Capital Punishment

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Capital Punishment

Posted 18 February 2010 - 03:09 PM

Personally, I believe someone should be sentenced to die in the same way their victims did, at least as close as possible. This would be the legal representation of the oldest form of justice "an eye for an eye".

Example: John Doe breaks into someone's home and slits their throat. After being found guilty (jury of his peers, court of law, etc.), John Doe's throat would be slit as punishment.
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:17 PM

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"an eye for an eye".


does this also apply to the many war crimes we've committed against countless (and probably innocent) people?
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 18 February 2010 - 08:24 PM

View PostDark_Nexus, on 18 February 2010 - 09:17 PM, said:

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"an eye for an eye".


does this also apply to the many war crimes we've committed against countless (and probably innocent) people?


No that's collateral damage... and totally different.
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:09 PM

"An eye for an eye makes everyone blind"

Actually I think it's a worse punishment to make them live with their actions, death is too good for the likes of murders. Will it matter if there is such a thing as Hell in death if you make sure they go through it in life?
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:15 PM

I don't believe in capital punishment. Punishment is irrelevant because the villain (if you will) truly isn't sorry for their actions. I do believe in using the death penalty to remove monsters from society. Put them down like a rabid dog. It's not punishment when it's prevention.
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:34 PM

Or you could put them through some sort of weird mind rehab like in Clockwork Orange. Either way, you have a point.
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 18 February 2010 - 09:50 PM

View PostWolfCoder, on 18 February 2010 - 08:09 PM, said:

"An eye for an eye makes everyone blind"


To elaborate on that a bit more: would an evil deed be worth your proverbial eyes?
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:47 AM

If that evil deed was kidnapping people and removing their eyes, then it might be...Am I allowed to substitute some of the eyes I removed in place of my own?
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:31 PM

proverbial eyes
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:12 AM

We have a responsibility to remove the members of our species who cause too much harm. Serial killers, psychopaths, sociopaths, and the overly aggressive idiots who never see the point in learning proper impulse control number among these, but I don't think it should be limited to that- people who seek out positions of authority despite massive incompetence (or people who do not step down from positions of authority despite massive incompetence if the position is thrust upon them) fit this bill too. Last but not least are socially spread violent tendencies- religious extremists, political extremists, idiots in general...

As a list of example cases (in order):
Ted Bundy
Joseph Stalin
OJ Simpson
George Barnes Kelley, aka "Machine Gun Kelly"
Hugo Chavez
Carly Fiorina
Osama Bin Laden
Adolf Hitler
Carrot Top

Keep in mind, I'm not saying all of these people should be/should have been killed (most, sure, but not necessarily all)- but few have anything to offer to our gene pool and most, if not all, have negatively affected the people they have come into contact with. This should at least be looked into for corporal punishment.

This said, I'm all for the economic version of corporal punishment. There isn't a serial killer in existence worth wasting a dime on, except perhaps as a test monkey for medical experiments, but that would be too dangerous (and thus, too expensive). After due process, one bullet to the back of the head. China's almost got it right- they just need to figure out due process.

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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 21 February 2010 - 04:51 PM

View PostChoscura, on 20 February 2010 - 10:12 AM, said:

Carrot Top


Ah that one got me :lol:

Capital punishment is better than life in prison in my opinion. I don't feel like paying to feed this guy who is just going to spend his entire life in a jail cell. It's an unnecessary drain on our economy and a waste of space in our overcrowded prisons.
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:03 AM

two words:

wrongful conviction.
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 24 February 2010 - 05:08 AM

Instead of capital punishment why not make use of the man power in a particularly harsh way like sending them to Antarctica to drill for oil for the rest of their lives with minimal medical care etc to minimise the cost to the public.
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 24 February 2010 - 07:52 AM

Kind of like a concentration camp?
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Re: Capital Punishment

Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:26 AM

View PostTrake, on 24 February 2010 - 11:08 AM, said:

Instead of capital punishment why not make use of the man power in a particularly harsh way like sending them to Antarctica to drill for oil for the rest of their lives with minimal medical care etc to minimise the cost to the public.


You meant "Australia", right?
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