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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/8/15

Ranwolf wrote:


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I believe that there is no room for emotion in the pursuit of justice. I believe that society will be better and stronger if the prison system focuses on rehabilitation and not punishment. I believe that the death penalty does not belong in such a system.

I believe that you are leading with your heart and checking your head at the door in this discussion. I believe you should ask what practical purpose does the death penalty serve that life imprisonment does not?


I ask what right does a murderer have to keep drawing breath? And what would greater good would be served to by keeping him or her in a cage or help me rehabilitation? They weren't fit beings before, a man does not change, only the mask he wears does. Deep down inside he will always be the monster, nothing will change that and so he should be put down like one does with an animal beyond saving.


However horrific a thing a person may have done, what guarantee do we have that the punishment we choose to invoke is proportional? If Hell does exist, condemning someone to eternal damnation seems pretty disproportionate, whatever the accusations. Even if it does not, then by killing someone, you are fundamentally saying that society has the right to determine the value of an individual's life, which I strongly disagree with.
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Death penalty? Where's the fun in that?? You should let the criminals suffer before they die...Not just give them an easy way out.
That's what jail is for, kind of.
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/8/15

hum1d wrote:


I ask what right does a murderer have to keep drawing breath? And what would greater good would be served to by keeping him or her in a cage or help me rehabilitation? They weren't fit beings before, a man does not change, only the mask he wears does. Deep down inside he will always be the monster, nothing will change that and so he should be put down like one does with an animal beyond saving.

However horrific a thing a person may have done, what guarantee do we have that the punishment we choose to invoke is proportional? If Hell does exist, condemning someone to eternal damnation seems pretty disproportionate, whatever the accusations. Even if it does not, then by killing someone, you are fundamentally saying that society has the right to determine the value of an individual's life, which I strongly disagree with.


I rather believe society does have the right to judge the value of an individual's life when that person has committed that strong an offence against the mental and physical well being of it.
Posted 12/8/15
My thoughts? That it is archaic, barbaric, ineffectual, has the opposite effect of intended purpose, is impractical, unsophisticated, unintelligent, hypocritical, a double standard, is borderline retarded, due to prejudiced narcissists that can only see matter in black-and-white, don't lead by example but by encouraging isolation and fear, has a lack of judgement, a lack of power, and a lack of control, has little to no grasp on sociological or psychological science, and cares little for trial and error, improvement and progress. That's my thoughts, I don't care to elaborate. The topic bores me, is outright silly, and should've ended eons ago with someone saying "we should've ended that eons ago".
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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.


but what if someone who isn't the type of person you described get the death penalty?
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Death penalty is fine with me. People say that they suffer more if they get life in prison. I get that. But if someone I loved with all my heart gets murded by some idiot, I don't even wanna see them breathing. Knowing that they're doing something my loved one can't do anymore (live) just gets me enraged. By all means, kill that bastard. It's so sad how corrupted this world is.
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Posted 12/8/15

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I am going to leave you all with this.


Some assholes just need to die.


no one here is denying that (except for the poster). this thread is more about who should be the one that decides.
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Posted 12/8/15
There are some cases where I feel it should be applied, for instance I believe Jeffery Dahmer deserved it, but Wisconsin doesn't use the death penalty.

I definitely don't think it should be used often, it should be something used for only the sickest of people who show no remorse for their heinous crimes.
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Posted 12/8/15

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Death penalty is fine with me. People say that they suffer more if they get life in prison. I get that. But if someone I loved with all my heart gets murded by some idiot, I don't even wanna see them breathing. Knowing that they're doing something my loved one can't do anymore (live) just gets me enraged. By all means, kill that bastard. It's so sad how corrupted this world is.


but wouldn't it be more satisfying to make the person suffer than to give them the relief of death?
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Posted 12/8/15
There's always going to be that part of me that says yeah. Then again, prisoners get special treatment and care. What's my loved one getting? Oh yeah, they're corpse is being feasted upon by ants. And let me tell you this, some people are sick in the head and really freaked up. People who murder tend to enjoy being in prison and enjoy dropping the soap. I don't want that person to enjoy life not even one bit. But that's nearly impossible in this generation. Keep in mind, I'm also for life in prison don't get me wrong. I support both equally.
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While im fine with the death penalty, I think a harsher existence is making them sit 23 hours and 50 minutes in solitary confinement for the rest of their lives.
No Books
No Human interaction
No Air conditioning or Heating
24 hour surveillance
No visits from family
Food only to be eaten in the cell
And only plastic utensils so they cant kill themselves
And a thin blanket, thin enough to rip if the prisoner tries to hang themselves


And if the prisoner tries to kill themselves by ramming their head into the wall, we put him/her/xur in one of these all day;Imagine the bedsores


Fuck rehabilitation, the rest of the convicts existence needs to be a living hell.
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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/8/15
And this friends is why you don't get to be judge, jury, and executioner.

Here's the problems with the legal system:

* Eye witness testimony is the most trusted, but is also the most weak evidence and is often wrong.

* Prosecutors have tampered and hid evidence that has proven the defendant not guilty before.

* False testimony with exaggerated importance, such as hair samples, have been presented to mislead juries

* Innocents have been killed by the system once - can you guarantee it won't happen again?

And remember, for those going on how cheap bullets are - if you're issuing a death penalty will you pull the trigger? How will you make amends to their family if wrong? Something about eye for an eye wasn't it?
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Posted 12/8/15
I think citizens of each individual country should decide whether or not they want to use the death penalty as a form of punishment for severe crimes. Of course these countries would all have to be democratic and each citizen would have the right to vote if they wanted on this matter. I mean in the end of the day, it is those citizens who through tax pays for all this so it makes sense they get to decide.

From a moral standpoint though, the death penalty should definitely not be allowed. I've heard of a prison in Europe where the prison conditions are amazing and the criminals themselves don't even want to leave because life there is better than life in the real world. In a perfect world, all criminals would be sent to those places and they would live peacefully among themselves without being able to harm anyone.

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Posted 12/8/15 , edited 12/8/15
I have few moral issues about the death penalty. My concerns are mainly regarding its procedural problems.

But, yeah, death penalty is okay. Maybe not in its current state, but the punishment is fair to me.

There are many perspectives and each one is right and makes sense in its own way. Yeah, sure, murder is usually bad and that's why it's a crime, but proportional punishment goes out the window if you punish all crimes in a similar way. I don't believe we can be too flexible when it comes to administering punishment for lawbreakers. Yeah, take the totality of the circumstances into account, but I can't being myself to say the death penalty is always wrong or always appropriate.
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Posted 12/9/15
It's barbaric and serves to feed a thirst for blood that masquerades itself as justice. Furthermore, there's a considerable amount of evidence that suggests it's costing taxpayers far more than the alternative.
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