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    No, not only because it would mean that innocent people will inevitably be executed but because who knows for what perceived crimes it would be used for in the future.

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    The only reason I can't support its return is that no-one can give any assurances that innocent people will never be executed. That is a position I find completely intolerable.

    There are, however, many people that I would gladly see put to death.
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    One word: No

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir David Gray View Post
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    The only reason I can't support its return is that no-one can give any assurances that innocent people will never be executed. That is a position I find completely intolerable.

    There are, however, many people that I would gladly see put to death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTHERNHIBBY View Post
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    I was on jury duty a few weeks ago and although it was for suspected burglary, when we got to the deliberation stage, one juror actually said that he had googled the suspect's name the night before and he is a ****bag. Let's get on with the guilty bit and let me get back to my roof tiling.
    I’m no expert, but who did you report that to to get him kicked off the jury?

    It’s one thing to Google (which I’m sure you may we’ll put you in contempt) but to admit it to a group of strangers is crazy.

    Just googled this myself

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2012...nline-research

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    Quote Originally Posted by calumhibee1 View Post
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    I done jury duty years ago. Scary seeing the sort of people that are given that kind of power. I had a rape case years ago and although the guy was guilty there was two older women who said after he was brought out at the start of the trial and no evidence given “he just looks guilty doesn’t he?”
    The story goes here that if you are truly not guilty, go for a judge-alone trial, but if you really did it, go for a jury trial as you just never know what result you’ll get.

    It does trouble me that any old fool can get on a jury - how can we know they these jurors even understand all the evidence they’re being presented?!

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    No …. The idea is to foster a human condition where life is precious, if killing is the answer to killing how the hell does that work?

    As for the deterrent angle … it wouldn't be the first time a US state has had to up the number of executions because room is getting short on death row, that's a pretty damning indictment of executions usefulness as a deterrent.

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    Only for politicians and lawyers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve-O View Post
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    The story goes here that if you are truly not guilty, go for a judge-alone trial, but if you really did it, go for a jury trial as you just never know what result you’ll get.
    No such choice available in Scotland - suspect the NZ system takes this from the English system with both Crown and County courts!

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