How much does a bullet cost?

@laglen (19779)
United States
March 29, 2010 9:55am CST
[i]http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/03/27/just-cost-death-penalty-killer-state-budgets/?test=latestnews Capital murder trials and death row boondoggles are wreaking havoc on budgets across the country as many states are now rethinking the death penalty, which is enormously costly and rarely imposed even after successful prosecutions. Every time a killer is sentenced to die, a school closes. That is the broad assessment of a growing number of studies taking a cold, hard look at how much the death penalty costs in the 35 states that still have it.[/i] This is not meant as a discussion on the right or wrong of capital punishment, but the why of the cost. I think I could kill somebody pretty dead for less than 10 bucks. What is your opinion?
2 responses
• United States
29 Mar 10
For less than 10 bucks you can murder someone. Proving guilt of a capital crime beyond a reasonable doubt, a necessary prerequisite for execution costs rather more.
• United States
29 Mar 10
I agree. The safeguards in the system may cost a lot...but are needed. We want to make sure someone is really guilty before execute them.
@laglen (19779)
• United States
29 Mar 10
I understand and I agree. But I do think it gets a little ridiculous.
@laglen (19779)
• United States
30 Mar 10
good point. Hopefully with dna now, that number will go drastically down. I think if there is any doubt, you should err on the side of caution.
• United States
29 Mar 10
I agree with Bob. It is not executing them soo much as the process leading up to that is sooo exspensive.
• United States
29 Mar 10
That is the issue. Maying sure that someone is really guilty BEFORE you execute them.
@laglen (19779)
• United States
30 Mar 10
much preferable to after...