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    Oh yes, the three strikes rule.

    Drink-driving there sir?

    Sorry, that's your 3rd - over to the gallows.

    Dear lord - no.
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    (Original post by ImNew)
    If you are convicted then you are obviously guilty a jury of your peers has spoken.
    Juries aren't infallible. They make mistakes and even in cases where "watertight evidence" has been presented, it's later been proven that the defendant was innocent.

    The nature and severity of 'crime' can range quite drastically. Using a three-strikes rule, the person who shoplifts three times to provide for their impoverished family is executed whilst somebody who commits a single murder would simply be sentenced to jail.
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    B608 - Bring back 'anging bill 2013, The Hon. ImNew MP


    A bill aimed at bring back the ancient art of hanging to the criminal justice system.


    1. Definition
    (1) Hanging is defined as any piece of rope, chain or other object of similar shape being pulled tight around a person's neck until said person dies due to lack of oxygen.
    (2) The executioner or 'the hangman' is the individual in charge of hanging the criminal.


    2. When to hang
    (1) hanging should be used to punish criminals on a three strike basis
    (2) if you are convicted of at least three crimes you will be required to be hung within 3 months.
    (3) Once sentenced to hanging you are not given the opportunity to appeal it.


    3. Age
    (1) You must be over the age of 13 years in order to be eligible for hanging.
    (2) Anyone convicted under the age of 13 will be given a mock hanging so they will be hung for the period of 30 seconds and then let go to teach them to be good members of society.
    (3) Females will only be eligible for hanging if they are deemed by their peers to have a rating of less than a 7. Should they be a 7 or above they should be kept alive for reproductive research purposes.


    4. Commencement, Extent and Short Title
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Bring back 'anging bill 2013
    (2) This bill shall extend to all of the UK
    (3) Shall come into force immediately following royal assent.


    Notes


    This bill intends to take out the trash of society and bring us back to a past era of glory and prosperity. National glory is directly related to number of hangings so by increasing the number of hangings it is expected that our national glory shall increase tenfold.
    I wholeheartedly agree. This will teach those people who continue to use their mobile phones while driving!
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    This is horrendous, a million times no
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    I think people are taking this far too seriously!

    It's a no from me obviously, but I enjoyed reading it!
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    This bill is stupid from the first provision. It even gets the definition of hanging wrong; the definition you've used describes suspension hanging - this is an awful process wherein the prosoner takes over ten minutes to die of slow strangulation. Since the 19th Century, the preferred method of hanging has been the drop. This method relies on breaking the neck of the prisoner instantly, so as to kill them in the most humane and efficient manner.
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    (Original post by JPKC)
    This bill is stupid from the first provision. It even gets the definition of hanging wrong; the definition you've used describes suspension hanging - this is an awful process wherein the prosoner takes over ten minutes to die of slow strangulation. Since the 19th Century, the preferred method of hanging has been the drop. This method relies on breaking the neck of the prisoner instantly, so as to kill them in the most humane and efficient manner.
    Why would we want a more humane method? The intent is to punish them not give them a full expense paid cruise in the Caribbean, political correctness gone mad.
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    It seems many of the people responding to this have forgotten about the positive effect this would have on national glory.
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    (Original post by ImNew)
    If you don't support this bill I question your commitment to democracy.
    Hold on - you are saying that disagreeing to a bad bill is not democratic?
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    (Original post by Afcwimbledon2)
    Hold on - you are saying that disagreeing to a bad bill is not democratic?
    The nazis disagreed with the allies hanging Hitler but they still did it, are you seriously saying you are on the side of the nazis?
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    (Original post by ImNew)
    The nazis disagreed with the allies hanging Hitler but they still did it, are you seriously saying you are on the side of the nazis?
    How can you possibly think that is a plausible link to be made?

    For the record - Hitler wasn't hung, he committed suicide.
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    (Original post by Afcwimbledon2)
    How can you possibly think that is a plausible link to be made?

    For the record - Hitler wasn't hung, he committed suicide.
    You say tomato I say tomato.
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    (Original post by ImNew)
    You say tomato I say tomato.
    I didn't say tomato.
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    Not a damn chance, capital punishment is not something that any society should look for - fortunately this seems to be a joke bill given the argument you're making for it.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    Not a damn chance, capital punishment is not something that any society should look for - fortunately this seems to be a joke bill given the argument you're making for it.
    Why not?
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    (Original post by ImNew)
    Why not?
    Because execution is vastly disproportionate to most crimes, and even then the state should not have the power of life and death over its citizens: it is supposed to work for the citizens of the country, not choose if they get to live.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    Because execution is vastly disproportionate to most crimes, and even then the state should not have the power of life and death over its citizens: it is supposed to work for the citizens of the country, not choose if they get to live.
    When did being locked up in a room forever become humane?
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    (Original post by ImNew)
    When did being locked up in a room forever become humane?
    When did satisfying a persons bloodlust become more important than rehabilitating criminals as functional members of society?

    Or, when did state-sanctioned murder (don't pretend you're calling for anything else) become more humane than imprisonment.


    The justice system is supposed to rehabilitate criminals, it is supposed to take criminals and help them become functional members of society - capital punishment does not do that, nor does it work as a deterrent.
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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    When did satisfying a persons bloodlust become more important than rehabilitating criminals as functional members of society?

    Or, when did state-sanctioned murder (don't pretend you're calling for anything else) become more humane than imprisonment.


    The justice system is supposed to rehabilitate criminals, it is supposed to take criminals and help them become functional members of society - capital punishment does not do that, nor does it work as a deterrent.
    So if a mass murderer becomes functional within 2 months we release them?
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    To quote a former Prime Minster, No, no, no.
 
 
 
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