Post # 1
There was a thread recently asking whether people supported or opposed the Death Penalty. I was online and came across this article, concerning a 14 year-old boy who had been tried and executed in South Carolina back in 1944. Given the circumstances, I wouldn’t be surprised if this poor kid was innocent and executed for purely racist reasons (and I’ll warn you that the article is very sad). But I digress. . .
For Bees who do support the Death Penalty I want to know: do you think there should be limitations on it’s use? For instance, should it only be used for certain crimes? Should there be a certain age that someone becomes eligible for the Death Penalty or should it be open to anyone of any age? Should people suffering from mental illness or a mental handicap be ineligible for the Death Penalty?
If you feel comfortable explaining your position then please feel free to do so. I know this subject can provoke very strong emotions in everyone, but lets try and keep this discussion civil.
Post # 3
I don’t have a problem with the death penalty, other than I think it’s too easy for prisoners. If they’ve committed such a vile crime that they were sentenced to death, why should they get to go humanely and painlessly? I think they should suffer, as their victims did.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble
Without giving enough information to google me, LOL, I’ll say this. I know someone from my childhood(twice my age), who “because s/he showed remorse”(some 30 second bs statement of “sorry i wrecked lives, i was high”), this person was given 4.5 consecutive life terms. 4 terms for murder, the half term for the amount of drugs 🙂 hahaha
that said. I fully believe in the death penalty. But, I think they should rot first. Then, just before they think “I’ll never see the chair/needle etc” or whatever…then give it to them. Crazily enough, I also think we should divert animal testing to death row inmates. If we’ve decided to “kill them back”, why not let them suffer as their victims(and their famiies and loved ones) did…
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
An eye for an eye…
There are two sides of the fence:
One side is that criminals should have a chance to enter into correctional services.
The other side of the fence is that:
They don’t deserve to live because they lack morality.
I’m neither pro nor against. I was born in a country where drug traffickers get either the electric chair or the noose for exceeding a specific amount of drugs; even if they didn’t exceed the threshold, they get a thick bamboo cane on their arses — they won’t be able to sit/sleep for an entire month.
Does it deter people from trafficking still? Not really because the criminals know that it’s ‘who you know’ that will spare his/her life; i.e. potential corruption; etc.
Nobody wins with death penalty.
Post # 6
@Cynderbug: An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind…. 😛
When I was younger and naive I was 100% for the death penalty, I thought everone in prision should have it and that it shouldn’t be something humane like a lethal injection -it should be painful like a firing squad.
Then I grew up, realized things weren’t so black and white and not everyone in prision desereves to die. I realized not all prisoners are guilty! Most importantly I realized how inhumane my thinking was.
I am now almost completely against it. The thought of killing someone and then finding out they were innocent is terrfying enough to be against it. But even if it could be proven 110% that the person was guilty (which I think is pretty unlikely) I still don’t think they should be killed.
How does killing a murderer make any sense? It just makes the people killing them a murderer too even if that state makes it legal.
Do some people deserve to die? Sure! Should it be someone elses JOB to kill them? No!!