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Monday, June 25, 2012

Kirk Bloodsworth, don’t waste our time!

Kirk Bloodsworth served eight years, 10 months and 19 days in prison, including two years on death row, for the 1984 murder of a 9-year-old girl in Rosedale. DNA evidence exonerated him of the crime and Bloodsworth was released from prison in 1993.

I am thankful that you are alive and was not wrongfully executed or even wrongfully died in prison (I favor executing the guilty and I am against executing the innocent). I hoped that the justice system will learn their lesson when they study your case and learn not to do it to another person. In fact, they are putting massive safeguards to ensure only the guilty go to death row.

However, you are being made use by abolitionists who want to frighten the public in order to manipulate people into believing that we can be snatched away from our daily freedom and be wrongfully sentenced to die. When I watched you in a debate with Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger, I have to mention that being a former abolitionist myself, I have to admit that Scott Shellenberger is more convincing than you. Bear in mind, you were not executed but look at the thousands of innocent people being murdered in this country every year who will never have a chance to keep their lives anymore.

Here are some of your quotes that I have alternate answers to you.

1. "Honestly, after what happened to me, no one can say it can’t happen again..." Bloodsworth said. "We need to get rid of it."

Alternate answer: You were also behind bars, why don’t we get rid of prison too. “It can’t happen again…” Trials will now be fairer to ensure that we do not put an innocent man to death row. There are people being brutally murdered by repeat offenders who will happen again and again. Without the death penalty, more innocent people will be killed, just look at what happen to Illinois when they repealed it last year.

2. Bloodsworth counters that the justice system is far from perfect. He stated that 140 death row inmates have been wrongly convicted in the United States and 280 people have been cleared of crimes through DNA, including 17 on death row.

Bloodsworth also cited the work of the Maryland Commission on Capital Punishment which recommended in 2008 that the state should repeal the death penalty for fear of executing an innocent person along with concerns over racial and geographic disparities.

Bloodsworth added that that requiring someone to spend the rest of their life in prison is a far worse punishment than having that person executed.

"The crime that I was accused of, and ultimately went to death row for and was later exonerated, the real perpetrator after the fact was never given the death penalty," Bloodsworth said. "I think that it's a better punishment for people because they have to sit in this place for the rest of their lives knowing what they did."

Alternate answer: Only a fraction of those 140 death row are factually innocent. If the justice system is flawed, fix it, do not use it as an excuse to end it.

"I think that it's a better punishment for people because they have to sit in this place for the rest of their lives knowing what they did." -  Some people argue that prisons should be in Spartan conditions and solitary confinements like in the olden days where they were given bread and water and never be released from prison (dying behind bars). I accept that decision but prisons are also as fallible as time passes, the law might change. 

Many abolitionists will also argue that Spartan prisons and solitary confinements are ‘cruel and unusual’, they will have it outlaw for sure. They will ensure that prisons will become a Five Star Hotel – meaning that criminals will have books, TV, play stations, internet, gyms and swimming pools. In addition, criminals will get free clothing, free food and free medical treatment for the rest of their lives. Is that justice or a miscarriage of justice? 

The most conclusive evidence that criminals fear the death penalty more than life without parole is provided by convicted capital murderers and their attorneys. 99.9% of all convicted capital murderers and their attorneys argue for life, not death, in the punishment phase of their trial. When the death penalty becomes real, murderers fear it the most.

3. Kirk Bloodsworth’s T-shirt wrote: "I was innocent and survived death row. Ask me about it."
Alternate answer: The murder victims’ family members should have worn T-shirts with words on it: “My family member was murdered. Ask me about it.”

These are more important things to care about. You are alive and released from prison but the murdered victims are dead and gone, by playing that anti-death penalty manipulation message, you are taking away justice for those victims’ families who want their loved ones’ killers to be executed. Rather than spare the lives of the guilty, ask the justice system to be more careful next time.

4. "I'm against the death penalty for obvious reasons," he said. "You could kill an innocent man or woman."

Alternate answer: I agree that an innocent person might be executed, so trials must have massive safeguards and scrutinized at every level. However, I am aware that those abolitionists do not oppose executions for fear of executing the innocent, they only oppose executing the guilty. PERIOD!

            Kirk Bloodsworth, you are a free man but my advice to you is not to call for abolishing the death penalty but call for massive safeguards to protect the defendants. Do not allow yourself to be use by the abolitionists for their anti-death penalty (criminal rights) propaganda, many murdered victims’ families want to see their loved ones’ killers put to death, they want justice and not revenge. The more you give that testimony of yours, the more you grieve the victims’ families. Stop wasting our time.


  1. Good responses.

    Some more.

    The Death Penalty: Justice & Saving More Innocents

    The death penalty has a foundation in justice and it spares more innocent lives.

    Anti death penalty arguments are either false or the pro death penalty arguments are stronger.

    The majority populations of all countries may support the death penalty for some crimes (1).

    Why? Justice.


    Of all endeavors that put innocents at risk, is there one with a better record of sparing innocent lives than the US death penalty? Unlikely.

    1) The Death Penalty: Saving More Innocent Lives

    2) Innocents More At Risk Without Death Penalty


    1) Saint (& Pope) Pius V: "The just use of (executions), far from involving the crime of murder, is an act of paramount obedience to this (Fifth) Commandment which prohibits murder." "The Roman Catechism of the Council of Trent" (1566).

    2) Pope Pius XII; "When it is a question of the execution of a man condemned to death it is then reserved to the public power to deprive the condemned of the benefit of life, in expiation of his fault, when already, by his fault, he has dispossessed himself of the right to live." 9/14/52.

    3) John Murray: "Nothing shows the moral bankruptcy of a people or of a generation more than disregard for the sanctity of human life."

    "... it is this same atrophy of moral fiber that appears in the plea for the abolition of the death penalty."

    "It is the sanctity of life that validates the death penalty for the crime of murder. It is the sense of this sanctity that constrains the demand for the infliction of this penalty. The deeper our regard for life the firmer will be our hold upon the penal sanction which the violation of that sanctity merit." (Page 122 of Principles of Conduct).

    4) Immanuel Kant: "If an offender has committed murder, he must die. In this case, no possible substitute can satisfy justice. For there is no parallel between death and even the most miserable life, so that there is no equality of crime and retribution unless the perpetrator is judicially put to death.".

    "A society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody who has taken somebody else's life is simply immoral."

    5) Billy Graham: "God will not tolerate sin. He condemns it and demands payment for it. God could not remain a righteous God and compromise with sin. His holiness and His justice demand the death penalty." ( "The Power of the Cross," published in the Apr. 2007 issue of Decision magazine ).

    6) Theodore Roosevelt: "It was really heartrending to have to see the kinfolk and friends of murderers who were condemned to death, and among the very rare occasions when anything governmental or official caused me to lose sleep were times when I had to listen to some poor mother making a plea for a criminal so wicked, so utterly brutal and depraved, that it would have been a crime on my part to remit his punishment.".

    7) Jean-Jacques Rousseau: "Again, every rogue who criminously attacks social rights becomes, by his wrong, a rebel and a traitor to his fatherland. By contravening its laws, he ceases to be one of its citizens: he even wages war against it. In such circumstances, the State and he cannot both be saved: one or the other must perish. In killing the criminal, we destroy not so much a citizen as an enemy. The trial and judgments are proofs that he has broken the Social Contract, and so is no longer a member of the State." (The Social Contract).

    1) US Death Penalty Support at 80%; World Support Remains High

  2. Thanks Dudley Sharp! Should see this website too. http://prodpquotes.info/

  3. Bloodsworth is so odd.

    He acts as if he has no understanding of the topic.

    He thinks it better that murderers receive life so they can think about their crimes. As a rule, murderers will not be suffering the guilt of murder. If they think about their crimes it is to revel in them. Sociopaths have no remorse.

    About 99.8% of murderers subject to the death penalty do everything they can to avoid it. Why? Because death is feared more than life and life is preferred over death. No surprise.

    That also tells us that the death penalty is an enhanced deterrent over life.

    As the death penalty protects innocent lives, in at least three ways, over a life sentence, one wonders why Bloodsworth is not an advocate for the death penalty, if his real concern is for innocent lives.

    1. Must see this, a former death row inmate in Russia still supports it. http://familiesofvictimsforthedeathpenalty.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/aleksandr-biryukov-russian-death-row.html

  4. Okay the death penalty DOESN'T work as a deterrent. In states were the death penalty was abolished crime went DOWN believe it or not. States with the death penalty have crime at more high frequency

    Also, the idea that 99.8% do everything to avoid it is an outright lie


    2.) Most are innocent and hilariously if the Economist is to be believed Norway has

    books, TV, play stations, internet, gyms and swimming pools. In addition, criminals will get free clothing, free food and free medical treatment

    and the crime rate DECREASES.

    3.) Justice system still makes mistakes, the safeguards are worth nothing and many families have opposed the death penalty.

    4.) The things don’t work; there are still far more who oppose innocent people just as much as guilty. You should call for it . He is not being used because they are NOT criminal rights advocates. Many families have found they do not have closure from execution. If anyone's doing a disservice to families it's death penalty advocates. They disgrace families memories while ensuring innocent people will die.

    to quote cracked.

    It kind of makes sense; if the alternative to death is life in prison, then that particular murderer wasn't going to kill anybody else regardless of which punishment they got. It's not like, say, the difference between a harsh prison sentence and probation, where one of them at least takes the bad guy off the streets. Nobody is suggesting just letting the murderers go.

    And as for the deterrent effect, the problem is that, except in rare cases, murder isn't one of those crimes somebody sits down and thinks through anyway -- if you're crazy or desperate enough to kill somebody, odds are you're not thinking about your own future in any kind of logical way. You could change the penalty to "death via having weasels eat your scrotum" and it's not going to make a difference to the enraged jealous husband chasing a man through his house with a shotgun. That's the thing; if criminals were rational enough to consider what the law says and then act logically based on a carefully considered calculation of risk versus reward, they wouldn't be criminals.

    Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_19937_the-6-most-popular-crime-fighting-tactics-that-dont-work_p2.html#ixzz3JIfgcuJ4

    1. You are the one that is a liar. You must be working for the ACLU Demons. You should go live with murderers. Our group does not want Kirk Bloodsworth put to death, as mention, we are happy and glad that he is alive and a free man.

      "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." - Joseph Gobbels.