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Oh yes I do. Truly excellent. Always reminds me of the old British Telecom handbook that used to come with every 'rented' telephone. The first page said something like.
'If your phone is broken please call us on this number to let us know.'
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage."
Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
Always in these cases I want the b* to stay there, in prison for the rest of his natural; no 'acceleration'. But what of the cost? I think it is great value for money, the message is we know that execution would be cheaper but the extra cost of keeping them alive, fed and guarded is worth it to let the sunshines know that society is in charge and can choose their fate. It's the same with Brady, Bamber [off to court today],et al - keep them locked up and we, not them, choose what happens.
Reality is an illusion caused by a lack of alcohol
"Nagy, you have won the internets." - Keith Barrow
I have read up and studied this case extensively.
I suspect that his appeals are being refused now for the reasons of political embarrassment.
The fact that officers attending saw movement in the house whilst Bamber was in their presence?
Neville Bamber's call to the police saying his DAUGHTER had gone beserk with a gun?
Why did a police officer state originally there were two female bodies downstairs only to change it later to one downstairs and one upstairs?
What of the photographic evidence showing changes to the scene (ie shotgun damage) that happened AFTER Bamber was arrested?
Then look at the corruption in the force, the fact that he would be due £Millions in compensation, the cost of claiming back his inheritance from other members of the family that the courts had awarded after his conviction and the public loss of face for imposing a whole life tariff on (what I believe to be) an innocent man.
Obscurum per obscurius.
Ad astra per alas porci.
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.
AFAIK The never ending death penalty appeals are largely done by law school students hoping a successful Hail Mary play will land them a good job on graduation. Mostly free labor means they can keep trying indefinitely.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Just as executing someone will not bring the victims back, you can't bring a wrongfully executed person back either. If our goal is to have a civilised and fair society, capital punishment has no place there. Society needs to set a better example than something that is inherently flawed as all the evidence points to.