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Thread #155090   Message #3645388
Posted By: GUEST,Shimrod
26-Jul-14 - 03:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: USA sliding into depravity (botched execution)
Subject: RE: BS: USA sliding into depravity (botched execution)
I haven't ploughed through all of this thread, so someone may have made this point already - if so, sorry! Nevertheless, according to accounts of this case that I have read, Joseph Wood committed his crime 25 years ago and his trial was two years later. So, presumably, he was sentenced to death 23 years ago and has been on 'Death Row' ever since? It seems to me to be crueller to keep someone waiting to be executed for 23 years than actually executing him!

Anyway, concerns about this case seem to me to be a bit out of proportion - especially when you consider that a century ago some rich and powerful European old men forced millions of (mainly) poor and powerless European young men to execute each other. More recently some Ukrainian rebels have executed 295 innocent civilians and the Israeli government have executed around 800 Palestinians - now that's 'depravity'!