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televised executions

  1. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    For the sake of engendering passionate, spirited responses, should the execution of murderers be televised?

    1. aware profile image71
      awareposted 7 years ago in reply to this
  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    No

  3. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    I guess if the legal system needs $$$ they could have it pay-per-view tongue don't think I would watch such a show hmm

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i would love to see how they would advertise this show. and who would sponsor it.

      as for me, no, no, no.

  4. Sa Toya profile image85
    Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

    No
    Not At all!
    Why?!

  5. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    They've been doing that in Nigeria for more than 20 years.

  6. Gregg Biancci profile image81
    Gregg Biancciposted 7 years ago

    George Carlin has a great bit about fox television getting into the all suicide network, pretty dark humour but hilarious also!

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    Wag The Dogposted 7 years ago

    If those who are to be executed had to die in  a manor such as their victim/victims died.  So if it was a rape and murder by dismemberment perp.  They should be executed by being dismembered after some big bad guy rapes them.  I would watch that.  Or at least use a firing squad.  This sissy crap of putting them to sleep with an injection, and then another injection to stop their hart, isn't worth watching.

    They also need to speed up the process.  If it is a case where execution is a possibility, two judges should be placed in the court room.  One regular judge and one appeals judge.  After the case is over and should the def. be found guilty and sentenced to death, the appeal can be presented to the appeals judge right then and if the appeals judge upholds the verdict, than the next day the perp should be executed.

    http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2008/01/11/lethalinjectiontable_narrowweb__300x346,0.jpg

    1. KingDrew profile image83
      KingDrewposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think if public/televised hangings came into play then that would curve some of the murders going on right now.  This country doesn't offer any reason to be scared of committing a crime.  Even if a person gets caught, convicted of the crime, and sentenced to death, he still has a good 15-20 years to live, free food, free board, free tv, no taxes, doesn't have to work, etc.  Americans are way to soft on criminals.  It's time we scare some of this scum straight.

      1. kerryg profile image86
        kerrygposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Executions were public until mere decades ago in much of the West, and still are in many other regions of the world. Doesn't seem to have made any difference in the crime rate.

        Additionally, both historical and modern accounts suggest people often seem to treat public executions like a big party, which seems counter-productive to me. Rejoicing in the deaths of others, even total sickos, doesn't encourage a respect for human life.

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          kerryg:
          I have no respect for a murderer of innocent human life.
          I say lets get serious, save tax dollars, make folks more secure and execute the worthless facets of humanity with a quick, meaningful and eternal journey into the abyss of nothingness.

    2. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      To my way of thinking, killing a "killer" by putting him to sleep on a comfortable slab after a fine meal and a good nights sleep, leaves my primitive, brutish ego unfullfilled!

  8. Gregg Biancci profile image81
    Gregg Biancciposted 7 years ago

    Don't you see the irony in murdering someone because they killed someone?  I think it sends the wrong message out...

  9. aware profile image71
    awareposted 7 years ago

    i didnt say its right its punishment

  10. aware profile image71
    awareposted 7 years ago

    i feel a life for a life . by me takeing the life of a life taker my life is the cost .i think that once a person takes a life no matter the reason they die inside

  11. aware profile image71
    awareposted 7 years ago

    the differnce being inside and out . i could chose to forgive and jail. im so fortunate not to have had to make that choice

  12. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    I am an evolving human animal.
    There is s characteristic within my genetic makeup that can only be sated by action. That characteristic is a need for "revenge!"
    I want the perpetrator of a heinous, premeditated, violent crime which kills an innocent human being, to understand, to the deepest levels of his consciousness, before and during his execution, what his victim endured before life ebbed from his fear filled, tortured, mind and body.
    I am one of those "medieval" human creatures who would like to see "executions" televised.

    1. lorlie6 profile image85
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You make the assumption that s/he HAS a deep level of consciousness.  Or is even self-aware.

  13. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Consider the "murder of a child? Execution by "Drawing and quartering" would suit my uncivilized nature. I would invite those of my ilk to watch the televised execution in my driveway and garage. It would be a "tailgate" party my neighborhood wouldn't soon forget!

    Who wants an invite?

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i think we would be better served to let them die all alone, in a cave somewhere with no one to witness it, or comfort them.

      1. qwark profile image61
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ...wouldn't satisfy me!
        Watching him/her go on a widescreen while barbequeing burgers and downing a few beers with other of my primitive ilk'll satisfy me. I know, I'm a vengeful troglodyte! What can I say!? :-)

        1. qwark profile image61
          qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Lorlie:
          ...makes no difference. Just do it!...For my selfish pleasure.

    2. blondepoet profile image79
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I watched Lovely Bones last night, I could have stepped through the screen and knocked the killer of all those children off myself.

  14. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Hell no!!!!

  15. mintinfo profile image79
    mintinfoposted 7 years ago

    I want executions televised too but then again I suffer from the Dragnet Syndrome. I don't want any of my friends or family to be executed. Minorities and other less civilized people, sure. Sarcasm.

  16. aware profile image71
    awareposted 7 years ago

    the mode of death would be at the exicutioners discresion

 
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