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    I think it is all very sad.. Any of this evil grieves me. The punishment for the rape doesn't. I think they should get a swift death penalty.. but I am pretty harsh on violent crimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    I think it is all very sad.. Any of this evil grieves me. The punishment for the rape doesn't. I think they should get a swift death penalty.. but I am pretty harsh on violent crimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    I'm not surprised at what they said. It's always those "poor guys"when the media reports on a rape case. Sickening.

    I do feel badly for their families. Not for them.
    I don't think this (bolded) is true, in general. But definitely, as "ethanwinfield" said, it has everything to do with them being athletes.
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    You don't? You don't think that when it is an adult woman they question her sexual history, clothing choices etc. because otherwise we are running these guys name through the mud...who cares about her?

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    I think it is always sad when a someone is convicted of such a terrible crime. It is sad that they were raised so poorly that they thought such actions were acceptable. It is sad that their lives are pretty much over before they really began. It is sad the heart ache their families will be going through. It is sad the amount of money it will cost to keep them in prison. It is sad the grief they have caused.

    Yes, I think they deserve to be punished, put I would not be "Oh Joy, How exciting!" at their situation. It is sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivergallery View Post
    I think it is all very sad.. Any of this evil grieves me. The punishment for the rape doesn't. I think they should get a swift death penalty.. but I am pretty harsh on violent crimes.

    I think that you misinterpret the bible in really interesting and dangerous ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    You don't? You don't think that when it is an adult woman they question her sexual history, clothing choices etc. because otherwise we are running these guys name through the mud...who cares about her?
    I agree with you during the trial phase but not so sure on the sentencing/prison phase. It's like the conviction rate is so low that if a man is convicted, he must be guilty. When I hear criticism of politicians wanting to release various criminals, convicted murderers and rapists seem to be at the top of the list to keep in prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    You don't? You don't think that when it is an adult woman they question her sexual history, clothing choices etc. because otherwise we are running these guys name through the mud...who cares about her?
    Honestly, I don't see that on the news here at all (locally at least). Many of the rapes where I live are committed by minorities (I have no idea why that is, I guess because it is a very multi-cultural area?) and I never see these rapists treated as "poor guys" or talked well of in any way as has been done in this case. I also rarely see the woman questioned in the way you mention. Sure, that stuff happens in the big, sensationalized cases, such as this one, but typically the men hold some "status" in society and that's when I see that crap happen the most by the media. But in general do I see rapists treated as those "poor guys"? Not at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I think that you misinterpret the bible in really interesting and dangerous ways.
    I honestly don't see how that "interpretation" could even be backed up bibilically. It says an eye for an eye, not a life for a rape. The guys are the lowest of low, but their life does not belong to you (Rivergallery) or me.
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