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What I think:

It’s moronic and completely hypocritical. To look at it simply, what they’re saying is, ”Don’t kill people. Oh, you killed someone? Now we’re going to kill you. It’s okay when we do it.” Which makes zero sense to me. If you want someone to pay for what they did, take away their freedom, not their life. Lock them up for life. No one deserves to die, no matter what kind of horrid things they do. Not to say their actions are excused. Every action must bear a rightful consequence, and for the more horrid things, there should be more horrid consequences - but not death. Never death.

If someone killed someone you love and all you can think about is how much you want that person to “get what they deserve” and get the death sentence, then that makes you no better than they are. We should be able to think of better ways of dealing with transgressions than death. Humans are inherently innovative creatures, but it seems our judiciary system has failed to adhere to that concept.

What do you guys think? Also, please try to keep religion out of this; I've had enough of that today. Thanks.
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An eye for an eye.

If someone kills someone I love, I won't sit back and do nothing.
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Here's my two cents. They are murdering scumbags who killed solely for their own twisted pleasure. Why should we spend the millions it will take to house him in a correctional institution, in effect rewarding him with free room and board with no effort on his part other then indulging his sick and twisted desire for killing. When a nearly cost free solution exists to rid him forever from our midst.

You sir or ma'am are trying to justify the life of a person who long ago gave up any right to it or the protection of the legal system. It's a matter of justice and the crime fitting the punishment. A life time of free rent and food is no fitting punishment for the act of murder. If you don't have the stomach to handle that simple fact don't judge those who can do what has to be done.
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stars201 wrote:

An eye for an eye.

If someone kills someone I love, I won't sit back and do nothing.


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mahatma Gandhi


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only if the crime was particularly violent and there's irrefutable evidence.
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Death for death, torture everyone else according to their offence(s).
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"So, if the death penalty 'makes the state a murderer', does prison make the state a gay BDSM dungeonmaster?"
-- Emo Philips

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hum1d wrote:


stars201 wrote:

An eye for an eye.

If someone kills someone I love, I won't sit back and do nothing.


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mahatma Gandhi




Ah lovely,a bloody pacifist..Take your Gandhi bullshit and leave your country of birth. Ya just soiling the honour of better men and women by breathing the same air as the rest of us.
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Ranwolf wrote:

Here's my two cents. They are murdering scumbags who killed solely for their own twisted pleasure. Why should we spend the millions it will take to house him in a correctional institution, in effect rewarding him with free room and board with no effort on his part other then indulging his sick and twisted desire for killing. When a nearly cost free solution exists to rid him forever from our midst.

You sir or ma'am are trying to justify the life of a person who long ago gave up any right to it or the protection of the legal system. It's a matter of justice and the crime fitting the punishment. A life time of free rent and food is no fitting punishment for the act of murder. If you don't have the stomach to handle that simple fact don't judge those who can do what has to be done.


a) In the US, the death penalty tends to cost about the same as life imprisonment

b) Committing a crime does not mean you lose the protection of the legal system. A sizable part of the legal system is designed to protect criminals from injustices.

c) The goal of the justice system is rehabilitation, not punishment.
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a) In the US, the death penalty tends to cost about the same as life imprisonment

b) Committing a crime does not mean you lose the protection of the legal system. A sizable part of the legal system is designed to protect criminals from injustices.

c) The goal of the justice system is rehabilitation, not punishment.


a ) A .416 PGW round is two dollars a shot, I'd donate the use of my C14 and even my services for free.

b ) In my mind it does, those who can't abide by society's laws have no right to it's protections.

c ) Why bother, scum will never change nor should they be given the chance. We aren't talking about some kid that stole a mars bar here.
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I support death penalty, and I also support Donald Trump's proposal to bring back waterboarding. All terrorists in Gitmo should be hanged instead of wasting taxpayers money to feed them.
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Ranwolf wrote:


hum1d wrote:


stars201 wrote:

An eye for an eye.

If someone kills someone I love, I won't sit back and do nothing.


An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- Mahatma Gandhi




Ah lovely,a bloody pacifist..Take your Gandhi bullshit and leave your country of birth. Ya just soiling the honour of better men and women by breathing the same air as the rest of us.


Haha, okay.
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Haha, okay.


Wasn't a joke mate.
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Meh...
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Ranwolf wrote:


sundin13 wrote:



a) In the US, the death penalty tends to cost about the same as life imprisonment

b) Committing a crime does not mean you lose the protection of the legal system. A sizable part of the legal system is designed to protect criminals from injustices.

c) The goal of the justice system is rehabilitation, not punishment.


a ) A .416 PGW round is two dollars a shot, I'd donate the use of my C14 and even my services for free.

b ) In my mind it does, those who can't abide by society's laws have no right to it's protections.

c ) Why bother, scum will never change nor should they be given the chance. We aren't talking about some kid that stole a mars bar here.


You're really not worth my time. I could cut your head open, and you'd still be closed minded.

But to answer #1. It's because of process. The death penalty requires the absolutely highest possible standards of evidence and the longest process of possible appeals. Because once executed it can't be overturned.

If an innocent is sentenced to life in prison, or an offender is convicted of a worse crime than they committed and therefore receives a harsher sentence than they should, that's terrible and regrettable and another injustice has been committed. But at least we can still try to make it right. If the convict has served 10 years of a 20 year sentence and we discover he should only have a 15 year sentence, no harm no foul. We'll just reduce his sentence to 15 years and be done with it. If an innocent is sentenced to life in prison and we discover after 10 years that he is innocent, that man has suffered a grievous injustice. But we can release him. And we can compensate him. And we can help him to rebuild the life that we shattered. We can never make things right again, but at least we can try to make amends.

But once we have executed someone who was innocent of any wrongdoing, or someone who merely deserved a lengthy prison sentence rather than the death penalty, the blood of an innocent is on our hands. That stain can never be washed clean. That man is dead, and no amends can be made.

And that's why it must take more money and time and resources to condemn a man to death than to any other sentence. That is why the death penalty must be the most expensive penalty. Because the cost of making it cheap is not a price we can pay.

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