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Should we reintroduce the the death penalty?  

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  1. 1. Should we reintroduce the the death penalty?

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Tell the parents, children, friends of someone who has been murdered. Im sure most of them would be queing up to make the perpertrator suffer or kill them if they had the chance. I know I would. I allways mind my mam who was the most soft gentle person I know saying that if anyone killed me or my siblings she would kill them. Does this prove its a natural instinct to want to protect your genetic relations or close people in your failmy group?

 

What if you had a child and it was taken by a sadistic pedophile. Tortured, raped and killed. Would it not be natural justice if they, if not tortured at the very least killed. Should it be left to the family to decide instead of a judge if they are found guilty woithout a doubt?

 

Best way to stop a murder doing it again is to get rid of them.

 

I would not say it makes you in the same moral class as the person who commited the murder as its only doing to them what they have done to another as punishment. Society needs to be protected. There actions have brought it on themselves.

 

I for one if it was allowed have someone who murdered one of my family or friends tortured for days on end and then finally killed.

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^^^^i think we're in agreement there :)

 

also with an increasing prison population it would ease the overcrowding 8)

 

 

actually, on a serious note - i had to go into prison recently - a site visit for work .....honestly :oops: it was a newbuild unopened prison and the cell doors didn't even have locks fitted! but when i walked in and the door slammed shut behind i must admit a shiver ran through me :shock: not a nice feeling at all :shock:

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Tell the parents, children, friends of someone who has been murdered. Im sure most of them would be queing up to make the perpertrator suffer or kill them if they had the chance. I know I would. I allways mind my mam who was the most soft gentle person I know saying that if anyone killed me or my siblings she would kill them. Does this prove its a natural instinct to want to protect your genetic relations or close people in your failmy group?

 

What if you had a child and it was taken by a sadistic pedophile. Tortured, raped and killed. Would it not be natural justice if they, if not tortured at the very least killed. Should it be left to the family to decide instead of a judge if they are found guilty woithout a doubt?

 

Best way to stop a murder doing it again is to get rid of them.

 

I would not say it makes you in the same moral class as the person who commited the murder as its only doing to them what they have done to another as punishment. Society needs to be protected. There actions have brought it on themselves.

 

I for one if it was allowed have someone who murdered one of my family or friends tortured for days on end and then finally killed.

 

So you wouldn't have a problem if a few Iraqis decided to torture Tony Blair to death ? ( After all, the best way to stop politicians launching illegal wars must be to get rid them, society must be protected, and their actions have only brought it on themselves :) )

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Excerpt form George Orwell Essay - A Hanging

 

It was about forty yards to the gallows. I watched the bare brown back of

the prisoner marching in front of me. He walked clumsily with his bound

arms, but quite steadily, with that bobbing gait of the Indian who never

straightens his knees. At each step his muscles slid neatly into place,

the lock of hair on his scalp danced up and down, his feet printed

themselves on the wet gravel. And once, in spite of the men who gripped

him by each shoulder, he stepped slightly aside to avoid a puddle on the

path.

 

It is curious, but till that moment I had never realized what it means to

destroy a healthy, conscious man. When I saw the prisoner step aside to

avoid the puddle, I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness, of

cutting a life short when it is in full tide. This man was not dying, he

was alive just as we were alive. All the organs of his body were working

--bowels digesting food, skin renewing itself, nails growing, tissues

forming--all toiling away in solemn foolery. His nails would still be

growing when he stood on the drop, when he was falling through the air

with a tenth of a second to live. His eyes saw the yellow gravel and the

grey walls, and his brain still remembered, foresaw, reasoned--reasoned

even about puddles. He and we were a party of men walking together,

seeing, hearing, feeling, understanding the same world; and in two

minutes, with a sudden snap, one of us would be gone--one mind less, one

world less.

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killing and torture of anyone is wrong

For serious or repeat sex offenders I would have no problem in seeing it ended in rope, there can be no excuse. With other serious crimes it would be to easy for media and political spin to warp and twist who dies for their own ends and you would be raising the stakes against their willingness to be captured or hand themselves in.

What if you had a child and it was taken by a sadistic pedophile. Tortured, raped and killed

But what if said pedo beat the case against him and you took it upon yourself to do the right thing, in the eyes of the law you would now be the one guilty of the murder of the innocent and facing a slow death in the councils torture chamber. These new sweeping laws of yours seem a bit ideologically unsound and have failed to consider every scenario that may find its self at the end of a hangmans noose.

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^ True, but there are still masochists, perverts and kinky folks around who could still impose all sorts of unpleasantness and remain perfectly within the tenet.

 

Not to mention religious nutters, and even vegetarians, who presumably wouldn't mind banning the eating of meat, since they don't eat it anyway.

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