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Discussion » Questions » Current Events and News » Isn’t it ironic that if Derek Chauvin were to face the death penalty*, a knee to the neck would be deemed cruel and unusual punishment?

Isn’t it ironic that if Derek Chauvin were to face the death penalty*, a knee to the neck would be deemed cruel and unusual punishment?

 


*I am not saying that guilt or innocence has been legally established, nor that death penalty is or is not applicable in this case, nor that the death penalty is even in effect in Minnesota. 




Posted - September 11

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  • 10727
    No more ironic than all the Trumpicans saying "but Obama pardoned" X, Y and Z whenever anyone protests that His Royal Orangeness just pardoned three individuals convicted of war crimes by court martial. Obama never pardoned any war criminals and neither did anybody else, it's unprecedented.
      September 11, 2020 10:28 PM MDT
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  • 36383

     

       Yes, you’re correct: that should excuse Chauvin for murdering George Floyd.
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      September 12, 2020 7:38 AM MDT
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  • 4526
    I suppose that's true of most murderers. 




      September 12, 2020 7:58 AM MDT
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  • 36383

     

      Good point. 

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      September 12, 2020 8:24 AM MDT
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  • 32943
    Criminals should be handed over to the victim's family, to be dealt with by them. They may do what they want.
      September 12, 2020 8:25 AM MDT
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  • 36383

     

      You think the way that I do. No coddling there, right?

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      September 12, 2020 8:31 AM MDT
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  • 32943
    Zackly.
      September 12, 2020 8:32 AM MDT
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  • 4526
    That would be so unfair to the victims' families! I don't like that idea at all. 
      September 12, 2020 4:11 PM MDT
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  • 32943
    (She said with dripping sarcasm.)
      September 12, 2020 4:15 PM MDT
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  • 4526
    No sarcasm!

    I know that I'm in the minority, but I truly don't believe in vengeance and anger and payback. I wouldn't want the responsibility or burden of dishing out punishment. 
      September 12, 2020 4:22 PM MDT
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