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Do you agree with the Death Penalty?

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#1 Lady Die

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 04:02 PM

The USA is set to execute the 1000th person since the death penalty was reintroduced in 1976.

What do you think about capital punishment?

Personally I'm against it, because miscarriages of justice can occur. A punishment should act as a deterrent, and there's no good evidence that the death penalty does this. It should also attempt to rehabilitate the offender - which execution clearly can't do.
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 04:04 PM

I'm against it too for the same reasons, miscarriage of justice seems to happen quite often.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 04:06 PM

Me 3 too many misshaps, just for the sake of getting someone for a crime.
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 04:14 PM

I agree with it in principle - I think there are some people who are such a danger to society that imprisonment is just a waste of resources. But in practice, when carrying out the death penalty has more to do with what race the criminal and victim are, how much money the criminal has, and other demographic issues that should be irrelevant but clearly aren't, I don't think it's appropriate.

So I guess my ansswer to the poll would be a firm "yes, but..." and I see the poll starter has omitted to add that option. :P
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 04:21 PM

I voted no.
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 04:29 PM

Damn ... I should've included the answer "No, except for Gary Glitter"
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 04:30 PM

Windsor, on Nov 25 2005, 04:21 PM, said:

I voted no.
The death penalty may be appropriate in certain situations.

For example if a man who is proven insane and could not
appreciate the punishement of life then perhaps it
could be considered.

Scott Pederson would be a good example who should
spend life in prison. :P

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 05:38 PM

I voted no. I think my senior year Ethics professor put it best:

"If they can make as bad a mistake as they did with O.J. one way, surely they can make it the other way."
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 07:05 PM

I'm against the death penalty because it's wrong.Judicial murder is no different to any other kind.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 07:07 PM

vashti, on Nov 25 2005, 07:05 PM, said:

I'm against the death penalty because it's wrong.Judicial murder is no different to any other kind.
Yes it is, it's legal.
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:44 PM

People without ID cards should be executed. If you've done nothing wrong you've nothing to fear... there should be limits on freedom. :lol:

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:48 PM

And here's another thing....abortion.
Isn't that just execution?

(Prompted by HoS, I just thought we could see how many more controversial issues we could throw into this thread for no real reason. ;)

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:50 PM

Leading charities report that sex offenders are incurable. If they can not be rehabilitated should they not be put down?

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:54 PM

Harvester Of Souls, on Nov 25 2005, 07:50 PM, said:

Leading charities report that sex offenders are incurable. If they can not be rehabilitated should they not be put down?
Looks like the Vietnamese have got the right idea then. ;)

Leading charities report that zooiphiles (whatever) are incurable. If they can not be rehabilitated should they not be put down?
(OK, I made this one up :lol: ).
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:56 PM

Windsor, on Nov 25 2005, 08:54 PM, said:

Harvester Of Souls, on Nov 25 2005, 07:50 PM, said:

Leading charities report that sex offenders are incurable. If they can not be rehabilitated should they not be put down?
Looks like the Vietnamese have got the right idea then. ;)

Leading charities report that zooiphiles (whatever) are incurable. If they can not be rehabilitated should they not be put down?
(OK, I made this one up :lol: ).
Kidscape say that paedo's can't be cured.

Give me a good reason why someone like Sidney Cooke shouldn't hang?

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 08:59 PM

I voted yes to the death penaly, but only if it's done by firing squad,

that at least has some style.
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 09:01 PM

Tempus Fugit, on Nov 25 2005, 08:59 PM, said:

I voted yes to the death penaly, but only if it's done by firing squad,

that at least has some style.
A really big machine gun.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 09:02 PM

[Edit - in relation to the paedo up there]
Because he should be forced to live out the rest of his days in prison and suffer there with nothing more than plasma screen TVs, outings, pool tables, gyms and other such facilities.

Anyhow,
Some sections of the deathlist community think that those who write in text language and those who cannot spell should be executed. Is this justifyable? :lol:
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Posted 25 November 2005 - 09:06 PM

Windsor, on Nov 25 2005, 09:02 PM, said:

Because he should be forced to live out the rest of his days in prison and suffer there with nothing more than plasma screen TVs, outings, pool tables, gyms and other such facilities.
As above

Windsor, on Nov 25 2005, 09:02 PM, said:

Anyhow,
Some sections of the deathlist community think that those who write in text language and those who cannot spell should be executed. Is this justifyable? :lol:
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