Karina Espinosa
Ashley Madison

The Death penalty redux

The death penalty should apply in the following instances:

  • Never, not a good enough reason to go there.

    Votes: 13 34.2%
  • Pedophiles.

    Votes: 9 23.7%
  • Serial Sex offenders.

    Votes: 10 26.3%
  • Serial Murderers.

    Votes: 15 39.5%
  • Dangerous offenders of any type.

    Votes: 4 10.5%
  • Dangerous offenders under special circumstances.

    Votes: 10 26.3%
  • Commit one murder and you're history.

    Votes: 5 13.2%
  • Murder a police officer, corrections officer.

    Votes: 8 21.1%
  • Proven terrorist, war criminal.

    Votes: 11 28.9%
  • Kill them all, God will recognize his own!

    Votes: 8 21.1%

  • Total voters
    38

LonelyGhost

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The death penalty should apply in which of the following?

I allowed for multiple answers and for the concientious objector types and different offenses and repeat offenders.
 

rickoshadows

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I would like to add three more votes for 'Never". Donald Marshal, David Milgaard and Guy-Paul Morin.

rickoshadows
 

LonelyGhost

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rickoshadows said:
I would like to add three more votes for 'Never". Donald Marshal, David Milgaard and Guy-Paul Morin.

rickoshadows
not much consolation, but you will notice only one vote for 'commit one murder and you are history' and lots of votes for serial murders; this would have excluded the innocent men above.

one thing to remember, people who commit one murder have the lowest recidivism (sp?) rate of almost any crime and really don't deserve the death penalty like multiple murderers do ... I watched part of the David Ng thing on A&E and was so disgusted I had to turn it off ...
 

IceG

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LG, i did not vote in the Pedo slot because i read that as including pedos who MAY NOT HAVE murdered..

my votes, Dangerous offenders special (ie. pedos who also kill at the end) and Serial killers.

REPEAT Pedos and Sex offenders who have not killed should be castrated. Kinda a three strikes threshold.

Most of the other killers i believe should just get life WITHOUT PAROLE. SOME people do kill in moments of distorted passion and i do not believe we should execute EVERY killer.
 

LonelyGhost

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IceG said:
LG, i did not vote in the Pedo slot because i read that as including pedos who MAY NOT HAVE murdered..

my votes, Dangerous offenders special (ie. pedos who also kill at the end) and Serial killers.

REPEAT Pedos and Sex offenders who have not killed should be castrated. Kinda a three strikes threshold.

Most of the other killers i believe should just get life WITHOUT PAROLE. SOME people do kill in moments of distorted passion and i do not believe we should execute EVERY killer.
I don't think we should execute every killer either ... I think that unless it was an incredibly heinous crime and ALL the experts agree this person is at high risk to re-offend then life in jail is good enough ...

Unfortunately, castration has NOT proven a deterent to pedophiles ... these guys are just wired to believe that precocious behaviour in kids is a sexual advance and they are just reciprocating ... too bloody scarey for my liking.

bottom line is that i think people are sick of this 'criminals as victims' bullshit and would like to see sentencing that fits the crime ...

there are people sitting in jail today serving longer sentences for selling pot than for murder ... where is the justice in that?
 

BushPilot

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LonelyGhost said:
there are people sitting in jail today serving longer sentences for selling pot than for murder ... where is the justice in that?
Have a source for that claim?