Dee (layla515) wrote in elections_on_lj,
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The Death Penalty

I know I'm not a moderator but this community has been quiet since the presidential election and I thought this might be interesting to the members. This has been a major issue in my area lately.

Early Saturday morning, convicted serial killer Michael Ross will likely be the first person in 45 years to be put to death in Connecticut. Ross is on death row for murdering four women in the 1980s and has admitted to killing eight women in CT and NY. Ross has said he is ready to die and has chosen not to seek an appeal in the past year. His father is among those trying to stop the execution. Dan Ross says his son is not competent to decide whether he should live or die. Other groups argue that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment and therefore is unconstitutional.

Poll #427036 death penalty

What do you think?

If a jury decided this is the best punishment, then the government must follow through with that decision.
5(38.5%)
The death penalty is cruel and inhumane and should never be used -- even if the convicted person claims he/she is ready to die.
5(38.5%)
It should only be used for the most inhumane crimes and only after all legal options have been exersized.
3(23.1%)

Should Dan Ross try to intercede against his son's wishes?

Yes.
3(23.1%)
No.
6(46.2%)
I'm not sure.
4(30.8%)
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