Should the dead penalty be abolished

November 15, 2016, 3:33 am

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The debate "Should the dead penalty be abolished" was started by Jesmin on November 15, 2016, 3:33 am. 10 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 21 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

Jesmin posted 2 arguments, PsychDave posted 5 arguments to the agreers part.
Blue_ray posted 3 arguments, neveralone posted 9 arguments, Radhikadhawan posted 3 arguments to the disagreers part.

PsychDave, historybuff, monikofos and 7 visitors agree.
Blue_ray, neveralone, thereal, jack_tim_45, Radhikadhawan, Yanksxx21, allyssa and 14 visitors disagree.

neveralone
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it's fine. if I crumbled under pressure I wouldn't even be alive today.

2 years, 9 months ago
Radhikadhawan
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Every country has different atmosphere.... In new York there enough and more resources for such a small population... But in India or even America the case Is different... Population is exceeding and resources are limited.... If people know death penalty is abolished they won't fear at all... They know that if I kill 1 person then too I will get life imprisonment and if I kill 50 people then too I will get life imprisonment... And there is nothing like those big criminals don't fear... Every person who does a crime has a fear in his inner self.. This fear will be removed if death penalty is abolished... And I must tell u in prisons there are always chances of running away and plus there are many supporters of terrorists... If you keep them in jail they can enter the jail and free the terrorist who is like a Lord to them...

2 years, 9 months ago
PsychDave
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Sorry. I misunderstood and thought you were calling the researchers stupid.

2 years, 9 months ago

@psychdave was that ignorant.haha just joking. no harm no foul.

2 years, 9 months ago
neveralone
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yeah ive run into the same problem. copy a part of ur text then find any place in ur text where u didn't put letters and delete it then try to post if it works rephrase what u put if not then just paste back and try a diff. spot

2 years, 9 months ago
Blue_ray
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iam not able to post threads.

2 years, 9 months ago
Blue_ray
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this app's buggy as hell

2 years, 9 months ago

I am ignorant on the subject but u was not talking about the researchers but about the criminals. I would prefer if u would talk eye to eye to me instead if trying to talk above. I get cranky when that happens:-)

2 years, 9 months ago
PsychDave
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So much ignorance packed into one sentence. They're not stupid. They are researchers who make their living studying this subject. Before you dismiss someone else's intelligence, you should do some basic research.

2 years, 9 months ago

my gov. class.

my preferred avenue.

then there stupid. I think there's more factors than punishment. like NY will have more than a small town.

2 years, 9 months ago
PsychDave
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I have never seen a statistic saying that lives were saved by the death penalty. Where did you hear it?

You have already covered the other option. Life in prison with no chance of parole.

People who are going to commit crimes that would put them on death row generally don't believe they will get caught. They think they will get away with it, so they don't care what the punishment is. Look at the comparison of states with and without the death penalty. If it served as a deterrent, states with would have lower crime. They don't.

2 years, 9 months ago

that's fine that's why I said something.

they don't need to die to me personally. I'm fine if the ones who are considered for the death penalty get life. wasn't there a statistic that said for every death penalty five life's are saved?

what options. if they have done something severe enough for the death penalty? curious.

and the death penalty is a part of it saved for the worse.

I have mainly heard statistics from people. isn't a big thing to me.if true then agreeable.

2 years, 9 months ago
PsychDave
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Sorry, I have other things to take care of than this app.

Why does someone need to die for you to feel that they have been punished? If it isn't effective as a deterrent for crime, why should we lower ourselves as a society to killing?

If a technology allowed us to be 100% sure and never wrong about who committed a crime, I would still be against the death penalty because it is expensive, inefficient and there are better options.

We already have other options to "replace the death penalty". I don't need to think of anything, since we already have a justice system.

Have either of you done any research into the effectiveness of capital punishment, or are you basing your opinions on your beliefs and emotion? Take a look at the research into the death penalty, and you should understand why I'm against it. It isn't because I'm too squeamish, it's because it doesn't serve as a deterrent, costs more than the alternatives, and therefore serves no useful purpose.

http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-about-deterrence-and-death-penalty

2 years, 9 months ago
Radhikadhawan
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No God I told you na people actually don't have anything to argue abt... That's why they just press agree and disagree button.

2 years, 9 months ago
neveralone
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anyone?

2 years, 9 months ago
neveralone
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also I'm saying that there might come a time when there's new technology that takes it a step further. also if u knew what u r about to do could kill u wouldn't u rethink. if not please give something to replace the death penalty

2 years, 9 months ago
Radhikadhawan
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All right then according to you the one who kills one person and the one who kills 50 persons should be given the same punishment....??

2 years, 9 months ago

The death penalty should be abolished because it is not effective as a deterrent and there is no way to avoid killing innocent people occasionally.

DNA evidence has made wrongful convictions more rare, but there are still cases where it happens.

2 years, 9 months ago
neveralone
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I would of agreed with u till we were able to use DNA in crime. now it's more tight-lipped than ever. can u guess how huge the next will be? so I would disagree that innocent will be harmed forever. also that's very rare since it takes ten years to finally kill them

2 years, 9 months ago
Radhikadhawan
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Do u know there are 3 levels of judiciary.. If the person is innocent, he can apply for the upper court and still there is one more level for jurisdiction. You cannot leave the terrorists killing so many people with so easy punishment... And death penalty is usually for very severe crimes... Not for murder of 1 or 2 people.... So it should not be abolished..

2 years, 9 months ago

There have been and always be cases of execution of innocent people. No matter how developed a justice system is, it will always remain susceptible to human failure. Unlike prison sentences, death penalty is irreversible and irreparable.

2 years, 9 months ago
Blue_ray
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so you are saying that dictators like Saddam Hussien deserve to live? Instead of making a claim, you should provide strong arguments,proofs and links in favour of your claim.

2 years, 9 months ago
Blue_ray
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why? please back up your claim.

2 years, 9 months ago

It should be abolished

2 years, 9 months ago
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