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SURVEY: Death penalty--appropriate or just plain wrong?


SURVEY: Death penalty--appropriate or just plain wrong?  

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13 minutes ago, lungbing said:

"There are no instances of a convicted killer killing again."

There are a number of convicted killers being executed and later they were found innocent.

How do you deal with that?

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Shooting by rifles. Say 10 rifles but only 2 with live bullets. Then no body feels that they were the killer. Having people in jail for 30 odd years before they are executed is inhumane. 

Death penalty is considered ' inhumane ' by some people , but sometimes the crimes are inhumane as well ... in these cases it seems to be an adequate punishment .

It's never appropriate to kill another member of humanity, it could be considered inhumane.    That said, some have proven themselves beyond any doubt to be inhuman. Removing those who’ve co

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23 minutes ago, herfiehandbag said:

Never understood that, there is a very distinct difference between firing a blank (no recoil) and a live round so the shooter would know. What is more, it is very obvious to anyone watching which weapon(s) is firing blanks

Not to mention the fact that shooting is inaccurate it could prolong suffering. Your points are also totally valid. 

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It's an imperfect world, and wasting resources imprisoning someone who has shown no regard for the sanctity of human life is pointless.

 

As to method, there is a very simple and inexpensive way that never seems to get a mention, that will also not traumatise those who do the honours.

 

Construct a cell as a sealed room, with ventilation via inlet and outlet grills. At the appointed time, preferably when the prisoner is asleep, substitute pure nitrogen in place of air at the inlet grill. This will slowly flush the air out of the cell and the oxygen level will drop. If not already asleep, the prisoner will pass out due to oxygen deprivation and subsequently die, but as it is completely odourless and does not provoke a reaction in the body, there will be no distressing effects.

 

As the gas is not poisonous in itself (air is 80% nitrogen) the cell can be flushed with air and the body removed.

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11 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

For real bad crimes I support the death penalty.

But when I think about those two guys from Burma who were convicted of murdering the tourist...

 

I think many people would be pro death penalty if there was a way to make sure innocent people dont get executed. I am pro but only when there is so much evidence and perhaps video evidence to make sure its 100% sure the person was guilty and the crime was really bad.

 

But the way it is now no then I am against it. Too many false convictions all over the world. The US has many too

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_exonerated_death_row_inmates

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There are multiple examples of innocent people being executed. Timothy Evans being framed by John Christie is just one.

There are people who are just plain evil, and will be a danger to society as long as they live. Perhaps those should be executed after a higher standard of proof is employed.

 

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5 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

Maybe bring back hanging, at least you die with an erection

What's the point of having an erection if there is nowhere to put it? That's like having a golf course with no greens to putt out on.

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5 hours ago, Techno Viking said:

Personally I feel a bullet is too quick, some slow would be the go.... like  tied down to an ants nest.

 

topic is not about how the execution is performed

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18 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

For real bad crimes I support the death penalty.

But when I think about those two guys from Burma who were convicted of murdering the tourist...

 

 

I guess you were involved in the investigation..............from your comfortable armchair that is

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I lived in the UK during the IRA bombing campaign of the 1970's.

 

I still remember people calling for the return of the death penalty for the Birmingham six and the Guildford four.

 

15 years later it was revealed that they were completely innocent, they were released and given massive compensation (at least, those that hadn't died behind bars).

 

If the death penalty had been in place there is little doubt that 10 totally innocent people would have been put to death.

 

The family of Timothy Evans (who was executed for two of the Rillington Place murders committed by serial killer John Christie) might also have something to say.

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3 hours ago, millymoopoo said:

Absolutely no one has the right to take another oness life, without exception.!

In the same way no one has the right to force another to take up arms..!

Basic human rights.....!

Sure, lock them up for life if need be....!

 Why should the taxpayer pay out massive amounts of cash to keep the likes of the Yorkshire Ripper ,living in comfort in a nice cell with tv ,books etc etc ,if no death sentence ,then work hard 8 hours a day then locked up in a cell with no comforts , sorry if i am no bleeding heart liberal , 

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5 minutes ago, ivor bigun said:

 Why should the taxpayer pay out massive amounts of cash to keep the likes of the Yorkshire Ripper ,living in comfort in a nice cell with tv ,books etc etc ,if no death sentence ,then work hard 8 hours a day then locked up in a cell with no comforts , sorry if i am no bleeding heart liberal , 

If the question is one of economics sure I see your objection...for some its a question of morals not tax payer money 

regarding jails no matter how luxurious its the loss of freedom which is the main punishment. As a former lawyer I visited many jails and even one hour there as a visitor I just had to get out it was a uniquely terrible feeling

I respect your right to voice an opinion on this but Im tired of hearing that phrase "bleeding heart" which to me means one with compassion and empathy not really such bad traits for a human being to have  

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