When LWOP really isn't

Started by deeg, August 14, 2012, 07:33:25 PM

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deeg

http://abcnews.go.com/US/betty-smithey-longest-serving-female-prison-inmate-released/story?id=17001914


An Arizona woman is sentenced to life without parole for a 1963 murder.  The Governor provided clemency and has been released.

I wonder how many other states LWOP provides for clemency. 

Dee
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - Margaret Thatcher
The most terrifying words in the English language: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

Russki

There you have it............. absolute proof that LWOP means nothing.
Bombs do not choose. They will hit everything   ... Nikita Khrushchev

I once said, "We will bury you," and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you.  ... Nikita Khrushchev

JTiscool

That's repugnant.

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"She's absolutely not a threat to society. She's almost 70 years old now," Silverman said. "She's done a lot of reflection. Forty-nine years in prison, you think a lot about what you've been through."


Doesn't matter if she is or not. The pain she caused  her victim's family far outweighs any deduction of danger.
My reason for supporting the death penalty? A murderer has less of a right to live than his victim and already presents a danger while incarcerated for life. They have nothing to lose when the most they can get is Life in prison without parole.

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