Do you believe in the death penalty?Watch
I always imagine myself in the victim's shoes; all the emotions of hate, anger, sadness etc... Can make an individual wish for an evil thing. Though I was speaking with some TSRians yesterday regarding this, and they said some pretty interesting things on why death isn't the answer. "Two wrongs don't make a right"
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I think anyone who says no when it's a hypothetical question would probably behave very differently if they knew the victim in anyway.
I will not exactly be shedding tears for serial killers, rapists or that guy who snapped his baby daughter's spine (after causing her months of pain) if they got the death penalty.
Especially when the criminal is showing no remorse...so them crazy ass serial killers do deserve to die
I don't believe a single word of this rubbish about how "it makes us as bad as them". There are undoubtedly plenty of scum who deserve nothing less than death.
The problem is the risk of killing someone who is innocent. Even if you just introduce it for cases where there is absolutely no doubt, it's a slippery slope and innocent people would get caught up in it eventually. I would rather have thousands of serial killers, rapists and other assorted scum allowed to live than kill one innocent person by mistake.
There is no such thing as a completely infallible justice system.
For lesser crimes-rehabilitation
- there is a VAST amount of evidence against them
- they are a reoffender for a major crime like murder (already given the chance to mend their ways but they didn't).
I want them dead because our prisons are a holiday for them. A holiday paid for by tax payers. Why should so much tax money go towards feeding these criminals when it could be used to improve schools, help the NHS... Etc.
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The death penalty is not an effective deterrent to further crime and does not save taxpayers money contrary to popular belief.
It merely appeals to the unsavoury desire for revenge and heaps additional suffering on the innocent families and friends who cannot simply abandon their emotion even if they want to.
It even creates martyrs out of terrorists and in essence condones state sponsored murder.