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For or against death sentence?

  1. showmegreen profile image72
    showmegreenposted 7 years ago

    For or against death sentence?

  2. Seeker7 profile image96
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    It really depends on the crime and the circumstances surrounding it. I don't necessarily think that every case of murder warrants being executed. There are many accounts of fights for example that have just got out of hand resulting in accidental killing. Do I think they should be executed? No. I don't believe they should.

    Having said this in my own country (Scotland), I know most people are pissed off by criminals who have committed cold, at times very cruel, pre-meditated murders getting a 'life' sentence that only lasts about 8 years. No more thought is ever given to the victim or their family. It is a very sad reflection on our society that in many cases it is the victims and their loved ones who serve the real life sentence. And of course in murder the victim has already been executed.

  3. profile image47
    LifetheGreatWarposted 7 years ago

    Not to sound like I am on the fence but in some cases I support it and in some I do not. For example if there is not doubt the person is guilty of the extreme crime then death penalty it is. But I think what people have more of a problem with is the time that the system lets the guilty sit on death row, I agree with the older school rules, your guilty then put them to death in a rapid matter. No more free rides, if the system would get back to these rules then I believe most people including myself would not even give the death penalty a second thought. They would just support it.
    thanks for letting me answer -love to all Life.

  4. thebluestar profile image80
    thebluestarposted 7 years ago

    If the evidence is concrete and no doubts at all, then I agree and would like hanging to be brought back for child killers. I know this sounds very heartless, but if ever anyone loses a child in this way you will understand.

    The problem lies in obtaining the evidence, I agree with the other hubbers that the circumstances has to fit the crime, but then it leaves us with a decision, where do you stop, where do you draw the line?.

    I am not in favour of life sentences as it is the tax payer who funds the criminals lifestyle.  Many of these criminals receive an easy life, when our country is full of genuine needs such as the homeless.

  5. mcrawford76 profile image85
    mcrawford76posted 7 years ago

    100% For capital punishment for 1st degree murder, meaning that you planned out and executed another human being's murder, you should be put to death.
    I would also argue For castration of convicted rapists and child molesters.
    I think we should even give the victims or the families of the victims the choice of flipping the switch themselves.

  6. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    depending on the situation, i'm for it. the problem is that the eveidence has to be complete and that's where it gets complicated.

  7. GennaMGL profile image54
    GennaMGLposted 7 years ago

    againt it. it takes away two most basic rights. the methods that are used are crule and immoral. enforcing killing makes us killers as well. it teaches eye for an eye. please read my hub about it. the methods alone that ive listed in it i would think would be enough for anyone to say that made them against it. they really are effective forms of torture. crimes dont merrit those kinds of punnishment.

  8. profile image46
    euhotelsposted 7 years ago

    there are cases where I am for the death sentence...

  9. Miss Behave profile image53
    Miss Behaveposted 7 years ago

    For. I strongly believe death is the best solution to some cases. Some people are rotten to the core, and don't bother to change or help themselves.

    It costs us all money to keep these people alive and It's better off for society to get rid of them.

  10. AngusNz profile image60
    AngusNzposted 7 years ago

    I cannot in any way agree to the death sentence, true I have not lost somebody to murder but if I did I would probably like to kill them myself but state murder is a crime in itself, having the right to take life means that you have total control of the people, even when some should die. Money should not be an issue, let them live a life of hell and sufferance for their crimes so that daily for the rest of their lives they pay for what they have done, sometimes death is too quick and easy. Make them suffer but nobody should have the power and control to take life.

  11. poorconservative1 profile image59
    poorconservative1posted 7 years ago

    I am definitely not for the death penalty. These people stay on death row for years, sometimes even decades with an easy life, just watching T.V., working out and making love to their cell mates at great expense to the tax payers. We pay for their food, their clothes and sometimes even their drugs, just so their lawyers can grow fat on appeals, at an even greater expense to the tax payers. Even putting them to death has a great expense to the taxpayers. So if the tax payers are going to have to foot the bill no matter what I think we should consider a suggestion given by Bill O'Reilly in one of his many books (all I recommend that you read by the way). An Alaskan Gulag. You see most murderers care so little about life that their own life means nothing to them and if you take into account the history of the death penalty which statistically has been proven not to deter crime, I believe that an Alaskan Gulag is a great suggestion. After all freezing to death would have to be the worst death imaginable.

  12. Simipage profile image58
    Simipageposted 7 years ago

    I would say, "Eye for an Eye"...

    That's all. Equal Justice

 
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