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PresDeej
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mya_kindle
Con (against)
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Capital Punishment should not be legal.

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mya_kindle
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/2/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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PresDeej

Pro

Capital Punishment should not be legal. The effectiveness of the death penalty is equal to the effectiveness of life in prison without parol.
mya_kindle

Con

I think that the death penalty should only be used in extreme situations.
Debate Round No. 1
PresDeej

Pro

1) Over 143 nations worldwide have abandoned capital punishment.

2) No one has been able to prove that the presence of the death penalty has deterred criminals.

3) There are cases that criminals put on death row, before they died, were wrongfully committed.

You stated that the death penalty should only be used in extreme cases. What classifies an extreme case?
mya_kindle

Con

I believe that before a death penalty is given, the crime should be carefully looked over. They should make laws about when to give the death penalty. For example, if a person was to kidnap a child and the child didn't try to fight back and got killed, that person should receive the death penalty. If a person was defending themselves and killed the other person to save their life, they should not be given the death penalty.
Debate Round No. 2
PresDeej

Pro

Life in prison without parole is a better alternative in every way, including cost.
mya_kindle

Con

If the case is a really bad, say if there was more than one murder or multiple kidnappings, then the death penalty shouldn't be an option. If the case wasn't as bad, say if a guy murdered one guy and doesn't have a history of being a criminal in the past, the they should have an option of life in prison or death penalty. I'm not saying the death penalty should be used for all cases, but should only be used in extreme cases.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by DATXDUDE 1 year ago
DATXDUDE
Pro is extremely naive. Trying to make society like a fairy tail where nobody needs to get hurt and everybody needs to live happily ever after won't help anybody.
Posted by stschiffman 1 year ago
stschiffman
I agree with Pro. Not because I want to go soft on prisoners, or particularly care about the botched executions that put inmates through pain. I simply care about the PSTD incurred by many members of prison staffs who execute criminals.
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Vote Placed by red_x 1 year ago
red_x
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