Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by PoliticalChic, Nov 16, 2008.
Do you support the death penalty?
The only issue I have with it is that too many innocent people have been victims of capital punishment.
DNA evidence exonerates people almost daily so it is no stretch to say that many of those people executed were innocent.
I think that the death penalty is warranted only if no doubt exists none zero zip nada
If life without parole actually meant life without parole, I'd be fine with abolishing capital punishment.
not the way its applied in the us...too many times its used to make one confess....confess and we will take the death penalty off the table etc....at this time, they are still releasing innocent men from jail...so lets hold off on the death penalty till its applied justly....now for someone like john cuey, an admitted child killer...i have zero problems with the quick application of the death penalty...when without a doubt they are guilty of harming an innocent..be it an adult or child...when they are admitted killers they need to be removed from society..but for now...i voted no.
Yes. When there is absolutly no doubt as to the persons guilt. There are crimes so heinous it should not only be appied, but applied quickly.
Just curious, why you answered on the thread, but didn't participate in the poll?
There are few absolutes in this life. The justice system is in no way perfect, but life sentences for many felons, just doesn't cut it for me.
No, the justice system is all too fallible even where it's scrupulously honest. Of course innocent people have been put to death in various jurisdictions around the world that had/have the death penalty.
I support it with the caveat that it be administered swiftly, and only in cases where DNA evidence proves guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, neither of those is the reality in the U.S. right now. It is currently more expensive to kill an inmate than to incarcerate him/her permanently. Based on that scenario, I prefer life with no opportunity for parole.
I've always been a little ambivalent about the Death Penalty. On one hand, there are crimes in which, well, there's no going back from, where the criminal has pretty much set himself too far apart from humanity to ever return. But on the other, to accept the power of the state to murder is pretty vile, and it's been proven that it has no real deterrence effect. Then you have to think, is the execution of every "bad" person on the planet worth even the execution of ONE innocent? = \
I would but the state has clearly screwed up to many times and its not the type of thing that can have a margin of error... sadly I have to revoke theIr license to kill...
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