Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Apr 2008 08:21 UTC, submitted by Jason Slack
Legal In October 2006, Hans Reiser, creator of the ReiserFS filesystem, was arrested under the suspicion of the murder of his wife, Nina, who had disappeared off the face of the earth after dropping their two children off at Hans' home. The two were divorced, and fighting a legal battle over ownership of the Namesys company and the custody of their children. Even though the body was never found, he has been declared guilty of first degree murder.
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RE[11]: Like in Denmark..
by A.H. on Tue 29th Apr 2008 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Like in Denmark.."
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The fact I have to explain the difference to you between murder and imprisonment says enough.

What does it say exactly? If it's so blatantly obvious and already being discussed many times before, could you please copy/paste it for me or give me a link?

A prison sentence may not be reversible in case of court errors, but at least the person gets to live. If he gets murdered by the state, falsely, the damage cannot be undone.

I dunno, sound kind of weak to me. I mean, you start off with "The Dutch constitution states in its first article that everyone is equal - the principle of unconditional equality.". It is such a strong statement, I can almost picture tens of thousands of demonstrators marching down the streets with "Unconditional Equality" written on their banners. And then, a few minutes later, your argument is reduced to something along the lines of "well, at least they get to eat soup". I mean, equality is equality, especially the UNCONDITIONAL one, so how come it's acceptable for the people to imprison people but not acceptable to execute them?

Again, your whole argument against death penalty is based on making it sound that if death penalty exists then I will be applied to everyone from serial killers to parking offenders, although I am repeatedly, in every post, stating that I think it should only apply to extreme cases where there is undisputed independent evidence of the accused being guilty of MULTIPLE deaths.

In addition, state-sponsored murder punishes the perpetrator's family and friends much heavier than a prison sentence.

So, it's wrong to "punish" relatives of a mass murderer, but it's ok to take money from victims' relatives and use that money to cloth, feed and shelter that murderer? I mean, this money could be used for cancer research, or to feed hungry kids, or to provide care for elderly.

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