Death penalty or not?  

goodie693 52M
25 posts
6/16/2006 1:20 am

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7/14/2006 5:15 am

Death penalty or not?


Interesting topic i think people,i see it like this,if you take a life obviously you have to consider motive,but if it were in cold blood,then think you should pay with your life.I respect the fact that we are more civilized now but you have to draw a line somewhere,think of the economic savings to the tax payer.And if you take a human rights point of view,then i say,the killer didnt consider the rights of the victim,therefore relinquishing their own personal rights when they committed the crime.I think the death penalty should also apply to people that children,the recent events in this country with regards to this type of crime,have pissed me off no end,i am a parent of four daughters,so it struck a cord with me.These offenders are of no use to society,why should we the taxpayer pay to keep them in a nice cell with tv as well,sorry,thats why the death penalty should apply,they will always re offend,thus be a constant risk to others.Goodie

rm_skinart1960 57M
516 posts
6/16/2006 3:48 am

A difficult one. On one hand you have the wrong convictions, on the other, we have the need to protect our families. There has to be something done about the sex crimes against children (which seems to be more common these days). I have one daughter and I would, in all honestly, kill anyone who sexually abused her. Then I could fall into the wrong convictions trap. The Birmingham Six and Guilford Four would have been executed many years before they were found to be innocent. The list of wrong convictions is endless making the death penalty a none starter for me. Would be interested to hear if anyone has any other method of punishment in mind. Skinart.


curvymeli 40F

7/13/2006 11:39 pm

Many states in the USA have declared a moratorium on the death penalty (for years now) bc of the desparity between the quality of legal service given by court-appointed lawyers and the ones that are privately hired.

The problem is that poor people can't afford great lawyers so they get to death row; it is hugely a racial issue, esp since statiscally capital cases involving the majority of those who don't get off or don't get life without parol are often those that commit crimes of necessity (loosely of course, but say, murder assoc. with robbery). Am I making sense? It's been a damn long time since I studied this stuff....

While the good Christian in me wants to be more forgiving the govenrment just can't afford to keep all of thse people in prison! If they paid court appointed legal fees at a higher rate and they would save millions in the long run.

Ugh. Blaech. What a yucky debate. I can think of a few choice punishments...but I wouldn't be proud of implementing them.


goodie693 52M
91 posts
7/14/2006 5:15 am

    Quoting curvymeli:
    Many states in the USA have declared a moratorium on the death penalty (for years now) bc of the desparity between the quality of legal service given by court-appointed lawyers and the ones that are privately hired.

    The problem is that poor people can't afford great lawyers so they get to death row; it is hugely a racial issue, esp since statiscally capital cases involving the majority of those who don't get off or don't get life without parol are often those that commit crimes of necessity (loosely of course, but say, murder assoc. with robbery). Am I making sense? It's been a damn long time since I studied this stuff....

    While the good Christian in me wants to be more forgiving the govenrment just can't afford to keep all of thse people in prison! If they paid court appointed legal fees at a higher rate and they would save millions in the long run.

    Ugh. Blaech. What a yucky debate. I can think of a few choice punishments...but I wouldn't be proud of implementing them.
Yucky but a good one dont you think,not only that,look at it in an economic sense,gettin shot of them,we`d save millions of pounds here in the uk. goodie xx


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