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

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When I hear about the death penalty I think of this phrase..

 

..they crucified Him there, along with the criminals, one on His right and the other on His left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”


..although I totally get this might seem nigh impossible to embrace if heinous crimes happened to those you love and care about. Lets hope those who need it receive the strength to embrace it and I hope I am never chosen to carry such a dreadful burden.

 

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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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10 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

Life in jail might just be worse than death. 

It all depends which country, get jailed for life in most western countries is just a holiday

of course life in Thailand would be hell.

Typical cell in Australia as pictured below

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9 hours ago, Lacessit said:

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.

Some people haven't had an erection for a long time, so a good way to go? 

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There are far too many people on this planet.  We need to introduce the death penalty for a wider range of crimes, such as parking on a double yellow line, or wearing a wife-beater shirt.

 

We could also use the glut of human cadavers to supply ingredients to McDonalds...

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 Capital punishment makes the state no better than the murderers. It cheapens life in those societies that use it.  Vengeance is not a good trait in humans. I am happy that my country  has outlawed the practice. Our neighbour uses it and has a much higher murder rate. To me that makes it seem counterproductive.  If the purpose is to reduce murders then maybe it would be better to eliminate the main tools of the practice, i.e. guns. 

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12 hours ago, lungbing said:

The edit button's gone!  "There are no instances of a convicted killer killing again." should read  "There are no instances of an executed killer killing again."

It's under the three dots at top right.

 

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9 hours ago, Artisi said:

No it's not a minor detail in a very clear case of guilt, for example the railway guard a few years back who raped, murdered and threw a young girl off the train, does that constitute a minor detail. 

Everyday there are many cases where the guilty are guilty - look at today's news of the guy finally arrested for a murder a few years back at the request of the deceaseds wife - clear cut, no impediment - I guess another minor detail. 

sometimes seemingly "clear cut cases are wrong" ...are you ok to be the unlucky one? And courts have debated for years the meaning of "beyond reasonable doubt" for a guilty verdict but sometimes there are mistakes which of course is irredeemable once one is executed...its easy to say the words "clear cut"...now try to put that into legal language as would be in a statute and show where the border line would be? For example is .00000001 % doubt an acceptable level? Define "clear cut" in a way that can be applied to all cases if you can....not such an easy task. DNA evidence has been wrongly gathered, eye witnesses are often mistaken, confessions sometimes wrongly given or coerced, people are framed. For me one innocent in a billion wrongly executed is unacceptable. 

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Fine, I'm all for ridding society of the scum of the earth.  It saves society the cost of providing funds to accommodate the least deserving of humanity, when those funds could be much better spent.  Knowing you are not going to die, but instead live a life of relative ease and comfort in prison, is not a deterrent to committing a heinous crime.  It may also be said that the death penalty is also not a deterrent - if it were, crime rates should be falling - don't think so.  However, as much as I would like to be reassured that those found guilty and are facing the death penalty, are getting their just desserts, the one thing that bothers me is that it is inevitable (and has been proven), that innocent people have died at the hands of judge and jury and the true perpetrators of crimes are  not always brought to justice.  To my mind, there is no justification in carrying out hundreds of death sentences, if by doing so it results in just one innocent death. 

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13 hours ago, Bluedan said:

I think thats an excellent post and summary 

I don't care if it "works" or not. The public and the victim's family get the satisfaction of revenge. My only concern is that it is not televised and sponsored, with profits going to worthy. charities. I have no mercy for violent criminals.

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