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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Yes.

    As I understand it, rape use to be a capital crime in America but society's values changed on the subject thinking the death penalty was too harsh a punishment especially in light of difficult to know for sure circumstances. Juries began aquitting rapists to keep from sending them to their deaths. It's a sad state of affairs as statistically rape is a crime most perpetrators do in fact get away with.

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Yes, let's spend more time and money on death penalty trials that occasionally end up with innocent people being executed and is absolutely not a deterrent to crime. This sounds like a fantastic plan.
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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    As much as I'd like to say YES sometimes, especially when reminded of certain cases. I have to stick to my principles and say no to the DP.

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Am I correct that you define yourself as "pro-life?"
    I am "pro-life" where the position regards the lives of the innocent and defenseless. Rapists, murderers, and child molesters need not apply.

    In any case, I am not necessarily saying that we should simply "kill them all and let God sort it out." I'm saying that we, as a society, need to take a definitive stance on this particular issue one way or the other.

    We need to put the wishy-washy bullsh*t aside for a moment and point blank ask ourselves whether we are primarily interested in rehabilitation, or if we are simply looking for retributive justice.

    The whole "I feel criminals should be punished, but I'm too much of a wimp to resort to the harsher methods of the past," approach simply has not been working out for us. Millions of people have been allowed to rot away behind bars at tax payer expense while we have all idly sat by, twiddled our thumbs, and waxed faux-moralistic over the dilemma posed by a justice system which treats petty offenders like monsters while simulataneosly going out of its way to be "nice" to the actual monsters it comes across.

    To put it bluntly, something has simply got to give. The entire philosophy behind our current system of criminal justice is beyond pointless.
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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes, let's spend more time and money on death penalty trials that occasionally end up with innocent people being executed and is absolutely not a deterrent to crime. This sounds like a fantastic plan.
    First off, it's not called the "death deterrent" for a reason. It's a penalty, stop pretending otherwise. Secondly, the only reason the death penalty is so expensive is we allow people to file endless appeals on the taxpayer's dime. If you've been found guilty twice (once in the initial trial and once in the mandatory appeal), you shouldn't be able to file any more appeals unless you have evidence that you are factually innocent of the crime or you have evidence of some judicial misdoing during your trial. Appealing the death penalty just because you don't want to die is not a valid appeal. Do that, carry out the sentence in no more than 2 years and the death penalty is positively cheap.
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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    No overall. I don't support the death sentence regardless of the crime.

    Though I would understand it if there would be a law saying that if you are an acquaintance of the victim ,you are allowed to be in a room with the respective individual for the amount of time that he robbed you of the presence of your loved one. And during that time, everything goes. So for instance, if you are the father of a child that has been molested, how long did it take? 5min? Ok. for 5min, you can be in a room with the respective garbage of a human being and where the rule of law is suspended and so are all consequences. So you could take an iron bat for instance and smash the guys head in until there is nothing left and you can clearly see his larynges. And you, the father, won't suffer any consequences under the law.
    Then again, you could just do nothing and let him serve his time in prison and act like a decent human being and not stoop down to his level. Or you can. I'm just saying, you should have the option and it would be less barbaric than the death sentence. Why? Because I don't think the government has the right to sentence its own people to death. Its an abuse of power.

    But as an individual... well, you're not the state. You're just an individual.
    So that would be great.

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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    those psychos dont deserve the air they breathe . many of them usually never stop child molestation no matter how well they are treated for pedophilia .they commit the same crime after being released from prison or rehab .

    if a psycho attempts to rape and kill my child , l will kill him without doubt
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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
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    Life in prison without parole does the same for the general public as the death penalty.


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    Re: Death penalty for rapist and pedophiles?

    Not that I don't think they might deserve death, but I just think that the state should NEVER be allowed to kill it's citizens.

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