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Poll: Should capital punishment be allowed?
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Capital Punishment
#11
RE: Capital Punishment
There are some crimes that feel as though the death penaly would be fitting, but, and it's a big but, what if you later find out that you killed the wrong person?
If you wrongly put someone in prison you can pay out compensation (probably not enough to restore what they have lost, but at least you can make the effort) but if the person is dead, all you can do is say "oops... sorry about that!"
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#12
RE: Capital Punishment
(June 11, 2020 at 12:45 pm)zebo-the-fat Wrote: There are some crimes that feel as though the death penaly would be fitting, but, and it's a big but, what if you later find out that you killed the wrong person?
If you wrongly put someone in prison you can pay out compensation (probably not enough to restore what they have lost, but at least you can make the effort) but if the person is dead, all you can do is say "oops... sorry about that!"
And it could be that the 'evidence' that cleared a person was not valid. We could chase that tail forever.
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#13
RE: Capital Punishment
I have absolutely zero sympathy for any human that kills another human for no reason. If they put down a "wild" animal that kills a human, then a scumbag piece of shit deserves the same fate. I'd say it deserves worse!
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#14
RE: Capital Punishment
(June 11, 2020 at 1:08 pm)no one Wrote: I have absolutely zero sympathy for any human that kills another human for no reason. If they put down a "wild" animal that kills a human, then a scumbag piece of shit deserves the same fate. I'd say it deserves worse!

What if you HAVE a reason?

Like the guy is a real knee biter?



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#15
RE: Capital Punishment
He's probably extremely short then, can't you just hang him on a hook?
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#16
RE: Capital Punishment
(June 11, 2020 at 9:33 am)The Valkyrie Wrote: I would be open to changing my opinion if we could get a life sentence to mean life - leaving prison in a box.

Individuals sentenced to "life" in prison for murder can be out in 10 to 12 years.

I agree with this.  Life should mean life.  Period.  If that's the sentence for the crime then it should stand as such.
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#17
RE: Capital Punishment
It doesn't work, it's expensive, and rationalizations for it are hilariously inept.
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#18
RE: Capital Punishment
(June 11, 2020 at 1:08 pm)no one Wrote: I have absolutely zero sympathy for any human that kills another human for no reason. If they put down a "wild" animal that kills a human, then a scumbag piece of shit deserves the same fate. I'd say it deserves worse!

Including accidents?
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#19
RE: Capital Punishment
We put animals down when they kill people because we can't properly communicate with them in order to understand their motivations or, for what it's worth, whether they seem likely to do it again. The same isn't the case with people, not even killers, who are a common target for dehumanization.

The same sort of dehumanizing is super useful in getting people to kill people - obviously - whether that's a soldier or an executioner..and between the two, only one of them is payed to kill noncombatants.
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#20
RE: Capital Punishment
Accidents aren't on purpose. I'm talking about shit stains that intentionally go out of thier way to do so.
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