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Is the death penalty cruel?

MeargleSchmeargle
HankMG22

Capital punishment. It is the ultimate price for a crime. It is a sentence to be used on the most henious of crimes. Many however will argue that the death penalty is a cruel and unusual punishment in violation to our 8th amendment. I am here to make the fact plain that the death penalty is a necessary function of the legal system.Rules:No forfeitsNo trollingSource citations requiredFirst round is acceptance2nd round is opening statement3rd an...

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The United States should retain the use of the death penalty

phantom
soulreaperjo

I had an excellent debate on this with thett3 a little while back so I thought I might try doing this again.Resolved: The United States should retain the use of the death penalty for murder.I will be negating the resolution.Thus I think the United States should not continue to use the death penalty.Burden of Proof:BoP is shared.

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17 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Death penalty is bad

KayySlayssX13
Forever23

Some people may argue death penalty is good it has it's qualities and it's cons......

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Death Penalty

lilianhunter
WilliamsP

You say imprisonment is the best route to take, but the death penalty is for INHUMANE crimes. I'm sorry but if it is unjustly to be put to death for murdering, raping, spying, terrorizing; how are those not inhumane as well? Also in prison, prisoners can access books, television, calling and visiting their loved ones, better health coverage than most unemployed Americans and three meals a day. Yes, what a punishment that is....

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24 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Death Penalty

MyDinosaurHands
KingDebater369

Resolution: The Death Penalty should remain a sentencing option in the United States. First Round will be for Acceptance. If there are any questions, please ask them before joining....

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38 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

October beginner's tournament: The USA should get rid of the death penalty

Stefanwaal
TheProphett

In the USA there are currently 31 states with the death penalty and 19 without (1). The death penalty is a very controversial topic. Many people believe the USA should keep the death penalty while others want to abolish it.I as pro am going to argue that all states in the US should have the death penalty. The burden of proof is shared.The participants have 72 hours to write their posts and the character limit is 10.000.This debate is part of the se...

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25 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

The death penalty should be abolished

Nicholas_Neal
KeytarHero

I am pleased to be debating Clinton Wilcox. I challenge him to a debate on whether or not the death penalty should be abolished. I am going to make the case that it should based on two main reasons. 1. The Death Penalty has killed innocent people and will always carry that possibility. Since 1973 there have been 138 exonerations of people on death row. Now admittedly this is small number, however it still brings up an ethical question about the death penalty. "Is killing the guilty wor...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

Using the Threat of the Death Penalty to Ensure a Guilty Plea is Ok

MyDinosaurHands
Ajab

One common argument for the continuing existence of the Death Penalty is the idea that lawyers can threaten to pursue the Death Penalty, and thus scare the defendant into pleading guilty to a life sentence (or other lesser sentence) instead. I believe that this violates the intentions of our law system, and this argument should not be considered in a Death Penalty debate. <...

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

The Death Penalty Should Be Used In Certain Cases

mongoose
mongeese

Resolved: The death penalty should be used in certain cases There are many cases in which the death penalty is just and should be used. For example, if a man is proven that, without a doubt, he killed another man, that murderer should be killed. While it would be profitable to use the people in prison to do labor, the prisoner should at least be given the option between death and working in prison for the rest of his life. Death Penalty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_penalty...

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21 Comments
Updated 7 Years Ago

Is Death Penalty Fair?

KyrinAnderson
SnaxAttack

Our Government says that "killers should be killed" so does that mean that rapist should be raped and arsonist should have their houses burnt down? In my opinion this is not fair. Just because someone did something bad doesn't give the Government the right to just swoop right in and say "I'm gonna kill you and you"....

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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago