5月22日に米ジョージア州で、ある殺人犯の死刑が執行される予定があったのですが、直前になって赦免となりました。以下は、まだ死刑が行われるか赦免されるかが分からなかったときに、地元で死刑制度について街頭インタビューしている映像です。

LC: What do you think about the death penalty here in Georgia?  - 1: Um, I don't think it's fair. I mean I think there is lot of differences in how it's enforced. You know, race and you know, who your attorney is and how much money you have.  - LC: Would you like to see it ended in Georgia?  - 1: I don't know if ended or modified is the best word...

LC: I'm asking the people on the street if they are in favor of the death penalty.  - 2: Um. It depends. I sway both ways.  - LC: Do you think it's administered fairly in the state of Georgia?  - 2: No.  - LC: What do you mean?  - 2: You can have Fulton County do one thing and Decalb does another and Henry does another. You can go twenty minutes down the road *** *** one person is getting this and another person is getting that.

3: I do know that there are many people especially black or African American who are on death row who probably shouldn't be there.

4: There is a county in Texas where they're keeping ***, they still have *** *** DNA evidence, and they are starting to review some of the old DNA evidence and thery are saying that they've got significant number of people that are getting out of jail after twenty years or whatever. - LC: Are you in favor of it? - 4: You know what, it's one of those issues that I don't take a big stand on. I would say I have been in favor in the past. I wouldn't say that I am in favor of it now, but I wouldn't say that I'm against it either.

5: Like I'm really strongly against people with diminished capacity being executed. But on the flip side of that coin, I think somebody who maliciously and willfully intends to murder a person for the purpose of murdering a person, I don't think there is any rehabilitation for that.


LC: You are in favor of death penalty. - 6: Am I? Yes. Sure. - LC: What's good about it? - 6: What's good about it? Well there's not necessarily anything good about it, but again, if you are going to take somebody's life, you now *** *** pay the price.

7: Whatever type of murder it was or whatever the case it was, I think it's more, rather than the death penalty I'd rather *** serve life in prison.

8: I'd say it has to do with how you handle crime in general, or how you see crime. And we see crime in this country as someone just lock it up throw away the key, that just the way we handle it. If you are going to lock people up for the whole life without ever thinking about putting him back in society, then you wouldn't have no problem with killing them too, cause then you just ***lize them.

9: I don't think it's right for anybody to put anybody else to do *** *** *** *** *** that's the God's right to do.

10: There's been a lot of studies I understand, that talked about whethere the death would prevent other crimes, and they tend to show, no, they don't have any impact to prevent people by "oh my gosh I'm going to have death penalty".

11: Does it deter crime? I think it does. You got some people who are evil, and they are just going to do it anyway. But yes there is a lot of people who would deter from

肝心な部分で聞き取れないところがたくさんあります。また、聞き取ったつもりでも間違っているところも多いと思います。でも、いろんな人のいろんな英語が聞けて、また、いろんな意見が聞けて面白いです。抜けている部分で聞き取れたところがあったら、ぜひ教えてください。

※ If someone is on death row, they are in the part of a prison which contains the cells for criminals who have been sentenced to death.(コウビルド英英辞典より) 

diminished capacity = 心神耗弱 (英辞郎 on the Webより)
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