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    Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    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?

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

    I lost count of how many times a person has been convicted of murder, and then years late, new evidence proved the convicted person was innocent. I can't for the life of me, imagine why anyone would want to kill that many innocent people.

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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 far, far too many reversals on death row when extra evidence comes out later. Being sentenced to death is not necessarily the end. There are still appeals.
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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    No i would not.

    Occasionally there is a conviction of an innocent man. That is bad enough, but if they are sent to jail, they can at least be freed and given restitution. Once they are executed, there is no way to make that right. It's irreversable.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    No i would not.

    Occasionally there is a conviction of an innocent man. That is bad enough, but if they are sent to jail, they can at least be freed and given restitution. Once they are executed, there is no way to make that right. It's irreversable.
    This is why I don't support the death penalty at all.
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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    That makes as much sense as retrying that person until a guilty verdict is finally reached, because you know they did it or they would not have been accused.

    We have an appeals process for a good reason.
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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    No, definitely not, for the same reasons everyone else has already posted.
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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    For one, i don't support the death penalty and I think its a primitive and stupid thing to have.

    Secondly, if you must have a death penalty, I would prefer that the death row be 10-20 years long by default.

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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?
    It depends on the justice system and the expected value of accuracy. If 1 in 1,000,000 conviction is wrongful then I'd support the immediate executution of them. Too many people expect the justice system to be perfect when, in most aspects, it's not an exact science. 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.

    Criminals like James Holmes don't even deserve a trial. If a mass murderer is caught in the act, a criminal trial is a waste of time, money and effort on a piece of scum. He deserves to suck on the end of a double barrel shotgun as the trigger is pulled.
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    Re: Would you support instant executions upon sentencing for murder?

    The State has no right to take a life, not in its own name, and surely not in mine.

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