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Thursday, November 02, 2017

(BBC) US President Donald Trump has repeated calls for the suspect in the New York truck attack to get the death penalty.

Repeating his initial call tweeted overnight for Mr Saipov to be executed, Mr Trump added: "Should move fast. DEATH PENALTY!"

However, some legal commentators suggest that Mr Trump's comments could be seen as prejudicial to a trial.

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FTA: "It is unusual for US presidents to hold forth on pending criminal cases, but not unheard of.

In 1970, lawyers for mass murderer Charles Manson called for a mistrial after President Richard Nixon declared the cult leader guilty - in the middle of his trial.

Nixon backtracked and the judge allowed the case to go ahead."

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-11-02 10:04 PM | Reply

FTA: "Mr Trump has previously called for capital punishment to be applied in high-profile cases.

In 1989, when a group of five black and Latino men were charged with a particularly brutal rape of a woman in New York City, Mr Trump paid $85,000 for an ad in city newspapers with the headline "Bring Back the Death Penalty!"

The five defendants were later cleared by DNA evidence."

#2 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-11-02 10:05 PM | Reply

Well I doubt DNA evidence will clear this mutt.

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-02 10:07 PM | Reply

He'll get life in a supermax. He earned it.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-02 10:16 PM | Reply

Nobody's making fun of a bunch of hippy bicyclists getting run over?

This place is going to pot.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-02 10:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Some people are saying that Bergdahl could get a lighter sentence because of Trump's interference in that case. Maybe the same could happen here.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-03 12:53 AM | Reply

Cliff Clavin is POTUS.
Prosecutors eyes rolled so hard they generated gravitational waves.

#7 | Posted by bored at 2017-11-03 10:20 AM | Reply

Way to hand his defense a gift, moron.

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-03 02:34 PM | Reply

Trump just guaranteed that he will not get the death penalty.

What a frickin doofus!

I am not complaining mind you. I am against the death penalty. And especially in this case. He wants to be a martyr. So don't let him be a martyr. He should stay alive in maximum security forever for as long as we can keep him alive. Deny him what he wants for as long as we can. Death is too easy. He needs to think about what he did for 50 years.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-03 09:26 PM | Reply

Re #9

I was talking about the NY attacker.

Not Trump.

This time.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-03 09:28 PM | Reply

Maybe donald can shoot him himself on 5th Avenue?

#11 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-03 09:36 PM | Reply

It's... wrong to run down hippie bicyclists?

Uh oh.

#12 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-03 09:42 PM | Reply

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He could do it on PPV and tell everyone he was donating the proceeds to the victims/their families and then pocket the cash.

#13 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2017-11-03 10:19 PM | Reply

Jesus. I sure hope Nulli is okay.

#14 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-03 10:30 PM | Reply

"Death is too easy. He needs to think about what he did for 50 years."

I don't disagree...but isn't that kinda like torture?

#15 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-11-04 12:10 PM | Reply

I'm against the death penalty in most cases. Not out of sympathy for the prisoner, but because life imprisonment is inhumane. It's punishment. It's also reversible if it turns out the prisoner is innocent. But I realize this is an emotional response. The humane response would be to put the person down, just like you would a rabid dog.

You wouldn't lock a dangerous animal in a cage until it died of old age, would you?

#16 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-11-04 12:20 PM | Reply

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