Post # 1
…someone were to kill/harm your family/friends?
I’m curious after hearing so many people say they are against the death penalty.
I am going to keep my opinion to myself for now, but like many others, I too have mixed feelings on the death penalty.
ETA: I want to clarify something.
In this hypothetical situation, you know for a fact who the murderer/criminal is (there’s concrete proof). What I’m asking is, knowing exactly who killed your loved one, would you still be in support of the death penalty for them?
Post # 3
@KindofCrazy: Voted “Other.” Like I said in the other thread, if there was absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the person charged was behind it and there was 100% concrete evidence that proved it then I might support it. Otherwise, probably not. I would not want to live with the thought that the person convicted could possibly be innocent and sitting on Death Row. I would want justice for my loved one, not revenge.
Post # 4
I support being thrown in a hole with bread and water.
Post # 5
I already support the death penalty TBH. So I voted “yes”
Post # 6
@LoggerHead91207: I, too, would never want an innocent person to get executed just because everyone thought he/she was the murderer. But, what I’m asking is if it is known for a fact that one particular person killed someone close to you, and there’s proof/witnesses, and everything….would you still be in support of the death penalty for that murderer?
Post # 7
I picked other. I’ve been fortunate and not had this issue ever come up personally. I’m not against the death penalty, and I have great faith that if we screw up the sentancing here that someday they will get their punishment.
If it was one of the children in my family(or any other child) that was murdered, I wouldn’t care if it took 20 years I’d want that person to die and I’d want to be there. They are true innocents.
Post # 8
@KindofCrazy: No, my answer does not change. I want him to suffer in jail.
Although, I wish instead of the death penalty, there was torture, but again, there also needs to be no doubt that the person committed the crime.
Post # 9
No. I am firmly against death penalty, even if someone harmed or killed my loved ones. Killing that person would not bring my loved ones back.
Post # 10
@MsMeow: I share the exact same feeling. Being upset and angry is a natural reaction, but at some point you can either fuel yourself with negativity and let it take over your life, or try not to let that person make even more damage on your life than he already did. I would let his fellow inmates decide what treatment he deserves for his crime.
Post # 11
@KindofCrazy: No, it is easier to kill them and get a false sense of justice. Everyone who supports the death penalty is not the one pulling the trigger or injecting the shot. It is easy to feel good about a “justified death” when you are not the one who commits the murder. The killer of a killer is still a killer.
The right choice is almost always the most difficult. Forgiving someone and allowing them to keep their most basic right is hard but it is also the most humane choice.
If someone killed a loved one then I am sure I would be filled with a lust for vengeance. However, that anger wouldn’t bring my loved ones back or justfy the death of another person.
My DH and I have already said that if we were murdered that we would want our killer to live his life in prison.
Post # 12
I’d rather see them suffer and rot in jail for the rest of their life!
Post # 13
I’d support the death pentalty, more so as carried out by myself.
“Suffering in jail” is not really as much of a thing as people seem to think it is.
Note: This only applies to harm of malicious intent.
Post # 14
Not at all. I would rather know that this person is rotting away in a tiny prison cell.
An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
Post # 15
No, I dont particularly like the death penalty. For 2 reasons.
1. Its an easy way out. I’d rather them suffer for the rest of their lives.
2. I dont like this whole “eye for an eye” thing. Kind of stupid to say you cant kill someone, and then kill them yourself.
Post # 16
My husband had a good idea! Cryostasis. Stick em in cryo, and then we don’t even have to feed them!!