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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    The way it is now, a person who gets convicted of murder and sentenced to death spends years on death row going through numerous appeals at cost to the state. What if instead we had the gallows, the electric chair, a firing squad, the gas chamber, or the lethal injection chamber standing by for sentencing? If the murderer is sentenced to death, he or she is immediately taken out for execution. Would you support this policy?
    absolutely not. they **** up and convict the wrong person too often.

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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    Ok, guys, get on the bus. We're goin' back to the dark ages!

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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    The way it is now, a person who gets convicted of murder and sentenced to death spends years on death row going through numerous appeals at cost to the state. What if instead we had the gallows, the electric chair, a firing squad, the gas chamber, or the lethal injection chamber standing by for sentencing? If the murderer is sentenced to death, he or she is immediately taken out for execution. Would you support this policy?
    There have been so many false convictions leading to the death penalty that I'm convinced that the death penalty should be entirely abolished. The State should not have that much power over the individual considering how often the state screws it up.

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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    No, not immediate execution.

    I would, however, reduce the amount of time for appeals.
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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    With the system as it is now, more than one additional innocent person is going to be killed on average by 999,999 murderers. Many disagree, but I prefer the government take 1 innocent life by mistake than let criminals take 1,000 intentionally.
    What is the difference between sending a man to life without parole and the death penalty as far as innocent life goes? Nothing. The difference is, if the state screwed up it could still try and right the wrong if the person is in jail, however, if they are dead, there is nothing the state can do about it but say "Oops our bad".

    Maybe you would like to be that innocent life that gets snuffed due to a bad judge or jury, I would not.

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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    While I wouldn't support immediate execution. I would change the whole process. Make it cost less and reduce the number/time of appeals. Also, it should be done by public hanging, not lethal injection hidden away somewhere.
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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Also, it should be done by public hanging, not lethal injection hidden away somewhere.
    Like over in Iran, public executions, where you see people hanging from a large crane or a high place in front of crowds...Thousands of people watching as if it were a sporting match, shouting and cheering like savages. Great idea, bring the wife and kids along to have a look too...

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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    The way it is now, a person who gets convicted of murder and sentenced to death spends years on death row going through numerous appeals at cost to the state. What if instead we had the gallows, the electric chair, a firing squad, the gas chamber, or the lethal injection chamber standing by for sentencing? If the murderer is sentenced to death, he or she is immediately taken out for execution. Would you support this policy?

    I say maybe.It should depend on the strength of the evidence. The weaker the evidence the more appeals you get.If they got you on video killing people then after a guilty verdict they should take you out back and put a bullet in your head, no last meal no visitation or anything like that.
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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Like over in Iran, public executions, where you see people hanging from a large crane or a high place in front of crowds...Thousands of people watching as if it were a sporting match, shouting and cheering like savages. Great idea, bring the wife and kids along to have a look too...
    Given the barbarity of state-inflicted murder, I don't think making it public pushes it over any moral threshold. It's the killing that's wrong, not the making it public. In fact, I reckon if executions were made public, the death penalty would be scrapped altogether before very long; in nations where the public get to decide anything, that is.

    It's generally carried out in private as the authorities do not want the public to have the opportunity to witness its barbarism.
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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    This is why I don't support the death penalty at all.
    In theory, I still support the idea of the death penalty. In theory.

    Theory and real-life practical application do not mesh, however, so like you I now no longer support the death penalty at all.
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