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  •  Easily disprovable from an anti deathpentalty (0+ / 0-)

    source even.
    Californians and federal taxpayers have paid more than a quarter of a billion dollars for each of the state's 11 executions, and that it costs $90,000 more a year to house one inmate on death row, where each person has a private cell and extra guards, than in general prison population."

    The housing is a MASSIVE cost. Yes the other things are a costs as well. I am not discounting them. But the housing is a significant portion of it.

    "But death row inmates do not kill people while they're on death row." I disproved that statement in the above quote. Read the link. Its rare but it still happens.

    •  fuck the money (0+ / 0-)

      the system is not perfect.  mistakes happen.  and death is a damn permanent consequence of a mistake.

      until the system is foolproof, we have no business killing people over crimes.  and since any human system can never, ever be foolproof and 100% guaranteed error-free, we should never, ever be employing the death penalty.

      get around that.

      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 06:06:29 AM PST

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