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  • Should the death penalty still be in action today?

    I have mixed feelings about this. I feel no human has the right to dictate whether or not a person should be put to death. Human life should be valued no matter what and it seems more punishable to lock a person up for life than to just give them a way out.

    Thoughts?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Rivet09 View Post
    I have mixed feelings about this. I feel no human has the right to dictate whether or not a person should be put to death. Human life should be valued no matter what and it seems more punishable to lock a person up for life than to just give them a way out.

    Thoughts?
    Nope. Ending a life is nobody's prerogative. It's not humane, and there is a risk of innocent people being put to death for the crimes of others. It's happened in the past and it can happen again.

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    • #3
      The death penalty places value on human life, it doesn't take from it.

      If you murder someone and you in return do not lose your life, innocent human life is less valued than that of a criminal.

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      • #4
        I think death penalty should be retained, but used under restraint and delay. Removing death penalty altogether is removing a sense of causality for the utmost despicable criminals. Think that the worst punishment is to get fed and put a roof over one's head till the end of one's life, how casual the effect will be?!

        One option is A suspended death sentence. At the end of the suspended period, the victim or the state can decide whether to commune the sentence to life imprisonment based on his behavior. During suspension prisoners may repent and change. Also, During suspension prisoner can gather more evidence if innocent, advancement in forensics may uncover some truths, any new facts that get revealed may change conviction.

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        • #5
          I am definitely a supporter of the death penalty.
          The only way to serve justice to a killer is to kill them, any other punishment just isn't severe enough for the crime.
          However, there should be at least 5 years before executing them in case of new evidence or any other finding.

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          • #6
            Murder is not justified, killing can be.
            Taking the life of a murderer is a justified killing in my book. It just doesn't seem right that a murderer is allowed to go on living.

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            • #7
              If someone killed someone you loved, how would you feel about them getting to live? Most people would not want this. Accidently murder is one thing but murder with intent, those people should not be granted the right to breathe.

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              • #8
                I can understand the argument for the death penalty, but I much prefer life imprisonment and I mean life. No getting out alive. Living the rest of your days without freedom in miserable conditions seems more punishing that being put to death.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Johnny1 View Post
                  I am definitely a supporter of the death penalty.
                  The only way to serve justice to a killer is to kill them, any other punishment just isn't severe enough for the crime.
                  However, there should be at least 5 years before executing them in case of new evidence or any other finding.
                  I agree with this statement.

                  Locking people up for life or having them on death row for 25 years is a massive waste of taxpayer money. They are never going to contribute to society again, just prove their guilt with 100% confidence and put them to death quickly.

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                  • #10
                    For the absolute worst serial killers, I say yes. There's really no going back to normal living for them and they have to be punished in the most severe way.
                    Otherwise, I say no. We've seen murderers rebuild their life and become useful in society again, it seems kinda wrong but isn't that the ultimate goal of prison?

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