I’ve tried to search on-line for more authoritative sources to expand upon this sensationalist article, so far without success; why does PinkNews not reveal sources for its articles 99% of the time?
Tick tock, tick tock Hook.
I have no problem with capital punishment, but I do have a problem about why it takes them so long to drag these things on.
The man has been found guilty and sentenced accordingly. He should be taken out the back of the courtroom and hanged until dead. Job done.
Leaving people on death row for years waiting for the inevitable is just inhumane and unnecessary.
Well I for one think ‘capital punishment’ is profoundly wrong, but passing on .. have you found more authoritative sourcing for this somewhat sensationalist story than I have so far been able to, in addition to this very sketchy report in PinkNews?
That’s refreshing. Somebody on PinkNews who’s not a narrow-minded liberal bigot. I’m fed up with all the wishy-washy, conformist leftie tossers on this forum. Vicious murderers deserve to be strung up.
I find it amusing that someone who wants to gleefully see more violence committed would accuse people who oppose the death penalty of being bigots.
Miscarriages of justice happen too often, therefore one innocent person put to death is one too many.
The death penalty serves no purpose. It can’t be claimed even as a deterrent esp in the US with it’s current gun laws.
How many innocent lives have been lost due to the fact that we have no effective criminal justice system? Dogmatic liberals like yourself have incrementally destroyed the notion of punishment/retribution over the past 50 years. We don’t punish our murderers. We lock them up for 10 or 12 years with all the luxuries and drugs they desire. In 1962, we had 300 murders in the UK. In 2002, we had over 1000 (and many murders these days are classified as manslaughter, to water down the figures). The population increased only 20%, but the murder rate more than tripled. Remember the lesbian copper who was ot shot dead? 1/2 century ago, gun crime was almost non-existent, despite guns being very easily available. Crooks were afraid to carry guns. Nowadays, they have nothing to fear. Every time some old lady gets mugged, or some teenager gets knifed, it’s on your head.
Don’t be ridiculous!!! There are many reasons why crime goes up,the death penalty(or lack of it) is never one of them.The only thing the death penalty does it gives the green light to violence as a solution(it ain’t ) to crime which it should never be.In my poor country (Albania) crime is lower than in the USA even thought we abolished the death penalty.Actualy crime has gotten much lower since we abolished it in 2000.You dont have anything to back your claim
Oh really, Dennis? Ever heard of the Kray twins?
There have been several innocent people convicted for murder only to be released because they were wrongly accused and a miscarriage of justice. Many of whom would have been hung.
For example the Jill Dando case to name but one. I can remember several others also that at the time people called for them to be hung only to find out they were wrongly jailed.
It is for that reason along that we don’t have capital punishment. I used to support the death penalty but after research found too many innocent people would have been hanged for crimes they didn’t commit. That cannot be right.
Part of the reason the justice system fails, people like you and your death penalty obsession, is because you create a culture of blame and it seems anyone will do at the expense of satisfying some medieval craving for public execution. It’s wrong and it’s murder in itself. It serves no purpose.
Did you know that over the last 25 years at least 1 people will be wrongly accused each year….
By my reckoning that would be 25 innocent people murdered because people like Dennis and their obsession with a lynch mob mentality.
One innocent person falsely accused of murder is one too many but to murder them as well…. that make people like Dennis as bad as the very real murderers out there.
Only difference is those guilty murderers usually have a motive… The only motive for Dennis and his ‘witchhunt clan’ is a bloodthirsty lust, as if hanging was a sport.
As for your comment “Crooks were afraid to carry guns”
America has well over 12,000 gun related deaths each year. In a country that has the death penalty.
Hardly a recommendation for the crooks fearing anything, don’t ya think?!
Here’s an article: http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20130215/NEWS/302150092/Execution-date-set-gay-bar-killing
The death penalty should be banned if only because the people who support it are almost always so disturbingly blood thirsty themselves.
Capital punishment is murder , an eye for an eye makes the whole world Blind .
Rehan – the Krays didn’t commit their first murder until 1966, a year after the death penalty was abolished. Kinda adds weight to my point, no?
It kinda doesn’t, since that was the first murder we know about – they were certainly involved in armed robbery before, or do you consider that acceptable?
Your fantasy that ‘crooks were too scared to carry guns’, along with the idea that they were easy to procure in the past, is a ludicrous nostalgic fantasy.
Jock S. Trap – of those 12,000 gun deaths, half are suicides, and many others are accidents, robbers shot in the act, crooks killed in shootouts with cops, etc. Not murders as you sneakily imply. Besides, America doesn’t have the death penalty – spending 20 years languishing on death row, then being gently put to sleep like a sick dog is not capital punishment. And the majority of people sentenced to death have their sentences commuted to life. I’m sure I read somewhere that 1/3 of death row inmates die of natural causes. Besides, America is a completely different culture from ours, so any comparison if false. The reason I support the death penalty is because I want to SPARE potential victims from being murdered. It is a gross misrepresentation to accuse me of bloodthirstiness. But, that’s to be expected from liberal bigots like you who twist and manipulate people’s viewpoints to suit your own ends. It is you, sir, you should be ashamed.
The death penalty spares no potential victims and that has been proven.You don’t seem to care that how much will society be brutalized if there is the death penalty especially the children.Since i come from a ex-communist country which had the death penalty(PUBLIC EXECUTIONS) and used in routine until 1995 I think i know more about that than you.
Well, we’re not talking about Belorussia or Yugoslavia or whatever sh1thole country you come from. I find it ironic that you seem to have a problem with communism, itself an innately atheistic ideology, yet you post comments on a very anti-religious forum, condemning communism. P.S. whenever ‘the children’ argument is put forth, you can always be sure the proponent is bullsh1tting. Please remember, we’re in the UK, not the sh1thole country you’re from. 12 jurors have to agree unanimously to string someone up. I suspect your crappy country used kangaroo courts?
You can write ‘bullshit’, you know – and you evidently do.
You are showing your true xenophobic bigot colors for attacking me and my country(you assume to much but you are also uninformed and offtopic).I don’t care what you believe or what you want it does not alter the truth that the death penalty is morally wrong and not at all efficient as a deterrent.It is very good that most of the world is abolishing the death penalty and bigots are being sidelined or simply ignored .If you want absolutely to see blood i think you have some deep emotional issues .Other than that your views are a relic of the past that will be forgotten by everyone. Goodbye !!!
All I see is your anger, you clearly have no skills to debate issues.
You comment about someone’s country is completely unacceptable. You say you support the death penalty then attack someone whose country had it. You’re a hypocrite.
You say here we have 12 jurors who have to agree unanimously…. yet they still make mistakes and innocent people jailed for crimes they never committed.
You bleat on about the death penalty yet say nothing about the innocent people that would be hanged as they did before which is another reason Why we stopped the death penalty in the first place.
It is clearly, as I have said you blood lust for violence that spurns you…
Oh and once you start using words like “bullshitting” and “shithole” esp in terms of the Xenaphobia you have displayed, one thinks you’ve lost the argument, not least the plot… doesn’t one think Dennis?!
I have no respect for people who have so little respect for anyone’s life. This includes anyone that has voted for the death penalty in Ohio. Yes the man killed a gay man (I’m gay too) but to kill him in return is just perverse.
I come from the USA but very glad I live in the UK because the state sanctioned killing of people, and the fact that enough people think that it’s okay to vote the law back in to murder people ‘legally’, shows the general mental dysfunction that goes on in many peoples minds over there.