The debate "Lethal injection is to light a punishment for some offenders" was started by
May 9, 2015, 10:45 pm.
8 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 10 people are on the disagree side.
People are starting to choose their side.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
PsychDave posted 2 arguments to the disagreers part.
jonatron5, AnkGanu, Violet, Benzdick and 4 visitors agree.
PsychDave, sphericdrake, DarkAngelAnarchist, transfanboy, skyfrancois_97, soullesschicken, jedty and 3 visitors disagree.
Since so far I seem to be in the minority, what crimes do you feel it is too lenient for and what punishment would be adequate?
Capital punishment is not really a punishment for the crime committed, so much as a preventative measure so that you can never comic another, and an admission that the state believes that you are not capable of being rehabilitated (which is the nominal goal of the penal system). The risk of losing your life is also supposed to be a deterrent to others considering committing similar crimes, but research shows that it is not terribly effective as a deterrent. Since western society abhors cruelty and violence, torture is an unacceptable punishment, meaning there really isn't any other option.
I disagree with the death penalty, but I would disagree more with a tortured-to-death penalty designed to make an example of criminals. I don't believe that an eye for an eye justice is effective, and making the punishment more unpleasant would lessen us as a society and not show any real benefit.