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Are you in favor of death penalty?

Discussion in 'News' started by Vash, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Vash

    Vash New Member

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    Yes, I am. It is an answer that many people will never understand. I live in a country where there are numerous cases of rape, murder, massacre and drugs. News about a child being raped, a whole family massacred, an honored student shot in the head, a child stabbed to death and drug addicts are everywhere hurting and killing innocent people. Those are just some of the problems that my countrymen are facing right now. Many doesn't approve on war on drugs. War on drugs is a very hard task. No one can ever eliminate drugs in a country with just one slap. It needs a lot of work, cooperation and determination. And I believe that it is better to eliminate the bad people than to loose the lives of the innocent who are just trying their best to survive.
     
  2. Jetselle Santos

    Jetselle Santos New Member

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    That is actually a very tricky question. Firstly, you did not explicitly state what crimes death penalties may or may not solve. Also, this is actually a very sensitive topic as who really has the right to determine what is and isn't a capital crime. In my opinion, a crime worthy of capital punishment is one that permanently harmfully influences the life of another. Whether it be something like the rape of multiple people (though there is a trend of falsely accused "rapists" going around), or the homicide of multiple people, I'd say maybe two or three since one death could possibly be an accident but there is no way you accidentally kill three people via violent means. Another one would be something along the lines of excessive abuse to multiple parties mainly children; this includes pedophiles and the like but only pedophiles that have sexually abused children more than once as everyone makes mistakes.

    The death penalty won't solve crimes, but it may deter more people from committing them as most people fear death.
     
  3. Pirateboy229

    Pirateboy229 New Member

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    I believe that the death penalty is a good idea if used properly. Obviously we cant just go around killing everybody for minor law infractions, but it is a good idea for people who have been found guilty of horrific crimes. Mostly because they cause trauma to a family they should have to experience the same horror.
     
  4. MwangiJack

    MwangiJack New Member

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    No,I am not.This is such an easy way of relieving the offenders of their suffering. Death does eradicate this people from the society but they will never learn their lesson.When they are dead they are not in a position to pay for their deeds.

    There needs to be very clear guidelines on what types of crime deserve death as Jetselle Santos has said.The Justice system should also be highly transparent. What would you or your family feel if you find yourself in the death row unjustly?
     
  5. Parag Joshi

    Parag Joshi New Member

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    I think I am in favour of a crime free World where no human being is killed by the other. I am in favour of a world where everyone is treated with respect ,dignity and love. But is this all possible in the real world today? The answer is a big "No".

    We are all living in a world where terrorism and mass killing has become rampant. I think Death Penalty is the only punishment that can be awarded to persons, who commit heinous crimes like gang rape, mass murder and terrorist activities. Anything less than Death Penalty would be a great injustice to the victims of such crimes and also to there families. Death Penalty should definitely be awarded in such rarest of rare cases.
     
  6. amethyst

    amethyst New Member

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    Death Penalty is actually a very sensitive topic and has been a topic of debate until now mainly because of the morality and ethical issues that surround it. But this capital punishment is not really new as it dates back even way before ancient time.

    I was in favor of death penalty before on the premise that it is actually a historical practice and I believe it would deter would-be criminals to commit heinous acts. With the increasing cases of killings and gruesome crimes, I felt hopeless then and only see a ray of hope through the imposition of death penalty.

    So am I still in favor of it? Not necessarily anymore. What made me change my perspective then? Although I'm still not against it, it had made me ponder and think. For countries who are already implementing it, was it really able to reduce the number of crimes? Which led me to another question, are people who were executed correctly convicted or were they innocent? The bottom line is whether we implement it or not, the success of it would depend upon the credibility of the justice system. As long we could not ensure that people who are accused and are sent to death row are given fair trial regardless of financial capability then death penalty would never serve its purpose and would really be morally wrong. Unless we could guarantee that no innocent people would be convicted and that poor people who are accused be given financial assistance to have their right for good defense then I'd rather not support it even if I'm in favor of it.
     
  7. Andrey Conte

    Andrey Conte New Member

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    No. The death penalty on the part of the State institutionalizes the death penalty that already exists on the part of the bandits. The State, when it decides to kill, takes for itself a right that denies to its citizens. Therefore, the death penalty is a contradiction on the part of the State. Mathematically, the death penalty does not decrease deaths, it only increases them. The death penalty shows how the prison system is incapable of regenerating an individual, throwing the responsibility that is of the state in order to punish the criminal with life. Thus, the death penalty denies criminals the chance to reintegrate into society. And it adds up to the fact that I am a Christian.
     
  8. Joshua Santos

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    No, I lived in the Philippines where our current administration are in favor of having death penalty back in our country. Luckily, it is not effective in our country due to some reasons. Death penalty for me takes your right to live, so basically our administration here in the Philippines takes our right to live and violates our Human rights. Even though there's still no death penalty here in the Philippines, our President has this program called ''War on drugs" in which they kill drug pushers, users and sellers without having their due process. For me, that activity is inhumane and our President should be replaced by a decent and brilliant president just like our late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.

    Our administration could bring death penalty back in our country and that would be the worst decision our President will ever made. Death penalty alienates our Human rights and that's an issue that we need to take actions for. We do not need death penalty to have a better country, we need our Leader's tactical mind to formulate strategies on how our country could be a crime free in the near future.
     

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