Say No to Capital Punishment
  • Petitioned State Senator Greg Ball

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NY State Senate
State Senator Greg Ball
New York State House

Say No to Capital Punishment

    1. Petition by

      Michael A. Benjamin

      Totowa, NJ

Sen. Ball is pandering to sorrow-filled New Yorkers and a media wolfpack. From 1995-2004, not a single person convicted and sentenced under the death penalty statue was executed. Today, all former death row inmates remain imprisoned for the rest of their natural lives.

The wrongful execution by the State of an innocent person can never be undone.

Murder rates are unaffected by the absence or presence of a death penalty statute. Few murders are premediated and those who plan murders are not rational actors. They are psychopathic and sociopathic personalities who do not care a whit about the rules of our society. Some others act out of a misplaced passion that suspends rational thinking about the consequences of their actions.

The death penalty is a blood vengence that neither serves the memory of murder victims nor deter future murders.

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    • Mike DePue SPRINGFIELD, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      No barbaric capital punishment--anywhere, any time!

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    • Helen Burleson OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because our justice system is seriously flawed and too many innocent people have been put to death, the death penalty should be abolished. It's better to let one guilty man go free than to kill hundreds of innocent men.

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Supporting criminal justice: Tell the Sacramento Sheriff's Dept. to Stop concealing a hate crime.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/sacramento-county-officials-dont-deny-citizens-their-due-process-rights?te=seia

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    • Stephanie Dzubak PALMDALE, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      if you find a person is innocent you can always release them but once you execute them there is nothing you can do to bring them back. the death penalty is wrong. the government should not be playing God.

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    • DAVID POLLACK WASHINGTONVILLE, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      To many innocent people have been killed because of forced "eyewitness" testimony and revengful juries. .

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