Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?
Originally Posted by Luna Tick
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 voted no but the time required to appeal a death sentence should be cut drastically to a 1 year maximum from what it presently is. There is no excuse for felons waiting 20 years to carry out the sentence.