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?
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.
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.
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.
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