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US: Man jailed for murdering participants of gay pride event

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  1. I don’t believe in the death penalty, but sometimes it is extremely hard to maintain that position. I know that this is because of my own anger, and I struggle with this to make sure that rational thought wins in the end.

    I believe people like him should not be executed and I’m glad he’s not on death row. But, people like him should be studied for life, so that one day we can perhaps find out what happened in his own life to make him so violent.

    The only way we can prevent things like this from happening in the future is to prevent the circumstances that lead someone to becoming so disgusting a Human.

    1. An eye for an eye.

      This guy gets to kill two people and will be staying at taxpayer expense in a prison, until released.
      He will then get to live the remainder of his life how he likes.

      I’d like to see this scum executed for the taking of just one life. He did this on purpose in cold blood, in execution style. Why should he have that which he took away from someone else?

      1. There’s something I find amusing about the way you word that, like he’s living the high life: The guy “gets to kill two people” [like it’s somehow a privilege!] and “will be staying at taxpayer expense in a prison” [lording it up in one of those plush American prisons no doubt!].

        He won’t get to live the rest of his life as he likes once released seeing as he won’t be released:

        “Derrick Burden, 24, will spend the rest of his life behind bars… sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.”

        The reason he should get to keep his life because we’re not like him, we don’t kill people. That should be the philosophy. There’s far more for us to learn by trying to find out as much as we can about his background and why he was so violent and for him to learn by being shown the compassion he denied to others than there would be if we just strung him up.

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