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

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

    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?

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

    Define "torture" first.

    As a general thing, I think the answer is "no".

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

    No. I am also against the death penalty.

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

    depends. some people commit crimes that put them beyond the scope of standard justice. that's where the CIA comes in.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Define "torture" first.

    As a general thing, I think the answer is "no".
    let's say, just to keep it nice, for example, waterboarding James Holmes twenty times, before sentencing him to life in prison or the death penalty.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roflpublican View Post
    depends. some people commit crimes that put them beyond the scope of standard justice. that's where the CIA comes in.
    If the CIA is sneaking into the prisons where they hold terrible criminals and torturing them anyways, then I want to know

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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 voted no. And I say, "Hell no."
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    Re: is torture a justifiable punishment in a first world civilized country?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I voted no. And I say, "Hell no."
    I respectfully disagree, and believe that wastes of human life such as Jared Lee Loughner and James Holmes have given up their rights, and should have much pain inflicted onto them. Death and life in prison is just not good enough.

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

    Highly circumstantial. Torture for the hell of it or torture to extract information that could save lives? A Department of Torture or first on the scene good guys looking to exact vengeance on the guy who tried to kill them?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zariak View Post
    let's say, just to keep it nice, for example, waterboarding James Holmes twenty times, before sentencing him to life in prison or the death penalty.

    Just for giggles? No.


    Nuclear weapon on a timer hidden in a major US city and we have a terrorist in custody who knows where it is? Yeah... but even then it should not be enshrined in law, more like "a forgiveable offense done out of desperate necessity."

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