I agree with goalie. Someone issue a press release. The way the cj system deals with rape is often flawed. The death penalty is also profoundly flawed and not the answer - and application could increase the problems wrt rape prosecutions.
Even with a 99.999999% level of certainty, I wouldn't go for it.
Quote from: John Bender on March 11, 2009, 11:09:40 AMEven with a 99.999999% level of certainty, I wouldn't go for it.Quote from: John Bender on March 11, 2009, 11:09:40 AMEven with a 99.999999% level of certainty, I wouldn't go for it.thank you. besides, it's more costly to execute a person than it is to pay for a life sentence. i love my home state for figuring that out *jersey fist pump*
Well, I said repeat [rape] offenders, so they would be sentenced to death b/c they DID IN FACT re-offend. I think murder is a little different, because I can see many scenarios in which murder was accidental, or aggravated or something. Rapists really seek to rape for the sake of it, unlike most murderers. Again, I realize there are all sorts of evidentiary implications and this and that, but I'm talking about guilt to 99.999999% (or whatever the burden of proof might be set at - much greater than beyond reasonable doubt. 'practical certainty' might be a good phrase to use). I understand this level of proof is probably impossible to reach in almost any case, but that's the beauty of hypotheticals.