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Jim Morin

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  1. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    Let’s see, a jury convicted him, a judge sentenced him to death. That granted an automatic retrial where the same thing happened and for some reason Jim Moron thinks it’s the Florida Senate that is to blame?

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    “But Your Honor, we spent so much time and money to kill him- it would’ve been a shame to let it all go to waste just because he was innocent!”
    There’s an easy remedy to this, though. Should it turn out that someone given the death penalty and executed turned out to be innocent, then the judge, prosecutors and jury are subsequently executed in the same manner. That’ll get the judicial system to be a lot more careful who they hand out death sentences to!

  3. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    the death penalty actually costs more than housing one forever because of court costs and the repeated requests and all.
    I don’t think the death penalty is right.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    @David

    Okay, that’s a fair point. I also forgot that juries only hand down verdicts; judges set penalties.

  5. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    “Okay, that’s a fair point. I also forgot that juries only hand down verdicts; judges set penalties.”


    I don’t know about Florida, but in some states (here in California, for instance), imposition of the death penalty is also up to the jury. Still, it’s true that juries are not given all the information.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    Years ago, before it was popular with anyone but sailors, I decided to get a tattoo, primarily to irritate my parents.

    Before I made it to the parlor, though, I read a story about a man who had just been set free after serving 15 years for a murder that he did not commit. The reason he was found guilty was that his tattoo resembled the one that the murderer had.

    I never got a tattoo. I want to be as anonymous as possible in that regard.

  7. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    There is an important corollary that death penalty opponents conveniently and deliberately ignore. There literally have been hundreds of innocent US citizens murdered by previously convicted murderers who have been released from prison either because (a) death penalty is cruel and unusual, (b) imprisonment for life is unfair, © biased juries etc. These innocents are still dead but you still cry over the one thug who you felt was unfairly convicted for this crime despeite the fact he did dozens of others.

    Collective liberal response oops! Those were unintended consequences except to the dead you killed.

    http://www.wesleylowe.com/repoff.html

  8. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Libertarian1

    If the convictions are overturned (because of judicial irregularity, or jury bias, or withheld evidence), then of course you cannot carry out the sentence. That burden is on the prosecutors, and nobody else. And of course you cannot execute on the basis of crimes that he was suspected of committing (rightly or wrongly) but not convicted.


    If the verdict is not overturned on appeal but the sentencing was, there is the option of Life Without Possibility of Parole (LWOPP). And if the sentence had been LWOPP in the first place, successful appeal would be more unlikely from the outset; the Death Penalty is “special”, and rightly so, and for it to be carried out the standards are high; every duck must be in its row.


    But the question remains: Is it better to let even one innocent person be wrongly executed to ensure we get all the guilty ones, or to let even one guilty person live to ensure no innocents are wrongly executed?

  9. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    Ulan and Fritzoid

    Here is my challenge show me one- that is only one- documented case where an innocent was put to death.

    I am not counting where his mother says “My son was innocent”. Go ahead and come back with proof. Death penalty opponents have been searching for years without success. Note, I didn’t say convicted and later freed. Convicted, put to death and then later found an error had been committed.

    We all know the famous case where the entire anti-death penalty community rallied behing a for certain innocent. Actually exhumed the body years later and tested his DNA. He was guilty. After that strange silence from anti-capital punishment zealots.

  10. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    They can’t show a case where an innocent man wa executed. The system works.

  11. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 1 year ago

    ^ and ^^ what is with you cons? you just make it up? there are over 100 inmates on texas death row that were wrongly convicted due to the conspiratorial malfeasance of the prosector and medical examiner.

    it doesn’t take much of a google to look this stuff, so here’s your unfortunate answer as you’re both very very wrong. and there are also cases where innocents have been put to death BECAUSE their trial ‘seemed’ fair at the time.

    in this country you’re only entitled to a fair trial, not a fair outcome. And I have a empathy problem, I can actually see myself in the position of being wrongly accused and wrongly convicted by a system more interested in winning at any cost than achieving justice.

    Perhaps libertarian1 can explain why, exactly, these wrongly convicted and executed (notice the exoneration posthumously of so many of them) citizens are “thugs” and less entitled to justice then any of us?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_exonerated_death_row_inmates

  12. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 1 year ago

    ^Life with parole is the worst sentence a society can impose. LWoPP and death is just too easy on the criminal. why are cons so soft on crime?

  13. outside looking in

    outside looking in said, over 1 year ago

    fla has more over 26 overturned due to wrongful convections in last couple yrs thats why they want to speed it up tired of haveing to admit they screwed up COME TO FL ON VACATION GO HOME ON PROBATION things that are misdemeanor are felonies here

  14. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    @dannysixpack

    From your postI must assume you concede my point. I went through the URL you sent and in every single case the accused has been convicted, sentenced to death, put on death row and then found for various reasons to be exonerated. Bit not once were any of your heroes executed. I repeat my challenge give me one example of an innocent man convicted and executed. I gave you lists of hundreds of innocents actually murdered by your previously convicted killers and then freed.

    You talk about 100 guilty should go free rather than convict one innocent. If you believe that since I have shown hundreds of innocents killed by your people maybe if one were to slip through the cracks it would be fair.

  15. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 1 year ago

    ^I guess you missed the first four on the list for the USA, or maybe you don’t understand what the word “posthumous” means, or the term “posthumously pardoned”.

    this is not an exhaustive list either, just the first that popped up on a simple google search.

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