Jimmy Dore - Capital Punishment

  • Season 8 , Ep 20
  • 04/08/2004
  • Views: 1,930

If laws were all an eye-for-an-eye, there'd be pretty reluctant guilty verdicts in rape cases. (1:05)

PEOPLE GO--

IT'S A BIG CONTROVERSY NOW.

A LOT OF STATES ARE STOPPIN' IT.

BUT I ALWAYS FELT LIKE IF YOU

KILLED SOMEONE, YOU DESERVE TO

DIE.

HOW CLEAR COULD THAT BE, RIGHT?

AND THEN ONE NIGHT AFTER A SHOW,

THIS LADY COMES UP TO ME, AND

SHE GOES, "IT'S NOT THAT THEY

DON'T DESERVE TO DIE, THEY

DESERVE IT.

BUT WE'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GO

DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL AND BECOME

JUST LIKE THEM.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO SET A EXAMPLE

OF HOW TO HANDLE OUR PROBLEMS,

NOT APE CRIMINALS' POOR

CHOICES."

AND I HATE WHEN SOMEONE'S

SMARTER THAN ME.

AND--

[LAUGHTER]

AND I STARTED THINKIN' ABOUT

THAT.

LIKE WHY DON'T WE DO THAT--

LIKE IF WE'RE GONNA MURDER

MURDERERS, WHY DON'T WE RAPE

RAPISTS?

[LAUGHTER]

SOUNDS GOOD ON PAPER.

[LAUGHTER]

BET THERE'D BE A SHORT LINE

FOR THAT JOB.

[LAUGHTER CONTINUES]

THEY'D HAVE TO MAKE THE JUDGE

DO IT, AND THAT'D BE A RELUCTANT

GUILTY VERDICT, I'LL TELL YA

THAT.

[LAUGHTER]

"GUILTY.

GET HIM OVER HERE.

[LAUGHTER]

YOU DID IT THIS TIME, BUDDY.

HERE'S AN INCH AND A HALF OF

AMERICAN JUSTICE COMIN' AT YA

RIGHT HERE."

[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]

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