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    I watched this incredible documentary the other night:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...ries-2-3-truth

    If there was ever reason to ban the death penalty, this is it IMO.
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    I watched this incredible documentary the other night:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...ries-2-3-truth

    If there was ever reason to ban the death penalty, this is it IMO.
    The death penalty is completely barbaric. I'll admit I started watching it and turned it off pretty quickly.
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    (Original post by TheOpinion)
    The death penalty is completely barbaric. I'll admit I started watching it and turned it off pretty quickly.
    I found it interesting because it highlights that no human's judgement can ever be trusted at times of heightened emotion.

    I am completely against the death penalty personally because someone has to actually do the killing, an act that presents major questions over the person doing it. But who knows how I would feel if my child or partner were brutally murdered. You can't predict how you would feel at that point. And that's obvious in this programme, the family and police actually gave one person the death penalty because they thought he was emotionless, while the other got life. There was no evidence for some of the judgements.

    Even if their judgement is true, it feels like a medieval witch hunt.
 
 
 
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