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 be inhumane, but then, they cannot explain the lack of humane activity concerning the murdered victim? So, where do you stand considering the growing evil within society today?
Yes, I believe that deciding what death penalty used based on the method the murderer used would be a terrific idea. Not only would they get what they deserve, it would also be an effective deterrent to crime and would eliminate the excessively long waiting time between a death penalty conviction and the execution. I would even go to an extreme and allow family of the victim to be allowed to participate in the execution (such as allowing the brother/father of a teenager who was shot to death to shoot the murderer if they so wish). This would only be justice and would give some of the families of victims closure for their loss. It wouldn't heal them completely, but I know I would feel better if I were the one that killed my brothers' murderer. I think there is so much violent crime in society today partly due to the lax way we handle murderers. We either sit them in prison the rest of their lives (which a lot of killers don't seem to mind) or give them the death penalty (which often takes more than a decade of sitting on death row). If we sped up the process and allowed more painful ways to legally execute them, it would be a strong message that committing these crimes aren't worth it. Sorry about the book, this is something I been thinking about for a while now.
No. The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that no one here will be subjected to "cruel and unusual punishment." What distinguishes the United States from some of the less civilized, barbaric countries is the very limited objective of "humane treatment" in administering capital punishment. While inhumane things often happen to murder victims, we definitely do not want to start a trend of acting as the criminal perpetrators did in the administration of capital punishment. Remember, some murderers are psychopaths and sociopaths. To act akin to them in the name of punishment would be Medieval, the ultimate slippery slope that would cause our regression to the Dark Ages.
by Stephanie Launiu 6 years ago
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.
by KyleBear 7 years ago
I've been advocating against death penalty since the beginning of time. Here are reasons why I believe it should be abolished.Please do feel free to share your views here too. This thread is about communicating and exchanging views. I hope I don't get angry readers this time.1. Justice does not...
by Irfan 2 years ago
The Death Penalty : do you really not want it?I hear everyone say how bad the death penalty is and all that 'good'stuff, but in a recent post on Facebook where a father shot the man who molested his kid after kidnapping him is being applauded by thousands who are saying the molester deserved it. I...
by JosieLee 7 years ago
What are your thoughts on the death penalty? Do you believe that it should be abolish everywhere?
by Cat R 7 years ago
Supporters say that some crimes deserve the Death Penalty and that we are spending too much money to keep prisoners comfortable in prisons. That there are too many people that don't have cable, a home, free education and job training, free cloth, food; things that are provided to prisoners.On the...
by ga anderson 7 weeks ago
I cannot support the death penalty. My primary reason is that it is a decision that cannot be reversed. Oops, "I made a mistake ... too late, there is no correction."To be sure I do believe there are instances in which the criminal surely deserves the death penalty. Hells bells, in some...
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