View Poll Results: torture a justifiable punishment in first world countires?

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    Re: is torture a justifiable punishment in a first world civilized country?

    40 people voted no.

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    Re: is torture a justifiable punishment in a first world civilized country?

    You know in the movies how the bad guy always has some "truth serum" to give to the good guy, but it doesn't work cause he is enured to this drug?

    Well that doesn't happen. You whack a guy with heroin for a week and then take it away, he'll cry like a baby and tell you everything you want to know.

    There's even some other recreational drugs that will get the suspect talking without him even knowing it.

    Torture as punishment is barbaric.
    Torture for specific information to save lives may be appropriate in some cases. Someone smarter than me would have to define the criteria tho.
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    Re: is torture a justifiable punishment in a first world civilized country?

    If I knew that the guy was a "bad guy" and that he had intel then absolutely torture him...
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    Re: is torture a justifiable punishment in a first world civilized country?

    9 voted yes... thread keeps going.
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    Re: is torture a justifiable punishment in a first world civilized country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zariak View Post
    It may seem ridiculous and a totally disgusting breach of human rights, but in some cases, do some people deserve just as much pain as they inflicted onto their victims?

    I don't know about torture but I think physical punishment is justified. For example I think arsonists and vandals should have the crap beat out of them by the property owners. Murder victim's loved ones should be able to beat the crap out of the murderer.
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    Re: is torture a justifiable punishment in a first world civilized country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zariak View Post
    It may seem ridiculous and a totally disgusting breach of human rights, but in some cases, do some people deserve just as much pain as they inflicted onto their victims?
    There are probably people out there who deserve to be raped to death by syphilitic baboons. Doesn't mean such a thing is moral, ethical, or constitutionally allowable.

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    Re: is torture a justifiable punishment in a first world civilized country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    it's a rather slippery slope. Your line is there, but we make another for another, and so on. Better to simply follow humane behavior. better for all of us.
    And what is "humane" behavior? That varies even more than my line. At least my line was restricted to only the worst of crimes. The crimes where there is no possible excuse of committing. Someone killing for revenge or to protect thier percieved lifestyle is understandable, even if abhorrant. Killing multiple, complete strangers, is not. And there is simply no excuse for child rape, and there is nothing that is even close to equivalent in order to compare like I did with the killing.
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