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New Hampshire abolished execution today. Good news. It's worth thinking for a minute about the history of death penalty abolition, lest we think it's a product of our recent wokeness.

#deathpenalty thread. Should be grading papers so it'll be long.

appealpolitics.org/2019/new-hamps…
Enlightenment Americans wanted to set America apart from Old Europe, and thought banning the death penalty would be a good way to do it. Thomas Jefferson tried to further limit Virginia's death penalty to murder and treason. The measure failed by one vote.
American thinkers like Jefferson, Benjamin Rush, John Adams, and others were all reading an exciting new zine by Italian thinker Cesare Beccaria, which, among other things opposed capital punishment because it was a tool of dictators.
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#MichaelKovrig & #MichaelSpavor have been formally arrested after 150+ days in detention (specifically #RSDL). A thread explaining a bit about what this means and why there are still so many things that we don't know (and likely will not know anytime soon). 1/
There is often confusion in English b/c, well, #Kovrig & #Spavor have been locked up for 5+ months, which looks like an "arrest." But "arrest" here is "逮捕" -- a specific procedure that goes through prosecutors (aka the procuratorate or procuracy). 2/
chinanews.com/gn/2019/05-16/…
This means the cases are still in the investigation phase but now the prosecutors are directly involved as well as the public security forces. In garden-variety cases, Chinese prosecutors sometimes disagree with police (though very rarely in public). Do NOT expect that here. 3/
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#FACTSMATTER: Palestinians collaborated with Hitler and killed hundreds of Jews who ended up in Israel. @RepRashida @Ilhan @SpeakerPelosi @DNC need to STOP blaming Republicans for being more educated, READ A HISTORY BOOK & apologize. #ProveMeWrong

washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/pelosi…
Why does the House Democratic leadership continue to enable @IlhanMN @RashidaTlaib normalizing #Islam and paint them as some kind of "#womensrights" crusaders?

#FACTSMATTER: Islam teaches that a woman is worth less than a man. #ShariaLaw #ProveMeWrong
"A woman's heaven is beneath her husband's feet."
~A traditional Islamic saying.

#FACTSMATTER: Islam teaches that a woman is worth less than a man. #ProveMeWrong #ImpeachIlhan @IlhanMN
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I’m far from a #Brunei expert/reporter (ping @ainbandial @tashny) but I’m seeing international media report the sultan’s announcement about the moratorium of the #deathpenalty as a “dramatic U-turn” and… that doesn’t seem quite right.
@ainbandial @tashny The truth is that #Brunei has been listed as "de facto abolitionist” when it comes to the #deathpenalty, which means that, while capital punishment is still in law, it hasn’t actually been practised (i.e. no executions) for at least 10 years.
@ainbandial @tashny While I find it interesting the sultan felt the need to come out and reiterate the moratorium—and do think that international pressure had something to do with it—calling it a “u-turn” obscures the fact that not carrying out executions isn’t a new thing, but long established.
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OK. This may be a longish thread, trying to unpack today's developments in the #ChristopherPrice case. @DPInfoCtr #Alabama #deathpenalty. Here goes: ...
1) Yesterday the 11th Circuit upheld the same federal district court's decision denying Price's application for a stay of execution. deathpenaltyinfo.org/files/pdf/Pric… @DPInfoCtr #ChristopherPrice #Alabama #deathpenalty.
2) That decision agreed with Price that, under the Eighth Amendment, nitrogen hypoxia is available as an alternative method of execution, even if Price missed the statutory deadline for opting-in to select it as his preferred method of execution. #ChristopherPrice #deathpenalty.
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Harris ran for DA as anti-death penalty. She was elected. Those who are pro-death penalty will always object. Harris is right. Reviving this 15yrs later panders to the #GOP.

How Kamala Harris' death penalty decisions broke hearts on both sides cnn.com/2019/04/08/pol…
Clarifying that I meant #Harris was right on her death penalty stance and that it is my stance that @CNN reviving this story is the pandering aspect.

One feels for the widow, but we are not served by the death penalty in a civilized society..
@CNN What should be the takeaway from this tragic story for 2020 is that as a young prosecutor--and the first woman, first black woman, first Asian American woman--#KamalaHarris stood up against literally everyone because she knew, as should we all, that the #deathpenalty is wrong.
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@Scavino45
23 March 2019
🇺🇸 New Q

ICYMI: Mueller Report went to AG Barr last night. Barr issued letter to Congress.

Q LINK. qmap.pub
@Scavino45 2)
MUELLER > DECLAS > OIG > TRUTH > JUSTICE

What might be declassified?
▪️FISA?
▪️302s?
▪️Gang of Eight?
▪️Baker testimony?
▪️Lynch testimony?
▪️Whistleblower testimony?
▪️FVEY?
▪️Epstein case?
▪️NXIVM?
▪️Ray Chandler etal, human trafficking?
▪️HRC emails? CF emails?
@Scavino45 3)
Will Smith-Mundt and 1A protect them? Might some in MSM be charged in conspiracy to commit sedition? Will they play dumb to try to wiggle out of legal trouble? “We were just reporting what the Reps and Senators were saying”.
Time will tell if they will feel #Pain.
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Well....as someone who opposes the #deathpenalty & has written extensively about it, 30 states still have the death penalty & there are nearly 3k people on death row in the US right now.
There are 744 people on death row in CA
353 in FL
232 in TX
185 in AL
160 in PA
144 in OH
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There SHOULD be a debate over the #deathpenalty because life on death row is a special kind of hell and should be against the 8th amendment as it is cruel and unusual punishment. The DP is also whimsically applied. Ending it would also save millions.
2/
deathpenaltyinfo.org/death-row-inma…
There is no rational reason for the #deathpenalty.
People have been released from death row after having been found innocent.
Claims that it serves as a deterrent have been proven false.
The cost of a death row prisoner is $2M.
It is fundamentally immoral & benefits no one.
3/
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The #POTUS tweeted this afternoon about the obstruction Democrats have placed in the Senate. Dems have been blocking up to 2 years historic-record. If, we see the twit time: 4:43. We look for the #Q drop 443 and we see what the President or #Q+ & Q want to tell us.
#QAnon #MAGA
#QPost 443 is what the #POTUS has been telling us about the Space Force. In the past few day we have seen many signs in the sky & #FakeNews said was a
transformer fire? NO WAY!

It's coming back in a big way
Space is critical to our NAT SEC
Was terminated for a specific reason
Q
#POTUS knows what is going on and he is taking care of it.
Watch the transformer explosion that lit up New York City's night sky
cnb.cx/2CCp36K
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This is my THREAD on #QPosts for SUNDAY Dec. 2, 2018.
NOTHING CAN STOP WHAT IS COMING, NOTHING!
NO MERCY FOR THE CRIMINALS!
@POTUS #QAnon #QArmy #WWG1WGA #PatriotsUnited #D5 #MerryChristmas @daisyclover55 #NoMercy #Gitmo #deathpenalty
THESE CRIMINALS DO NOT DESERVE MERCY!
[THEY] WILL BE PUNISHED WITH THE FULL WEIGHT OF THE LAW
Elton John - Have Mercy On The Criminal (Live in Sydney with Melbourne S...
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Q !!
Define 'Treason'
EO effective 1.1.19?
#QAnon #POTUS #WWG1WGA #PatriotsUnited #MAGA #D5
May GOD BLESS those who fight to defend our great Nation.
We, the PEOPLE.
Q
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🚨 IMPORTANT

Learn more about Assange's cooperation with US military/civilian intel

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SOURCE:
Steve R. Pieczenik (/pəˈtʃɛnɪk/; born December 7, 1943) is an American writer, former United States Department of State official, psychiatrist, and publisher.
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DATE:
Nov 1, 2016

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A select group of white hats know that Assange helped them save America from the clutches of EVIL. I wonder if they have enough to power to keep Assange safe? The Democrats are out to 'eliminate' Assange.
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@thehill So these are the @DNC pathetic talking points now? The writers of them are terrified, because they know all the laws they broke and the penalties they face. And you, Mr. #BillMaher, are a patsy and falling for them.

I actually thought you were smarter than that.
@thehill @DNC Along those lines, the only ones to use the term “red line in the sand” were @BarackObama and @HillaryClinton, which says where these TPs are coming from. And her lawyers orchestrating the #StealTheVote down in #FL and #AZ reinforces it.

Looks like #DeathPenalty is possible.
@thehill @DNC @BarackObama @HillaryClinton Apparently @HillaryClinton was not kidding when she said if @POTUS won their necks were in nooses!
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Drive around in circles in your yard all day on your lawn mower for all I care Jerry, because you're DONE, no matter what...
It's the Sabbath, I would expect nothing less from the predictable intrusive piece of predator sh!t. He has an extensive pattern. Rockefeller serpent seed.
Genesis 3:15...eeny weeny bruise to my heel, big head crush in store🐍Tick tock #GITMO #DeathPenalty #TheLawOfRetribution
In my victim impact statement I will request to be the one who flips the switch that starts the drip that ends your miserable life... I wanna see the terror in your eyes, the same my beautiful family members must have felt realizing they were dying!
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Almost a year before the Pope's announced revision of para. 2267 of the Catechism, @EWTN's @worldoverdc featured Profs. Edward #Feser & Joseph #Bessette discussing their book, By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A #Catholic Defense of #CapitalPunishment.

At about 9:08 (see above) @RaymondArroyo reads a letter about the death penalty, euthanasia, & abortion, and a discussion begins re guilt & innocence, prudential judgment, & teaching that must be adhered to. #DeathPenalty #Catholic
At about 11:46 (see OP) discussion begins about the Scriptural roots of the #Catholic teaching on #CapitalPunishment. #DeathPenalty
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THREAD : Hello #CatholicTwitter ! A small experiment in the history of moral theology. Let us take a step back from the discussion of the #deathpenalty, and discuss, well, hmm…, #wifebeating
1/ For the greatest part of the history of the Western Church, at least from the middle ages until the 19th century, theologians and canonists have unanimously acknowledged the ius correctionis of husbands over their wives, including beating (verberatio).
2/ This was seen as part of wider ius correction in economic communities (such as the family) justifying also correction of slaves and children.
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Friends, for some years now, I have expressed my concern that the #DeathPenalty is both cruel and unnecessary and I have called for its abolition.
So, I welcome the changes to The Catechism of the Catholic Church on the #DeathPenalty and I am grateful for @Pontifex's leadership in working for an end to judicial executions worldwide.
The Catechism revisions announced today reflect an authentic development of the Church’s doctrine that started with St. John Paul II and has continued under emeritus Pope Benedict XVI and now @Pontifex.
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Here’s @amnesty’s page on Japan & the #deathpenalty.

amnesty.org/en/countries/a…

In the past they’ve accused Japan of breaking international law.

japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/04/1…
The sarin gas attacks were among the most shocking crimes in modern Japanese history. I can’t believe that the number 13 seems small to me now because of all the larger massacres we’ve seen in the US.
List of massacres in Japan:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m…

List of major crimes in Japan:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_m…
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1) This #CDAN blind looks solved & exposes yet another sicko crime network, this time #SoutheastAsia. It connects several interesting items to #QAnon #crumbs. Don't eat while reading.

Lets unravel it.

@entylawyer #GreatAwakenening @potus #WWG1WGA #ThesePeopleAreSick #redpill
2) Starting with the country in question, it's #Laos. This is the Kings Romans Casino in a remote corner of Laos. Matches the #blind. Poverty? Dead poor. Ranks 9 of 10 in the region, and #135 globally. More about the casino...

#TheStorm #TheStormIsHere #WeThePeople #QArmy
3) The blind says that "about a decade ago" it was funded. See below, the lease with the government was signed in 2007, that fits. It's a 99 year lease. And the government gets a 20% cut. Ding ding ding.

#QAnon #WWG1WGA @POTUS #MAGA #GreatAwakenening #TheStorm #TheStormIsHere
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Put together a list of super smart & interesting Pakistani women for #IWD2018 to show their work. List also includes women of Pak origin or dual nationals. If you have any suggestions of names not on my list @ me. #InternationalWomensDay #PressforProgress
1 @TubaSiddiqi #education rights advocate, also my sister. For years T has been working w/ communities & grassroots activists through @TCFPak & now w/ @AlifAilaan across Pak. She helped TCF raise funds & grow their volunteer network. #IWD2018 #Pakbrilliance #PressforProgress
2 @AymanBucha activist and lecturer, teaches Anthropology, Political & Feminist Theory at BNU. Bucha's write-up on #AsmaJahangir with whom Aimen worked at AGHS. dailytimes.com.pk/211460/asma-ja… #IWD2018 #Pakbrilliance
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Arizona National Guard military police have been deployed to GITMO. About 4 dozen. 😎#MAGA #SaturdayMorning #UnrigTheSystem #MemoDay usnews.com/news/best-stat…
If you haven’t discovered credibly sourced Brendon Dilly @Hublife he’s live on FB
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Honestly I don't even know why the death penalty is even still a debate. My state recently resumed executions for the first time in some years and every time a new one is plastered all over the news I get sick thinking about it.
And then I feel guilty for feeling bad because there are victims and their families to consider. But come on, lethal injection in front of a crowd of spectators?
It's just so barbaric and medieval. I thought we could be better than that.
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