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Thread: Death Penalty in Theory

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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It's not meant to be a deterrent, it's called the death PENALTY for a reason. It's supposed to remove people who have committed crimes too heinous for them to continue to breath the same air as decent society from the planet permanently.
    Oh I understand that, what I am saying is that if we widely used the death penalty for these crimes, people would probably be less inclined to commit them in the first place.
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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    The person isn't a threat to society, hence we shouldn't kill them.
    How are they not a threat to society?
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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    How are they not a threat to society?
    They're locked up.

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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    They're locked up.
    Sucking up tax payer dollars.
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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    You are telling me that it costs LESS to house someone for life than to use the death penalty? I'd love to know how those numbers work out.....
    To execute or not: A question of cost? - US news - Crime & courts | NBC News

    Turns out, it is cheaper to imprison killers for life than to execute them, according to a series of recent surveys. Tens of millions of dollars cheaper, politicians are learning, during a tumbling recession when nearly every state faces job cuts and massive deficits.

    So an increasing number of them are considering abolishing capital punishment in favor of life imprisonment, not on principle but out of financial necessity.

    "It's 10 times more expensive to kill them than to keep them alive," though most Americans believe the opposite, said Donald McCartin, a former California jurist known as "The Hanging Judge of Orange County" for sending nine men to death row.
    In California, home to the nation's biggest death row population at 667, it costs an extra $90,000 per inmate to imprison someone sentenced to death — an additional expense that totals more than $63.3 million annually, according to a 2008 study by the state's Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice.
    It's been well known for quite some time now that the death penalty is significantly more expensive than LWOP.
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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Sucking up tax payer dollars.
    By that logic we should kill people that go on welfare.

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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Sucking up tax payer dollars.
    Well we're the ones who put them there, do you think it's free to jail people?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    To execute or not: A question of cost? - US news - Crime & courts | NBC News





    It's been well known for quite some time now that the death penalty is significantly more expensive than LWOP.

    The death penalty itself does not cost more. It cost's more because of the ridiculous restrictions and appeals, etc... We need judicial reform, and put in an express lane. That would definitely cost less than LWOP.
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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by afr0byte View Post
    By that logic we should kill people that go on welfare.
    I don't believe in Government Welfare.
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    Re: Death Penalty in Theory

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post

    The death penalty itself does not cost more. It cost's more because of the ridiculous restrictions and appeals, etc... We need judicial reform, and put in an express lane. That would definitely cost less than LWOP.
    An express lane would be immoral, but sure we could do that.

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