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Posted 4/30/15
Well some people deserve this fate. Although being stuck in prison for a long time would be a better punishment because of it's long term effects sometimes execution is a better choice. If you murder people and are sent to prison what if you break out and murder more people? That's a risk i wouldn't be willing to take if you were a crazed murderer that might escape. An execution would be fit for a situation like that. On the other hand if a murder happens not because you wanted it to but in self defense for example but you can't prove it, execution shouldn't be the fate of that person. i'm not sure how long a sentence but a 10-20 year sentence is better than being executed right? That's only my opinion on it though, and as i've said many a times already my opinion doesn't matter
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Posted 4/30/15
should be outlawed but if not, take their life efficiently and painlessly. too many innocent ppl have died thru death penalty, check out the Innocent Project.
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Posted 4/30/15
While I think that there is a lingering fear that someone innocent could be killed, I also believe in the penalty. There are some crimes that just call for it, especially brutal murder cases or things of that sort. I don't think they should be allowed to live after they killed someone. Then there are is the argument that prison life is terrifying in itself, and while I belief that I still don't think that they deserve that life. There lives will also be free of any real charge ( money wise ) all the taxpayers pay to keep them alive and I'm not sure that I think that is right either.
Posted 4/30/15
I don't think it's wrong, but I don't support it.

I think punishment should be equal recompense. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Not out of vengeance, but out of justice.

To that end, I don't think execution is inherently wrong.

However - just because I don't think it's wrong doesn't mean I condone it, and this is for a myriad of reasons.
1) Due to uncertainty, we can never really know if someone actually committed a murder with 100% certainty,and the penalty for a mistake is killing an innocent man - which is just as unjust as the wrong that was committed.
2) By extending mercy, people are able to change and perhaps become better people. Executing them removes this possibility.
3) An execution requires an executioner. While I wouldn't hold such an individual at fault for enacting justice, why force that burden on someone if you can avoid it?
4) A government can't always enact perfect justice anyway. Trying to do in such a problematic scenario just seems unnecessarily foolish and risky.

And there are probably others, though I can't think of them off-hand.

So, again, while I don't think it's wrong, I don't support it either and would quite gladly support initiatives to abolish it.
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The way I see it is this. Killing people isn't rignt no matter what.

HOWEVER! We don't have enough time, money, or space to hold all of these guys and in many cases they get out one way or another and start causing trouble again. So while I don't think execution is truly good I think it's needed.
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Posted 4/30/15
It's better in theory than in execution.
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The death penalty should more be reserved for cases when it's clear that the accused commited the crime. But I think some crazies who clearly commit crimes should be put down. Even if the death penalty is too humane for their sick crimes.
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I believe there isn't anything wrong with execution. Honestly, the only fear is a mistake in the system. If they have never done anything before and its their first major crime or they've done small things like shoplifting or something then I believe that they shouldn't be eligible for death, unless there's substantial evidence that they did the crime. If this was in place then it would clear up people who have been framed but, never committed a crime before. If its there second major crime or they have a huge record before the homicide or whatever then I believe we should just kill them as fast as we can for as little as possible. Some say I'm too harsh but, why should I care about some low life scum that we have to pay for to keep alive. Also, if they've been committing inhumane crimes the whole time then why should I care if they suffer, we could put them in a slaughter house like cows for all I care. I know my views on human life are different but, if people, bugs, and animals are all the same, then why do these criminals special treatment over things like pigs and cows that were born to be slaughtered?
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Executions themselves are a non-issue to me. I think they are permissible.

There are bad procedural problems involving costs and unfair representation but those are separate issues to me.

I think executions should be for the worst offenders, especially people who have committed especially heinous crimes or have committed severe crimes too frequently.
Posted 5/1/15
it's not right

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Posted 5/1/15
I'm for it, but only for actual criminals that are proven guilty of their crime. The others where there's any doubt, just jail time.
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I consider myself pretty conservative but when it comes to the death penalty, I'm definitely against it. I think that it's a tempting idea, especially when I hear of awful cases. But my religious convictions lead me to believe that it's not right to kill someone except out of pure self defense. By the time a person reaches death row, he/she is no harm to the general law abiding public.

Of course there's always the argument that says the system isn't always correct so innocent people can be put to death. But I think that argument is sort of lousy because it doesn't address the exact reason whether there should or shouldn't be one. I could apply the same logic to saying that the court system isn't always right, so therefore there shouldn't be any prisons. Of course, the comparison between death and prison is kind of weak. But I think the main reasons for being for the death penalty aren't very good.

Like there's the reason that it's a deterrent. But studies and reason prove that someone who wants to kill is going to kill without thinking of the consequences. Then there's the argument that it's to give the families of the victims peace of mind. But once again, because of my religious convictions, I believe peace of mind is never reached through revenge but rather forgiveness. Also, something as subjective as emotions are supposed to be left out of the legal process.

And then there's the argument that it could save tax dollars. Unfortunately, that is very far from the truth and the whole process leading up to the death penalty wastes more tax dollars than life in prison.

Some might say that death is the easy way out. But I think that's a load of bull and goes against our human nature which clings to its last drop of life. Also, anyone who has ever gotten the death penalty hasn't been there without many appeals to get out of it. So to test that argument, it's easy to just act the convicts which they'd prefer; life in prison or death.

I believe in strict punishment. Much stricter than the summer-camp-like prisons we have today which bleed our budgets dry and waste hard earned tax dollars. Maybe give prisoners the jobs no one wants like poop-licker-uppers or something to help stimulate the economy? But murder should be avoided at all costs.
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well, im not going to say weather its right or not.
but the execution itself in USA sucks.
lethal injection and the gas chamber are not proven to be fast or painless 100% of the time.
really, i dont under stand why not use a .45 hollow point to the base of the skull.
the brain is destroyed so fast the person literally feels nothing.
and its dirt cheap, too.
some crazy three step process is just insanely wasteful.
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nemoskull wrote:

well, im not going to say weather its right or not.
but the execution itself in USA sucks.
lethal injection and the gas chamber are not proven to be fast or painless 100% of the time.
really, i dont under stand why not use a .45 hollow point to the base of the skull.
the brain is destroyed so fast the person literally feels nothing.
and its dirt cheap, too.
some crazy three step process is just insanely wasteful.


So you're saying if there is a high pressure front out of the Arctic you execute and if its a low pressure front from the tropics we jail for life.Well it's a better system and more accurate than the current one employed in Texas.
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pirththee wrote:


nemoskull wrote:

well, im not going to say weather its right or not.
but the execution itself in USA sucks.
lethal injection and the gas chamber are not proven to be fast or painless 100% of the time.
really, i dont under stand why not use a .45 hollow point to the base of the skull.
the brain is destroyed so fast the person literally feels nothing.
and its dirt cheap, too.
some crazy three step process is just insanely wasteful.


So you're saying if there is a high pressure front out of the Arctic you execute and if its a low pressure front from the tropics we jail for life.Well it's a better system and more accurate than the current one employed in Texas.


lol what?
im not real up to date, but im talking about the method of execution, the way you kill the dude not the right or wrong of it.
the three step process im referring to is the drugs used (i think) one pain killer, one to stop the heart, and another to make sure.
well, my memory is sketchy at best.
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