dudleysharp (Dudley Sharp)


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Kansas Supreme Court upholds death sentence of man who killed Greenwood County sheriff

The Kansas Supreme Court is horrendous.

They have willfully and blatantly fought an active law, the death penalty, in Kansas, for decades.

It wasn't untill these lawless judges stated being exposed that they rejected an appeal by a death penalty murderer.

No one doubts that they know they have been exposedt and are trying to hold onto their jobs.

Sadly, there are many horrible justices like this, throughout the country, either working against the law and/or handing out unconscionably light sentences for horrendous crimes.

July 24, 2016 at 7:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

In this Jan. 24, 2005, file photo, Scott Cheever sits in court in Eureka, during his first court app

The Kansas Supreme Court is horrendous.

The have stopped an active law from being used, because of their opposition to the death penalty, both a violation of their oath and of the law.

I am not sure any state supreme court is so obvious.

Folks have begun to notice, which is why they rejected this appeal.

July 24, 2016 at 7:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Death penalty demands reconsideration

Ok, so maybe there is many more than 14,000 actual innocents murdered by murderers we allowed to murder, again.

Let's say it's been 40,000.

You can speculate or you can state what we have evidence of.


June 16, 2015 at 5:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Death penalty demands reconsideration

Oh Leonard:

Clueless, as usual.

0 number of actual innocents executed in the US since 1973.

14,000 number of actual innocents murdered by those know murderers we allowed to murder, again - recidivist murderers - since 1973 (1).

Leonard, where is the innocents killed problem?

Pitts repeated:

Scalia invoked "as justification for capital punishment the horrific 1983 case of an 11-year-old girl who was raped then killed by having her panties stuffed down her throat. "How enviable a quiet death by lethal injection, compared with that!", stated Scalia.

So true, Justice Scalia.

Scalia mocked Blackmun, because Blackmun was wrong on all points.

The death penalty is, obviously, the least arbitrary sanction (2), as designed.

"White murderers are twice as likely to be executed as are black murderers." "There is no race of the offender / victim effect at either the decision to advance a case to penalty hearing or the decision to sentence a defendant to death given a penalty hearing." (3)

Innocents are more at risk without the death penalty (1).

Blackmun, dead wrong.

1) The Death Penalty: Do Innocents Matter? A Review of All Innocence Issues.

Both the guilty & the innocent have the greatest of protections


June 15, 2015 at 12:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Exonerated death row survivor fights capital punishment in Kansas

The death penalty is cheaper.

There are three states, Virginia, North Carolina and Texas were the death penalty is most likely less expensive than life without parole.

I posted a review of those in this comment section, but, evidently, it takes a while to approve linked comments.

Virginia executes within 7.1 years of sentencing and has executed 72% of those so sentened, or 108 murderers, since 1976. All states could be responsible and work to emulate those protocols.

That would be less expensive that life without parole (LWOP) in all states, I suspect.

Of course, LWOP cases can appeal for life.

In addition, geriatric care costs for LWOP is enormous, in the range of $50,000-$100,000 per inmate per year.

And there is the death penalty cost benefit of being able to plea bargain a case to LWOP, a plea which goes away if the death penalty is gone.

April 20, 2013 at 4:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Exonerated death row survivor fights capital punishment in Kansas

von Drehle is totally anti death penalty.

If you want a book that really looks at both sides, these two have authors who are well known pro or anti.

Two best books for an even and balanced review of the death penalty.

The Death Penalty: For and Against, by Jeffrey Reiman and Louis P. Pojman, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1997)

Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have Capital Punishment? The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Case, edited by Hugo Adam Bedau and Paul Cassell, who are also included authors. (Oxford U Press, 2004)


NOTE: The Opposing Viewpoints Series on the death penalty/capital punishment has, over decades, provided the best, most evenly balanced reviews of this debate. Publishers Greenhaven Pres and/or Gale).

April 20, 2013 at 4:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Exonerated death row survivor fights capital punishment in Kansas

As reviewed, the 142 "exonerated" is a scam. Possibly, the number is about 33.

8300 have been sent to death row since 1973. That is about .04%, all of whom were released from death row.

April 20, 2013 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Exonerated death row survivor fights capital punishment in Kansas

The 142 "exonerated" is a well known fraud, easily discovered by the most basic of fact checking, which even the New York Times did and found a 66-75% error rate in the exoneration claims, in ine with the other reviews, finding a 70-83% error rate.

a) The 130 (now 142) death row "innocents" scam

b) The "Innocent", the "Exonerated" and Death Row


The Innocent Frauds: Standard Anti Death Penalty Strategy

April 20, 2013 at 3:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill introduced to abolish death penalty in Kansas

truth and justice matter

March 9, 2013 at 6:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill introduced to abolish death penalty in Kansas

Dudley Sharp

The "pro life" term was, originally, identified with the anti abortion movement, which still seems the most appropriate context.

In the context of the facts, yes, of course you can be pro life and pro death penalty. There is no contradiction.

Based upon biblical and theological teachings, one can, reasonably and responsibly, find that an anti death penalty view is not pro life. See below.

All sanctions are given because we value what is being taken away.

Whether it be fines, freedom or lives, in every case we take things away, as legal sanction, it is because we value that which is taken away.

How can it be a sanction, if we do not value that which is taken
away? It can't.

In addition, more innocent lives are saved when we use the death penalty, thereby a pro life benefit. See below.

There is the well known Genesis passage, reviewed below, wherein the death penalty is based upon life being sacred. Genesis is for all peoples and all times.

In addition, there is Numbers 35:31 which states that there can be no reduction in sentence for murder, that the murderer must be executed. All other crimes are subject to reduced sentences.

The good thief on the cross stated the two thieves were being justly executed for their crimes. Jesus did not reply "you should not be executed". His reply was that the good thief would attain eternal salvation. The concern seems not the manner of our earthly deaths, but our state of redemption and salvation at the time of our deaths - the concern for eternal life.


March 8, 2013 at 5:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )