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Is the death sentence inhumane?

☠ Tħε ☣ Øиe ☠ 2012/06/29 20:16:33
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here is my point, i don't see how people think the death penalty is a good way to handle a criminal. even if they killed someone why do they deserve to die. if they are sent to death row then they are getting killed. so how are the people who sentenced them to death any better, they technically murdered someone.
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  • TheBadOne 2012/06/29 21:17:42 (edited)
    yes
    TheBadOne
    +3
    1. It's more expensive to execute someone than it is to sentence them to life imprisonment. Don't think we should allow them the right to appeal? Then you may as well forsake the 4th Amendment right of due process.

    2. Even in the era of forensic science, there's still plenty of convictions that occur not in the interest of justice but in the interest of padding a DA's stats. I'd rather have 99 guilty as hell people rot in cells than see an innocent person be wrongly put to death.

    3. The states that lead in executions have the highest rates of violent crime. It is not a deterrent; it condones murder as an acceptable way of solving a problem.

    4. Capital punishment is not applied consistently throughout. The poor and minorities are subjected to capital punishment more than those who are better off financially.

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  • Red_eyed_Moth 2012/10/02 09:46:19
    no
    Red_eyed_Moth
    Definately not. Murder is inhumane and the death sence is just the consequence of it. You can decide for or against murder and if you shorten someone's lifespan it's just fair if your life is also taken. Besides, I think that our society doesn't need murderers, rapists and other human trash.
  • shenendoah 2012/07/04 02:47:12
    yes
    shenendoah
    Of course it is inhumane. Should a murderer or a child molester be treated humanely when they didn't show that coutesy to their victim. Treat them suckers in the most inhumane way possible.
  • shotgun the 3rd 2012/07/01 19:55:21
    no
    shotgun the 3rd
    +1
    Hang them in city square make them public again, and it will be a deterant..
  • ☠ Tħε ☣... shotgun... 2012/07/02 15:35:41
    ☠ Tħε ☣ Øиe ☠
    thats way too 1800's
  • santa6642 2012/06/30 14:55:30
    no
    santa6642
    +1
    very well needed.
  • JohnT 2012/06/30 02:38:09
    no
    JohnT
    +1
    Considering the crimes that the low life commit the methods for the death sentence are pretty mild.
  • TasselLady 2012/06/29 21:47:49
    no
    TasselLady
    +2
    Tell that to the families who have murdered relatives. Murderers are animals. They don't have the right to be called human.
  • Outta' Here. 2012/06/29 21:28:52
    no
    Outta' Here.
    +1
    At no time was the death penalty meant to be a deterrent.
    It is retribution for the families and an assurance to society that
    this particular person, who decided that society's laws and rules did not apply to them; will no longer cause anyone on the face of the planet harm ever again.

    And if you aren't willing to do it yourself, that same "misunderstood person" will be happy to do it to you.
  • TheBadOne 2012/06/29 21:17:42 (edited)
    yes
    TheBadOne
    +3
    1. It's more expensive to execute someone than it is to sentence them to life imprisonment. Don't think we should allow them the right to appeal? Then you may as well forsake the 4th Amendment right of due process.

    2. Even in the era of forensic science, there's still plenty of convictions that occur not in the interest of justice but in the interest of padding a DA's stats. I'd rather have 99 guilty as hell people rot in cells than see an innocent person be wrongly put to death.

    3. The states that lead in executions have the highest rates of violent crime. It is not a deterrent; it condones murder as an acceptable way of solving a problem.

    4. Capital punishment is not applied consistently throughout. The poor and minorities are subjected to capital punishment more than those who are better off financially.
  • JohnT TheBadOne 2012/06/30 02:44:16
    JohnT
    All wonderful valid points and works well for those against it which I respect aqs my wife is against it. I am only for capital punishment in limited situations. There a few people that are close to being animals that based upon very heinous crimes of serial killing and or child killers do not need to breath for any extended period of time.
  • TasselLady TheBadOne 2012/06/30 11:51:37
    TasselLady
    Why should they have three square meals a day and shelter while people outside are out of work and can't afford food? Sorry. I'd rather provide for THOSE people than the animals who are in prison. It doesn't have to cost anything to execute. Get a sword or guillotine and you're done.
  • TheBadOne TasselLady 2012/06/30 17:09:52 (edited)
    TheBadOne
    My stance isn't to protect those who rightfully belong there as oppose to protecting those who don't. You can exonerate a person who has been wrongly convicted; you can't reanimate someone who has been wrongly executed. I agree there should be more assistance for the families of the victims without question, but if someone committed the worst act possible, why should we as a society sink down to their level? Lock em up and give them a window cell so if they're innocent, they'll prove it and one day find themselves free. If they aren't, they'll be forced to admire a world they'll never interact with until they're buried in the ground.
  • TasselLady TheBadOne 2012/06/30 18:39:38
    TasselLady
    Then give them only one meal a day. Save the other two meals for those who DESERVE them, namely people without work and who have not broken any laws.
  • ☠ Tħε ☣... TasselLady 2012/06/30 18:48:27
    ☠ Tħε ☣ Øиe ☠
    convicts are people too and deserve fair and etical treatment too, no matter what their crime.
  • TasselLady ☠ Tħε ☣... 2012/06/30 18:50:09
    TasselLady
    That's your opinion. Once they murder, molest kids, and rape, they don't have rights anymore. They gave them up once they did the things they did.
  • Aingean 2012/06/29 20:24:08 (edited)
    no
    Aingean
    +2
    I'm all for the death penalty. Giving a person a life of 3 square meals a day and free everything will someone ones loved one in 6 feet under because of that person isn't right to me. In most cases they die on death row anyway before they get the lethal injection. It is much more humane then it used to be. Could be worse they could still use the chair or hang them.

    But I also think there can be zero doubt that they are 100% guilty of the crime so someone isn't put to death that doesn't deserve the sentence.
  • TasselLady Aingean 2012/06/30 11:53:12
    TasselLady
    +1
    Exactly. That's the only problem with the death penalty. There has to be no doubt that somebody is guilty. I DO feel for those who have been placed on death row for something they didn't do. And when they find out they had the wrong person they just shrug their shoulders like "Sorry! We didn't know!"
  • Aingean TasselLady 2012/06/30 13:56:01
    Aingean
    +1
    Yeah that is horrible. You would think with forensics we would have less... accidents isn't a strong enough word but its all I can think of, of that nature. I feel really bad for those families.
  • Wyveryx 2012/06/29 20:22:46 (edited)
    no
    Wyveryx
    +2
    If it is proven, unequivocally that they are indeed a murderer...then is far more cruel to keep them caged up for the rest of their natural lives. It is even more cruel to have the tax dollars from those who have suffered at the hands of these types of people go to help pay for these people considering the amenability that they can participate in.
  • wolf sloan 2012/06/29 20:22:31
    no
    wolf sloan
    +3
    Sometimes the real inhumanities are the evils that we don't destroy.
  • Roger47 2012/06/29 20:21:54 (edited)
    yes
    Roger47
    +2
    Especially when we kill the innocent, like happened in texas not so long ago.
  • ☠ Tħε ☣... Roger47 2012/06/29 20:24:40
    ☠ Tħε ☣ Øиe ☠
    thats a sad thing when that happens
  • ☠ Tħε ☣ Øиe ☠ 2012/06/29 20:17:28
    yes
    ☠ Tħε ☣ Øиe ☠
    +1
    like i said up top, killing the killer is no better than what they did. you can't right a wrong with another wrong.

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