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  •  Good story ... except (5+ / 0-)
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    In the end, however, whether or not Troy Davis was guilty or not is merely salt in the wound of a far bigger outrage.
    A political or a moral or a hypocritical ... or ANY reason to feel outraged ... does NOT even minutely rival the outrage that is the act of killing a man without being absolutely certain he's guilty.
    Just a quibble. I am up against my significant one on this. As she put it, she was against the death penatly till the day our first child was born.  I've even had to go so far as to try to explain that I would hope I could continue my opposition to capital punishment even if one of our children were murdered.

    This is raw for me. Good story, like I said.

    •  We've had that situation in our family (14+ / 0-)

      One family member is a pastor and an outspoken opponent of capital punishment.  When his child was murdered, a parishioner came up and asked, triumphantly, whether he hadn't changed his mind.  

      Do you think
      he replied
      that my conviction was so shallow?

      If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

      by marykk on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 10:40:38 AM PST

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    •  My SO and I disagree on this as well (6+ / 0-)
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      I'm opposed to death penalty under ALL circumstances and even told her that if someone brutally murdered me, I DO NOT WANT anyone to advocate for the death penalty. It will not bring me back, and it won't make my death less tragic.

      She's not sure that she could respect my wishes.

      I'm uncomfortable with that. But if the hypothetical happens, I'll be dead and won't care either way.

      P.S. I am not a crackpot.

      by BoiseBlue on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 10:41:50 AM PST

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    •  Matter of opinion. (0+ / 0-)
      ANY reason to feel outraged ... does NOT even minutely rival the outrage that is the act of killing a man without being absolutely certain he's guilty.
      For some, the core outrage is taking a life at all. Under this perspective, the innocence of the victim adds another degree of immorality, but not one that dwarfs the orginal outrage as you state.

      "These are not candidates. These are the empty stand-ins for lobbyists' policies to be legislated later." - Chimpy, 9/24/10

      by NWTerriD on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 12:15:14 PM PST

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