Spinoff: Death Penalty and Limitations?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you think there should be limitations on the Death Penalty (in the U.S.)?
    No. : (4 votes)
    11 %
    I am unsure. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Yes. Only people older than a certain age should be eligibile. : (7 votes)
    19 %
    Yes, but only if the person accused is mentally capable of standing trial. : (5 votes)
    14 %
    Yes. It should only be used when certain crimes have taken place. : (7 votes)
    19 %
    I oppose the Death Penalty under all circumstances. : (11 votes)
    30 %
    Other (please explain) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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
    Member
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble

    @Pinkmoon:  This…

     

    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
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    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    Member
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @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!!

     

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