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Posted: Nov 5th 2011 4:54PM Lenn said

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@pid The one kid's father is a convicted murderer as well. Something about a tree, an apple and not falling far.
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Posted: Nov 5th 2011 5:32PM Apakal said

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@Lenn

Whats goes up must come down? No wait.. That can't be right.
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Posted: Nov 5th 2011 6:42PM CZL said

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@pid Don't feel bad for them. Lots of people have terrible, horrible lives, childhoods, etc. But in the end, everyone is faced with the choice of whether their circumstances dictate who they are and how they act. These monsters made a conscious choice to commit the two most horrific crimes humans can commit: rape and murder. What's more, they planned it and chose someone that was their friend, a young woman with her entire life ahead of her.

I know that Canada does not have the death penalty, and capital punishment is a contentious issue with valid points on both sides, but honestly... these two are prime examples of people too sick to be allowed to live anymore. They *will* remain a danger to the guards and other inmates in prison.
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Posted: Nov 5th 2011 4:35PM Apakal said

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@Daemodand

True, but not because of this example. WoW is full of equally terrible non-murders and non-rapists as well.

Really, people in general are just bad.

Doom, I say. DOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMM!

Posted: Nov 5th 2011 5:17PM Randomessa said

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The reason it costs so much to kill someone in the prison system is because convicts have the right to appeal the decision of the courts, and these appeals are costly and time consuming; it can take decades before all appeals have been exhausted.

There are countries where a prisoner doesn't have the right to appeal a decision that will result in their deaths, but we don't generally talk about them with a lot of respect.

Posted: Nov 5th 2011 5:26PM (Unverified) said

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Ok, as horrible as this is, I wondered immediately if he played Alliance or Horde...


Posted: Nov 5th 2011 6:17PM Graill440 said

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Darwinism should always be applied to confessed people like this. Wasting our taxes by keeping them in prison, and alive is a joke on society and shows the feebleness of society as a whole in doing the right thing.

People committing these types of crimes should be executed in the manner they killed their victims. Its because of the fantasy of religion that some members of society turn the other cheek, turning away until a killer is released and kills again, something that happens quite often. Still turning the other cheek because they think the high fantasy of religon guides them or compels them.

I suggest a new line of thinking. Not only should church and state stay seperated, but church and trials should stay seperated. One time when common sense alone should take precedence over everything.

Now, excuse me, i have to check my ribs. (mmmmm)

Posted: Nov 5th 2011 9:48PM ChongShin said

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@Graill440 I don't know. On the one hand I agree that they should get brutalized in the same way, but on the other hand, doing that requires that someone performs that sort of disgusting thing to them.

For a normal person, doing that to anyone is going to leave them messed up in the head for a long time. Personally, I say just shoot them once or thrice and save everyone the time, troubles, and money.
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Posted: Nov 6th 2011 11:43AM ragingbear505 said

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@Graill440

Yes because only religious people are opposed to the death penalty and all those religious conservatives who are for it are just outliers. I suppose all secular humanists/athiests/agnostics also hold views similar to yours about the death penalty since they are not blinded by the fantasy of religion. I guess developing and holding true to their own moral compass is out of the question as being opposed to killing other humans, even for motivations like revenge, is clearly foolish. Also I fail to see the connection between Natural Selection and the sentencing of criminals.
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Posted: Nov 5th 2011 6:57PM (Unverified) said

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@Kalex716

Because there are a lot of cases where people are wrongfully convicted. If you are cool with murdering innocent people as a byproduct of murdering guilty people, then okay. But a lot of people are not cool with that possibility.

As of 2010, The Innocence Project had exonerated 278 people who were wrongfully convicted. 15 of those people were on death row. These are the lucky people for whom DNA evidence was available for testing to exonerate them, and there are probably far more wrongfully convicted people out there.

Right now, the evidence we rely on to get convictions is really, really flawed and most of the time is based on human memory (eyewitnesses) which is extremely unreliable. You can more at (http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/Facts_on_PostConviction_DNA_Exonerations.php).

Posted: Nov 5th 2011 7:08PM Apakal said

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@Randomessa

This.

You also have to consider that legal expenses on the prosecution side are generally significantly higher. You're not just paying a lawyer hourly. You're paying an entire legal department, a police department, forensics, judges, jurors, bailiffs, court reporters, laboratories if any analysis needs to be done, etc. etc. etc. And you're still paying to house the suspect all this time.

Add to that that now the drugs used for Lethal Injection are in short supply (thanks Texas) and pharmaceutical companies are deciding not to manufacture them anymore, you have simple supply and demand economics working in tandem with an increasingly vocal moral and ethical counterargument and capital punishment isn't so simply the more economical decision.

Posted: Nov 5th 2011 7:23PM Utakata said

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Also: Their lawyer is the best place to confess their deeds...not in a WoW chat. They should get an extra year for being that stupid.

Posted: Nov 5th 2011 7:28PM Dunraven said

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Even though WoW was used just as a communication tool I am afraid the sensationalist media will take this and run with it.

WoW already has had way too much publicity lately with the whole Blizzcon fiasco.

Faux news will no doubt use this to paint WoW as a hang out for Bigots. Murderers and rapist and in the end we the honest consumer will end up paying as our conversations and personal info will be less private.

Posted: Nov 5th 2011 11:47PM Ragemaster9999 said

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Lol, not eligible for parole until after 10 years? -1 for fail pussy socialist country.

Posted: Nov 6th 2011 7:06AM Ref Minor said

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@Ragemaster9999

Yeah, because Canada has a soooo much higher murder rate than the States.

Also, eligible for parole is not the same as released on parole
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Posted: Nov 6th 2011 6:55AM Ref Minor said

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Let's hope you do not ever become one of those mistakenly convicted of a crime. The police and courts are human, the death penalty is not.

Posted: Nov 6th 2011 2:12PM Mikx said

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I would comment on stupid criminals, instead I'll just ask if he had Real ID.

Posted: Nov 7th 2011 10:03AM fallwind said

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@Mikx not enough +1s
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Posted: Nov 7th 2011 11:48AM (Unverified) said

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I hope they know that they just volunteered their asses to be the next 40 man raid instance.

Posted: Nov 7th 2011 2:15PM drunkingamebar said

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I think I remember pre-tbc or during tbc they said that the chat channels would be watch, recorded, monitored, do to the chances of terrorism (patriot act) I know they do, my friend got busted for being a gold farmer - he wasn't when he got busted, but after the fact. Someone in the guild whispered him and said "You used to be a gold farmer, where is a good place to farm?"
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He was a farmer, and he could only play after he met his gold quota for the day where he worked (which was rare) a nice, but strange guy in the guild made an account for him that he could play when ever he wanted, since he was only farming to play the game. (he lived in Indonesia) - He got banned, and the guy who got him the account called Blizzard, said it was his brother-in-law, and that he wasn't a farmer it was just someone being a wise ass, and got the account un-banned.

Long story short 1 whisper got a player banned.

I am sure they have flagged words, murder, kill, bomb, farm ect.. Hell this site probably does too!

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