I agree with the general sentiment that a life sentence should actually be for life, with only the bare necessities required to survive provided.
I remember when I was a kid hearing about some criminal (rapist? murderer? not sure) who received a "life sentence, with 20 years for good behaviour". I was horrified and so frightened that someone like that could be back in society in 20 years time. I still feel that way.
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11-07-2012 07:01 #41
11-07-2012 07:06 #42
I am so torn on this topic. I am probably more against than for. I am against it because I know since the introduction of DNA there have been so many cases found where people have been wrongly convicted of crimes and that is devastating.
But part of me can't deny that if some monster raped one of my chilren or murdered a loved one I would want them dead (and I don't think I would want it to be as simple as lethal injection). I know theoretically that is wrong, it is hypocritical etc, but if they had the choice and chose to harm one of my children or someone I loved, I can't change the fact that I would want them to die... It is just how I feel.
But on the whole I understand why the death penalty should not be an option.
11-07-2012 07:11 #43
I am absolutely against it for many reasons:
Its wrong to kill people. In my mind that is an absolute. No ifs or buts.
Its not an effective deterrant.
It punishes their family in the worst way possible, and their family are innocent.
There's always the chance they are innocent. The idea of an innocent person getting the death penalty is just horrendous. Omg, the repercussions of that are beyond words.
It traumatises the ones having to carry it out.
So many reasons not to allow it.
11-07-2012 07:13 #44Senior Member
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I agree with the death penalty (as long as there is undeniable proof that they have done the crime), I guess it's so easy for people to say no I don't believe in it but I wonder how they would feel if a loved one was murdered (especially a child), and knowing that the murderer is living a better quality of life in jail then they were on the outside and that some prisoners become institutionalized that they will definately reoffend!
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11-07-2012 07:16 #46
For! Every pedophile deserves to die!
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11-07-2012 07:26 #49
Dead against. Pun intended
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11-07-2012 07:30 #50
The death penalty does not reduce crime. In some US states, they are considering abolishing the death penalty. Not because they disagree with it, but because it is too expensive.
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