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    I have always been an advocate of the death penalty. I do not recommend turning Trafalgar Square into Chop-Chop Square and do public beheadings, but I do think some humane forms of execution such as hanging, firing squad, electric chair, lethal gas, and lethal injection should be used for the most serious crimes, such as treason, terrorism, embezzlement, shoplifting, and grafitiing cenotaphs.
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Just as a point - why is the possibility of killing someone innocent (painlessly) more abhorrent than life-imprisoning someone innocent?
    if someone is in prison and they get found innocent on appeal or because new evidence comes to light, then they are released. if this happens after they are killed, then... well... soz.
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    I have always been an advocate of the death penalty. I do not recommend turning Trafalgar Square into Chop-Chop Square and do public beheadings, but I do think some humane forms of execution such as hanging, firing squad, electric chair, lethal gas, and lethal injection should be used for the most serious crimes, such as treason, terrorism, embezzlement, shoplifting, and grafitiing cenotaphs.
    Shoplifting!?!? yeah kill the chocolate bar stealing *******s.
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    No. Unless you can guarrentee that every single person who would be given that sentence would be 100% guilty without a doubt.
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    (Original post by Palindromic)
    Shoplifting!?!? yeah kill the chocolate bar stealing *******s.
    :rofl:

    How dare they take our chocolate? HANG THEM FROM LAMP POSTS.
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    Yes, but only in the most horrific crimes ever where there is no hope, like no matter the crime give them the chance of rehabilitation, but if they had been in prison for murder and had served their time and given the change to change then murdered someone else, did same thing served time, then murdered someone else, then they haven't changed and was clearly just evil, no hope of rehabilitation, that should be given a humane death punishment because why give them 25years or something when they could kill even more innocent lives, that should be stopped, or something as horrific as fred and rose west, they'd horribly murdered quite alot of people
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    No. It's philosophically incoherent. For example, someone murders someone and the state responds by killing them. Murder is either wrong, or it is not.
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    (Original post by Morgsie)
    Nope, HRA 1998 states it
    Parliamentary Sovereignty; if they wanted to bring it back in they could. HRA can be repealed like any other act of parliament.

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    (Original post by GeneralStudent95)
    Parliamentary Sovereignty; if they wanted to bring it back in they could. HRA can be repealed like any other act of parliament.

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    That has become a theoretical concept these days
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    (Original post by Palindromic)
    if someone is in prison and they get found innocent on appeal or because new evidence comes to light, then they are released. if this happens after they are killed, then... well... soz.
    Person on death row for 10 years then painlessly killed; life-imprisonment person immersed in deadly culture for 30 years, then released (if ever) as an OAP. Both lost their lives. One suffered less.
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    No.

    An eye for an eye just makes everyone blind. Killing someone can't undo their crime.
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    NO!

    Sweden and Norway have a much better prison system going, they are the future. We do not need to go back to the middle ages

    If it did I would emigrate to Sweden/Norway.
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    (Original post by Loz17)
    It would definitely solve re-offender problems. The real question is how good is the #uklegalsystem
    Not a very good deterrent though. People still commit crime regardless of the risk of being caught.
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    (Original post by ChocoCoatedLemons)
    How dare they take our chocolate? HANG THEM FROM LAMP POSTS.
    Hang, draw, and quarter them.
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    (Original post by _anyawalsh)
    Yes, but only in the most horrific crimes ever where there is no hope, like no matter the crime give them the chance of rehabilitation, but if they had been in prison for murder and had served their time and given the change to change then murdered someone else, did same thing served time, then murdered someone else, then they haven't changed and was clearly just evil, no hope of rehabilitation, that should be given a humane death punishment because why give them 25years or something when they could kill even more innocent lives, that should be stopped, or something as horrific as fred and rose west, they'd horribly murdered quite alot of people
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    Release them to reoffend? Create more victims?
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    (Original post by Morgsie)
    That has become a theoretical concept these days
    It's the cornerstone of our constitution; just because they don't exercise it frequently doesn't mean it is theoretical

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    If killing is wrong, then killing someone to show them that killing is wrong is the most retarded legal principle in world history.
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    (Original post by ChocoCoatedLemons)
    :rofl:

    How dare they take our chocolate? HANG THEM FROM LAMP POSTS.
    With a strawberry lace!

    Wispa into their ear about their theft of Bounty and tell them they will go to Mars for eternity. Then release the trigger wait for the Crunchie and collect all the Buttons.
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    NO. Never again! It is just a form of revenge and serves no real purpose.
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Person on death row for 10 years (youre implying this isnt as bad as prison? its worse, people dont try good behaviour to allow parole because they are sentenced to death!) then painlessly killed; life-imprisonment person immersed in deadly culture for 30 years (normally much less if good behaviour, nearer 15), then released (if ever) as an OAP (if they commit the crime later in life than they will be an OAP when released,theyve lived a lot of the interesting part of their life before prison anyway). Both lost their lives. One suffered less (yeah, the one who is alive)
    i disagree
 
 
 
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