Death Penalty.

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    Feb 02, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    What are your thoughts on it?

    What questions do we have to take into question before we even arrive into the vicinity of a conclusion here?
  • JP85257

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    Feb 02, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    You kill someone you should be killed back.
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    Feb 02, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    I agree with it and wish it would be used more widely and more often. .

    kill people that kill other people, but also kill people that rape, steal, have differing religious/political views, etc.

  • araphael

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    Feb 03, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    I agree with it in a culture where it is applied fairly and equally. Unfortunately, that's not the case in our culture. Money, and other irrelevant factors,is often the deciding factor between life and death in the legal system.
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    Feb 03, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    Being from Texas.... Who puts to death more people than any other state and more than most any other country. The death penalty is probably the worst possible thing we have in our justice system. I love hearing the "It's cheaper than keeping them locked up". Actually death penalty cases cost the state millions of dollars to run with all the court hearings. There are many people that have been exonerated after already being put to death. I think if any one innocent person is put to death the system is a fail. I don't agree with killing one another but I also don't believe that the State should have the right to kill someone based on a couple jurors opinions, especially when there is doubt. But here in Texas you can shot someone dead on your property and have no consequences but god forbid you kill someone not on your property your tried for the death penalty in most cases.
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    Feb 03, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    Completely against it.
  • HorrorHound

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    Feb 03, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    I agree w/ it....however I'm mixed because, if someone did something very painful/heinous/torturous to another individual, getting lethal injection is just such a easy peaceful way out for 'em.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:34 AM GMT
    we need it here in SA. it'd reduce the number of violent crimes drastically
  • Ritournelle

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    Feb 03, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    There is something fundamentally wrong with a state having the right to kill it's own citizenry. I'm not sure of an effective punishment for murder but this isn't it. The death penalty just seems like a secular form of sacrifice.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    I am strongly against it, based upon how the system is set up, and how we have exonerated and killed innocent people in the system. I also ask you guys this- if those who have killed others should be killed eye for an eye, then equally should we eat a cannibal?
  • waccamatt

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    Feb 03, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    I'm against the death penalty. If it's wrong for a person to kill someone then it's wrong for the state to kill someone. Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole is appropriate.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    I sense that this thread is going to morph into an abortion discussion.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:47 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidI sense that this thread is going to morph into an abortion discussion.


    More like, what if (murderer in prison for life) needs some kind of help to keep him alive? (medication or something) should he get what he needs? Should we keep a murderer alive?
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:49 AM GMT
    Claystation said
    GAMRican saidI sense that this thread is going to morph into an abortion discussion.


    More like, what if (murderer in prison for life) needs some kind of help to keep him alive? (medication or something) should he get what he needs? Should we keep a murderer alive?
    I'll admit I don't get why a murderer should be placed on suicide watch. icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    I don't support it. I think that a government should be about protecting life, not ending lives.

    If it was effective people wouldn't be smuggling drugs into Indonesia or Thailand - but they still do, and they still get sentenced to death. There are still people being sentenced to death in the US and Japan.

    Clearly, it doesn't act as a deterrent, and it makes a country seem barbaric.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:52 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidI'll admit I don't get why a murderer should be placed on suicide watch. icon_confused.gif


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    Feb 03, 2012 5:54 AM GMT
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    Bullwinklemoos saidI'll admit I don't get why a murderer should be placed on suicide watch. icon_confused.gif


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    Bullwinklemoos saidI'll admit I don't get why a murderer should be placed on suicide watch. icon_confused.gif


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    Feb 03, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said

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    Feb 03, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:57 AM GMT
    makeumyne saidI don't support it. I think that a government should be about protecting life, not ending lives.

    If it was effective people wouldn't be smuggling drugs into Indonesia or Thailand - but they still do, and they still get sentenced to death. There are still people being sentenced to death in the US and Japan.

    Clearly, it doesn't act as a deterrent, and it makes a country seem barbaric.


    Agreed.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
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    Claystation saidMust I?

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    Feb 03, 2012 6:01 AM GMT
    On the topic at hand, I used to be in favor of it, but my views have changed much in the last 10 years. I don't feel comfortable granting the government the power to take a human life.
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    Feb 03, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    This topic always seems to be circumstantial.

    If (murderer) killed someone and no one saw it. He should live because no proof
    If (murderer) killed someone and someone saw it. He should be put to trial to prove whether or not he did it or not.

    Now this is where it gets a little more personal.

    If (murderer) killed your friend. Maybe you'd want him dead initially, but you might get over it.
    If (murderer) killed your brother/sister/relative. Same as above.
    If (murderer) killed your child. I don't think you'd get over it so quick.