China is tortured and convicted of killing his wife. He was also a policeman at the time.
Turns out his wife was alive and with another man, she turned up 10 years later!

The story can be difficult to read at first, the policman's name is SHE.

The good news is that he was not but to death!
 

edesignuk

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These was a bit in the paper this morning about the amount of people still be executed around the world. 3,400 were put to death in China in 2004, and that's just the ones they admit to :eek:
 

stubeeef

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edesignuk said:
These was a bit in the paper this morning about the amount of people still be executed around the world. 3,400 were put to death in China in 2004, and that's just the ones they admit to :eek:
the death penalty is a shame the US wears all to proudly.

Too many wrongly accused too many times put to death. It is a mess. This story seemed to open lots of doors from relationship issues to torture and the death penalty.
 

angelneo

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I think the problem lies not with the death penalty but rather with China legislative system. Especially in the rural areas, there are too much corruption around that everyone just take it as a matter of fact.
 

stubeeef

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MongoTheGeek said:
Question is what would be the penalty for his wife.
The article didn't say she, the wife, was aware of his conviction or that she, the wife, helped in anyway to set him up.

If the wife was knowledgable about the conviction and didn't speak up, the wife should be punished harshly, atleast the same number of years in prison.
 

Chappers

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angelneo said:
I think the problem lies not with the death penalty but rather with China legislative system. Especially in the rural areas, there are too much corruption around that everyone just take it as a matter of fact.
No system is perfect - thus some people will always be convicted that are innocent. If you happen to have the death penalty that means you will execute people who are innocent.
Therefore you are killing people that you understand could be innocent.
This has everything to do with the death penalty.
 

wdlove

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They mentioned that the body on which She convicted was found in a local reservoir. This would indicate that China is not very advanced in the sciences. Doing a dental record would be easy. A very sad fact that China hasn't developed DNA testing yet. If they have it, then failed She getting a fair trial. :eek: :(
 

Eevee

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It's sad what happen to She, who was innocent. Wonder if his wife will be punished, too, for leaving her husband and remarring another man?

The death penalty is too common in China. And good point wdlove. If they had DNA testing, She would have been innocent. Sad...
 

angelneo

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Chappers said:
No system is perfect - thus some people will always be convicted that are innocent. If you happen to have the death penalty that means you will execute people who are innocent.
Therefore you are killing people that you understand could be innocent.
This has everything to do with the death penalty.
I agreed that no system is perfect. But in this situation, do you think by just removing the death penalty, would it prevent innocent people being beaten to death during interrogation, have their livinghood impound, have their asset seized so on. The death penalty in this case is a partial result of the corruption, not the other way round.
Tackling the corruption would be a priority not the death penalty
 
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