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Supreme Court to determine whether states can execute ‘mentally retarded’ prisoners

03.03.2014 22:56

The US Supreme Court has indicated that it will consider requiring state authorities to assess more than just a death row convict’s intelligence score when evaluating whether an inmate is eligible to be executed.

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Derek Maher 02.04.2014 18:29

How come it takes nearly 40 years to put down a vicious killer?
Either the system is incompetent or the lawyers get a lot more cash for prolonging the process?
Being as thick as a plank does not excuse brutal killers.


Gentleman Fox 04.03.2014 20:58

According to a study, around 70% of Americans don't know the Sun is a star. Americans don't lead the world in anything, especially not in science, math or the like, except the highest number of incarcerated people per capita. If the "leaders of the free world" can't teach the next generation basic science, they'll have to execute the naughty ones if they get into trouble.


Victor Diaconescu 04.03.2014 17:23

lol yes go execute all the retards from the senate


Irritable Farmer 04.03.2014 16:28

Let the axe fall! At least ninety-percent of the U.S. Congress is guilty of treason, a punishment of executionshould be their just reward. UNFORTUNATELY, of those congressional criminals, all of them are mentally retarded - a blow to American justice for sure.


NutZ 04.03.2014 15:43

If that is all it takes to be declared retarded I bet most Americans would qualify and that is why they need to revise this. The way things are going if they can't execute retarded people then they will have nobody left to execute in this country because most Americans are retarded.


Frank Mc Carthy 04.03.2014 15:31

Barack Obama would come under this ruling.


Gentleman Fox 04.03.2014 09:16

I dont see how this is any different to what the Nazis did to the mentally ill. Any person in prison that couldnt be used for labour purposes was killed and families were encouraged to kill their children too.

Who has the right to deny the mentally retarded their life? Arent they too our brothers?

T he US just wants to kill them like dogs.


IG GY 04.03.2014 05:08

Is George Bush in prison yet?


Z Aquarius 04.03.2014 00:54

I thought you guys made them president first?


Chris S 04.03.2014 00:33

I guess that opens the door to finally get rid of the Whitehouse, Congress and the for me!


John Smith 04.03.2014 00:08

Lol, still asleep you Americans?

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