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musicheart126
Pro (for)
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The Contender
mhwide327
Con (against)
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Death penalty

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after 2 votes the winner is...
musicheart126
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/10/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 477 times Debate No: 56348
Debate Rounds (4)
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Votes (2)

 

musicheart126

Pro

I support the death penalty because I feel it is important to maintain a balance. By giving the criminal a death penalty, it gives closure to the victim's family and also witnesses.
mhwide327

Con

i disagree death penalty. Death penalty is immoral and it can kill innocent people too.
Debate Round No. 1
musicheart126

Pro

I disagree. Nowadays there a lot of scientific ways to prove a murder. Example: DNA testing etc
And when a death penalty is issued, it takes around a year for all the evidence and reports to prove the murderer.
By killing murderers we are actually saving a lot of lives. There is always a chance that the criminal can escape prison since security systems are not 100% perfect. The criminal can also be bailed out of jail.
mhwide327

Con

But, if you kill the murderer, the murderer's family will be sad. Also, killing murderer is same as murderer killing people.
I am not saying that we can't punish the murderer. We can just give other punishment but not punishing them a death penalty.
Debate Round No. 2
musicheart126

Pro

Majority of the people only look at the murderer's condition. The person murdered another human being. Why should he be allowed to live when the victim's family is suffering from the loss? Also, if the murderer is killed, it gives closure to the family and also other people in the society.
Killing a murderer is not stooping down to the murderer's level, it is only for the safety of other people and to prevent other murders.
60% of the Japan population agree with the death penalty when a survey was conducted.
mhwide327

Con

However, there are other punishment that can make the murderer painful. Death penalty isn't only method to punish the murderer. Death is an unusual punishment. There are flaws in death penalty. People who are poor are the one who gets death penalty. People who are rich escaped from the death penalty or from the law.
Debate Round No. 3
musicheart126

Pro

If the rich are able to escape from the death penalty then sure can escape from other punishments through. But with death penalty, there is a lower chance of the person escaping prison and committing other crimes. There a lot of cases where people who are in prisons either go crazy from loneliness or from staying in prison from too long and kill or harm people within the prison. They are a threat not only to the public, but also to prison guards and mates.
mhwide327

Con

mhwide327 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Craighawley215 2 years ago
Craighawley215
I was hoping to see a well informed debate back and forth. I was wrong.
Posted by musicheart126 2 years ago
musicheart126
@lynnete... GEORGEEEEEE <3 te amo
Posted by lynnete 2 years ago
lynnete
I strongly agree with musicheart126!!!! mhwide327 is awful.
Posted by musicheart126 2 years ago
musicheart126
@inezpiast .. I like you (;
Posted by inezpiast 2 years ago
inezpiast
I agree with musicheart126 (pro) For murderers death penalty is the best!!!!!!
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Vote Placed by FuzzyCatPotato 2 years ago
FuzzyCatPotato
musicheart126mhwide327Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: FF.
Vote Placed by bladerunner060 2 years ago
bladerunner060
musicheart126mhwide327Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct for the forfeit. In this case, arguments basically for the forfeit as well. Both sides made a series of unsupported assertions about the death penalty--it wound up being an opinion contest. Yet in the final round, Pro made points to support the motion that Con did not rebut, thus winning argument points by a narrow margin. As always, happy to clarify this RFD.