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

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

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  • Eliminate it completely.

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

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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 MACS-24 View Post
    I can't see too many confessions except for a few extreme 'suicide by cop' kinda thing
    There probably wouldn't be very many. But if there's any doubt whatsoever about the defendant's guilt, life without parole is definitely the way to go.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Let's not forget that many who are tried and convicted of murder who get life sentences continue to kill inside prison.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
    Let's not forget that many who are tried and convicted of murder who get life sentences continue to kill inside prison.
    And some of them have been executed for it.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    And some of them have been executed for it.
    So you're pro death penalty?? Because that was my point.

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

    It should be reformed. I think it should only be used in serious cases where there isn't any reason to believe the person is innocent with their intent being to directly cause harm (not accidental or unintentional). The death penalty shouldn't be lethal injection though, they don't need to be put down in a "painless" or "dignified" way. Their death should be painful with no dignity shown.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    I'm not opposed to it, but pragmatically I realize the anti lawyers have one. Some states spend upwards of $20,000,000 on legal fees to execute an inmate. It's not worth it. Deny the lawyers their money and just lock em up for life. Even at $30k a year for incarceration we are tax wise better off.

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

    Our judicial system is never going to consistently rule on who should live and who should die for their crimes, so even if you think people deserve to die and the state has a right to kill them for their crimes, which is a barbaric concept, there is no logical reason to support the death penalty, because personal biases mean it will never be completely executed fairly.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    This poll addresses capital punishment both in the states that have it and in the federal government.
    I would modify it.I think the stronger the evidence the less appeals one gets. For example they got someone on video murdering people then that person gets no appeals and is immediately executed after a guilty conviction.If someone is convicted on merely eyewitness testimony and no circumstantial evidence such as fingerprints and etc then I agree that person shouldn't get the death penalty.But if there is eyewitness testimony and circumstantial evidence then the number of appeals should be based on the how and much and the strength of that evidence.
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    Re: Would you modify how the death penalty is applied?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo allstar View Post
    Let's not forget that many who are tried and convicted of murder who get life sentences continue to kill inside prison.
    At least if they're off the streets, the ****bags can only hurt each other.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Our judicial system is never going to consistently rule on who should live and who should die for their crimes, so even if you think people deserve to die and the state has a right to kill them for their crimes, which is a barbaric concept, there is no logical reason to support the death penalty, because personal biases mean it will never be completely executed fairly.
    Nor shall the crimes which led to their convictions.

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