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[7]: Like in Denmark..
by A.H. on Tue 29th Apr 2008 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Like in Denmark.."
A.H.
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2005-11-11

No, my point was that many people think the current system is too rigorous already. They'd like it to be easier to carry out the death penalty, which is inevitably going to lead to more mistakes, not fewer.


You are probably referring to States. In Canada, where I live, unfortunately there is no death penalty at all, hence my whole argument that it should be available as an option for extreme cases.

...but that it should be put to very limited use.


Agreed.

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RE[8]: Like in Denmark..
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 29th Apr 2008 18:01 in reply to "RE[7]: Like in Denmark.."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You are probably referring to States. In Canada, where I live, unfortunately there is no death penalty at all, hence my whole argument that it should be available as an option for extreme cases.


The Dutch constitution states in its first article that everyone is equal - the principle of unconditional equality. As a consequence, the death penalty is not possible in this country, since if everyone is equal, how can one person decide over another person's life?

In addition, there are moral issues, of course. The very concept of state-sponsored murder makes me sick to my stomach. How people can be so utterly barbaric and uncivilised is beyond me.

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RE[9]: Like in Denmark..
by A.H. on Tue 29th Apr 2008 18:08 in reply to "RE[8]: Like in Denmark.."
A.H. Member since:
2005-11-11

The Dutch constitution states in its first article that everyone is equal - the principle of unconditional equality. As a consequence, the death penalty is not possible in this country, since if everyone is equal, how can one person decide over another person's life?

In addition, there are moral issues, of course. The very concept of state-sponsored murder makes me sick to my stomach. How people can be so utterly barbaric and uncivilised is beyond me.


Sorry to hear that, hope you feel better soon. And when you do, could you please explain the fundamental difference between "state-sponsored murder" and "state-sponsored imprisonment" in the framework of everyone being equal and no person having the right to decide over another person's freedom.

Edited 2008-04-29 18:09 UTC

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