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    I posted a Steve Benson cartoon this morning on the thread for the border wall. In the process, I discovered that one of the most controversial cartoons that he ever produced was in 1977, when he drew a cartoon criticizing the death penalty. Although we have probably discussed the death penalty before on this site, I could not find a link this morning, so I thought that I would start a new one.

    Although the natural reaction to the Oklahoma City bombing was to "kill the bastard", there are LOTS of reasons that we should not have the death penalty, and the link below explains why:

    http://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2011/11/kill-em-all-and-let-god-sort-em-out.html

    Many people in society feel that the way to solve crime problems is "to get tough on crime". Unfortunately, that is exactly the wrong approach in many cases. The link below goes into more detail:

    http://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2017/06/why-being-tough-on-crime-does-not.html

    Fortunately, even our congress has come to the realization that our criminal justice system is flawed, and a bi-partisan bill was passed by the senate in December:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/senat

    e-passes-sweeping-criminal-justice-reform-bill-n949586

    Obviously, there still ARE a lot of very scary people who need to be locked for the rest of their lives, and El Chapo is one of the. He will staying the rest of his life in the ADX maximum security prison in Colorado, which houses America's most dangerous criminals. No one has ever escaped from the prison since it opened in 1994:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-supermax/el-chapo-likely-heading-for-colorado-prison-where-no-one-has-escaped-idUSKCN1Q12R8

    ADX is a sharp contrast to the prisons in Norway, which are actually OPEN prisons. You'll never see that approach here, but it is an interesting concept.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/norways-prisons-are-better-than-the-american-prisons-2018-6

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    I posted a Steve Benson cartoon this morning on the thread for the border wall. In the process, I discovered that one of the most controversial cartoons that he ever produced was in 1977, when he drew a cartoon criticizing the death penalty. Although we have probably discussed the death penalty before on this site, I could not find a link this morning, so I thought that I would start a new one.

    Although the natural reaction to the Oklahoma City bombing was to "kill the bastard", there are LOTS of reasons that we should not have the death penalty, and the link below explains why:

    http://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2011/11/kill-em-all-and-let-god-sort-em-out.html

    Many people in society feel that the way to solve crime problems is "to get tough on crime". Unfortunately, that is exactly the wrong approach in many cases. The link below goes into more detail:

    http://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2017/06/why-being-tough-on-crime-does-not.html

    Fortunately, even our congress has come to the realization that our criminal justice system is flawed, and a bi-partisan bill was passed by the senate in December:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/senat

    e-passes-sweeping-criminal-justice-reform-bill-n949586

    Obviously, there still ARE a lot of very scary people who need to be locked for the rest of their lives, and El Chapo is one of the. He will staying the rest of his life in the ADX maximum security prison in Colorado, which houses America's most dangerous criminals. No one has ever escaped from the prison since it opened in 1994:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-el-chapo-supermax/el-chapo-likely-heading-for-colorado-prison-where-no-one-has-escaped-idUSKCN1Q12R8

    ADX is a sharp contrast to the prisons in Norway, which are actually OPEN prisons. You'll never see that approach here, but it is an interesting concept.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/norways-prisons-are-better-than-the-american-prisons-2018-6

    Arizona, I've said already a million times that this country still lives in the stone age related to many things. Such as having no strict laws for people in power. As well still use coal and don't "vet" Presidents before they are elected.
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    On Nov. 29, 2020, The Washington Post’s editorial board published a piece containing a morbid statistic: In less than five months, the Trump administration had killed more death row inmates than the federal government had done in the previous five decades combined.

    Even as U.S. President Donald Trump used his office to pardon his supporter and former national security adviser Michael Flynn in late November 2020 for twice lying to the FBI, his administration moved ahead with scheduling an unprecedented number of executions before Trump leaves office on Jan. 20, 2021.

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in the summer of 2020 ended a 17-year hiatus on federal executions. According to statistics gathered by the nonpartisan research nonprofit organization Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), the DOJ had put to death eight people starting in July 2020. Until then, only three people had been executed by the federal government from 1970 to 2020.

    The actions of Trump’s DOJ “have no parallel in modern American history and are out of step with both with the historical practices of past presidents, both Republican and Democratic, and the current practices of U.S. states,” said Robert Dunham, DPIC’s executive director.

    U.S. Attorney General William Barr has scheduled five more people to die during the during the lame duck session, or the months between the election and the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Until now there hadn’t been any federal executions carried out during the transition period between presidential administrations for a century.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-death-penalty/

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    It clearly shows that Trump and Barr are loving cruelty. Is n't it time that the FBI/CIA investigates the "murders" initiated by Trump?

    Here they are: Epstein, Khashoki, Deutsche Bank executive, Ginsburg, and thousands of "virus" victims. Let alone plenty of more crimes; like let an"stupid" kid kill 2 and injure an third and let him collect $200,000 "money"for doing it. But still runs around if nothing happened.

    What are the Dem's doing about it? Answer: "nothing"

    If one person deserves an death penalty ; then you know who I mean.