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    Default The death penalty

    just finished watching 'dead man walking' (dont know why i keep watching it when its on tv, talk about depressing)

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    For? or against? and why?

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    Isn't that the best movie! I'm very against but I will say in that last scene when he is dying and they flash back to what happened I felt myself thinking he deserved to die!

    Against mainly as killing a human for killing as it then makes you the same as him ( if that makes sense) plus I think dying for a bad crime ( murder usually) is the easy way out, let them suffer in jail and live with what they have done, killing will not bring back the victim
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    I am vehemently against. I don't think the state should ever decide whether somebody should die. It particularly disgusts me that so-called "civilised" countries like the US use it.

    i don't think it has any deterrant function either, as people are usually afraid of being caught, not the specifics of the penalty.

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    I haven't seen that film (though I would like to), but I'm against the death penalty.

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    The whole drain on resources thing of having people spend their whole lives in jail does bother me, but even then I can't bring myself to accept the alternative.
    Killing someone against their will, even if that person has done horrible things and really doesn't deserve to live just doesn't sit right with me. It seems a rather primitive "eye for an eye" sort of justice.

    But more importantly - the legal system does make mistakes, and innocent people can be wrongly found guilty. For as long as there's a chance of that happening, I don't think the death penalty should be used.

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    totally against.

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    Against. It doesn't work as a deterrent (just look at america!) and there should be no such thing as state sanctioned murder.

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    Against. And I could never watch the end of that movie. The Green Mile is another powerful one. Ever sern The Life of David Gale? Very interesting movie.

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    It's a tough one for me. I think some crimes are so heinous that the perpetrator deserves to be eliminated, but I don't think any legal system could fairly decide which crimes are bad enough or even if people are definitely guilty to start with.

    I agree with PP who said death is too good for some, but then I very strongly feel that society should be safe from people who are known predators, those who are beyond any form of change or redemption, and the way some sentences seem to work doesn't guarantee that. In a perfect world (albeit one where predators do exist), I would vote to be rid of those ones.

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    Apparently ( according to USA stats so I'd assume here too) they say inmates on death row cost more than life prisoners with all the appeals/court cases/legal stuff etc so the drain on society would still be there

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