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    (Original post by nimrodstower)
    You want to execute Bank Robbers? WTF.

    If only he knew that banks rob us everyday.

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    (Original post by G8D)

    I'm not sure any of that makes sense as a unit.
    It makes perfect sense :yes:
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    (Original post by JindleBrey)
    USA

    No I am from the UK pal
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    (Original post by Truths)

    If only he knew that banks rob us everyday.

    LOL give a ****ing break, you crazy socialist
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    (Original post by zippity.doodah)
    LOL give a ****ing break, you crazy socialist
    Clever rebuttal.

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    (Original post by Truths)
    Clever rebuttal.

    ...why these strange gifs? they don't even make sense in the context!
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    There are so many reasons why the death penalty is a bad thing.
    Innocent people are sometimes convicted, it's ineffective at deterring crime (homicide rates for states without the death penalty are consistently lower), it costs far more than a life sentence in prison without parole (due to cost of trial, appeals etc.) and I think that it's generally a bad thing for the justice system to have the power to kill. The long process of the death penalty can prevent the victims families from getting proper closure for a long time - justice is not 'an eye for an eye'

    http://www.law.columbia.edu/law_scho.../capitalpunish
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    I hate these kinds of debates. Why? Because, it's a simple fact that everything has already been said; and everyone knows what could possibly be said in reply. Nonetheless, my opinion is that it's impossible to be certain of guilt, and so the possibility of innocence should warrant a removal of the death penalty.
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      I am very much in favour of it for certain offences.
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      (Original post by RocketCiaranJ)
      I hate these kinds of debates. Why? Because, it's a simple fact that everything has already been said; and everyone knows what could possibly be said in reply. Nonetheless, my opinion is that it's impossible to be certain of guilt, and so the possibility of innocence should warrant a removal of the death penalty.
      Should the possibility of innocence still allow for a person to be imprisoned for the rest of their life?


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      (Original post by Three Mile Sprint)
      For it for certain offences.
      which crimes would you punish ?
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      A life for a LIFE, or Pedophiles , It needs to be brought back
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      Most people who want the death penalty think it is the most serious punishment. I disagree; life imprisonment is surely worse because there is no escape. The death penalty just offers a quick way out to those who have committed the most serious crimes. Prisons also offer the possibility of rehabilitation which is surely the most humane ultimate goal for criminals.

      What's more, families of those who lost a loved one so often report how unsatisfying the death penalty is. They expected it to offer closure, but it didn't. It almost seems too easy to stick a needle or two into a criminal's arms so that they don't have to live through their guilt or the confining prison conditions which would surely be real punishment.

      The death penalty is worsened in the Middle East for 'crimes' like apostasy and homosexuality. The methods are often more brutal and inhumane too - case in point with stoning.
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      (Original post by Reluire)
      Most people who want the death penalty think it is the most serious punishment. I disagree; life imprisonment is surely worse because there is no escape. The death penalty just offers a quick way out to those who have committed the most serious crimes. Prisons also offer the possibility of rehabilitation which is surely the most humane ultimate goal for criminals.

      What's more, families of those who lost a loved one so often report how unsatisfying the death penalty is. They expected it to offer closure, but it didn't. It almost seems too easy to stick a needle or two into a criminal's arms so that they don't have to live through their guilt or the confining prison conditions which would surely be real punishment.

      The death penalty is worsened in the Middle East for 'crimes' like apostasy and homosexuality. The methods are often more brutal and inhumane too - case in point with stoning.
      Life imprisonment is torture though.

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      (Original post by Wade-)
      Should the possibility of innocence still allow for a person to be imprisoned for the rest of their life?


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      True, life in prison might be a more heinous punishment than an immediate execution. However, this also means that there is a lifetime of opportunity for the case to be renewed, and for the individual to be proved innocent. If they are killed within a comparatively small amount of time, there is little opportunity for this to occur.
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      (Original post by Undisclosed 15)
      Life imprisonment is torture though.

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      How so? I would say solitary confinement is torture but not just life imprisonment.

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      (Original post by MASTER265)
      The family of murdered victims face a life sentence so why shouldn't the person who brought that upon them face worse.
      This is revenge rather than justice. Would it really make the family feel better when the killer is dead?
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      (Original post by demx9)
      which crimes would you punish ?
      I would rather not say, it would cause a bit of a horrific backlash against me.

      I just can't be bothered with that.
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      (Original post by DavidSilvaMCFC)
      This is revenge rather than justice. Would it really make the family feel better when the killer is dead?
      Often it does.
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      (Original post by Undisclosed 15)
      Life imprisonment is torture though.

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      As someone else said, I would agree that solitary confinement is torture, but general life imprisonment isn't - it's just very unpleasant.

      (Original post by Three Mile Sprint)
      Often it does.
      That's the thing though, it really doesn't. The illusion is that a life for a life provides closure, but it doesn't. The damage has been done as far as the criminal is concerned and nothing you do to the criminal will reverse the damage or bring the loved one back. Some don't realise this until after the execution, but the truth is that few genuinely find it a real form or closure because they still have to live with their loss.
     
     
     
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