Is the death penalty a way to stop crimes or is it an easy way out for the crimi

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  1. jpcmc profile image88
    jpcmcposted 6 years ago

    Is the death penalty a way to stop crimes or is it an easy way out for the criminals?

  2. Shaddie profile image84
    Shaddieposted 6 years ago

    I think the death penalty, for me, is mostly about how I don't want to be paying for the feeding, sheltering, and entertaining of ax murderers and baby rapists in prison cells for 60-70 years until they live out their sentences. That's my money the government forces me to give up - I might as well be giving it to a cause I agree with: ridding the world of scum.

  3. Eric Calderwood profile image80
    Eric Calderwoodposted 6 years ago

    Above all else, the death penalty is a proper punishment for certain crimes.  This is regardless of whether or not it stops other crimes, etc.

  4. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    It depends on the criminal. Most inmates attempt or commit suicide within the first few days of being locked up. It is why they are watched so carefully in the beginning. If the person values life, which I doubt since they are in there, then they will probably not attempt suicide or will not like the death penality.

  5. Vegas Elias profile image46
    Vegas Eliasposted 6 years ago

    Its an easy way out for the criminals if the death penalty is carried our secretly. If the death penalty is carried out in public it is a say to stop crime. The Romans were not fools to punish criminals in public.

  6. Rodric29 profile image80
    Rodric29posted 6 years ago

    A life is a life and is sacred. The death penalty is not a way to stop crimes or an easy out for a criminal. It is state sanctioned murder. The state should not have the right to take life in any form that does not include the protection of the nation from attack.

    The death penalty places a value on life which cannot be measure in take it because the criminal may not value life. I can think of no crime I would want to kill a person for that would make me feel the criminal's death satisfies my loss.

    The death penalty is just a postponed abortion in my estimation. It seems that after a person has lived long enough to do things that we as a society do not like we can no kill that person. Life is worth an inmate sitting in a prison getting three meals a day for 60 years to me. I am willing to pay more taxes so that scum off the street can live. Life is to precious to take it away.

    It is a miracle that should be cherished and protected. Those how do not respect life should be locked away and forced to life in confinement for that disrespect but not murdered.

    As secular as the US is now, I would think it would have done away with the death penalty. If this life is all there is, then why waste a life.

    It is the same with Abortion, kill them before birth or after 30 years of living is the same. No killing of life in any stage. Let life remain regardless of the way people feel about that life or what was done with the life or how the life will affect other's life.

  7. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    I support the death penalty because it will stop more crimes from that individual and can possibly (I cannot stress that enough - no guarantees) make others such as their friends, family members, and associates, think twice about doing ill deeds.

    The criminal's desires should be the least of our concerns regarding whether it's an easy way out. There truly are some people in this world that are not worth keeping alive such as those who kill innocent people, clearly intend to do the most harm to the community or nation, and those who are repeat offenders of sexual crimes.

    I also agree that we should not be paying $40,000 and up every year to house, feed, and provide medical, dental care, education, and cable t.v. for each of these criminals annually. Why is it that they do not pay to be there????

  8. profile image53
    Guy1981posted 4 years ago

    All murderers deserve death penalties, because murders take away lives of people, and you cannot get them back alive.

  9. tamarawilhite profile image89
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    Executing a murderer:
    A. ensures he won't kill someone else, even if just another criminal in prison
    B. frees up resources for the living
    C. deters others from committing murder, saving lives
    D. demonstrates that we respect the murder victim over the murderer

 
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