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ThatChickMaya
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richellejoy
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Harsh punishments (Be-heading, death sentence) is ineffective to ending crime.

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ThatChickMaya
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/9/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ThatChickMaya

Pro

Harsh punishments has already taken place around the world. Has crime ended? NO. Crime may have decreased since the harsh punishments have taken place but it will never diminish crime.
richellejoy

Con

I agree that it does not deter crime. Medical expert from Journal of Adolescent Health says that "death penalty or any cruel punishment is NOT effective in reducing crime(Dr. Chan, 2007)"
Debate Round No. 1
ThatChickMaya

Pro

If you agree with my argument then im not sure why you challenged me...
richellejoy

Con

richellejoy forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
ThatChickMaya

Pro

All together, this way of punishing humans is unacceptable and needs to end.
richellejoy

Con

richellejoy forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by really12 1 year ago
really12
Times,

You stated that an execution can be for revenge, in the incidence of this, does the "eye for an eye" mantra become permissible. If so, doesn't an eye for an eye make the whole world blind?

Once again I must state that this is only my opinion.
Posted by ThatChickMaya 1 year ago
ThatChickMaya
Youre sick..
Posted by Times 1 year ago
Times
Well if the UN is against it we can be sure beheading will surely end .........

Seriously, the UN has zero power, 95% of what they work on is paid for and led by the U.S.

The person being killed is actually much better off with a beheading, their death is swift and as painless as any death could be. The reason so many people are against beheadings is their own reaction to it, not the victim.

Executions could be revenge, but they are not automatically revenge because that goes to the heart and feelings of those performing the executions. Intent is always the key point.
Posted by really12 1 year ago
really12
Execution by beheading is not permitted in developed or second world countries. In addition, it is an international crime stated by the UN to employ such nefarious means of execution.

Also, I am against capital punishment for I see it as revenge and not justice. That is, however my opinion.
Posted by Times 1 year ago
Times
No, in most of America it is "MANDATORY" to vaccinate children and yes there are rare cases of vaccinations hurting children so they are not harmless.

http://www.historyofvaccines.org...

And do not the criminals have a "choice" to not be a criminal? Does society force people to go out there and do bad things? If "choice" is a factor in your mind to change outcomes one way or the other then the "choice" of the criminal to do criminal acts is the problem, not the reaction society has when faced with a person who makes those choices to hurt innocents.

But back to my point, you seem to believe that unless something is 100% effective that we should never do it.

Can you say that the death sentence has never been a deterrent to any crime? At the very least the death sentence did in fact 100% stop that specific person from ever committing another crime right?
Posted by ThatChickMaya 1 year ago
ThatChickMaya
You have a CHOICE to vaccinate, its an optional thing. /vaccination is harmless unlike beheading someone!
Posted by Times 1 year ago
Times
Vaccinations have not ended all disease so why vaccinate?
Posted by ThatChickMaya 1 year ago
ThatChickMaya
Sending food to Africa can decrease the level of starvation depending on how much food we send. We cant cut off everyone's head to avoid crime, so what point are you trying to make? Your point was redundant.
Posted by StalinIncarnate 1 year ago
StalinIncarnate
Jail has been instituted across the globe, has crime ended? No. Why would you make a statement like that? It's like UNICEF sending food to Africa and expecting starvation to disappear.
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Vote Placed by JMCika 1 year ago
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