Should the death penalty be abolished in the U.S.?
As of April 2012, 33 U.S. states allow the death penalty as a punishment. In 2010, there were 46 legal executions in the U.S. In 2011, there were 43 and these were the only legal executions carried out in the Western Hemisphere.
No and in my opinion its use should be increased but it isn't politically correct so it is avoided at all cost usually. There are many people who do not deserve our tax dollars for 30 years.
I agree that there are many who don't deserve our tax dollars for 30 years or for the rest of their lives. I'm just not sure killing them is the answer. What happens to those later proven innocent? Thanks so much for your reply.
I think it should be reserved for cases that there is no doubting who did it. I just read about Josef Fritzl (not American) who held his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years. That's a perfect case for the death penalty.
I totally agree. In fact, I think it's preposterous in many cases where guilt is evident that U.S. courts spend time and money going through the motions. One example is the Aurora theatre shooter who will be going to trial. Why? Infuriating.
Yes, I think it should be abolished. It is barbaric and morally wrong.
I think it should be abolished.
Even the worst cases should not be convicted to die. I agree they should be treated and punished, but killing the guilty is an easy escape and should not be the answer for the problems.
by KyleBear 11 years ago
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by Beata Stasak 7 years ago
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by theirishobserver. 11 years ago
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by PerrySpark 8 years ago
Should death penalty executions in the USA be handled as described in the Bible, an eye for an eye,a tooth for a tooth? So, a murderer using a gun would be shot, one using a knife would be stabbed, one who buried someone alive, would be buried alive. Some people believe these things to...
by xethonxq 6 years ago
What crimes deserve the death penalty?
by NGRIA Bassett 13 years ago
As we still grapple with the death penalty, do we feel that justice has been served?
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