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Post Reply So that Boston Bomber guy got the death setence
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A. Death is too light a sentence for a terrorist like him, and to that end B. The United States criminal justice system isn't capable of meting out a punishment to terrorists that would actually be dissuasive. What can you do to someone who looks at death as a positive thing and feels himself a martyr? We have ethics codes and international ethics codes to abide, and the terrorists regularly violate those codes. To those who think the death penalty will be a cheap method of disposing of him, the appeals process in the US can probably keep him alive for the better part of a decade, if not longer, and the legal fees will cost the US close to $300,000 if he follows general statistics.
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Feel nothing about this, all are equal in death.
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He got what he deserved. They're too soft on the death penalty IMO. I know people say it cost to much to put people to death but, if it were up to me I would shoot them, hang them, or start a slaughter house style system for death row inmates. I can give less than a single f*ck about that humane crap for people like him.
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I believe if you killed an innocent person without a good reason you deserve death as well. That being said I find the process stupid and a waste of money and time. He should just be executed on the spot and be done with it.
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It's about time they gave him the death sentence.
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I don't believe he should get the death penalty, that's getting off too easy.. He should be in prison for the rest of his life, knowing what he did was terrible, will eat away at him eventually maybe not in the next couple years but it will definitely start to eat away at him (mentally)
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My stance on the death penalty has always been, as Christ put it, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Meaning no human is so innocent of wrongdoing as to have the authority to rightfully take a life.
Two wrongs don't make a right. You hate murder? So do I. But adding one more name to the list of people killed is no solution. It won't bring them back.
Biologically we are all related. Spiritually we share one universal soul. Frame this man's actions as if he were a brother, or a spouse. If whomever you love most in this world committed such atrocity, would you be so eager to have them killed? Or would you take them into your arms, have them cry on your shoulder, and try to understand what torment and confusion drove them to such madness?
Don't get me wrong, by all means, keep this man safely removed from society. But I cannot fathom how we so readily turn "justice" into "revenge". And we don't recognize our own evil in this thought process?
As Nietzsche put it, "Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster."

Yeah, I just quoted Christ and Nietzsche in the same post. I have that power.
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It usually takes years and years before the execution is carried out so by the time it happens if it does he will be a lot older.
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I, too, regret that the US justice system isn't using the wide array of inhumane punishments which could otherwise be in place. Flaying peoples' skin, severing their digits or limbs, gouging out their eyes, poking them with red hot irons, suspending them from walls by their arms or legs, locking them in the stocks for days on end, I'm really not sure why anyone ever got rid of these punishments. Then there's execution methods which have really been neglected. Dragging convicts into barnacles lining ships' keels, feeding them to wild animals, dragging them behind moving vehicles until the ground beats them to death, burning them at the stake, crucifying them, tying each limb to a different horse and then sending them in different directions, burying them alive, beating them to death with hurled stones, why aren't these things on the table? In fact, why do we even bury convicts in marked graves? They're not human anymore. Let's just take them out to some random field in the dead of night, not tell anyone where they are, and bury them in an unmarked ditch. Maybe don't take the precautions necessary to keep wild dogs from digging their bodies up and devouring them.

Yep. The US justice system would be markedly improved if it weren't so damned concerned with cruel and unusual punishment.
Posted 5/16/15
Sometimes one gets the feeling that death is seemingly too good for many offenders, because it might be viewed as though one scumbag's life makes up for those of even just one innocent victim, or victims.

The same could be said of providing 'free' room and board for lifers who evade the death penalty. They get to live out their remaining lives without having to work and cared for around the clock by prison staff. Too much is said about "never breathing free air again" when someone is sentenced to life without parole, instead what should be said is that they get plenty of free air in prison, and it could be argued thats more than they deserve.

Either way, one occasionally ponders the justification against "cruel and inhuman punishment" when thinking of the families of the victims, and that "an eye for an eye" isn't always achieved in death. One reason is that while the free citizen believes the "condemned" is suffering or going to suffer by being deprived of life or liberty, they may not feel anything at all, many people who are hardened don't regret anything they've done and are missing what normal people have, i.o.w. they are incapable of regret for their crimes , but only for themselves, so death is only a mercy for them. So we ask ourselves if they deserve that mercy.

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In a religious sense, they get the chance for redemption before being executed (condemned remain on death row for months typically), and free from a life of having to go good works to be saved, only requiring contrite repentance and faith.(they get the easy way into heaven a hard working free person doesn't)



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Only with consent.

Honestly though, I'd rather they be used for scientific research as lab rats. That way they can contribute to society one way or another.
Posted 5/16/15
since i believe in oblivion after death...

i would never agree with a death sentence for anyone of any crime. living is much more painful.
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Posted 5/16/15
He might be dead before he even gets executed. Other prisoners are sure to make him a marked man once he gets to death row. It happened to Jeffrey Dahmer.
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A life sentence is harder punishment than a death sentence.
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Posted 5/16/15
Just blast a hole through his brainless skull...
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