View Poll Results: Should executions be public or remain private?

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  • Public: Raises awareness and helps deter criminals

    7 4.07%
  • Private: It's better behind walls, as it is.

    8 4.65%
  • End all executions.

    156 90.70%
  • I care neither way.

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Thread: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

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    Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    Just curious where people stand on this issue. Not meant to be a big stinker thread.
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    Re: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    I voted private because this isnt Iran. And I would add that only heinous crimes that there is undeniable overwhelming evidence. The kind of evidence that is indisputable.

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    Re: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    Some countries in the world that do public executions:

    Saudi Arabia
    North Korea
    Iran

    Those immediately spring to mind... Rather not join that company.

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    Re: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I voted private because this isnt Iran. And I would add that only heinous crimes that there is undeniable overwhelming evidence. The kind of evidence that is indisputable.
    Fair enough.
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    Re: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Just curious where people stand on this issue. Not meant to be a big stinker thread.
    I voted private because public reminds me of the old days in England, when people would attend and cheeer beheadings, and in our own past, when people would attend and cheer hangins and burning alive of supposed witches. It seems to desensitize people to the horror of killing someone and turns it into a public event, like a fair or bazaar. Also reminds me of the Roman coliseum when people would cheer their fellow citizens being torn apart by animals or beaten to death by other gladiators or prisoners.
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    Re: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Some countries in the world that do public executions:

    Saudi Arabia
    North Korea
    Iran

    Those immediately spring to mind... Rather not join that company.
    Use reasons and not examples. They convince instead of persuading with populism.

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    Re: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    An execution should not be a spectacle. Thus it should not be carrried out in public.

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    Re: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    Keep it private.
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    Re: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    I've been reconsidering my position on executions for a while now. Given where I am with this in questioning the effectiveness of Capital Punishment as a crime deterrent, I see little reason to make matters worse by making them public.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Execution of criminals: Public or hidden

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    I voted private because public reminds me of the old days in England, when people would attend and cheeer beheadings, and in our own past, when people would attend and cheer hangins and burning alive of supposed witches. It seems to desensitize people to the horror of killing someone and turns it into a public event, like a fair or bazaar. Also reminds me of the Roman coliseum when people would cheer their fellow citizens being torn apart by animals or beaten to death by other gladiators or prisoners.
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