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    Re: Death Penalty: Support It Or Against It

    Quote Originally Posted by Briton View Post
    Only because that's how the law is set up.
    Only because we have to have a lengthy appeals process because the State gets it wrong so many times it requires 20 years of review.

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    Re: Death Penalty: Support It Or Against It

    I definitely think there are people that deserve to die for their crimes. But the fact that, even with all our tech, we still get it wrong sometimes, I can't condone it. Honestly, I'm of the opinion that certain crimes should constitute being sent to an island in the middle of nowhere, survival of the fittest. But we tried that with Australia and that didn't work all that well either. Shrug.
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    Re: Death Penalty: Support It Or Against It

    I don't trust the government, any branch, enough to give them the power of life and death. I am not against corporal punishment, including death, but it needs to be quick and final.
    The time to administer the death penalty is during the commission of the crime. That way it is directly connected to a barbaric act and not to getting caught years later.

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    Re: Death Penalty: Support It Or Against It

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePaganMafia View Post
    It costs far more to execute than to house for life so it would seem execution is a larger drain on the taxpayer dollar.
    I am not quite sure how a .22 shell costs more than a lifetime behind bars. I am for the death penalty for those who truly deserve it. I don't see it as an eye for an eye but as true justice done.

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    Re: Death Penalty: Support It Or Against It

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    I think it really depends on the crime. I am sort of divided on it. I really think that there are some people who deserve the death penalty, but I think that people who have committed horrible crimes should stew in it. They should really have to think about what they did. It's a difficult decision I think.
    One problem is that there are people who commit horrible crimes that "stewing in it" will do nothing but prime them to commit more crimes. Psychopaths rarely ever feel guilt about there crimes and are rarely able to be rehabilitated. Same with sociopaths, although they are not usually the violent types. A serial killer stewing in what they did only lets them remember and celebrate their crime.

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    That's a Chinese thing,shoot you,and charge your family for the bullet cost.
    I am not saying that the cost should pass on to the family. But while it costs hundreds of thousands of dollars to house a violent criminal for life it only costs cents on the dollar for a .22 shell. That would be a huge cost saving measure.

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    Re: Death Penalty: Support It Or Against It

    Quote Originally Posted by Taulmaril View Post
    I am not quite sure how a .22 shell costs more than a lifetime behind bars. I am for the death penalty for those who truly deserve it. I don't see it as an eye for an eye but as true justice done.
    The actual killing isn't the expensive part. The long appeal process built to make sure you aren't killing the wrong person is the expensive part and removing that appeal process increases the odds of executing the innocent. An old article but

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    There are lots of errors in death penalty cases unless dramatic improvements have been made since 2000.
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    Re: Death Penalty: Support It Or Against It

    Quote Originally Posted by Taulmaril View Post
    I am not quite sure how a .22 shell costs more than a lifetime behind bars. I am for the death penalty for those who truly deserve it. I don't see it as an eye for an eye but as true justice done.
    Because you can't just shoot someone and have it be done with. You have to keep them in jail for a while as they go through a lengthy appeals process. Considering that even THAT doesn't keep some innocent people from facing the death penalty, it's hard to morally argue for just shooting them upon conviction and being done with it. We used to do that (though it was hanging back then). There's a good reason we don't anymore.

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    Re: Death Penalty: Support It Or Against It

    It seems to me that people who are advocating express use of the death penalty fail to address the obvious issue of innocent people getting executed which means that you are either so naive that you believe the justice system gets it right 100% of the time or that you just don't care that innocent people will get executed.

    So, which is it?

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