What are your beliefs on capital punishment?
I personally rather see someone rot in jail for their crimes than get the easy way out.
I prefer to answer matters of controversy with facts and figures, since I find that they typically do a fine job of illustrating the point. Consider:
Of all countries in the world, around 50% have completely abolished the death penalty for all crimes; another nearly 25% have not had an execution in 10 years. This makes the US one of around 25% of the world's countries still practicing capital punishment.
Since 1973, over 100 persons have been exonerated from death row, some of whom had already been executed.
Almost all death row inmates were unable to afford their own attorneys.
According to California Commission for the Fair Administration of Justice, the current judicial system cost is $137 million per yer. If death penalty sentencing were abolished, it would be $11.5 million.
This was the info I provided to answer a similar question. It's up to the people who read it to decide how they feel about it.
I don't think it is okay for anyone to kill another person, even if they have killed someone else.
Most people don't want to hear this but to me, if a person kills another human being, they should be punished by living in jail, not by death. I will never rejoice in someone dying, no matter what they did wrong, so to me, the whole eye for an eye thing to work out to well!
Not only do I fully support the death penalty, I think there should be an express lane.
Don't get me wrong, I believe in due process, but after your appeals are used up so should your use of the the taxpayers money.
It costs $134 PER DAY(average to house, feed and guard ONE prisoner. As of January 1st 2011, there were 1,404,053 prisoners in the United States. 3044 of those are on "death row". How many of those do you think have used up their appeals?
Personally, I don't see any benefits behind capital punishment, but just releasing revenge, hate, fear and repetition of mistakes occasionally on innocent persons in socials. Most of professional criminals have already accepted the death!
Oddly, the United States remains one of the very few industrialized nations which still utilizes a death penalty. However, until we can cure the social problems which promote rampant crimes, I see very few alternatives. Moreover, Americans are rather vengeful and I do not want to be the one to tell a grieving family that the murderer of their loved one has just been paroled.
Sadly, our current justice system is grossly inadequate. That is the very reason why capital punishment was repealed in New Mexico; our governor saw too many inconsistencies in the legal process. I am in favor of public corporal punishment and banishment like in the old days, but that would be quite a regression. Our current "rehabilitation" corrections model is deplorable; boasting a recidivism rate upwards of 60%. If there is adequate DNA evidence to substantiate the charge, the death penalty is the only cogent method for punishing the offender and giving the suriviving victims and families closure until a better system can be developed. I see no reason that certain violent offenders should be allowed to remain among the living.
When I was younger a beautiful little girl who went to primary school with me was kidnapped,sexually assulted and then murdered,she was only 9 years old.
Her death of course destroyed her family,and it also affected the lives of so many people within the community forever.
There is no capital punishment in my country,however even if there were it would still not be harsh enough punnishment for monsters like this.
In a perfect world all child killers would face death for their crimes, but only after being tortured first.
There would be no such thing as protective custody for them within jail and the victims family also should have the right be given access to their murderer if they choose to.
Yes,this is a reaction that is fed by fear,hate and revenge - but thats life!
Some crimes, in my opinion, deserve it......some do not.
I am, always, in favor of swift trials, and effective punishment.
Appealing the same cause 37 times, is a waste, of money, of energy, of time.
Three strikes and YOU are OUT!
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by danielleantosz 6 years ago
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by garrettdixon 7 years ago
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by Don W 7 years ago
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