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    If the evidence is there for everyone to see, there is conclusive evidence that he is guilty of the crime, what's exactly wrong with executing the perpetrator?
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    it is popular in the US and A... why can't we have it too ?

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    (Original post by TaintedLight)
    If the evidence is there for everyone to see, there is conclusive evidence that he is guilty of the crime, what's exactly wrong with executing the perpetrator?
    What crimes should people be killed for?
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    Because someone people think that killing people is wrong.
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    (Original post by TaintedLight)
    If the evidence is there for everyone to see, there is conclusive evidence that he is guilty of the crime, what's exactly wrong with executing the perpetrator?
    What is conclusive? There have been plenty of murder convictions that have been overturned.

    I totally oppose the death penalty. I don't believe that anyone should take a life, unless to protect themselves or others.
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    (Original post by TaintedLight)
    If the evidence is there for everyone to see, there is conclusive evidence that he is guilty of the crime, what's exactly wrong with executing the perpetrator?
    Becuase some people can be wrongly accused and there have been cases where people have been executed despite being innocent.
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    i believe its justifiable to have the death penalty if the one being executed is a serial killer or kevin spacey. However, as always it will be taken advantage of and innocents could be killed
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    (Original post by TaintedLight)
    If the evidence is there for everyone to see, there is conclusive evidence that he is guilty of the crime, what's exactly wrong with executing the perpetrator?
    a) Absolute conclusiveness is very hard to find. If they're caught in the act of killing people, chances are they'll be shot on sight anyway, so apart from walking into the court-room, gun still in hand, saying they did it, I find it an iffy claim.

    b) It's a fact fairly obvious to see that keeping someone alive costs less than the product of their work. It's why we can have leisure time in addition to our jobs and pretty much the basis of modern society. So why waste that? Lock them up but make them work for their keep. It's of a net benefit to society (we get the produce of their labour for a lower cost) and unlike the death penalty, it can be undone.
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    (Original post by TaintedLight)
    If the evidence is there for everyone to see, there is conclusive evidence that he is guilty of the crime, what's exactly wrong with executing the perpetrator?
    When you’re in favour of changing the current system it is you that has to show it would be beneficial.
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    (Original post by Michael Spearing)
    i believe its justifiable to have the death penalty if the one being executed is a serial killer or kevin spacey. However, as always it will be taken advantage of and innocents could be killed
    A few news reports and accusations and you want a man dead? How progressive and intellectual.
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    (Original post by seawaif)
    Because someone people think that killing people is wrong.
    Depriving people of their liberty is wrong (imprisonment), taking someone's money of them by force is wrong (fines). Can you name any type of punishment for a crime that wouldn't be considered wrong if it were done to an innocent person?
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    I've yet to see any concrete advantages for it either, personally. On the other hand, it doesn't act as a more significant deterrent, it costs more than a life sentence, and there is always, however small, the possibility of sentencing an innocent person to death.
 
 
 
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