Monday, September 15, 2014

Federal judge says judicial role requires upholding death penalty of innocent when procedurally fair

At his blog Hercules and the Umpire, Judge Richard Kopf has this thoughtful discussion of the death penalty.

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The Sixth Commandment : Thou Shalt Not Kill.
When you are a judge and you approve a death sentence then you have violated the Sixth Commandment. You may believe in God and you may not. You may believe that someday or night that you might have an interview with Saint Peter at the Holy Gates and that you might be judged for causing the death of a human. I must tell you that there is no exception for the citizens of Texas which says: Y'all Can. The Sears Roebuck version of the Bible is out there for the likes of you who wish to kill in the name of the Great State of Texas. In the scale of things you judges will not live all that long and yet Hell is for eternity. It is not worth the risk. If you are a judge then set aside all death penalty cases. You may not be a party to this killing and get away with it. Nuff said.

Posted by: BarkinDog | Sep 15, 2014 10:18:11 PM

And those who live by the sword, die by the sword. So, if you live in a death penalty state (a state where humans kill other humans in the name of the state) then you had better be careful around drugs if your state kills humans by lethal injections. You had better be careful around the electric box if your state kills humans by an electric chair. And if your state kills by method of hanging then be careful of ropes. Do not even ride on a sailboat. Because what goes around, comes around.

Posted by: BarkinDog | Sep 16, 2014 7:13:18 AM

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