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    Opinions on the death penalty?

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    For it for certain offences.
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    Most people agree with it.
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    Never permittable to execute someone.

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    1) I don't want give the State the power to execute me. It already has enough power.

    2) I doubt it acts as a deterrent. Just need to look at the United States

    3) Innocent people are executed.

    4) After appeals and etc, it becomes a very expensive and loooonnng process.
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    Against it. It's barbaric and doesn't prevent crime
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    For certain offences only when you are 110% certain that it was that person that did it
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    Agree with it in exceptional circumstances, for example, if someone murders, goes to prison and then murders again.

    I dont agree with the death penalty as a punishment for the first murder though.

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    not against in principle, but our law system is in a bit of a mess that it needs to be sorted before death penalty is implemented.
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    I don't agree with it at all. No human has the right to kill another human. Even is someone has abused this or if they have done something else which is awful.

    An eye for an eye keeps the whole world blind. :/
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    We should execute people 100%. It will save a lot of money by eliminating them rather than paying for their prison accommodation and well being. They chose that path and so should not be a burden to the taxpayer.

    The economy comes before some wasted lives

    The family of murdered victims face a life sentence so why shouldn't the person who brought that upon them face worse.
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    depends on the crime
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    It solves nothing, is based on the idea for revenge and it's pretty hard to rehabilitate someone once they're dead.

    Capital punishment requires us to be unprincipled, to violate basic moral conviction, to act hypocritically, to indulge vice, to deter empathy with the condemned, to waste money, to disaffect members of society, to likely cause more harm than well-being, and to negligibly if at all decrease crime rate. Against it in all cases.

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    (Original post by karmacrunch)
    I don't agree with it at all. No human has the right to kill another human. Even is someone has abused this or if they have done something else which is awful.

    An eye for an eye keeps the whole world blind. :/
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    So say there's a man who has raped several women and tortured them before sadistically killing them. Does he not deserve to die? What do you think is a suitable punishment?
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    We should execute people 100%. It will save a lot of money by eliminating them rather than paying for their prison accommodation and well being. They chose that path and so should not be a burden to the taxpayer.

    The economy comes before some wasted lives

    The family of murdered victims face a life sentence so why shouldn't the person who brought that upon them face worse.
    I must say I agree with this.

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    depends on the crime
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    For it for certain offences.
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    For certain offences only when you are 110% certain that it was that person that did it
    What are these certain offences that you think it is permittable in?

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    (Original post by superdarklord)
    So say there's a man who has raped several women and tortured them before sadistically killing them. Does he not deserve to die? What do you think is a suitable punishment?

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    It's difficult obviously but killing someone solves nothing. The victims may feel relieved but they gain nothing from it other than that. In a way the victim has kind of killed the person.

    Jail sentence, hard labour... I'm not sure but something humane but harsh.


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    I'm all for it. Yeah it may be brutal, but it can be done humanely. It saves the economy on prison spaces and the taxpayers having to accomadate them.
    It goes without saying that it shouldn't be used left right and centre because it should be reserved for the most heinous crimes. I also hold the personal belief that it's done too gently. Injection wont hurt them, but it's time consuming and not cheap. Imo we should just use something rudimentary like a firing squad or gassing them, in the end they'll die anyway so the process should just be the cheapest and fastest solution possible really.
    I'll probably get quite a bit of hate for my stance on the death sentence, but remember people, it's just an opinion :P Besides, I'll never be part of government to push it through to reality anyway.


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    (Original post by MASTER265)
    We should execute people 100%. It will save a lot of money by eliminating them rather than paying for their prison accommodation and well being. They chose that path and so should not be a burden to the taxpayer.

    The economy comes before some wasted lives
    No. Look at the US - the amount of money people spend on appeals ETC costs way more than prison accommodation.

    In the UK people have the right to free counsel - so the taxpayer would be footing the bill for the millions of pounds in appeals.

    So, basically, you're saying that we should bring back the death penalty to save money, whereas, in reality, you'd be doing the exact opposite. Other than your point on the economy, you have no real reason for bring the death penalty back. The death penalty does not deter people from crime - so even if we did bring it back, you really wouldn't be achieving anything.
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    Victim (s) decides what the criminal should get blood money (and a prison sentence) or the death penalty.

    I am for it.

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    I agree with the death penalty, however I believe that it should only be used when there is enough evidence to prove that the accused is guilty. If you wrongly accuse someone and they are sent to prison, they can be released when the truth is revealed, but if you execute someone who you thought was guilty but it turns out they're innocent...you can't bring them back.
 
 
 
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