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Would you bring back capital punishment, if you could?

  1. That Grrl profile image74
    That Grrlposted 5 years ago

    Would you bring back capital punishment, if you could?

    Looking at things as they are now, people are afraid to let kids walk to school for instance. Also consider the fact that an animal who attacks, maims and/ or kills someone is usually killed for doing so. Where do you stand on the issue of capital punishment for the crime of murder?

  2. kristyleann profile image61
    kristyleannposted 5 years ago

    As much as I would like to say yes, I have to say no simply because even with DNA evidence people can still be framed and sentenced for a crime they didn't commit.

    Take for instance, Fred Zain, who was a forensics expert in WV and was considered to be the best in his field. But he lied many, many times in court and later on when he his cases were finally investigated they ended up releasing 9 people from jail and there is still a lot of doubt about many of the other people that were convicted based on his testimony. Turns out he wasn't even qualified for the job which means a bunch of other people are just as guilty as far as I'm concerned because they didn't bother to do a background check or check into his credentials before they hired him.

    So until the law/police system is perfected (and it never will be because people aren't perfect) then I don't think we should have capital punishment.

    1. That Grrl profile image74
      That Grrlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There are cases where there is no doubt. In Ontario we have Paul Bernardo who video taped himself torturing and murdering women. I don't see the point in him being given life when he took life from many others.

  3. newcalendar profile image69
    newcalendarposted 5 years ago

    The problem is proof, I have absolutely 0% trust in the law. Unless they had dna evidence for about 4 or 5 cases (a serial killer/rapist, etc) then no it shouldn't be done.

    1. That Grrl profile image74
      That Grrlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      4 or 5 murders? You think 4 or 5 people should be murdered just to give proof? Who would you volunteer for that job? Why should everyone live in fear waiting to be the 4th or 5th person? Doesn't that seem a bit crazy?

  4. jadesmg profile image90
    jadesmgposted 5 years ago

    no, just do see how taking a life is punishment. Death is not punishment, it's happening anyway and is really the absence of being. Maybe if i believed in a heaven hell type thing i'd consider it more worthwhile, but i dont so i just dont see what it achieves. well, appart from a shrinking population. Think capital punishment assumes crimes to be black and white. It's not. There are vast grey areas making it a little difficult to come to the conclusion of something being undeniably wrong. right and wrong being a little fluid in itself makes it difficult to determine anyone worthy of death which is completly impossible to revert.

    1. That Grrl profile image74
      That Grrlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't see capital punishment as punishment literally. I see it  the same as I would want to see a dog euthanized if it viciously attacked someone. Why would we hold a dog to higher standards for behaviour than a human?

 
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