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Support Moratorium on the Death Penalty --- PLEASE SIGN!!

Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, culture, death, ethics, law, rights, death penalty, Lockett, moratorium )

- 1871 days ago -
... justices to place a moratorium on the death penalty. With the recently botched execution of Clayton Lockett, the world saw how capricious and painful the execution can be.


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Lynn Squance (235)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 3:39 pm
There is nothing new about the death penalty. It has been happening around the world for millenias. But it time to change this barbaric practice. What happened in Oklahoma recently is just one more example of why. Please join me in signing this petition.

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 4:00 pm
S+S-thx Lynn-AGREED

Animae C (509)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 4:09 pm
Your signature has been recorded.

Carrie B (306)
Thursday May 8, 2014, 4:19 pm
Signed and noted.

Autumn S (151)
Friday May 9, 2014, 2:42 am
Your signature has been recorded.

Walter F (128)
Friday May 9, 2014, 3:23 am
Signed Lynn A moritorium is not.enough we need a complete end to the brutal practice of legal murder.It is past time when America broke ranks with the midddle east and China and joined the rest of the democratic countries who abolished it long ago.

Giana P (398)
Friday May 9, 2014, 5:14 am
Noted and signed, thanks Lynn.

Gene J (288)
Friday May 9, 2014, 5:15 am
I signed it but I don't think John Roberts is going to do a thing about it nor that he actually has the power to issue such a decree unless a case is before the Court he runs. I signed it because the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment under any circumstances. I don't believe humans have the right to take life except in defense of self or another. For heinous crimes, life without parole seems to me to be a harsher penalty than death anyway, and it has been proven cheaper as well. Death is the easy way out, a lifetime incarcerated with all the time in the world to contemplate why you are there, assuming one capable of such self-reflection is harsher than death. Particularly so when the criminal is under 30 or 35 maybe, we are not fully formed until then particularly men. Many of the most gruesome crimes are committed by men under 35 who think themselves immortal, who are not sufficiently matured to understand the finality, the horror of what they have just done. A lifetime coming to terms with that is just. They may change their lives in prison, become a force for good, many have, and some will be found innocent - society is not capable yet of convicting only actual criminals.

And I object personally, because using the death penalty makes me complicit and I do not wish such things done in my name as part of a society that believes vengeance, even unto death, is appropriate. It reduces society to the level of the criminal and I don't wish to be in that group. I have rights too, including the right to not have state-sanctioned murder committed in my name. Whether it be as brutally botched as in the most recent instance or not. We cannot create life, but by accident of biology, and we should not be allowed to take it, under any circumstances but the most personal - I do support the right of people to decide for themselves how much pain and indignity they will endure at the end of their natural life. I will make that choice myself regardless what society thinks, but I'd like to see it codified. We treat our pets better than we do each other at end of life. But that is the only exception I make apart from that noted above in defense of self or another. Anything else is as bad or worse as the death penalty is surely a premeditated act of state-sanctioned murder. We should be better than that.

pam w (139)
Friday May 9, 2014, 7:52 am
What Gene said!

Mary T (356)
Friday May 9, 2014, 7:58 am
Thank you Lynn & Gloria for forwarding - signed, noted & shared

Ben Oscarsito (128)
Friday May 9, 2014, 8:03 am

divergent r (309)
Friday May 9, 2014, 8:29 am
signed,,,I don't know,Britian who invented the worst way to kill people,did away with it
now they are talking about bringing it back,,,how crazy,it doesn't stop violent crimes at all

Terrie Williams (798)
Friday May 9, 2014, 10:06 am
Your signature has been recorded. SSN

Chris C (152)
Friday May 9, 2014, 10:55 am
S & N

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday May 9, 2014, 12:00 pm
S&N although a moratorium is net enough, the death-penalty should be abolished for all the reasons Gene has mentioned. Stop dragging your feet please, America, and join the civilised world.

Sheryl G (359)
Friday May 9, 2014, 5:18 pm
Your signature has been recorded.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Friday May 9, 2014, 9:42 pm
Noted, signed and shared. I am 100% against the death penalty and always have been. There's only a few other countries that still execute its citizens. Most industrialized countries in the world stopped this barbaric practice years ago.

The US imprisons so many people unjustly that I can't even imagine the number of people who have been executed when they should not have been. I can think of several right off the top of my head. Unfortunately, in the US, sadly you get the justice you can afford to buy.

JL A (281)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 7:17 am
Signed along with others. Was glad to see announcement that Obama was ordering a study about the problems and inequalities related to the death penalty.

David C (75)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 11:54 am

Robert Hardy (68)
Saturday May 10, 2014, 11:09 pm
We need alternatives.

Winn A (179)
Sunday May 11, 2014, 10:54 am

P A (117)
Monday May 12, 2014, 12:51 am
Thanks Lynn.

Edwin M (346)
Monday May 12, 2014, 11:08 am
Signed, thank you Lynn
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