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Death Penalty

  1. DON BALDERAS profile image79
    DON BALDERASposted 6 years ago

    Was justice served with the lethal killing of the three Filipinos in China?

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image91
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I doubt it.  China, I'm told, loves to harvest the organs of those that they execute.

    2. John Holden profile image61
      John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is there a none lethal killing!!

      Justice is never served by killing people, no matter how bad they are.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Really John? hmm

        1. John Holden profile image61
          John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry,but no, justice is never served by killing, revenge maybe but revenge isn't justice.

          1. Maembe profile image61
            Maembeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Correct.  Government endorsed murder serves no purpose other than vengeance.

            1. DTR0005 profile image83
              DTR0005posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              And it certainly doesn't serve to deter crime...

              1. recommend1 profile image65
                recommend1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                This is a mantra of the anti-capital punishment lobby - but it is a myth.

                I am generally against the death penalty for many reasons but I also have issues with predatory paedophiles, Company heads who commit crimes against the general population etc.

                Recently here in China a teacher was found guilty of molesting small children in his care
                The two guys directly responsible for the melamine contamination of milk in China that caused a few deaths and loads of harm to children - were shot.

                I now find that I am divided - I can agree wholeheartedly with those sentences, but I am still generally against the death penalty.

                1. Jeff Berndt profile image88
                  Jeff Berndtposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Yeah, China has the death penalty, and look at them: they don't have nay child molesters or deadly corporate shortcuts...oh, wait, I got that backward: in spite of their death penalty, China still has child molesters and deadly corporate shortcuts.

                  Heh.

          2. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Revenge and Justice, opposite sides of the same coin. wink

            I've said this before and I will gladly repeat myself- the ancient ideology that humankind must answer to a higher authority continues to rule.

            Either a god or a government. People cannot be trusted nor are they trusted, to do what is right, even for themselves.

            Justice is about the survival of the human species. Revenge is the action of the gullible and naive.

            What is in the best interests of the human species outweighs any individual's individual rights. wink

            1. John Holden profile image61
              John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Quite right too, but how does that fit with the taking of life?

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                The "death penalty" does have a role to play presently, but doesn't if society/humanity is civilized, which it's not. There are plenty of other factors that would need to be addressed, such as how it should be applied/used and what specifics are needed to rate such a sentence.

                It's truly about the greater good. wink

                1. John Holden profile image61
                  John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I think the first thing to be addressed is absolute certainty.

                  Then the effect on the executioner, it's the sort of job that should be denied to anybody who wants to do it smile

                  1. Cagsil profile image61
                    Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Absolute certainty? I'm not going to get into a debate about the innocent person going to prison or about the number of innocent people who have been executed.

                    That will just be non-productive.
                    The effects on the executioner? I think you're stuck in the old days John, especially if you want to look it from that person's perspective. In today's world, people will take a job that they do not want, so whether or not, the person wants it, isn't much of a factor.

                    However, we are off-topic regardless. You're arguing/discussing from a UK perspective and I'm from the USA, and the topic here is China. So, I'll leave it as is here. wink

                  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image91
                    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    the last executioner of NY state killed himself.  I'll bet the ones in Texas are not mentally healthy either.

          3. Evan G Rogers profile image78
            Evan G Rogersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            that sentence made no sense.

            1. John Holden profile image61
              John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Er! Spot the , after no.

      2. habee profile image90
        habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree!

    3. profile image54
      jasongatlingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not at all, nobody has any right to kill any living entity. Life is a gift of god. We must respect it.
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  2. profile image51
    ShortStoryposted 6 years ago

    Just FYI, last year China executed more people than the rest of the world combined.

    1. DON BALDERAS profile image79
      DON BALDERASposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      When can justice be really just?

      1. Castlepaloma profile image24
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No, justice dose not even work in nature, the cougar eats the coyote, and the coyote eats the rabbit and so on. Revenge is like digging two graves, one for them and one for you, as family feuds’ never end...

        1. DON BALDERAS profile image79
          DON BALDERASposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Right.

 
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