4/19/2005

Death Penalty


The debate of the death penalty is slowly coming back to life in America. The problem with this debate is that there is a lot of middle ground here. Yes you have a lot of people who are completely against it, and you have those with the "juice 'em" attitude, many are like myself. I believe that the death penalty is appropriate for people like serial killers and those types. I don't think that someone should be put to death after a single incident. This, of course, is up for debate.

4 Comments:

At 3:23 PM, Blogger Reteiner said...

You bet it demmands a large and deep discussion. Death penalty has been removed of every law system after WW II. All international human rights treatys eradicated death penalty from modern states. Only countries as US, China and middle east still kill people covered by some of medieval meaning of justice. In the last 3 years China has killed about 5000 human being, in the list US follows. And by the way yes I'm back! :)

 
At 3:37 PM, Blogger katehopeeden said...

I have that 'juice 'em' attitude you previously mentioned. First offense? Did you maliciously plan out the murder of someone? Well, what goes around comes around and it's your turn. If you admitted to it? Well, time to go. And screw letting these dudes sit on death row for twenty damn years. If they are sentenced to death, then kill them already. Why fill up prisons with child rapists and serial killers who have done atrocious things? If you went out and raped and butchered a nice chunk of people then you kinda know whats coming anyway.

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger Orange girl said...

We all know what an arse the legal system can be so it's totally impossible to be absolutely sure the guy did it, or whether or not it was premeditated or just consequential. We also know that even people who admit guilt aren't always actually guilty. (You could argue that if he's crazy enough to admit guilt when he's not guilty then he deserves punishment - but that's another matter entirely). As long as there's the slimmest possibility of an error in determining guilt, I think the death penalty is not an option. Besides, two wrongs never made a right, we'd just be creating more murderers, really. Plus a person needs to stay alive to suffer the consequences of their actions! Killing them might actually be an easy way out for some criminals.

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Sean Heart de Star said...

The death penalty makes the US look like a joke.

On the one hand the US is taking the moral high ground about removing barbarity from less civilised nations, but on the other the US is murdering people within its own jails

What a joke. Whatever moral highground the US thinks it has, is totally negated. The death penalty was removed from civilised Europeen countries a long time ago now, for all sorts of intelligent reasons.

'Do as I say but don't do as I do.' What a farce.

 

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