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    I am usually against death penalties because it is an easy way out but I want to know what other people think. Should he suffer in prison or should he just die?

    If you don't know he is, long story short, he killed a few people at Charleston shooting.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-shooting.html
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    I totally against the death penalty.
    Period
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    The death penalty is brilliant

    It saves the expense of keeping them in prison for life

    Actually, perhaps he should instead be used for cheap, dangerous labour (breaking rocks sort of thing), then executed when he's too old?

    Why do some people insist that dangerous criminals have the same human rights as the rest of us?

    Besides, in the US, similar crimes often lead to the death penalty. For example, the executions of white and asian police (both because of their profession and race) by black criminals was almost always, AFAIK, punished by the death penalty. It'd be interesting to see if a white gets a similar punishment, although we have to bear in mind his victims were not police.
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    He should suffer for the rest of his life, why have mercy on him?
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    I don't agree with the death penalty in any situation.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    The death penalty is brilliant

    It saves the expense of keeping them in prison for life

    Actually, perhaps he should instead be used for cheap, dangerous labour (breaking rocks sort of thing), then executed when he's too old?

    Why do some people insist that dangerous criminals have the same human rights as the rest of us?
    The death penalty is a more costly procedure than life imprisonment, in USA that is.
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    (Original post by Kash24411)
    The death penalty is a more costly procedure than life imprisonment, in USA that is.
    Only because they do it relatively humanely
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    He will get killed in prison anyways. He is a racist and people don't like racists.
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    I'm against the death penalty on principle - IMO you can't kill someone and call it justice if you're doing it, but then call it murder and have the killer executed if it's someone else doing it. A lot of murderers have reasons (twisted reasons that only make any sense to them, but they considered it a reason all the same), and saying "Yes, but their reason for killing someone was wrong. Our reason for killing someone is right, because we're the ones who make the rules" is just... iffy, to me. I'm also very conscious of the number of people in positions of power in our government and judicial system that I really don't trust.

    HOWEVER, that being said, if Dylan Roof gets away with a non-life sentence or a life sentence with parole for being a mass murderer (and arguably a terrorist, depending on your definition), when people receive death sentences for much less, I would be more than a little suspicious of the motivations and sympathies of the judge/jury.
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    yes, so the victims' families can get some sort of closure.
 
 
 
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