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Police respond to 4 shootings in less than 5 hours in Little Rock; 3 hurt April 25, 2017 at 2:43 p.m.

Little Rock has passed Pine Bluff (Crime Bluff), and is now angling to compete with Chicago for violence - primarily Black on Black violence.

I bet Steve Nawojczyk could give a lot of insight into what is going on and how to solve it...but Little Rock powers-that-be hate him for opening their closet of darkness several decades ago in conjunction with an HBO documentary crew with "Gang Wars: Banging in Little Rock", so they aren't likely to ask him.

There is a very real cultural problem in Little Rock, and a total lack of backbone in city administration to actually deal with the problem appropriately.

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Arkansas jurors were never told of Marcel Williams' life; grave error, judge said April 25, 2017 at 8 a.m.

How is his background a free pass out of being executed for the horrendous crimes HE committed? His victim had no connection to his background.

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Arkansas woman urinates on officer during traffic stop, police say April 21, 2017 at 12:38 p.m.

Drunk. I have zero patience and tolerance for drunk drivers.

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Firm asked state not to use drug in executions months before 'donation,' letters show April 21, 2017 at 12:35 p.m.

Why can we not simplify the whole process the Suoreme Court has ruled that hanging is 100% constitutional. So let's build a gallows and hang the condemned. Far cheaper, no pharmesuitcal company headaches, and immediate results.

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U.S. Supreme Court keeps stay in place, preventing Arkansas execution April 18, 2017 at 7:47 a.m.

The courts utterly ignore the crimes committed (and there is no doubt if these men being absolutely guilty of the murders they committed). When they made the decision to murder their victims, they made the decision to forfeit their own lives.

This should be the end of the story. There was no compassion or "humane" treatment for their victims.

I still say public hangings would be the most effects be and least costly

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State's high court removes judge who protested death penalty from capital-punishment cases April 17, 2017 at 9:21 p.m.

His judicial impairment goes way beyond this particular case or death penalty cases in general.

He has exercised judicial misconduct many times before. He has used his bench to encourage criminal behavior (including the Fergusson riots). He is a disgrace to the bench and this state.

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Federal judge blocks 1 Arkansas execution, rules others can proceed as planned April 15, 2017 at 10:43 p.m.

Jehanne - I'm not sure what bizarre belief system you are swimming in, but it doesn't match reality on any level.

One does not simply "cease to exist". There is a part of each and every one of us that lives on.

But, for the sake of the situation at hand, the technical term for capital punishment is "execution" - From dictionary dot com: "the infliction of capital punishment or, formerly, of any legal punishment."

So, technically, the term "execution" is correct. Just as the one who formally is in charge of carrying out the execution is known as the "executioner".

A better argument is what constitutes "cruel and usual punishment". Historically, the phrase has had a somewhat different definition that has been greatly stretched beyond logic in the last 40 years or so. Bur regardless of the method used, all condemned who are executed "experience" death. They may not experience physical pain in that death, but they absolutely "experience death" - an experience that will be ongoing if they are not a child of God. Eternal death.

AS to the death penalty creating more victims, I am seriously having a very difficult time figuring out how you can actually post that. the death penalty is one of the oldest forms of "punishment" known to mankind. It is fully endorsed by God Himself in Scripture, having handed the power of the sword to the government for that express purpose. Indeed, the taking of another's life is grounds of forfeiture of your own life. It is a just punishment, and one that is supported by the majority of the victims.

Now - if we want to argue methods - that's fine. I've never understood why we waste money on the 3-drug cocktail and all the related parts for our executions - Arkansas still has at least one fully-functional electric chair.

The courts have also affirmed a few other methods, some of which are far simpler and more economical to boot. How about firing squad? Or maybe the gas chamber (Arkansas doesn't have the facilities for that one). Or my own personal favorite - hanging.

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Federal judge issues order blocking Arkansas executions April 15, 2017 at 10:28 p.m.

{"The state of Arkansas does not intend to torture plaintiffs to death," Baker wrote. "However, the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment is not limited to inherently barbaric punishments. A condemned prisoner can successfully challenge the method of his or her execution by showing that the state’s method 'creates a demonstrated risk of severe pain' and 'the risk is substantial when compared to the known and available alternatives.'"}

Someone remind Judge Baker that Arkansas' method of execution has been run through the courts so many times as to make it a joke to bring it back up again.

Also - the definition of "cruel and unusual" has somehow been dramatically stretched over the years. When the 8th Amendment was drafted, the definition was far more limited.

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2 students report being robbed at gunpoint of chips, candy near Little Rock high school April 14, 2017 at 3:51 p.m.

Little Rock - The most dangerous city in it's size range in the nation.

Little Rock - home of high taxes and skyrocketing crime (despite promises that higher taxes would lower crime... thanks Mayor Stodola).

Of course, the real reason for the high crime - the "Justice" system refuses to treat criminals like criminals, and to hold people (including parents) accountable for their actions.

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Jury finds ex-Little Rock police officer liable in shooting death of teen suspect April 13, 2017 at 8:18 p.m.

I understand a cop getting fired for excessive force. But a criminal IN THE ACT of committing a felony, and apparently doing something leading the officer to believe there was a danger, I just don't see rewarding a parent for what ultimately was spawned by her own juvenile's truly bad judgment.

There is a reason he wasn't convicted on criminal charges. That should have been the end of it.

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