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The Death Penalty: Yay or Nay?

Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~ 2012/06/26 18:43:14
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  • Captame... Jerry 2013/08/29 01:35:33
    Captamerica
    +1
    Don't you love how the Russians treat their problem prisoners!
  • JamesChevyII 2013/02/20 08:55:10
    Undecided
    JamesChevyII
    +1
    It is totally predicated on the circumstances... Cold blooded killers, I would say YAY, vehicle man slaughter, once again depends on circumstances... I can't abide by taking care of them for the rest of their lives in prison, living better then myself on my dime... I guess if you nail my feet to the floor, an eye for an eye...
  • elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard 2013/02/20 07:44:16
    Undecided
    elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard
    +1
    Only for those extreme killers, that society can't afford to be among its citizens.
  • Hakking 2013/02/19 18:10:47
  • David Hussey 2013/02/19 06:12:36
    Nay
    David Hussey
    +1
    Capital punishment is revenge, not justice. On top of that, there are simply way too many people wrongfully convicted, and by extension innocent people have been murdered by the State to satisfy the bloodlust for vengeance.

    It should also be noted that States which retain the death penalty consistently have higher homicide rates than States that have abolished it, so the deterrence argument is a false argument.
  • Elmo~WA... David H... 2013/02/19 06:20:25
    Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~
    +1
    It's moments like these I wish I could rave things more than once.
  • David H... Elmo~WA... 2013/02/19 06:37:18
    David Hussey
    +1
    Thanks :)
  • Edward David H... 2013/02/20 11:38:38
    Edward
    How is dying for a murder not justice? If you take a life you deserve to have yours taken. The crime rate would probably go down.
  • David H... Edward 2013/02/21 01:27:08
    David Hussey
    Then why do the States which still have capital punishment not have the lowest rates of he crimes to which it is applied?

    Nobody deserves to have their life taken, and if taking the life of a murderer could return the life they took I might consider that justice, otherwise its just vengeance. And cowardly vengeance, because it imposes the killing upon the State so that the offended parties don't have to dirty their own hands.

    If you want that kind of 'justice', buck up and do the job yourself.
  • Edward David H... 2013/04/08 05:20:37
    Edward
    That's stupid. Tell that to the families whose family member was killed. It would make space for jail cells.
  • David H... Edward 2013/04/09 06:43:00
    David Hussey
    +1
    No, murdering someone because they murdered somebody is what is stupid. Killing is wrong, and you can wrap it up in whatever justification you want, but it doesn't change the fact that capital punishment is murder by the state. Like I said, if anyone is intent on seeking vengeance, let them do the killing instead of cowering behind the state and letting other people bloody their hands so that their conscience can remain lily white.
  • Rebecca 2013/02/18 16:40:13
    Yay
    Rebecca
    +3
    eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth
  • Elmo~WA... Rebecca 2013/02/19 06:06:02
    Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~
    +1
    An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind, a tooth for a tooth leaves the whole world speechless, a death for a death leaves the whole world dead.
  • Edward Elmo~WA... 2013/02/20 11:39:05
    Edward
    No. Only the killers who deserve to die
  • Elmo~WA... Edward 2013/02/24 11:10:28
    Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~
    +1
    Where do we stop? We kill people who murder others, then we'll kill them for man-slaughter, self-defence, emotionally killing.... If we continue this way we'll never stop.
  • Urchyn 2013/02/18 16:35:10
    Yay
    Urchyn
    +3
    When guilt has been established beyond a reasonable doubt, when DNA proves the guilt, then YES. No matter what age or anything they are, guilty is guilty and then need to be gone.
  • Elmo~WA... Urchyn 2013/02/19 06:06:37
    Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~
    +1
    Why do we kill people who kill people to show people that killing people is wrong?
  • Just Stressed 2013/02/18 14:21:55
    Yay
    Just Stressed
    +2
    When there is proof without a doubt (for example someone on video shooting someone) then yes, I believe in the death penalty.
  • Ryan Thomas 2013/02/18 13:03:40
    Yay
    Ryan Thomas
    +1
    On the other hand only in rather extreme circumstances where they have full 100 percent knowledge the person is guilty. Executing innocents is most unfortunate.
  • Tropiceagle33 2013/02/18 10:27:28
    Undecided
    Tropiceagle33
    +1
    I always seem to be in the neutral ground, however as the Universal Rights of Man state that everybody has the right to live but if someone goes on a killing spree citing revenge or mental state, i think it is abusing the law and even though they go to jail nothing proves him to be changed man afterwards ( it's a common thing,)
  • Elmo~WA... Tropice... 2013/02/18 10:39:46
    Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~
    +2
    Sometimes I sort of lean towards agreeing with it.... I don't agree with the death penalty when there's limited evidence or witnesses, when it's accidental murder, or murder in self-defence... When it's a serial killer, and he/she has admitted what they have done, shown no remorse and there is solid evidence that they've killed 10 people I can kind of see where people are coming from. I actually quite like what many Muslim states do: they give the family of the victims the choice to send the murderer to jail for life and claim blood money or to have him killed.
  • Tropice... Elmo~WA... 2013/02/18 10:56:12
    Tropiceagle33
    +1
    agree with you, it is the kind of topic that can split views. I stay with modern world such in America that according to news and sources it is common, sadly sometimes it is with little witnesses and evidence but hey, a serial killer is totally out of the way, and surely not above the law
  • Elmo~WA... Tropice... 2013/02/18 10:58:50
    Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~
    +2
    No, they're not. It's just cases like Troy Davis that make me want to rip my hair out.... They don't use the system very well, sometimes.
  • Tropice... Elmo~WA... 2013/02/18 13:55:46
    Tropiceagle33
    +1
    Yeah, it was Troy Davis case i tought of, as i received letters from amnesty group demanding of reviewing laws and stuffs as there were no proof of him murdering or whatsoever and they thought this case to be of racial intent of human race as they killed an innocent guy and the real murderer is actually still on the loose, enjoying life and crime
  • Elmo~WA... Tropice... 2013/02/18 15:48:34
    Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~
    +2
    I saw his case advertised somewhere, and that's how I became a member of Amnesty. I think they're work is brilliant.
  • Tropice... Elmo~WA... 2013/02/18 16:07:50
    Tropiceagle33
    +1
    they are, and they work with universal and international laws....It's a charity group
  • Elmo~WA... Tropice... 2013/02/18 16:18:22
    Elmo~WAWU~Bn-2~
    +2
    I know :) I'm a big supporter of Amnesty.
  • Tropice... Elmo~WA... 2013/02/18 16:20:21
    Tropiceagle33
    +1
    they do a great work
  • vio-sonne 2013/02/17 09:47:43
    Undecided
    vio-sonne
    +3
    For some maybe, like those proven to be serial killers. They're not going to stop.
  • Tropice... vio-sonne 2013/02/18 10:28:37
    Tropiceagle33
    +1
    agree with you
  • Timetraveler 2013/02/17 07:01:44
    Yay
    Timetraveler
    +1
    There are some people who need to be scrubbed from the earth like a virus! But Ilike the term death sentence. a penalty is reserved for sporting events
  • lmnlme10921 2013/02/17 01:59:41
    Nay
    lmnlme10921
    +1
    While some crimes are terrible enough that they may deserve death, I believe that by killing someone we are playing God, and ultimately, committing murder, which makes us no better than those on the last mile. I also believe that, even if I was to be for the death penalty, the jury should not be the one to decide. They are twelve people with no personal ties to the crime. If anyone should be able to choose what the defendant deserves, it should be the victim's loved ones. (Personally, I'd rather someone rot in jail than be able to take the fast way out.)
  • heart.as.loud.as.lions 2013/02/17 00:25:59
    Nay
    heart.as.loud.as.lions
    +2
    they should suffer like there victims did. slow and painful.
  • thomas.bogan.5 2013/02/16 15:27:42
  • deidara.trueart 2013/02/16 11:30:42
  • rootbeer29 2013/02/16 07:53:24
    Nay
    rootbeer29
    +1
    I'm against it.
  • Donnie 2013/02/16 06:29:38
    Nay
    Donnie
    +2
    if i don't trust my government to even deiced if my shoes should or should not be shined why the hell would i trust them to determine if a man should die?
  • Katiana2808 2013/02/16 05:22:27
    Undecided
    Katiana2808
    +1
    I think that I should have voted yay cause there's a lot of crimes nowadays which should be punished. For example when Hosni Mubarak, former prime minister of Egypt broke a war and killed some of the protestants who were against the government. This should be punished, kids have lost their parents in this war. And there is nothing worse than seeing a kid cry. I get mad when I see what they've done to kids. and egypt is just in unrest cause this still continues with Mohamed Morsi, the other president in egypt who was supposed to give peace and love to anyone.
  • kateisgod 2013/02/16 00:34:06
    Undecided
    kateisgod
    +4
    I'm almost 99% against it, but I know without a doubt, that if someone killed someone close to me, I'd want them to suffer in someway.

    So, I think that tortuous, Solitary Confinement is the solution. Life without parole, to sit with your thoughts and suffer.

    But I still. I just don't know
  • Lucius ... kateisgod 2013/02/16 04:05:43
    Lucius Archangel
    +1
    Perfectly said.

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