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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    It's a complicated question. In THEORY, I don't have a problem with the death penalty in and of itself in that I believe that some people have committed heinous crimes worthy of such punishment. In PRACTICE, however, with the potential of botching executions, the wildly inconsistent application of the death penalty, and the potential for executing innocents, there are simply too many issues with it for the death penalty to remain a practice.

    I do not execution should be used in all murder cases, such as ones where only 1 person was killed or when it was not premeditated. But people that slaughter, and torture their victims with a slow and extremely painful death. The way the United Sates court system works it is not likely an innocent will be executed. Once a person is convicted of murder in states that have the death penalty there is a penalty phase that the prosecution asks for either life imprisonment if they think their is a chance to reform them, or death if the murder is so sick in the head and not reform able. The jury then reviews the evidence, how heinous the murder is, and if they murderer is reform able, then they give the verdict of life or death. While on death row inmates are there for well over a decade, and have all the tools to get a appeal, or if the are innocent to prove their innocence. 12 people would not condemn another human to death if their was any doubt in their mind about their innocence.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    I totally and completely understand... When those two guys were caught in the home invasion and killed everybody, including the little girls, set the house on fire, and the dad escaped, I think they deserved to be put to death. Those guys were total psychopaths and absolutely frightening.

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    Heya SW. I am against the death penalty except for extreme and some unusual case. I don't believe in the Right of the State or Government to put people to death.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I thought about asking just Christians their take on this issue, because Jesus would forgive... he forgave the people that murdered him on the cross. And I am speaking morally, but I think forgiveness and redemption is a greater force than punishing somebody with death. I know it's not easy to forgive, but from my moral POV, it's the right thing to do. It is WWJD. I could never be an executioner, and it freaks me out that people actually sit in a room and watch condemned men and women die. To me it just represents the utter darkness and despair of the human psyche to sit in a room and feel pleasure watching another person die. I could't do it. I wouldn't want to do it. On a side note... I have read a few stories about serial killers.. really disgusting people that have killed children and all sorts of people. These people are sick in the head, and every now and then I have came across a true crime story where a serial killer admits that one of their victims haunts them. In those cases the victims said something along the lines of "I am sorry, I am sorry," "I forgive you," "God, help you," "God, save his soul," etc. I think it's really interesting that that sticks with them so much. I am not sure but I wonder if it's because many serial killers are trying to fulfill a fantasy in their killings, and in those cases, the victim did not give them what they wanted or fantasized about. I suppose their fantasy is feeling control and the victim in fear, screaming, crying, etc. They don't fantasize about people saying their sorry and praying for them.
    Along the same lines....I also feel strongly that the death penalty is really the easy way out. I think that Life without the possibility of parole is a much harsher sentence. I know....me personally....I would rather die than have to spend every waking moment of the rest of my life in a 9x5 jail cell.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I totally and completely understand... When those two guys were caught in the home invasion and killed everybody, including the little girls, set the house on fire, and the dad escaped, I think they deserved to be put to death. Those guys were total psychopaths and absolutely frightening.
    Well with there being those who have no other relatives out there.....is why I mentioned some that could be unusual. Especially if all are killed and there is none to decide the fate.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    I am against the use of the death penalty not because I feel bad for murderers, but because I think that innocent people have been put to death. I think that those receiving LWOP type sentences should be given the option to off themselves though.

    And if you are going to execute someone, don't use some cocktail of drugs the contents of which are kept secret from the general population. We should know exactly how people are executed in this country. I would advise keeping it simple and inexpensive. Instead of using expensive drugs that make the process murky and don't even work correctly, how about a 9mm? Or a rope? You're already killing someone, do it quick, far less painfully, and on the cheap.

    Just my two cents.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    LOL.....the exact opposite is true. People who tend to support the death penalty are the ones who allow their emotions to overcome their logic. The whole idea behind vengence is that you are so offended or angry with what the person has done, that the only acceptable consequence is killing them. You have stated so yourself in this thread.
    Sorry bub... wrong. You don't see me shouting or getting angry with people here. You see me talking about consequences. It is you insulting others with cries of vengeance and eco shouting blood lust at others that are emotional. When my kid does something wrong they get a consequence. The DP is just a natural extension of the consequence system. Sorry that your emotions are blinding you from this simplicity... *shrugs*
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Along the same lines....I also feel strongly that the death penalty is really the easy way out. I think that Life without the possibility of parole is a much harsher sentence. I know....me personally....I would rather die than have to spend every waking moment of the rest of my life in a 9x5 jail cell.
    Then at least make it forced labor camps or something...
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    You must be a reincarnation of times past when it was cool to cheer, clap, bring your kids and have a picnic all the while watching people be beheaded. Are you a fan of disembowelment, too?
    I prefer the KISS principle. Keep it simple, stupid. I fail to find sympathy with cold blooded murders. I see no reason to treat cold blooded murders with kid's glove and give them all the niceties of the world. If I had my way, each individual murderer would be killed in the exact fashion they killed whomever they killed. Actually if one stops and thinks about it, the guillotine is swift, quick and relative painless.

    say what you will, but in my opinion there is something wrong in a society that give murderers more sympathy than the victims and the people they killed. you can have all the sympathy you want for murderers and killers, myself, my sympathy lies with those whom they killed, wounded and made to suffer.
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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Along the same lines....I also feel strongly that the death penalty is really the easy way out. I think that Life without the possibility of parole is a much harsher sentence. I know....me personally....I would rather die than have to spend every waking moment of the rest of my life in a 9x5 jail cell.
    I wasn't alive when the Manson murders happened, but I think society got more out of by them serving life. We saw them rehabilitated, even turn to God, and try to offer insight to what lead them to be taken in by Manson and eager to follow him. They were essentially deprogrammed after being brainwashed. I am glad that they experienced that and realized to the full extent what they did, and how they hurt others. I think that that is better than putting them to death while they are brainwashed and incapable of seeing their actions. They were young people, and they are going to live a long time with knowing what they did. That is greater punishment than brainwashed loons going to death thinking they are martyrs.

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    Re: Death Penalty, for or against

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    The death penalty is in the news again in America because states are turning to new, untested drug concoctions to use for lethal injection, and sometimes the drugs being used in executions cause complications and prolonged dying. There was a case a few months ago out of Ohio, but the story coming out of Oklahoma seems the most controversial yet. It actually delayed another man's execution.

    A link to the story is below...



    So do you favor the death penalty?

    Do you think the death penalty will last in America considering the declining availability of traditional lethal injection drugs?



    Oklahoma’s horrible ‘botched execution’ shows again why the death penalty should be abolished
    I don't see the DP as having any benefit to modern society and it only provides harm and wastes money. I see no reason why we should still have it.
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