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30-03-2017, 04:55 PM
Do you beleive in the death penalty?
My view on the death penalty keep changing. I have changed from pro-death penalty to anti-death penalty, and now am solidly at maybe for the most heinous violent crimes. I have a huge problem with the fallacies in our criminal justice system, and currently, my main objection to the death penalty is that it could be used on a wrongly convicted person. In cases where there is no doubt, I support it.

Just today, I saw a story of a 4 year old boy who was murdered by his mother's boyfriend. The man raped the child, and he bled to death from his injuries. The monster RAPED a 4 year old little boy to death! If there is no doubt as to his guilt, he needs to die. It might be morally wrong to kill him, but emotionally, I believe his life has far less value than the little boy he killed. I don't feel good about saying it, but I'd be fine with it if he was 'accidentally' release into the general population in jail and got raped to death by other inmates. The cognitive dissonance is strong for me here.
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30-03-2017, 05:00 PM
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I think it's too soft. Put 'em in solitary forever with an hour/day of sunlight and no hope of ever seeing more.

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30-03-2017, 05:20 PM
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I'm against it soley because some people are wrongfully convicted.

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30-03-2017, 05:28 PM
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It should be an option, but should be used in only the most extreme cases, and the level of proof for it's use should be extremely high.

And it should be used only in open public, by hanging or firing squad.

The "nice", " clean" executions make it too easy to use them.

Killing someone, even the worst of the worst - should be serious business.

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30-03-2017, 05:33 PM
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Aside from the ethical issues of executing people who could be innocent, there's also the money.
"The costs associated with death penalty trials that took place between 1983 and 2006 averaged about $1 million more per trial than the costs of average non–death penalty homicide trials. "
http://deathpenalty.procon.org/view.answ...nID=001000

And that additional money comes from taxpayers, at the cost of other services.

So, lock 'em up with no parole.

The flip side, oddly enough, is that many of the people who have had convictions reversed based on new DNA evidence only got cases looked at because they were facing execution.
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30-03-2017, 05:40 PM
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I am now against because our "justice system" is a poorly named charade.

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30-03-2017, 05:55 PM
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Are there any countries that hand out death penalties, but only for outrageously terrible crimes for which there are unquestionable pieces of evidence of guilt?

I just know I screwed that sentence up.

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30-03-2017, 06:06 PM
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(30-03-2017 04:55 PM)beeglez Wrote:  My view on the death penalty keep changing. I have changed from pro-death penalty to anti-death penalty, and now am solidly at maybe for the most heinous violent crimes. I have a huge problem with the fallacies in our criminal justice system, and currently, my main objection to the death penalty is that it could be used on a wrongly convicted person. In cases where there is no doubt, I support it.

Just today, I saw a story of a 4 year old boy who was murdered by his mother's boyfriend. The man raped the child, and he bled to death from his injuries. The monster RAPED a 4 year old little boy to death! If there is no doubt as to his guilt, he needs to die. It might be morally wrong to kill him, but emotionally, I believe his life has far less value than the little boy he killed. I don't feel good about saying it, but I'd be fine with it if he was 'accidentally' release into the general population in jail and got raped to death by other inmates. The cognitive dissonance is strong for me here.

> In the long run, it's cheaper and easier to throw a violent criminal in jail for life without chance of parole. Secondly, it is a known fact that innocent people have been convicted of murder and executed. A falsely convicted person cannot be exonerated and released if they are dead. Consider
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30-03-2017, 06:10 PM
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I'm against the death penalty.
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30-03-2017, 07:12 PM
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