The death penalty is a fair punishment for those who deserve it

March 15, 2015, 11:37 am

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The debate "The death penalty is a fair punishment for those who deserve it" was started by Getmurked on March 15, 2015, 11:37 am. 26 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Getmurked posted 3 arguments, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 1 argument, gtomk posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

Getmurked, Cody, misfitcarrot, PsychDave, Kirito, ms_open_mind, JMP9940, VengeanceRider, GetFucked, AdamChase, invincible_01, PathwayHomeFan, mdavis1309 and 13 visitors agree.
gtomk, transfanboy and 3 visitors disagree.

i agree, but as it turns out those lesser crimjnale are subjected to immense torture such as rape. they in turn either become criminals or end up dead. so, we need to crack down on prison, seperate the lesser crimes from the majors, or have the death penalty added more often. as to your statement, no, they would rather serve life than die, for most prisoners. prisom is too lenient and easy for most hardneed criminals. you forget the mysteeriousness of death is strong. hardened criminals need to be executed, and prisons need to be harsher, and less corrupt

5 years, 2 months ago

Executing a criminal, no matter the crime, is an ineffective way to punish. My issue is more with the prison system in general, prisoners should be forced to do labour while imprisoned. Executing a prison, while an eye for an eye punishments, does not provide punishment. A prisoner worthy of the death penalty should have to live with his crimes and not be offered escape through death. What we need is a stricter prison system, and society beneficial labour for the prisoners to do, not provide an early release from a position that could provide free service for society.

5 years, 2 months ago

Apparently I hit the wrong vote button by accident, that's fixed now.

5 years, 2 months ago

I can potentially see a problem with deciding who deserves it, but there is a point where someone is beyond rehabilitation, which is supposed to be the point of prison.

Prisons should focus on teaching criminals how to escape the circles of crime that they are in and make them better people. If gang members were re-educated in prison, eventually the gangs would run out of people. If minor criminals were actually rehabilitated instead of just punished, they could become productive members of society, rather that becoming hardened criminals.

Only a very few people should be executed, and there would have to be irrefutable evidence proving their guilt, since it's hard to give someone's life back if you made a mistake. Premeditated murder, rape, or other heinous crimes would be possibilities, but even then, there have been people convicted of 1st degree murder for euthanasia, and I don't know that they would deserve the death penalty (but that's another topic for another time).

I know that fully rehabilitating every criminal is an ideal world, rather than practical, but any progress would mean fewer reoffenders, fewer people in prison, and therefore save tax money in policing and jails.

5 years, 2 months ago

i am curious if someone has an opposing viewpoint. if so please state

5 years, 2 months ago

for alot of prisoners, prison is a place to thrive. some people actually enjoy being there, our system is too lenient ane corrupt, but that is a whole other debate. since such criminals find it enjoyable to be in prison, the death penalty should be administered to anyone who has commited a worse enough crime

5 years, 2 months ago
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