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  •  Grizzard, think about what you are saying (0+ / 0-)

    Let's presume you actually fact checked and that it is true that over the last ten years no death row murderer has murdered additional people while on death row. Good news.

    But, lifers in prison have, both in prison and after escape.

    Therefore, you provide more evidence that the death penalty is a better protector of innocent lives, as I have already established.

    No, the fact the people do murder people in prison or after escape or after improper releases does mattter, a great deal.

    Remember the lifer, in North Carolina, I believe, who said if you don't sentnce me to death I will murder, again. He got a life sentence and murdered, again, finally, receiving a death sentnece?

    Or the Texas 7, who escaped murdering Officer Aubrey Hawkins.

    "He was the kind of father that all the kids in our neighborhood wanted to be around.  The love and relationship between Aubrey and Andrew is indescribable.  It was a relationship that most parents could only dream of having.  The 9-year-old little boy was Aubrey's pride and joy.  They were "buddies".  It breaks my heart that Aubrey will never get to see Andrew grow up to be the man he always taught him to be.  Aubrey was the kind of son who worried about his mom living alone.  He always looked out for her and made sure she was safe.  He truly loved her from the bottom of his heart.  Aubrey was a loving and devoted husband.  He was my best friend.  He made me laugh when nobody else could.  His face would "light-up" every time I walked into a room.  Never again will I hear him come home and yell throughout the house . . . "Where's my girl?"  Never again will I feel his big arms wrapped around me and his kiss on my forehead."

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