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B879 - Capital Punishment Bill 2015, The Hon. Adam9317 MP
Capital Punishment Bill 2015

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Reintroduce capital punishment in the United Kingdom for major offences.

BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1 Definitions

(1) Capital punishment is punishment by death, also called the death sentence.

2 Offences

(1) The following major offences are now punishable by capital punishment if a person is convicted by a court of the offence
a) Terrorism
b) Murder
c) Attempted murder
d) Paedophilia
e) Terrorism
f) Treason
(2) The person convicted of these offences will be subject to capital punishment exactly 6 months after found guilty

3 Appeal

(1) A person may appeal their death sentence a maximum of once, if new evidence has came to light, or the person feels they have been tried unfairly.
(a) Any appeal will be heard by a jury within the highest court in the country
(b) Should the appeal still find the person guilty under the death sentence, and the 6 months from originally being convicted is not up, the person will be put to death 6 months after the original conviction.
(c) Should the appeal still find the person guilty under the death sentence, and the 6 months from originally being convicted has passed, the person will be put to death 2 weeks after the appeal also found them guilty.

4 Death

(1) The criminal will be put to death by lethal injection
(a) A specialist small team will be trained in how to administer this, and will be based out of a location within the United Kingdom
(b) The department for justice will be tasked with establishing this team, and location immediately upon passing of this bill.

5 Extent, Commencement, and Short Title

(1) This act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
(2) This act comes shall come into force immediately, applying to crimes taking place after passed
(3) This act may be cited as the Capital Punishment Act 2015

Notes

As well as getting rid of the worst in our society, it will inevitably deter some criminals from committing these offences!
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Terrorism, so severe it has to be listed twice.

And why spend even more taxpayer money keeping them incarcerated if it hasn't been 6 months since the initial conviction?
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Firstly I oppose death sentences.

Secondly only one appeal is ludicrous.

Thirdly the highest court in the country is the Supreme Court which specifically doesn't have juries.

Overall then nay
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Am i horse? because I feel a strong NAY coming along.
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It's also worth noting that since this house perverted treason, you have actually listed terrorism 3 times.
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Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever.

If someone innocent were to lose their life then it's not worth killing 1000 guilty people.
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Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever.

If someone innocent were to lose their life then it's not worth killing 1000 guilty people.
This x100! NAY!
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Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever.

If someone innocent were to lose their life then it's not worth killing 1000 guilty people.
Some innocent being incarcerated therefore isn't worth incarcerating thousands of guilty people?
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Yeah......No.

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Some innocent being incarcerated therefore isn't worth incarcerating thousands of guilty people?
That's entirely different. Ending someone's life is final, you cannot bring them back. There is always a chance with incarceration.
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That's entirely different. Ending someone's life is final, you cannot bring them back. There is always a chance with incarceration.
Do we have stats on false imprisonment requiring more than 1 appeal?
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I find the wrongful conviction argument silly personally.
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The state should not have the right to take the life of one of it's citizens, no matter what.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

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The state should not have the right to take the life of one of it's citizens, no matter what.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

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Then what's the point of a justice system, surely all penalties are "wrong"?
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Yeah... yeah!
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Then what's the point of a justice system, surely all penalties are "wrong"?
I'd prefer prison reform to shift towards rehabilitation rather than punishment

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No way. Apart from the usual opposition - no, giving the state the right to murder its own citizens isn't clever - you must surely have seen the issues America have had recently with companies quite right refusing to sell states the injections they need. This bill also risks incorrectly sentencing people to death with ludicrously short appeal times, and flies in the face of EU regulations and human rights when we've just voted 2-1 to stay in.
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
Do we have stats on false imprisonment requiring more than 1 appeal?
I was reading just the other day that in the US someone was put on death row, but whilst on there they were assumed innocent and then 5 years later they still killed them; then they were properly proved innocent after death.
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No way. Apart from the usual opposition - no, giving the state the right to murder its own citizens isn't clever - you must surely have seen the issues America have had recently with companies quite right refusing to sell states the injections they need. This bill also risks incorrectly sentencing people to death with ludicrously short appeal times, and flies in the face of EU regulations and human rights when we've just voted 2-1 to stay in.
Ah, was waiting for somebody to play the "I do not know the definition of murder" card. Why is it wrong to murder criminals but not to enslave them, or steal from them?

I would also say the argument "the EU says no and we voted to stay" a very poor argument, there are a lot of things that the EU say that the general populace would disagree with, they voted to support the overall package, they did not vote support for each individual thing.


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I'd prefer prison reform to shift towards rehabilitation rather than punishment

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So you want our most violent criminals to remain on the streets?
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I was reading just the other day that in the US someone was put on death row, but whilst on there they were assumed innocent and then 5 years later they still killed them; then they were properly proved innocent after death.
Citation? You also have a single case, how many executions are there in the US each year?
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