The Death Penalty : do you really not want it?

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  1. arksys profile image90
    arksysposted 23 months 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 personally don't mind having the death penalty in effect as long as there are strict rules and to make sure an innocent person doesn't get hanged. What is your honest opinion?
    Keep into consideration the fact that going to war and killing people is no different to the death penalty. I see two faces here... just curious to know your opinions.

  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
    bradmasterOCcalposted 23 months ago

    In California the Death Penalty has been ineffective, costly because of all the mandatory appeals. Prisoners on Death Row are more likely to die of old age, or disease before they get executed.

    It is not a deterrent to criminals committing Murder. In addition, Prison and three strikes are not any more effective in reducing crime. We have over 2 million people in our prisons and jails, and racial gangs even operate from them.

    So, I would say no to the Death Penalty simply because it is not effective.

    1. arksys profile image90
      arksysposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Many in the forum section argue the 'we are civilised people that's why we don't have the death penalty'.
      You and @Setank seem to be in favour of it. So your own people would call you uncivilised. What would you say to that?

    2. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Irfan
      We do have the death penalty, and how did you conclude we were in favor of it? Read my last sentence in my original comment???

    3. arksys profile image90
      arksysposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      If it was effective you would say 'Yes' right? If say their appeals were 3  years in a row and the fourth year they would be killed. Or did I get that wrong again?

    4. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Irfan
      That is what you are saying, I have mentioned several times what I said. I wikk say that Sharia Law is not the same as US Law. Aren't there any pressing things going on in Australia? BTW, what is your op on Radical Muslim Terrorists?

    5. arksys profile image90
      arksysposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      You didn't agree or disagree. I still see two faces. Radicals were created to cause havoc and fear. They are not following the teachings of Islam.

    6. bradmasterOCcal profile image30
      bradmasterOCcalposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      English should be English, read what I said to answer your question.
      Then go back and see what is going on in Australia. Goooood Daaaaay

    7. arksys profile image90
      arksysposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Yes English is my second language therefore I do have difficulty understanding sometimes. My intention was not to anger you. I apologise.

    8. profile image58
      Setank Setunkposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      I consider myself a moth on a tempestuous and incongruous journey to the flame of enlightenment.

    9. arksys profile image90
      arksysposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      @setank : ask / wish for a guide from deep within, for there are many paths but only one leads to the Truth. All the best.

  3. profile image58
    Setank Setunkposted 23 months ago

    Today we rely on the discretion of Prosecutors in circumstances such as these, and on the common law prerogatives of the judicial system through precedence. But I believe Brad is correct in his assessment that the Death Penalty is simply not worth the effort today.
    War is simply not bound by the conventions of civil obedience or moral turpitude. War is man exalted; free from the shackles of social bondage to pillage in the darkness and wreckage of his soul and return anew. (Roguine Depuur).

    1. arksys profile image90
      arksysposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      I understand all laws go out the window with war. But on one side people are calling the Muslim law death penalty barbaric yet they are happy to see their tax money go into killing the 'barbarians'. Would you agree that the Muslim death penalty is ok

    2. profile image58
      Setank Setunkposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      As one who has pillaged in the darkness and wreckage, I do not believe my views on Islam would be well received. I will say that Goodness is not inherent in all men.

    3. arksys profile image90
      arksysposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      That can be true and valid for all kinds of people. The are many standing on the receiving end of what they do not deserve. I don't mind what you say about Islam. If there is any misunderstanding, I could try clear them for you.

  4. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 23 months ago

    Ethics of the death penalty:
    * it shows respect for the value of the life taken, whereas constantly empathizing with the murderer can be misplace compassion
    * it ensures the murderer can't kill anyone else, such as a guard, lesser offender, someone innocent during an escape
    * the death of the offender could persuade others not to act on impulse and kill another, thus that one life ended saving even more
    * by executing the murderer, we save money and resources wasted on a life imprisonment that can be used to improve the lives of those still contributing to society

    1. arksys profile image90
      arksysposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      I agree to the ethics. So just to confirm you are ok with having the death penalty enforced?

 
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