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127,220. Lord Varys, I Daenerys of House Targaryen, First of my Name, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragon, sentence you to die. (Fantasy & Death Sentence) Game of Thrones s8e5: The Bells, Sky Atlantic
127,432. In the name of the one true queen Daenerys Targaryen I sentence you to die. (Fantasy & Death Sentence) Game of Thrones s8e6: The Iron Throne, Grey Worm with prisoners to Jon Snow
9,177. Many men would take the death-sentence without a whimper to escape the life-sentence which fate carries in her own hand. (Death & Death Sentence) T E Lawrence, The Mint 1955
17,524. At 10.00 a.m. on 2nd May 1960 United States district judge Louis Goodman agreed to a stay of execution in the case of Caryl Chessman, convicted killer, due to be executed in a few moments’ time. The judge instructed his secretary to telephone San Quentin prison to halt the execution – she got the wrong number. This was the ninth time that a stay of execution had been granted. (Gangstas & California & Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) Great Crimes & Trials: Caryl Chessman
17,525. He had a long record of petty crime. (Gangstas & California & Death Penalty) ibid.
17,526. He had neither murdered nor fully raped anyone. (Gangstas & California & Death Penalty) ibid.
17,527. An international petition was set up and signed by more than two million people. (Gangstas & California & Death Penalty) ibid.
17,528. I don’t know if I actually had hope. (Gangstas & Death Penalty & Hope) Gary Chessman, executed after nine appeals on death row
19,997. The punishment of criminals should be of use; when a man is hanged he is good for nothing. (Crime & Punishment & Death Sentence & Hanging & Capital Punishment) Voltaire
23,296. I just don’t thing the State should take a man’s life. (Court & Film Noir & Death Sentence & Capital Punishment) Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 1956 starring Joan Fontaine & Dana Andrews & Sidney Blackmer & Shepperd Strudwick & Arthur Franz & Philip Bourneuf & Ed Binns & Robin Raymond, director Fritz Lang, Austin
39,174. I believe that there is a racist component to the death penalty. (Racism & Death Sentence & Capital Punishment) Ronald Hampton, executive director US National Black Police Association
25,206. Our society like any other must control its disruptive elements. And execution may be undesirable – I grant you that – but on some rare occasions it is necessary and wise. (Star Trek & Capital Punishment & Death Penalty) Star Trek: Voyager: Death Wish s2e18, Q at asylum-seeking Q’s hearing
57,109. Let’s go to the stoning. (Jesus Christ & Capital Punishment & Death Sentence) Monty Python’s Life of Brian 1979 ***** starring Graham Chapman & John Cleese & Terry Gilliam & Eric Idle & Terry Jones & Michael Palin & Kenneth Colley & Neil Innes & Gwen Taylor & Terence Barler & Carol Cleveland & Spike Milligan et al, director Terry Jones, Mother of Brian to Brian
57,112. Feel the quality of that ... Should be a good one this afternoon. Local boy. Enjoy yourselves. (Jesus Christ & Capital Punishment & Death Sentence) ibid. stone-seller
69,519. I understand the emotionality of the death penalty. George W Bush
90,851. The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I’ve looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty ... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas. (Texas & Capital Punishment & Death Penalty & Bush) George W Bush
69,520. Does capital punishment tend to the security of the people? By no means. It hardens the hearts of men, and makes the loss of life seem light to them. (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) Elizabeth Fry
69,521. In that case, if we are to abolish the death penalty, let the murderers take the first step. Alphonse Karr, French novelist & journalist
69,522. Two Cases Added to DPIC’s Innocence List Bringing Total to 121. Death Penalty Information Centre website article 15th August 2005
69,523. If you support the death penalty and only one single innocent person is killed, and killing an innocent person is murder, then you become murderers. So, you also deserve to be killed. This is the paradox of the death penalty, and you cannot avoid this paradox. Professor Agnes Heller
69,524. When in Gregg v Georgia the Supreme Court gave its seal of approval to capital punishment, this endorsement was premised on the promise that capital punishment would be administered with fairness and justice. Instead, the promise has become a cruel and empty mockery. If not remedied, the scandalous state of our present system of capital punishment will cast a pall of shame over our society for years to come. We cannot let it continue. (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) Justice Thurgood Marshall, 1990
69,525. Perhaps the bleakest fact of all is that the death penalty is imposed not only in a freakish and discriminatory manner, but also in some cases upon defendants who are actually innocent. (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) Justice William J Brennan junior 1994
69,526. Is it ever morally right to kill a human being? ... Is it OK to kill someone if you’re not or war at not being immediately threatened by them? ... Do you trust the government to kill only bad people? ... The death penalty is bullshit! (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) Penn & Teller, Bullshit! The Death Penalty s4e3
69,527. 64% of the Americans support the death penalty. (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) ibid.
69,528. Are you really willing to trust the government workers to end someone’s life? What is the government good at? (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) ibid.
69,529. A study published in the medical journal The Lancet examined data from autopsies performed on forty-nine executions ... Forty-three of the executions had lower concentrations ... were likely to have been awake and aware ... Fails to meet the standards of putting down animals. (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) ibid.
69,530. Murder Rate 1999: Death Penalty States 5.5; Non-Death Penalty States 3.6. (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) ibid.
Murder Rate 2004: Death Penalty States 5.1; Non-Death Penalty States 2.9. (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) ibid.
39,208. Death Row: 46% are White; 42% are Black. But Blacks only make up 12% of the population. (Black Culture & Capital Punishment & Death Sentence) ibid.
69,531. We’re all murderers. (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) ibid.
69,532. Deterrent? Jesus Christ! (Death Penalty & Capital Punishment) ibid.
69,534. As we contemplate the horrors of Death Row we’re inclined to write off capital punishment as a peculiarly American barbarism, a throwback to the distant reactionary past, unthinkable in civilised social democratic Britain. In fact, between 1900 and 1949 some 632 people were murdered by the British state because they had allegedly committed murder. Paul Foot, State of Terror
69,533. The more the argument for capital punishment depended on a rational case for deterrence, the more it was lost. The Royal Commission found no conclusive evidence of deterrence. Especially impressive were the statistics from the United States where capital punishment had been abolished in some states, not in others. In North Dakota, for instance, where capital punishment was abolished in 1915, the murder rate was slightly lower than in South Dakota where the social composition was very similar and where capital punishment was still in force. In Maine capital punishment had been abolished in 1876 and reintroduced after a right wing hullabaloo following an especially nasty murder. The murder rate, however, went up even faster, so capital punishment was abolished again in 1887 – after which the rate subsided.
The truth was that there was no correlation at all between the incidence of capital punishment and the incidence of murder. Murders were mainly personal or domestic crimes, immune from deterrence. Moreover, there were plenty of American ‘mistakes’ similar to the tragedies of Timothy Evans and James Hanratty. Capital punishment did not deter murders, and if a ‘mistake’ was made, there was no way of putting it right. (Death Sentence & Capital Punishment) ibid.