Quoting ♫♥♬:" I am going to find the stats, I did this before! I think it said like 138 women out of like THOUSANDS of men have been executed."
Only 30% of people who are put on death penalty actually get executed. I never even thought about women vs. men, though.
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" Most recently James Holmes. The man that shot up the Aurora movie theater."
But aside from a case that is pretty much airtight (yaknow, caught him at the scene and all, not after weeks or months of investigation)... what does one consider absolute certainty?
Received Death Sentence Number Executed
Men 5,154 313
Women 112 1
I looked it up when the jodi case started...I feel like if Caseys case was not a DP case, she may have been convicted...I think more people have sympathy for women.
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" I believe black males are executed the most."
yep, most recent I think his name was troy davis, they had no actual evidence and many believe he is innocent...was :/
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" Video footage that couldnt have been tampered with, dna that couldnt have been planted"
Oh, man... there was this crazy case I watched a video about...
This guy was convicted for a series of bank robberies, despite the video evidence that showed that the man that robbed the bank was not only left handed (while the accused was right handed), but also that he had tattoos on his hands/wrists that the man that was convicted did not have.
Let me see if I can find it... just some interesting shit that I always think about when we're talking about "without a doubt" and whatnot.
info on troy....made me sad they did this! even HLN was going crazy about it.
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" *I* believe he was innocent as well. They had nothing on the guy :("
can you imagine being put to death for something you didn't do? having no choice and the own JUSTICE system doing it :/
wonder what would have happened if he was white...or a white women!!
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" OH MY GOD! Our justice system is so flawed its like sometimes they just want someone to do time or give a false sense of justice to those who were wronged whether its the actual guilty party or not."
Took some awesome classes that focused a lot on that. Fascinating (and sometimes horrifying) shit.
OH. Again, not that this is the death penalty... but police coercion?
Ever watched his interrogation video? Police threatening a 14 year old boy with the death penalty if he didn't confess to killing his sister? Completely innocent kid?
Quoting The Doctor:" OH. Again, not that this is the death penalty... but police coercion? Michael Crowe? Ever watched his ... [snip!] ... threatening a 14 year old boy with the death penalty if he didn't confess to killing his sister? Completely innocent kid?"
yup!! sick! think it was on dr phil
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" YES! That is a big case out here. The state just paid Michael Crow and one of his friends that was also ... [snip!] ... names have been released now since they're over 21. It was my sons tutors brother that was also charged in the killing. :shock:"
Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:" Wow"
Personally I believe in equality. You did the crime you get the punishment, regardless of your gender. Altho Canada does not have the death penalty. I also feel that the death penalty is a huge joke. You are sentenced to death and yet you end up spending years and years and years on death row which put a drain on the government and tax payers. If there is evidence that proves without a doubt that you did said crime and the sentence is death...then get to it!