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    Capital Punishment

    It's an interesting thing to debate about.
    On one hand there are some sickos out there that deserve to die.
    On the other, who are we to say that they could never change?

    As of now, I'm pro death penalty.
    Saves the state money, when done properly;
    and removes truly dangerous people from society, also when done properly.

    What are you're thoughts?
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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    RE: Capital Punishment

    Wish we still had the death penalty over here. Would save a lot of time, money and effort to just string certain individuals up and watch them swing, rather than pointlessly try and reform them.

    Murderers? Rapists? Paedophiles? Terrorists?

    **** 'em. Hang them high, then go home for crackers and cheese.
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    RE: Capital Punishment

    I agree. They are not worth the multiple thousends of dollars per year living cost, and we need to make an example. I think it's ridiculous that it takes so long to execute somebody, with people living for up to 15 years on death row. It's ridiculous. The process should be sped up, and the punishment assigned more often.
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    RE: Capital Punishment

    I'm extending the list to include drug-dealers. They should be executed by OD.
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    RE: Capital Punishment

    Good man Baron.
    I especially like the idea of a post execution snack. XD
    Classy.
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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    RE: Capital Punishment

    I don't have a clear opinion on this. There's a fine line. Manslaughter of course shouldn't be half as much of a crime as murder. Murder is a terrible thing, and whilst part of me wants them brought to justice, is killing them really solving that? I think those who have murdered once might possibly change later on in life. It's circumstantial and depends on the nature of the murder, I believe.

    Mass murderers, on the other hand... if I'm going to look at this with a rather cruel perspective, wouldn't it be a better idea to send them to a rough prison where they'll have to suffer, potentially for decades, than give them a quick death? Nowadays I hear the electric chair isn't in common use, though I don't know a lot about this. The death penalty doesn't exist here. I thought they used lethal injections in the States and maybe some other countries. That's a quick way to die. They've caused misery that will last for many, many years. Is the solution to make their misery end immediately?

    People can change. I agree that in severe cases they do not deserve a second chance. There can be extenuating circumstances behind murder, such as mental illness. There are many factors to consider. That's not to say it's right, but I think it's a little foolhardy to pass judgement without looking at cases on an individual basis. As I've said before, this is very much a circumstantial matter. There's no excuse for mass murder. Even if it was mental illness, I'd still agree with the death penalty. For a single murder I'd look at the case and decide from there. As for less serious crimes, I'll say it again: people can change. They need rehabilitation at first, at least...
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    RE: Capital Punishment

    Mantis; they use lethal execution almost everywhere. However, I wish to make this clear, for the record of my views: Manslaughter is not so much a crime as it is a tragedy, usually. Executing a murderer doesn't bring back the dead, but it provides a sense of closure. Furthermore, it serves as a detriment for those willing to continue in their path. And, while you are right, that people can change, there reaches a point where you have to draw a line. We don't want them to remain alive to hurt more people, or even to have a feeling of victory, so we kill them. Yet, you are right: Lethal injection is too clean. Hanging or firing squad should be brought back for common criminals. For high traitors, mass murderers, serial killers, and those who cause disproportionate misery (Bernard Madoff), we should bring back drawing and quartering.
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    RE: Capital Punishment

    Heh heh oh my, drawing and quartering might be a step to far. :S

    Do we have the right to do it though?
    Thou shall not kill and all.

    How about crimes of passion?
    Cheating spouses, avenging honor, revenge for lost ones.
    One time things right?

    What do you say?
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    RE: Capital Punishment

    That's why I talk about reviewing cases individually rather than being mindless and barbaric. Avenging one's death is a result of mental scarring, or illness. Killing is killing, but if it was done with a lack of conscience for psychological reasons, I don't think the sentence should be half as harsh. After all, if the killer wouldn't have committed it under normal circumstances, for what reason would they kill again after recovering from the emotional pain? Law is difficult.
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    RE: Capital Punishment

    It does imply that the person has the capacity to kill.
    Be it from an extreme situation to be sure.
    Still, they proved they can kill and could again.
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