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Life Terms for Teen Killers: Neither Cruel Nor Unusual

hagbardceline Wrote: Jul 16, 2012 11:25 PM
Its worth noting that life imprisonment is cheaper for taxpayers than the death penalty because of costs associated with the appeals process. Its counter-intuitive but true.
Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 7:58 AM
Its worth noting that the lawyers (correct spelling "liars") have perverted the appeals process into yet another tool they can use to destroy civilization, one little chip at a time.

So justice now costs more than apathy.

Well, guess what -- it always did.
IN A COLORADO TOWN in 1996, Verle Mangum bludgeoned Janet and Jennifer Davis to death.

Janet, a 42-year-old nurse's aide, had come home from work and discovered Mangum, then 17, having sex with her 11-year-old daughter, Jennifer. When Janet reached for the phone to call the police, Mangum picked up a baseball bat and fatally bashed her with it. He then used the bat to murder Jennifer as she cowered in the bedroom.

A jury eventually convicted Mangum of both murders. Under Colorado law he was given a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. In...