View Poll Results: What would you do about the death penalty?

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  • Nothing. It's fine as it's currently practiced.

    6 7.59%
  • Eliminate it completely.

    42 53.16%
  • Modify it. (Explain your answer)

    31 39.24%
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Thread: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    By the way, when people talk about the death penalty as a "deterrent," they're talking about whether it deters other criminals from committing murder. Just FYI.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    This is a question I have for the people who said eliminate the death penalty...


    What if the person sentenced to die murdered or rape and murdered your wife, daughter, mother, girlfriend, etc. Would you still be against it?
    Of course. I would hope the criminal in question rots in his cell, but I still would not see execution as justifiable in that situation.

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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    It is not a deterrent. Instead it is revenge. If convictions were 100% accurate, it might be debatable. If any man is wrongly executed, that is wore than two guilty men being set free.

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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by lxspiller View Post
    It is not a deterrent. Instead it is revenge. If convictions were 100% accurate, it might be debatable. If any man is wrongly executed, that is wore than two guilty men being set free.
    If the wrong person is executed the actual murderer is still free and able to continue, if they so desire. AND they're not even being looked for because the system believes it already got the right person.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Considering two recent botches with lethal injection, I would replace it with carbon monoxide, which is simple, inexpensive, effective, and has no cruelty factor. The criminal just quietly goes to sleep, and that's it.

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